Weekly News and Events

Filed in Main School Newsletters | Posted on May 17, 2019

Weekly News and Events 17/05/2019

Next Week

  • Monday 20th May – Year 3 and 4 will be swimming.
  • Tuesday 21st May – FOSS Pet Parade.
  • Thursday 23rd May – Year 4 Trip to Chedworth.

Future Events

  • Monday 3rd June – Year 5 and 6 will be swimming.
  • Tuesday 4th June – FOSS meeting 7:30pm in the dining room.
  • Wednesday 5th June – Year 6 Bikeability.
  • Friday 7th June – FOSS Father’s Day Sale.

Polite Notices

• Please may we continue to remind you of our No mobile phone policy. We thank you for                   your continued cooperation.

• Please may we also remind you that we are a nut free site.

• We have observed some drivers not adhering to the 5mph speed limit, the site speed limit is   set for the safety of your children, and your cooperation with this is appreciated.

• When parking your car please help others by parking courteously.

• Please make sure you are familiar with the one way system.

• During the school holidays, it is equally as important to maintain the security of the site.  Please can you make sure you close the main gates after gaining entry at these times.


Early Years and Reception have worked this week on rhythm. We did this by the very popular Spanish action of clapping and signing to the catchy tune “La raspa”. The words were only “la, la, la” but pronouncing a clear and open sound /a/ and clapping and stopping at the exact point were the objectives here. In Year 1 and 2 we have moved on in the topic of spring/summer with new stories which incorporate new animals and actions. Vocabulary on parts of the house has also been introduced and will need reinforcement in the next weeks. Year 2 also practised simple negative sentences like“no tengo hambre”. In Year 4 we advanced in the book where new vocabulary was introduced through listening exercises. The children should aim to remember the days of the week by the time they come back from half-term. Children in Year 5 had expressed their wish to learn about animals in Spanish, so we have started the topic this week by introducing vocabulary for pets in conjunction with the verb “tener”, which they already know.


Reception have been introduced to the phonic sounds “aw – yawn at dawn”, “are – care and share” and “ur – nurse with a purse”. The children have also continued to work on their Minibeast writing and finding the missing keyword to complete a sentence. In Mathematics we have looked at capacity using nearly empty/full, half empty/full as well as full and empty to describe containers of water. The children also finished and made their own Minibeast patterns. We have also started making Minibeast mobiles. Now the weather is beginning to get warmer sun cream will be needed in a named bottle/container as well as a named sunhat. Please apply sun cream to your child before school.

Year 1

This week the children have been thinking about weight and capacity. We weighed lots of different objects and we discovered that the bigger the object doesn’t mean that it is the heaviest. We also explored capacity and made the most of the nice weather by going outside with lots of water to find out how many ‘ml’ different containers hold. In literacy we have continued our work on sentence structure, use of adjectives and connectives. Each child produced a wonderful piece of writing on a topic of their choice. Some chose stories, others recounts and also descriptions of objects. In topic we have continued with our dinosaur theme. The children matched dinosaur pictures to written descriptions and we looked at the differences between Omnivore, Herbivore and Carnivore dinosaurs.

Year 2

We have had a busy week working hard on our literacy and numeracy. We have studied some interesting texts and have tried to deduce hidden meanings! In PSHE we have thought about things we are good at and what we like about ourselves.

Year 3

This week in Maths we have been learning about ‘Position and Direction.’ We have had fun with pirate maps, zoo animals and finding our way around a fictitious town! We have been using the language ‘Vertical, Horizontal, Diagonal and Parallel.’ The children will bring home a fun pirate co-ordinates game to play. In English the children have been learning about prefixes – sub and super. In anticipation of the day trip to Cheddar they made notes from the Cheddar Gorge website and today they did a recount of their favourite part of the day.

The children and staff had a wonderful day trip to Cheddar Caves! We had an exciting workshop by Andy dressed in animal skins. He showed us how to make fire, make weapons and tools from flint and much more. The children then learned lots of facts in the museum next door and bumped into a very large and scary skeleton of a bear. The trip culminated by a very exciting exploration around the caves by a very informative tour guide called ‘Mammoth!’

Year 4

This week in PSHE we have been discussing ‘respecting our parents at home. All of Year 4’s goal this week is to independently do their homework at home without having being asked to do it by their parents.

In English the children have been working incredibly hard planning for their written assessments all about being an evacuee.

We have taken advantage of the beautiful weather this week and been outside on the field during lesson times!

Year 5 and 6

Year 6 children have worked extremely hard this week on their SATs we hope they all have a very well deserved rest this weekend. Year 5 have continued with their times tables this week and their related facts.