Growing In Faith and Learning
It has been a busy week in school this week. Our Year 6 children have been undertaking their SATs, and made us very proud. They have taken it all in their stride and have done their very best. Our Royal Wedding street party was great fun and we were blessed with beautiful weather. It was lovely to welcome the parents of our new Nursery and Reception children in our New Parents Evening. I know you will all make them very welcome in September.
This week Robins have been reading the story about Farmer Duck. Reception have written words related to the topic and also sentences about all the jobs duck had to do while the farmer stayed in bed. In Maths we have continued counting activities but also we have been naming and describing 2d shapes. We have looked at farm animals and their babies through painting and a matching activity.
Kingfishers have been busy beginning our topic on Explorers. We have looked at what makes a famous person significant and in the coming weeks will be finding out about Neil Armstrong and Christopher Columbus. In English we have been learning poems by Spike Milligan and will be writing one of our own. Our Maths work has focused on solving puzzles and problems. Our year 2s have also been working extremely hard on their SATs test.
In Science this week, Owls have classified animals into different groups - reptiles, fish, amphibians, mammals and birds. Art & D&T has focused on designing our very own dinosaurs and we made a model of these out of clay. In English, we have started to write a fact file about our dinosaurs and we have been learning how to use inverted commas. Maths has focused on how to plot points on a gird using coordinates in the first quadrant. On Friday the children enjoyed a day out at the National History Museum, as part of their topic. The children had a great day out. Photos will be added shortly.
Kestrels have been looking at Celtic Art in the Lindisfarne Gospels and painting some of the intricate designs. In Maths we have been undertaking lots of practical tasks involving statistics - collecting and presenting data in graphs and tables and then reading information from bus and train timetables. In English we used an app on the ipads to create our very own comic strips, based on a Greek myth. In DT, we have almost finished our amazing weaving.
Falcons have worked exceptionally hard this week in their SATs tests. On Monday they undertook their Grammar, Spelling and Punctuation tests; Tuesday was the Reading paper and then Wednesday and Thursday focused on the Arithmetic and Maths reasoning papers. The children enjoyed their special breakfast club that was kindly funded by the PTA throughout the week and are now enjoying undertaking lots of games and team challenges.
Congratulations to everyone who has received a Headteacher's award.
Aoife Falvey for being a quiet, polite and well behaved member of the class.
Poppy Austin for using full stops and capital letters in her sentences.
Isla-Bella Falvey for super Maths skills.
Natalie Petricca for being kind and making good choices.
The two Owls certificates for this week have been postponed until next week due to their London trip.
Thomas Gilbert for being determined and challenging himself to always do his best.
Rhea Ward for being an exemplary role model: responsible and hardworking.
Miss Williams couldn’t choose between our amazing year 6’s this week so decided to award them all with a Headteacher’s award for their tremendous effort in their SATs tests this week.