Weekly News and Events
Weekly News and Events 07/06/2019
Monday 10th – PGL Trip to Torquay
Monday 10th June – Year 3 and 4 will be swimming
Wednesday 12th June – FOSS Parent Forum meeting
Friday 14th June – Year 2 will be swimming
Monday 17th – Year 5 and 6 swimming
Tuesday 18th June – Sports Day
Wednesday 19th June – Year 6 Bikeability
Thursday 20th June – Pre-School Parents evening
Friday 21st June – MUFTI day for Summer Fayre
Friday 21st June – Reception and Year 1 swimming
Saturday 22nd June – Summer Fayre
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Reception have been enjoying the warmer weather and have been putting on their sun cream and sun hats. This week we have looked at Caterpillars and started our week with ‘The Very Hungry Caterpillar’ and thought about the food that the caterpillar ate over the week. The children had to decide if food was healthy, unhealthy or a bit of both and it was interesting to hear that they did know what was good for them. In Maths we have been concentrating on missing numbers in a number sequence and adding on and taking away from a given number using objects and number lines. In Literacy we have been reading simple sentences and adding the missing keywords. In PE we practised our Sport’s day races and the children are excited about showing off their running skills to their families.
This term our Literacy will be based on a BBC Schools programme called ‘Through the Dragon’s Eye’. So far we have watched episode 1. We will be using ‘Through the Dragon’s Eye’ in a multitude of different ways, prediction being one. The programme is available on the Internet but due to the lessons we have planned could we ask that you don’t watch any episodes we have not yet seen at school. We will let you know in the weekly newsletters the episodes we have focused on each week. In numeracy we have been working on addition and subtraction, thinking about different methods to solve the problems. We also enjoyed the fun maths challenge. In Science we looked at the difference between deciduous and evergreen trees.
Year Two have enjoyed their musical sequence for the rain forest using a variety of percussion instruments. They worked well in small groups and enjoyed performing to their class.
In Art this week the children have been looking at the paintings of Henri Rousseau. They began replicating his well-known painting “Surprised”. In particular, thinking about how he showed movement and perspective. They have made a fantastic start!
Thursday’s Fun Maths Day went well and the children enjoyed the challenges of the various activities.
It’s been back to school with a bang this week! The children have been writing super recounts of their half term break and continuing to read either ‘The Butterfly Lion’ or ‘Dungeon Danger’ in our Guided Reading sessions. They have committed to learning their spellings dutifully and carefully over the next few weeks with the incentive of a treat towards the end of term in exchange for great spelling results. The children have also completed a reading comprehension this week.
On Thursday, the children had a great session at the ‘Fun Maths Roadshow’ which contained all manner of maths activities. In Maths lessons we have been looking at equivalent fractions and the children will have Maths homework on Friday night this week to be completed over the weekend. Well done all; a busy week. Just five more to go!
In English this week we have started our new topic of Non-Chronological reports. The children have been working hard and researching facts on Sea dragons (our Cross Curricular theme) to enable them to write their own booklet in a couple of weeks’ time.
In R.E the children have carried on the topic of Buddhism and have created some lovely comic strips retelling stories told by the Bhudda.
All year 4 took part in the math challenge and they thoroughly enjoyed it.
Year 5 and 6
Year 5 are really looking forward to their school trip next week, but they’ve managed to keep excitement levels at a manageable level. Maths challenge was very popular today and the children particularly enjoyed helping the younger ones to complete their challenges.
The Maths Challenge took place on Thursday 6th June. Year 1-6 took part and Mrs Davis was delighted with the efforts of all the children. The atmosphere in the hall throughout the day was wonderful and Mrs Davis cannot thank Years 5 and 6 enough for all their help supporting KS1.
In Early Years and Reception we have started a new song this week: The Spanish version of “Old MacDonald”, where some typical spring animals we had already introduced appear again; here is the link for you to use at home if you wish https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ApyVg9RrpXM. In Reception and Year 1 we followed the spring programme with another enjoyable story focusing on animal families and their main members: papá, mama, hermana, hermano y bebé. In Year 3 and 4 we worked on learning the days of the week and in Year 5 children learnt the alphabet with the aim of being able to spell their name.