Growing In Faith and Learning
Robins have been learning how to join together materials through junk modelling and practising using scissors. They have been identifying their favourite place in the classroom, sharing their opinions and explaining their reasons. They have been practising their counting and ordering numbers and using their phonics skills to independently write sentences in their super sentences books.
Kingfishers have been busy with their new topic on Australia and have created some Australian themed art and learnt a ‘bush’ dance. They were lucky to have a visit from Mr Petricca, who is Australian and he answered some of the questions they had about the country. In English they have written some fabulous Spring themed poems and have been busy learning about measuring length and height in Maths.
As well as a magnificent Easter performance, Owls have been busy writing newspaper reports based on a sighting of the Loch Ness Monster. In Maths they have been learning about fractions and have found fractions of shapes and amounts. They also went a step further and added fractions. In Science they planned an investigation based on evaporation.
In Maths Kestrels have been working very hard on adding and subtracting fractions and have started multiplying them this week. In English, they love the new class text 'Mufaro's Beautiful Daughters' - they have been using this African folk tale for drama and writing Philosophy for Children lessons. In RE they have been exploring the Lord's Prayer - Kingfishers taught them a song and dance and Kestrels have rewritten the prayer simply for them, which they will be sharing with them next week.
Falcons have been working exceptionally hard revising all they have learned in Key Stage two in preparation for the end of Key Stage 2 assessments in May. They have shown real perseverance. In PSHE they have been setting each other goals and teaching each other a new skill based on their own talents. They have really pushed themselves outside their comfort zones and showed real respect for each other’s talents and skills.
Well done to all of the children who received a Headteacher's award this week.
Roma Francis for being a thoughtful and caring member of the class.
Dylan Wilkes for excellent ideas and questions on Science day.
Daniel Powell for being kind and caring to all.
Isla Jones for some wonderful work in French.
Bethany Lawrence for having a positive attitude to her learning and being a fantastic role model.
Tabitha Blackwood for fantastic editing and writing.
Conor Hopwood for always persevering with his learning and wanting to do his best.
Jessica Byrne for an excellent reflection on our Science morning.
Our Year 3 and 4 children did an absolutely amazing job sharing the Easter story with us all in church on Wednesday and Thursday this week. Their production ‘Easter children’ was a real success and we were particularly impressed with their singing. It was lovely to see some of our more reserved children having the confidence to stand up and talk in front of a large audience. Thank you for your support in providing costumes and for attending the service.
On Friday we took part in the Sport Relief campaign by taking part in an obstacle course. The children all had a great time taking part. Congratulations to the winning family group, St Luke, who completed it with a time of 3 minutes 23 seconds.