, Hi Everyone
This is the last ever blog for this school year! The children have chosen a few of their highlights to talk about in assembly this afternoon. I've put them below.
I have said it a lot but we are really are proud of the way that the children have persevered this year in this difficult year. When their grandchildren ask them what they did during the Covid epidemic, they will have many stories to tell of their courage and determination. They are always ready to smile and laugh while they tackle their learning. They have been great role models and inspired each other and us. A huge, huge, thank you for you for everything you have done this year for them and us. It has been an absolute pleasure (although maybe not getting squirted with water) and I know Ms Radbourne will have an amazing year with them this year.
I hope you have a fantastic summer and look forward to seeing the children around school next year.
Here are some of their memories...
This year, we have enjoyed writing adventure stories, learning map skills on the computer, coding using Scratch, singing songs,learning to play the recorder, spending time with the teachers, having our water fight, making rockets, tie dying T-shirts, making puppet mice with Mrs Chauhan, eating apples with honey for Rosh Hashanah, helping out around school and having a fun last day.
Miss Keen, Ms Ruby, Ms Squires and Ms Jelley
PS Best class ever!
I can't believe this is our last Friday. What a year it has been! We are all massively proud of the children for their resilience and good humour throughout this year whether they were learning in school or out.
This week has been as busy as ever. We have been continuing our learning on capacity and weight as well as reading poems. We are picking our favourite ones to perform next week. The children have had a talk from the RNLI about staying safe in the water ready for the summer holidays. With this lovely weather, we are expecting lots of us to be going off to the beach. We have learnt about who the Ancient Greeks were and what life might be like for a family in Ancient Greece.
Next week, we are looking forward to our Nugget Treat on the last day of term. We are going to be having some kind of water fight - more details to follow! We are also going to be trying some Greek food.
We hope you have a fab weekend in the sun.
Miss Keen and Ms Ruby
I hope you are well. We are really looking forward to our Sports Day activities this afternoon. We have already completed some and are looking forward to completing the running races today.
This week, the children have been working hard on writing their own versions of the Oliver and The Seawigs story. They have included a Greek God and Goddess of their own choice and a monster from a Greek myth. We have finished our unit on properties of shapes by looking at 2D and 3D shapes. We have listened to the NSPCC Speak Out, Stay Safe assembly in PSHE and learnt how important it can be to say if we think something is wrong. In Maths today, we are going to be looking at weighing and measuring to start our capacity unit. We have also started to look at what life was like in Ancient Greece.
Next week, we are going to continue with Ancient Greece. We are going to start to read poetry and find out more about measuring and weighing. We are also going to have a special assembly on Monday with the results of Sports Day. On Wednesday, we have another special assembly from the RNLI about staying safe around water.
We hope you have a great weekend.
I hope you are well. It is looking lovely out there.
This week, the children have been having some tests which they have worked extremely hard at and shown some great progress. We have been really proud of their fantastic attitudes and they way in which they have tackled these. They all deserve a massive well done and we have had some extra play! We had a lovely time researching our writing by looking at Greek myths. The children have chosen a Greek God or Goddess (or maybe two) for their story and they have chosen their own monster as well. In maths, we are continuing our learning on shape. In computing, they have started their animation unit by looking at flick books.
Next week, we are starting to look at Sports Day type activities in PE based on throwing, jumping and sprinting. We are going to finish our Greek stories. We are going to finish our geography work about Greece by comparing it to the UK and start to learn more about Ancient Greece.
We hope you have a lovely weekend. Home learning is in their reading folders and a copy is on the Dojo.
Miss Keen and Ms Ruby
I hope you are well. I can't believe it is nearly July.
We have had another busy week.
The children took part in a rocket making workshop on Monday. The tested their rockets in the hall and had great fun learning the science behind the rockets.
The children have worked on an early draft of our Ancient Greek adventure stories. They have written some very exciting paragraphs on killing sea monsters! I have been very impressed. We are looking forward to writing the final stories next week when the children can choose their own Greek god or goddess and their own Greek monster.
In Maths, we have started looking at shape including angles. We have also started to look at vertical, horizontal, perpendicular and parallel lines. We will continue this next week. We have started to research what life would be like in Greece and the UK. We will compare them next week.
We hope you have a fantastic weekend. Hope the children enjoy a well-earned rest.
See you next week,
Miss Keen and Ms Ruby
I hope you have had a good week in the sunshine. It is definitely summer now!
The children have had another epic week. We have really enjoyed learning about Greek Gods and Goddesses. We are going to use elements of our research from Greece and Ancient Greece in our story writing over the next couple of weeks. We have also started some learning on the geography of Greece. We have found it on a map using an atlas and found it on the globe. We have also started to look at the geographical features of Greece. In maths, we have finished learning about time and have moved on to shape and angles. They have also been thinking about what makes a good friend. The children have their home learning in their reading folders.
For next week, we are looking forward to the science workshop on rockets which will take place on Monday. We are also looking forward to writing our stories and learning more about angles.
We hope you have a good weekend.
Miss Keen and Ms Ruby
It is the last Friday before half term. It looks as if it might actually be sunny and a bit warmer!
The children have finished writing their stories about our abandoned planet. They have been amazing at remembering how to use commas and apostrophes. We also had some fantastic adjectives to describe all the rubbish piled up on the planet. In maths, we are continuing with time after half term. Telling the time to the nearest minute is quite tricky especially the to times e.g. twenty-two minutes to four, so we will keep practising. There is a link to a game below which the children can use to practise.
We will all have finished sewing by the end of today and planted our pea plants out in a large tub for them to grow on. The children have made some amazing observations about what conditions plants need to grow based on our experiments. We have also looked at how water is transported in plants and saw how coloured water turned the petals a different colour. In reading, we have been looking at how to answer comprehension questions and retrieve information from what we have read.
There is no homework this week as it is half term next week. Please keep reading during the holidays. Next half term, we are looking forward to learning all about modern and ancient Greece. We are starting a new book called Oliver and the Seawigs.
We hope you have a fantastic half term and look forward to seeing all the children on their return.
Thanks to the children for all their hard work and to you for your support.
Miss Keen and Ms Ruby
I hope you are well and have enjoyed not being quite so locked down.
Despite the wind and rain, the children have had a busy week. We have been talking about vehicles in French and learning to weave friendship bracelets in art. The children wrote a first draft of our abandoned building stories and started telling the time in maths. In PSHE, we continued our work on safety and we had lots of children completing their home learning on this subject. We have looked at safety around the school, home, water, road and fireworks. We are continuing to learn how to play tennis in PE.
Next week, it is the last week before half term. We are going to continue telling the time and writing our stories. They will have singing and music with Mrs Matthews as normal on a Tuesday morning. We are going to finish our science on plants and plant out our pea plants. Perhaps we will even get some peas! We will also write up our results and conclusions.
Thank you so much for all your support and to the children for being brilliant - as always!
Have a great weekend. Miss Keen