End of term!

We wanted to say a huge thank you to you all (parents and children) for the strange but wonderful year it has been! It has had its challenges but throughout we have seen great resilience from all as we got to grips with remote learning and the changes as we returned to school. We are incredibly appreciative of the support that you have given your children and us-great team work!

We have enjoyed watching the children grow, not just academically but also socially and emotionally-they really have blossomed.

As a little ‘Thank you’ to the children we gave them a gift yesterday

The Year 2 children received a whiteboard pack.

It would be great if the children could keep their learning ‘on the boil’ during the summer holidays.

BUG CLUB NEEDS YOU!

Bug Club will still be available during the summer-enjoy!

IMPORTANT REMINDERS

TERM 1: Thursday 2nd September

Get Active

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HANDWRITING

We will leave this information here for the summer. Please practise.

Please remember to reinforce the correct pencil grip at home; the correct letter and number formation.

This video shows how the children are taught in Foundation using the Read Write Inc scheme but please note that we use a ‘curly’ k and the ‘f’ has a longer tail that carries on below the line.

Positioning the paper and hints for left-handed writers

Letter formation video

The following video will reinforce the correct number formation for 0-9

Thank you again for the support that you have given us. Have a fabulous break and we look forward to seeing you at the start of the new term in September.

Miss Batram, Mrs Lewis and Miss Castle

Weekly Round-Up

We can start this week’s post with some brilliant news:

Bure Park are the winners of Street Tag with an amazing score of 16,648,090 points!

A huge congratulations and ‘thank you’ to everyone who took part to make this possible. Great job!

In English this week we continued to look at the image from last week of the seaside over 100 years ago. Having completed a ‘shared’ write we then wrote our own postcards as if we were on holiday 100 years ago. We had to think really hard about the language we used.

In Maths Year 2 have continued to look at measuring lengths using centimetres and metres, thinking about the most appropriate units of measure.

On Wednesday we had a DT focused day which involved designing, making and evaluating our finger puppets. The children worked really hard, especially those that were sewing for the first time. The children enjoyed this and have produced some interesting creations which they took home on Wednesday.

BUG CLUB NEEDS YOU!

Bug Club is a really good reading platform but we can see that not many of the children are using it. Please try and help your child access this at least a couple of times each week. If you are having any problems accessing it please let us know.

IMPORTANT REMINDERS

TRANSITION MEETING: Monday afternoon. Children will meet their new class teachers.

END OF TERM 6: 2pm Wednesday 21st July

SNACKS: These should be healthy; a piece of fruit or cereal bar.

FOOTWEAR: Children should wear SCHOOL SHOES on the days that they don’t do PE, which will be three days of the week. On PE days children are allowed to wear trainers.

PE

PE kit days: Tuesday and Thursday for Class 2 and Monday and Tuesday for Class 1.

Get Active

We will keep these useful active links on the blog-could be something for the weekend.

5 a-day-fitness

PE with Joe (The body coach)

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HANDWRITING

We will leave this information here each week for easy access.

Please remember to reinforce the correct pencil grip at home; the correct letter and number formation.

This video shows how the children are taught in Foundation using the Read Write Inc scheme but please note that we use a ‘curly’ k and the ‘f’ has a longer tail that carries on below the line.

Positioning the paper and hints for left-handed writers

Letter formation video

The following video will reinforce the correct number formation for 0-9

We hope you have a lovely weekend.

Miss Batram, Mrs Lewis and Miss Castle

Weekly Round-Up

The highlight of this week, as well as England getting through to the Finals, has to be the wonderful sports morning we had and that the weather was kind to us!

On Wednesday morning Mrs MacIntyre and Mr Davis organised another amazing sports day where we competed individually and also as teams in our houses. The children all tried their best in their individual events and as part of a team. They demonstrated the sports values and should be very proud of what they achieved. There was lots of cheering, some laughter (fancy dress team event) and smiles. A huge thank you to the children and an even bigger thank you to Mrs MacIntyre and Mr Davis.

 In English this week we have been revisiting our use of punctuation. We have also linked our English with history and became history detectives, thinking about different sources of information and where we can get evidence from-is it a primary or secondary source? The children looked at an image of an old painting and used what they have learnt to make some inferences about it and support it with evidence.

In Maths both Year 2 have continued to look at time and the language associated with it. They have also started looking at different concept of measure-length, which they will be continuing with next week.

As part of our DT work we investigated and evaluated different methods of joining fabric. We tried using glue, sewing, Blu Tack, staples and tape-we had some very interesting suggestions! Surprisingly, a lot of the children thought that using the staples would be a good way of joining the material-let’s see how they turn out next week!

BUG CLUB NEEDS YOU!

Bug Club is a really good reading platform but we can see that not many of the children are using it. Please try and help your child access this at least a couple of times each week. If you are having any problems accessing it please let us know.

STREET TAG

We hope you’re still getting out to add to our Street Tag score, despite the less than desirable weather! Thank you for taking part.

IMPORTANT REMINDERS

SNACKS: These should be healthy; a piece of fruit or cereal bar.

FOOTWEAR: Children should wear SCHOOL SHOES on the days that they don’t do PE, which will be three days of the week. On PE days children are allowed to wear trainers.

PE

PE kit days: Tuesday and Thursday for Class 2

Get Active

We will keep these useful active links on the blog-could be something for the weekend.

5 a-day-fitness

PE with Joe (The body coach)

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Cosmic kids

HANDWRITING

We will leave this information here each week for easy access.

Please remember to reinforce the correct pencil grip at home; the correct letter and number formation.

This video shows how the children are taught in Foundation using the Read Write Inc scheme but please note that we use a ‘curly’ k and the ‘f’ has a longer tail that carries on below the line.

Positioning the paper and hints for left-handed writers

Letter formation video

The following video will reinforce the correct number formation for 0-9

We hope you have a lovely weekend.

Miss Batram, Mrs Lewis and Miss Castle

Weekly Round-up

The weeks seem to passing at an alarming rate now that the end of term is in sight and it’s been another busy week.

Class 2 did their skipping challenge on Monday to see if there was improvement from the previous week and for most children there was. Some children beat their ‘smart’ targets that they had set themselves which was great. It highlighted that if you want to get better at something then you need to practise and put the time in. Well done for a great effort by all. Class 1 have been finding new ways of moving in space, working on spacial awareness and showing they can jump from 2 feet to 1.

In English this week we have continued looking at poetry, developing word banks and looking at different poems. We continued our work on similes and also looked at ‘cinquain’ poems. We used these poems as a basis for our own writing, which will publish and bring a copy home to show you.

In Maths the Year 2s have continued to look at time and looking at 5-minute intervals. It is great seeing the children use the classroom clock now.

As part of our DT work we have started thinking about finger puppets, how they are made and what materials could be used to add features to them. We thought about how materials might be joined and we will be continuing to investigate this next week.

BUG CLUB

The children have all got a username and password for Bug Club, which is an invaluable reading resource. Please support your child in accessing this resource and if you have any difficulties please get in touch. It would be great if your child could access Bug Club at least a couple of times a week, not only does it help your child with their reading but also the comprehension of what they are reading.

STREET TAG

We hope you’re still getting out to add to our Street Tag score, despite the less than desirable weather! Thank you for taking part.

IMPORTANT REMINDERS

SCHOOL REPORTS:  Friday 9th July

MUFTI DAY: Friday 9th July. Children can come to school in non-school uniform in exchange for a donation to the Buddies summer hampers, which will be part of their Summer Raffle. Class 1 and 2’s ‘theme’ for the hamper is ‘A family night in’. What might go in that type of hamper? Popcorn, chocolate, soft drink… Check out the poster on the class door for ideas.

SNACKS: These should be healthy; a piece of fruit or cereal bar.

FOOTWEAR: Children should wear SCHOOL SHOES on the days that they don’t do PE, which will be three days of the week. On PE days children are allowed to wear trainers.

PE

PE kit days: Tuesday and Thursday for Class 2 and Monday and Tuesday for Class 1

Get Active

We will keep these useful active links on the blog-could be something for the weekend.

5 a-day-fitness

PE with Joe (The body coach)

Go Noodle (Register for free)

Cosmic kids

HANDWRITING

We will leave this information here each week for easy access.

Please remember to reinforce the correct pencil grip at home; the correct letter and number formation.

This video shows how the children are taught in Foundation using the Read Write Inc scheme but please note that we use a ‘curly’ k and the ‘f’ has a longer tail that carries on below the line.

Positioning the paper and hints for left-handed writers

Letter formation video

The following video will reinforce the correct number formation for 0-9

Have a lovely weekend

Miss Batram, Mrs Lewis and Miss Castle

Weekly Round-Up

We had an exciting start to the week with our opening ceremony for Sports Week. After an inspiring assembly from Mrs MacIntyre and discussion about the sports values we all went on to the school field (in our bubbles and socially distanced) to watch the flagbearers launch this year’s Sports Week.

Our Sports Values are Determination, Self-belief, Respect, Team work, Passion and Honesty. We talked about how these values are important in all that we do, not just during sports week!

We have seen some fantastic teamwork this week. On Wednesday afternoon we took part in a competition between Class 1 and Class 2, which was great fun. Points were given for winning and for those teams working together and demonstrating the sports values. There was more fun to be had this afternoon and along with the competition that the children did with Mr Davis on Wednesday we will find out which Class has the most points next week!

In English this week we have continued looking at poetry, developing word banks and looking at different poems. The children wrote ‘pyramid’ poems and have looked at the use of similes.

In Maths the Year 2s have continued to look at time (quarter to/past). We have been looking at the clock and discussing the intervals, what quarter to/past means.

BUG CLUB

The children have all got a username and password for Bug Club, which is an invaluable reading resource. Please support your child in accessing this resource and if you have any difficulties please get in touch. It would be great if your child could access Bug Club at least a couple of times a week, not only does it help your child with their reading but also the comprehension of what they are reading.

STREET TAG

We hope you’re still getting out to add to our Street Tag score, despite the less than desirable weather! Thank you for taking part.

IMPORTANT REMINDERS

INDIVIDUAL PHOTOS:  Monday 28th June

SNACKS: These should be healthy; a piece of fruit or cereal bar.

FOOTWEAR: Children should wear SCHOOL SHOES on the days that they don’t do PE, which will be three days of the week. On PE days children are allowed to wear trainers.

PE

PE kit days: Tuesday and Thursday for Class 2 and Monday and Tuesday for Class 1

Get Active

We will keep these useful active links on the blog-could be something for the weekend.

5 a-day-fitness

PE with Joe (The body coach)

Go Noodle (Register for free)

Cosmic kids

HANDWRITING

We will leave this information here each week for easy access.

Please remember to reinforce the correct pencil grip at home; the correct letter and number formation.

This video shows how the children are taught in Foundation using the Read Write Inc scheme but please note that we use a ‘curly’ k and the ‘f’ has a longer tail that carries on below the line.

Positioning the paper and hints for left-handed writers

Letter formation video

The following video will reinforce the correct number formation for 0-9

We hope you have a great weekend.

Miss Batram, Mrs Lewis and Miss Castle

Weekly Round-Up

It has been an incredibly sunny and warm week and it has been good to see the children coming in prepared with their suncream, hats and water bottles. Please remember to make sure these are named.

 As part of our English work we have started to look at poetry, which has involved looking at alliteration and rhyme. We began with tongue twisters, which was great fun and as a class decided that ‘red lorry, yellow lorry’ was the trickiest one to say quickly! The children had a go at writing one using a ‘beach ball’ theme.

In Maths the Year 2s have started to look at time (o’clock and half past).

Our DT topic this term is ‘Puppets’ and on Wednesday we discussed the different types of puppets and looked at how some of them are made.

We had the opportunity this week to have a look at the Arts Week ‘window’ Exhibition. It was great to see what the other year groups had been doing-such wonderful creativity and the children really enjoyed looking at them. You should receive an email link today which will enable you to watch a video of the children’s work from last week. We hope you enjoy it.

SPORTS WEEK

Next week is sports week and the children can come to school in their PE kits every day as we will be doing something sporty each day. We will be thinking about the importance of healthy lifestyles and exercise.

BUG CLUB

The children have all got a username and password for Bug Club, which is an invaluable reading resource. Please support your child in accessing this resource and if you have any difficulties please get in touch. It would be great if your child could access Bug Club at least a couple of times a week, not only does it help your child with their reading but also the comprehension of what they are reading.

STREET TAG

We hope you’re still getting out to add to our Street Tag score, despite the less than desirable weather! Thank you for taking part.

IMPORTANT REMINDERS

SPORTS WEEK:  Children to come to school every day in their PE kits.

SNACKS: These should be healthy; a piece of fruit or cereal bar.

FOOTWEAR: Children should wear SCHOOL SHOES on the days that they don’t do PE, which will be three days of the week. On PE days children are allowed to wear trainers.

PE

PE kit days: Tuesday and Thursday for Class 2 and Monday and Tuesday for class 1.

Get Active

We will keep these useful active links on the blog-could be something for the weekend.

5 a-day-fitness

PE with Joe (The body coach)

Go Noodle (Register for free)

Cosmic kids

HANDWRITING

We will leave this information here each week for easy access.

Please remember to reinforce the correct pencil grip at home; the correct letter and number formation.

This video shows how the children are taught in Foundation using the Read Write Inc scheme but please note that we use a ‘curly’ k and the ‘f’ has a longer tail that carries on below the line.

Positioning the paper and hints for left-handed writers

Letter formation video

The following video will reinforce the correct number formation for 0-9

We hope you have a great weekend.

Miss Batram, Mrs Lewis and Miss Castle

Weekly Round up

We hope you all had an enjoyable half term and enjoyed the sunshine!

It has been a busy and creative week due to it being our 2021 Arts Week, ‘What’s the story?’

Our focus text has been ‘The Tin Forest’ by Helen Ward and illustrated by Wayne Anderson. It is a beautifully illustrated story about an old man who ‘lived in a place near nowhere, close to forgotten, that was filled with all the things that no one wanted’. We had lots of interesting discussions about the old man’s character and his actions. A story of resilience, patience, hope and creating a better world.

The children have experimented with lots of different techniques and worked with different materials, all inspired by the story. They have created bird sculptures, tin foil sculptures, tin foil relief art, wire art and wire bunting. They have produced independent pieces of art, worked with a partner and produced whole class pieces. You can see a small selection from the week in the photos below. There will be a video with these and additional photos in emailed to you at the end of next week and also keep an eye on our classroom window!


This week, despite starting a little wet, has been much kinder with the weather, which meant great fun could be had on the new adventure equipment! We were ‘unofficial’ spectators of the Y6 Indian dance final performances (we watched during our playtime), which again was much enjoyed by the children and has given them a little taste of what to expect I the years to come!

In Maths the Year 2s have been looking at the properties of 3D shape.

BUG CLUB

The children have all got a username and password for Bug Club, which is an invaluable reading resource. Please support your child in accessing this resource and if you have any difficulties please get in touch. It would be great if your child could access Bug Club at least a couple of times a week, not only does it help your child with their reading but also the comprehension of what they are reading.

STREET TAG

We hope you’re still getting out to add to our Street Tag score, despite the less than desirable weather! Thank you for taking part.

IMPORTANT REMINDERS

CLASS PHOTOS: The school photographer will be coming into school on Wednesday 16th June.

SNACKS: These should be healthy; a piece of fruit or cereal bar.

FOOTWEAR: Children should wear SCHOOL SHOES on the days that they don’t do PE, which will be three days of the week. On PE days children are allowed to wear trainers.

PE

PE kit days: Tuesday and Thursday for Class 2 and Monday and Tuesday for Class 1.

Get Active

We will keep these useful active links on the blog-could be something for the weekend.

5 a-day-fitness

PE with Joe (The body coach)

Go Noodle (Register for free)

Cosmic kids

HANDWRITING

We will leave this information here each week for easy access.

Please remember to reinforce the correct pencil grip at home; the correct letter and number formation.

This video shows how the children are taught in Foundation using the Read Write Inc scheme but please note that we use a ‘curly’ k and the ‘f’ has a longer tail that carries on below the line.

Letter formation video

The following video will reinforce the correct number formation for 0-9

We hope you have a great weekend and enjoy the weather, whilst keeping safe! Don’t forget the suncream and keep hydrated.

Miss Batram, Mrs Lewis and Miss Castle

Weekly Round-up

This week, despite starting a little wet, has been much kinder with the weather, which meant great fun could be had on the new adventure equipment! We were ‘unofficial’ spectators of the Y6 Indian dance final performances (we watched during our playtime), which again was much enjoyed by the children and has given them a little taste of what to expect I the years to come!

It was great to speak to you this week during our parents evening calls; thank you for giving us your time.

As part of our English work this week we have re-visited different sentence types to ensure these are stuck in our ‘sticky knowledge’. We also created our own, unaided postcards-completely independent pieces of writing, using previously taught skills, whilst some of us finished off our postcards from ‘Crabby Spit’. We will send a copy of these home after half term.

In Maths the Year 2s have continued looking at 2D shapes, identifying properties and using geoboards to create shapes.

We completed our art focus on printing this week. The children created their own printing tile and then used these to create multiple prints-messy but fun and some great results.

ARTS WEEK 2021

The first week after half term will be our annual arts week. This year we are using a text as our focus; planning our English and arts activities around this text. If your child has access to one of your old shirts/t-shirts that could be worn to protect their school uniform please bring it in (named) on Monday 7th June, the start of term 6. We are also collecting CLEAN, EMPTY food cans. If you are able to save any and bring them in to school on Monday 7th June it would be much appreciated.

We are planning lots of different activities and will put together a film to share with you as we are unable to hold an exhibition again this year.

BUG CLUB

The children have all got a username and password for Bug Club, which is an invaluable reading resource. Please support your child in accessing this resource and if you have any difficulties please get in touch. It would be great if your child could access Bug Club at least a couple of times a week, not only does it help your child with their reading but also the comprehension of what they are reading.

STREET TAG

We hope you’re still getting out to add to our Street Tag score, despite the less than desirable weather! Thank you for taking part.

IMPORTANT REMINDERS

TERM 6 begins on Monday 7th June.

ARTS WEEK: 7th-11th June

SNACKS: These should be healthy; a piece of fruit or cereal bar.

FOOTWEAR: Children should wear SCHOOL SHOES on the days that they don’t do PE, which will be three days of the week. On PE days children are allowed to wear trainers.

PE

PE kit days: Tuesday and Thursday for Class 2 and Monday and Tuesday for Class 1.

Get Active

We will keep these useful active links on the blog-could be something for the weekend.

5 a-day-fitness

PE with Joe (The body coach)

Go Noodle (Register for free)

Cosmic kids

HANDWRITING

We will leave this information here each week for easy access.

Please remember to reinforce the correct pencil grip at home; the correct letter and number formation.

This video shows how the children are taught in Foundation using the Read Write Inc scheme but please note that we use a ‘curly’ k and the ‘f’ has a longer tail that carries on below the line.

Letter formation video

The following video will reinforce the correct number formation for 0-9

We hope you have a relaxing half term and look forward to seeing you at the beginning of Term 6. Thank you for your support this term.

Miss Batram, Mrs Lewis and Miss Castle

Weekly Round-Up

The children have worked hard on their postcards this week, editing their drafts and publishing them. We will send a copy home for you to look at before half term. Their postcard writing has included many processes, including looking at examples of postcards, use of proper nouns, adverbs of time and conjunctions. Once the key features were identified they then had to apply these to their fictional postcard.

In Maths, the Year 2s continued looking at statistics/data handling and have also begun to look at shape.

We had a real treat on Wednesday afternoon-we were invited to watch Year 6’s dress rehearsal of their Indian dances. The children choreographed their own dance pieces which was very much enjoyed; some of the audience joined in trying to copy the moves. It was great fun.

BUG CLUB

The children have all got a username and password for Bug Club, which is an invaluable reading resource. Please support your child in accessing this resource and if you have any difficulties please get in touch.

STREET TAG

We hope you’re still getting out to add to our Street Tag score, despite the less than desirable weather! Thank you for taking part.

IMPORTANT REMINDERS

PARENTS EVENING: We are looking forward to catching up with you on Wednesday/Thursday to discuss your child, you should have received your slips with the times to expect a phone call-be aware that this will display as ‘no caller ID’.

SNACKS: These should be healthy; a piece of fruit or cereal bar.

FOOTWEAR: Children should wear SCHOOL SHOES on the days that they don’t do PE, which will be three days of the week. On PE days children are allowed to wear trainers.

PE

PE kit days: Tuesday and Thursday for Class 2

Monday and Tuesday for Class 1

Get Active

We will keep these useful active links on the blog-could be something for the weekend.

5 a-day-fitness

PE with Joe (The body coach)

Go Noodle (Register for free)

Cosmic kids

HANDWRITING

We will leave this information here each week for easy access.

Please remember to reinforce the correct pencil grip at home; the correct letter and number formation.

This video shows how the children are taught in Foundation using the Read Write Inc scheme but please note that we use a ‘curly’ k and the ‘f’ has a longer tail that carries on below the line.

Letter formation video

The following video will reinforce the correct number formation for 0-9

We hope you have a great weekend.

Miss Batram, Mrs Lewis and Miss Castle

Weekly Round-up

The children have been busy this week working on their postcards, based on this term’s text, ‘At the beach’. They have used their initial images to help them inform their draft writing, ready for ‘publishing’ next week. It has been challenging trying to remember the key features to include but luckily the children created a ‘checklist’ to help them. We will send a ‘published’ copy home when complete.

In Maths the Year 2s have also started to look at statistics and the different methods of data collection.

In Guided Reading Year 2s have been reading a story called Bonting and they created their own Bontings today.

During our art session this week we looked at the work of two famous artists from the past-William Morris and Andy Warhol; both significant figures when looking at the impact they had on art and printing. We talked about the language we can use when discussing the work of others, especially if it’s work that isn’t quite our ‘cup of tea’.

‘School Street’ began on Wednesday, an initiative to try and make the streets around schools safer and limit traffic. We have spoken to the children about the importance of staying on the paths, despite the road being closed, whilst waiting to come into school-we don’t want the children to think that roads can be used as a place to play!

We hope you’re still getting out to add to our Street Tag score, despite the less than desirable weather! Thank you for taking part.

IMPORTANT REMINDERS

SCHOOL CLUBS: You should have received the list with after-school clubs on. These need to be returned to school by Monday 17th May. The children should only choose clubs from their ‘bubble’, those for ‘Classes 1 and 2’. We will do our best to make sure your child gets at least one of their clubs requested.

SNACKS: These should be healthy; a piece of fruit or cereal bar.

FOOTWEAR: Children should wear SCHOOL SHOES on the days that they don’t do PE, which will be three days of the week. On PE days children are allowed to wear trainers.

PE

PE kit days: Tuesday and Thursday for Class 2

Monday and Tuesday for Class 1

Get Active

We will keep these useful active links on the blog-could be something for the weekend.

5 a-day-fitness

PE with Joe (The body coach)

Go Noodle (Register for free)

Cosmic kids

HANDWRITING

We will leave this information here each week for easy access.

Please remember to reinforce the correct pencil grip at home; the correct letter and number formation.

This video shows how the children are taught in Foundation using the Read Write Inc scheme but please note that we use a ‘curly’ k and the ‘f’ has a longer tail that carries on below the line.

Letter formation video

The following video will reinforce the correct number formation for 0-9

We hope you have a great weekend and that the sun makes an appearance!

Miss Batram, Mrs Lewis and Miss Castle