Growing In Faith and Learning
Robins have had a lovely, busy couple of weeks, developing skills in all areas. They thoroughly enjoyed our ‘Apple’ Day when Farmer Ollie brought his tractor to school with lots of apples. Using the apples, they did apple printing, planted the seeds and made apple crumble! They have also had an Autumn day, where they went out picking leaves, sticks and stones. They have painted the stones for our Sensory Garden, made stick crosses and used the leaves to make lots of art work! The children have met Beat Baby as part of our phonics, teaching them to keep a steady beat. They really enjoyed our shape hunt at the beginning of the week, which we linked in some puddle splashing, due to the rain!
Kingfishers are focussing on traditional tales in English and have been doing lots of Talk For Writing in preparation for retelling the story of The Three Little Pigs. They have been preparing for our Harvest Service by making fruit and vegetable riddles. They conducted an experiment in Science and found that the best material for keeping Mikey dry is plastic because it is waterproof, light and flexible. In Maths they have been using part whole models to identify fact families and then finding related addition and subtraction statements. In Games they have been developing and improving racquet skills in tennis.
In science this week Owls have made and tested their very own switches. In maths they have been learning how to use the column method to add numbers together. The children have been working hard in topic lessons and have written a report on the mummification process. They have been investigating how we can all act to help make the world a better place in RE.
Another busy couple of weeks for Falcons. On Tuesday last week they were very fortunate to have visitors in school to deliver a WW2 workshop. This was kindly funded by the Royal mail. Children thoroughly enjoyed the morning and got a lot out of it, particularly the opportunity to consider things from the German perspective. They have written letters of thanks for the wonderful session. They are also very pleased that we have been selected as the only primary school in Tamworth to make lanterns in preparation for the Tamworth Christmas lights switch on! Children enjoyed making these on Friday and are excited about being able to do it again this week!
Congratulations to everyone who has received a Headteacher's award this week:
Lochlan – super listening.
Sophie – trying really hard with her blending for reading.
Asher – passing his 10 x tables test.
Isla – being very kind & helpful.
Joshua – always working hard in class.
Hattie – some excellent work in topic.
Laila – having a ‘can do’ attitude to her learning.
Caiden – being incredibly knowledgeable in our WW2 workshop.
Congratulations to Kingfishers who won the Attendance award this week – 99%.