Growing In Faith and Learning
Robins have had a busy week which has included children adding up groups of penguins and matching the number to quantity. They made some delicious polar bear paw print cakes. They have been describing ice and enjoyed finding animal tracks in the snow. They have been writing descriptions of what they found and they loved showing Mrs Young some of their fabulous writing.
In English, Kingfishers have finished their topic by writing their own stories about knights and castles. They completed work on multiplication and division. They have also been drawing portraits in art and looking at famous portraits. We are creating our own frames for the portraits. Our focus in RE is how Christians pray and we have explored the meaning of our school prayer. We have looked at the rooms in Tamworth castle and used picture clues to find out what the rooms were used for.
In science, Owls have been learning about states of matter. We have learnt about the water cycle. In RE we are learning about how Jesus was an inspirational person. In maths we are learning about fractions. In English we are writing our own story based on our class book 'The Water Horse'. In PE the children have completed their swimming for this year. They have all tried really hard and we were pleased that two Owls have made it into the swimming gala final.
Kestrels had a super day at Landau Forte Academy. In English the children used what they had learned from the animals that visited to produce their own information leaflets. Maths has focused on improper and mixed fractions. In PE the children have been improving their hockey skills and in music, children have learned about notation.
Falcons have been writing diary entries about Maia's journey to the Amazon. We undertook our first practice SATs tests - all of the children did brilliantly. In Topic we have been continuing projects about South American countries. In French children have been speaking and writing conversations. In PE children have been creating a Brazilian dance - Capoeira.
Congratulations to the following children who received a Head Teacher's award over the past 2 weeks:
Archie Statham for working so hard in phonics and a second certificate for super maths work!
Elsie Jones for fantastic manners.
Rosy Bird for always listening carefully and trying her best.
Joshua Tarplin for always trying hard to contribute to class discussion and for asking thoughtful questions.
Joshua White for trying really hard with his letter formation.
Jacob Cooke for excellent division work in maths.
Jason Weatherall for being helpful and working really hard for Mr P and Mr Jones.
Lula Beardmore for some great Topic work.
Megan Boag for great learning in science.
Isla Jones for being a great friend to other children.
Neeve Finney for continued good work in maths.
Grace Dix for her kindness and generosity.
Eliza Tall for persevering and always working hard (especially in maths).
Emily Griffiths for being organised and settling to lessons quickly.
Yasmin Turner for an excellent biography on Eva Ibbotson.
Ashton for trying really hard to manage his distractions - keep it up!
Isla Follis for great progress in French.
Anna White for great progress in French.
Harry Southall for continuing to grow in confidence particularly in maths.
The attendance award went to Robins this week with 98% attendance.