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Summer Term - Week 7 

Thank you all for sending the children with sun cream on and/or with sun cream into school.  It really does help us out.  It would be great if everyone could have a hat next week too as the sun is very strong at the moment.

On Wednesday, the children have enjoyed a trip down to the beach.  They had a wonderful time finding creatures in the rock pools, playing games with their friends and making sand castles.  The trip captured the children's interest and we have had some super learning linked to it, I was listening to some of the children talking in class today about the trip while they were playing with our (pretend)  rock pool and the language and knowledge they were sharing was fantastic! We have been doing lots of writing about the sea and the animals that live in it and this will continue next week.

In Maths, Year 1 are starting to look at Place Value within 100 and will be continuing with this next week.   Reception children have been learning about doubles, which they are all really good at now. 

In Science we are learning the names of common garden flowers and wildflowers, it would be great if you could talk to your child about this if you notice any on your way to or from school. 

Unfortunately, when I went to upload the photos for this blog I realised that our camera's SD card isn't working so I have been unable to put any on which is a great shame as there were some great snaps.  

Dates

Monday – Please wear old clothes for Forest School.

Thursday – Please make sure that your child has PE kit.

Friday – Please bring back your library book if you would like it changed. 



 


Summer Term - Week 5 





























What a busy week and what a super ending we have had to this half term!

We have had a real focus on the Queen and Jubilee this week and the children have really enjoyed it.  They children have all made crowns and they will on the pews in the church on display.

We still have some children in school without sun cream and/or hats, as we start to go into the summer term children are spending more time outside.  If you put sun cream on in the morning and it doesn’t need to be reapplied, please let us know. 

At school we follow White Rose Math's and the programme has made an app for children to practice their learning at home.  The app is free to download and is a really quick, easy, portable and fun way for your child to practice their maths skills.  The app is aimed at Key Stage 1 children but parts of it would be helpful for Reception children to use.  For Reception children any of the Subitizing section and games 1,2,3 in the Addition part would also be great to play and practice at home.  I’d be interested to know how you get on with it, so please do pass on your thoughts to the team at school.   Here is the link that should take you to the White Rose website where you can download the app from https://whiterosemaths.com/1-minute-maths.  

Happy half-term everyone!


Dates for your Diary

Monday – Please wear old clothes for Forest School. 

Thursday – Please make sure PE kit is school. 

Friday – Please bring in library books to change. 

Please note, the first Friday back after half term is a school Inset day and the school will be closed.  

 

Next half term PE will be changing back to a Thursday, so please make sure kits are in school.









 


Summer Term - Week 4 

We have had another super week with lots of busy learning about the Queen and her up and coming Platinum Jubilee.  As a class we have been making a collaborative card that we are going to send to the Queen in celebration of her Jubilee, the children were very excited about this and they have all coloured a picture in for the front and have written a message to her.  

In Maths, Reception have been working on number stories that involve addition, next week will be similar but will be subtraction stories.   Year 1 have been learning about halves of items, numbers and arrays.   

 In English, Year One have been focusing on description and have described the Queen’s Coronation crown.  Their writing is really coming along and the children came up with some super adjectives to describe the crown which they used in their writing.   Reception have been busy writing invitations and planning a Jubilee event. 

In History, we have been learning about what a Jubilee is and why we celebrate it.  We watched original footage of Queens Victoria’s Diamond Jubilee procession in 1897 and learnt about how previous Jubilees have been celebrated.  If you get the chance, it would be lovely if you could talk to your child about your memories of past Jubilees.   


In IT, Year 1 have learning how to make and film videos with sound.  Reception children have continued to type their name in Word. 

We still have some children in school without sun cream and/or hats, as we start to go into the summer term children are spending more time outside.  If you put sun cream on in the morning and it doesn’t need to be reapplied, please let us know.   

At school we follow White Rose Math's and the programme has made an app for children to practice their learning at home.  The app is free to download and is a really quick, easy, portable and fun way for your child to practice their maths skills.  The app is aimed at Key Stage 1 children but parts of it would be helpful for Reception children to use.  For Reception children any of the Subitizing section and games 1,2,3 in the Addition part would also be great to play and practice at home.  I’d be interested to know how you get on with it, so please do pass on your thoughts to the team at school.   Here is the link that should take you to the White Rose website where you can download the app from https://whiterosemaths.com/1-minute-maths

Dates for your Diary 

Monday – Please wear old clothes for Forest School. 

Wednesday – Please make sure PE kit is school. 

Friday – Jubilee celebration day, please wear red, white and blue. Please bring in library books to change.  Friday it is the last day of this half term. 

Please note, the first Friday back after half term is a school Inset day and the school will be closed.  

Next half term PE will be changing back to a Thursday, so please make sure kits are in school.   

 


Summer Term - Week 7 


Thank you all for sending the children with sun cream on and/or with sun cream into school.  It really does help us out.  It would be great if everyone could have a hat next week too as the sun is very strong at the moment.

The children have enjoyed a trip down to the beach.  They had a wonderful time finding creatures in the rock pools, playing games with their friends and making sandcastles. 

We have been doing lots of writing about the sea and animals that live and this will continue next week.

In Maths, Year 1 are starting to look at Place Value within 100 and will be continuing on with this next week.  Reception children have been learning about doubles, which they are all really good at now and will be doing looking at adding one more or taking away one less from a given number. 

In Science we are learning the names of common garden flowers and wild flowers, it would be great if you could talk to your child about this if you notice any on your way to or from school.

Unfortunately, the SD card on the camera has broken so I am unable to add any photos, sorry. 

Dates

Monday – Please wear old clothes for Forest School.

Thursday – Please make sure that your child has PE kit.

Friday – Please bring back your library book if you would like it changed.


 


Summer Term - Week 3 

                                                   

                                                                   We have had another super week with lots of busy learning.

In Maths, Reception have now finished working on numbers to 20 and Year 1 have been learning about sharing amounts equally.

Reception have continued to innovate the Jack and the Beanstalk story and have also looked at different parts of the story.  Year one have been planning and writing fact files about The Isle of Coll. 

In History, we have looked at coronations of different Monarchs at Westminster Abby.  Year 1 learnt more about The Crown Jewels that are used in coronations and how they are kept safe at the Tower of London. 

In PE, we are starting to practice for Sports Day.  This week we have been developing lots of balance skills and practicing the egg and spoon race!

In IT, Year 1 have been learning to open up a web browser, searching for a web page and them printing a page from the internet on the iPads.  On laptops, some Reception children have been typing their name in Word, all the Reception children will get a chance to do this by the end of this half term.

Dates for your Diary

Monday – Please wear old clothes for Forest School.

Wednesday – Please make sure PE kit is school.

Friday – Please bring in library books to change.

AND please make sure your child has a sun hat, sun cream and a water bottle in school every day, please. 

  

 


Summer Term - Week 2. 

Giants and beans.

What a busy start we have had this term!  It was lovely to see you all at the parents evening this week.

In Maths this week, Reception have been focusing on numbers up to 20 and Year 1 have been starting to learn about multiplication and division.  

In English, Reception have continued to learn Jack and the Beanstalk and this week they have started to innovate the story and change some of the characters.  The children have enjoyed doing this and have come up with some interesting characters which they have been using adjectives to describe them.  Year 1 are learning about The Isle of Coll and have been completing some information writing.

In History, we have been looking at the life of Queen Elizabeth.  We looked at some key events in her life and watched part of her Coronation.  Next week we will be learning some more about her coronation and Westminster Abby.  

In IT, this week we have been looking at algorithms and how we make them.  We have been using the iPads and Bee Bots to practice making them.  

Here is a link to which shows Class 1, their egg hunt and the school singing at the Easter celebration at the end of last term.

 

https://www.churchofengland.org/prayer-and-worship/join-us-church-online/weekly-online-services/service-low-sunday

Dates for your Diary

 

Monday Forest School - please wear old clothes.

Wednesday PE - please make sure your child has their PE kit in school.

Friday Library day - if your child would like to change their book please send it in.

As we edge into the summer months, could you please make sure that your child has sun cream, a sun hat and a drink in school every day.  




Here is a link to which shows Class 1 and their egg hunt and the school singing at the Easter celebration.
https://www.churchofengland.org/prayer-and-worship/join-us-church-online/weekly-online-services/service-low-sunday









 


Last week of the Spring Term.  


What a super end to a busy week and term!

It was lovely to see you all on Thursday in class.  The children had a great time sharing all their hard work with you and I could see how proud they felt looking back and reflecting on their learning journey so far this year. 

On Tuesday and Friday, we have the Easter show in the church, the children were fantastic and sung their hearts out.  It was such a nice feeling to be back together as a whole school and singing together, I saw lots of big smiles that day.

For the next half term our PE day has been swapped to a Wednesday, we will be doing Athletics and will (hopefully) be outside.

Please can you make sure that children have sun cream, a hat and water bottle every day and that they are labelled with their name.   

On Wednesday 27th April (the first Wednesday of term) we will be having class and team photos.

We have an exciting summer term planned and our learning question is How do things grow?  We will also be learning about the Queen Elizabeth ll and the Platinum Jubilee celebrations.

Have a super Easter everyone and see you in the Summer Term.

Dates for your diary.

Monday - Please wear old clothes for Forest school.

Wednesday – Please make sure that PE kits are in school and class photograph.

Friday – Please bring in library books if you would like them to be changed. 

 


Spring Term - Week 12 

Our new Reception book is Hairy Maclary from Donaldson’s Dairy, on Monday we turned our role play corner into an animal rescue center.  We had great fun making beds for all the new cats and dogs and we have been busy feeding, grooming and looking after them.  There has been lots of mark making and the children have now given all the animals names and labelled all of the beds.  We have learnt the story almost by heart, we have been acting it out, writing character descriptions and captions.   Year 1 have continued to write their stories about Mr Ben this week, they have produced some super work.

In Maths, Reception children have been practicing number bonds to 10 and Year 1 have been doing lots of practical activities about weight and we will be moving onto capacity next week.

We have a new sand and water trays in our Continuous Provision the children are really enjoying using them.  In outdoor learning this week we have had lots of opportunities to practice problem solving, we worked together as a team to make ramps and tested the ramps by rolling things down them to see how far they will go. 

The children have had a super time in PE, this week they have used the apparatus in the hall and have continued to build on developing their gross motor  skills such as jumping, rolling, climbing, balance and over all body strength. Their confidence is growing quickly and they had such fun. 

In Science, we have been exploring the wind with toy helicopters, kites and we have made leaf confetti to throw in the air to work out which way the wind is blowing.  Year 1 have made some colorful wind socks.

Dates for the diary

Monday - Please wear old clothes for outdoor learning.

Tuesday – Spring celebration in the church.

Thursday – Please remember to bring PE kits.  We also have the class parents afternoon from 2.15.

Friday -  Spring celebration in the church and last day of school term. 

 


Spring 2 - Week 11 

We have had a lovely outdoor learning week and the perfect weather has made it even better! 

 

On Monday, we have furthered our orienteering skills and the field by following maps and using directions.

 

On Tuesday, we continued our learning about Easter with a visit to the church where we acted out the events of The Easter Story with the vicar.

 

On Wednesday, we all had a morning celebrating World Maths Day.  We had a range of outdoor activities which all helped us to build our maths skills.

 

On Thursday, we were really busy in PE and we practiced jumping, rolling and balancing with control. 

 

On Friday, we had a lady come into school to practice singing for our Easter and the Vicar came into school for a Mother’s Day assembly.

 

The Reception children have continued to learn about The Gruffalo and have done some fantastic independent writing! Year 1’s have continued with Not Now Bernard.

 

The Year 1’s have been having a fun week learning to measure correctly with a ruler and Reception have been learning about 3D shapes and have been practicing building models with them.

 

 

All the children are so focused on their hand writing skills and many have earned certificates towards their pen licensees, keep it up everyone!

 

As the weather start to warm up please make sure that your child has a sun hat, sun cream and a water bottle in school, every day. 

Could you also make sure that children bring their book bag to school everyday, please. 

Dates for your diary

Monday  - Please wear old clothes for Forest School.

Thursday - Please make sure PE kits are in school.

Friday - Please send library books back if you would like them changed.


 


Spring 2 – Week 10 


In outdoor learning this week we went on the field and drew imaginary maps of the Gruffalo’s wood, the children drew excellent maps and used them to follow a route.  We also used a compass to find North, South, East and West.

Our topic for RE is Why is Easter so Special for Christians?  We began our learning with a visit to the church on Tuesday where we were met by the Vicar.  The Vicar showed us all the special places in the church.  Next week we will be returning to the church to hear about The Easter Story.

In English this week the Reception children have been focusing on ‘The Gruffalo’.  They have been acting out the story and learning the story by heart, we are even learning a song about the Gruffalo!  The Year 1’s have been looking at the story ‘Not Now Bernard’, they have been practicing writing Noun Phases to describe a setting in preparation for writing a story next week.

In Maths, Reception have continued to focus on the numbers to 10 and Year 1’s have been very busy estimating and measuring lots of items inside and outside.

In History we have continued to learn about Florence Nightingale.  We have been looking at where she has traveled and have talked and compared all the changes that she made in hospitals.

Also, our sunflowers have started to sprout!  We will be transferring them to larger pots in the next few weeks.

Could you make sure that book bags are sent in every day. 

We sent library books home last week.  Please make sure the library books are in book bags on a Friday, if you have finished reading them,  so that we can change them.

Dates for your diary

Monday - Outdoor Learning, please wear old clothes.

Thursday – Please make sure PE kits are in school.

 


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