Reception- Ten in the Bed

This week we have focussed on the story ‘Ten in the Bed’ by Penny Dale. This is a lovely story that involves counting down from ten as different characters fall out of the bed. The story has linked well with our Mathematics this week as we have been learning about one less and one more. We also learnt to draw a hedgehog, which is one if the characters in the story.

The kitchen has been very busy with children thoroughly enjoying the toast making. Some children ended up with jam all over their faces!

The children have been learning some special Christmas celebration songs – you may have already heard a snapshot from them singing at home. They are very catchy tunes!

Linking with nursery rhymes this week, we have learnt the signs for sleep and bed.

We have been learning how to make our vocabulary grow. Instead of using the word ‘tired’, we learnt that we could use the words: ‘sleepy’, ‘drowsy’, ‘weary’, and ‘shattered’.

Please have a look at the Home Learning that has been attached to find some fun activities that link to each area of your child’s learning. We would love to hear from you about your child’s home learning. Please could you email these to us at: fshomelearning@exwickheights.devon.sch.uk

Just a reminder:

  • Every Tuesday and Friday your child can change their home reading book. This book will be matched to their current phonic knowledge; therefore, they should be able to read the text using their phonic skills. Please can your child bring in their book bag or school bag every day to put their books inside.
  • We are collecting recycled materials for our junk modelling station. Ideally we would like small boxes, washed yoghurt pots and small containers. Please can we ask that any recycled material that previously had nut products inside do not come in due to allergies that we have in school.  Please could the items be brought in a bag. Thank you 
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Year 6 Newsletter 26/11/21

STAR AWARDS

Amy for her enthusiasm and contribution in maths lessons!

Martha for always trying her best and doing extra home learning!

Bella Fox for making a huge effort to improve spellings in her writing!

FIELDWORK TRIP

This week, we went to the park for our geography fieldwork trip! Our enquiry question was ‘How environmentally friendly is my local area?’ We counted cars, pedestrians and bikes, drew fieldwork sketches and completed environmental quality survey. The children had a great time with one even saying ‘THIS IS THE BEST DAY EVER!!’ (Jack)

JAPAN

On Friday’s afternoons our Year 6 pupils have been learning about Japan! They have been learning their numbers to 10, learning about Japanese culture and creating beautiful cherry blossoms in art!

Best wishes,

Miss Baxter, Miss Stone and Mr Tanner

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Nursery – Ten in the Bed

This week the children have thoroughly enjoyed our focus text ‘Ten in the Bed’ by Penny Dale. The story starts with all ten characters (a little boy and his cuddly toys) in bed and counts back from 10 to 1. Each of the characters fall out in different ways and all end up coming back to the bed when the ‘little one’ is cold and misses his toys!

The story has been fantastic for supporting our maths skills when counting and talking about how many were left in the bed. We have enjoyed singing the song and using our fingers to represent each number.

We have talked about bedtime routines this week and how important a bedtime routine is to keep our bodies healthy. We found out that we all have lots in common for our bedtime routine, mostly brushing our teeth, having a bath and listening to a bedtime story.

For snack time this week, we enjoyed some delicious warm toast! We used the opportunity to work on our spreading and cutting skills with a butter knife and chose from soft cheese, butter, jam or marmalade. The children thoroughly enjoyed having toast for snack and did a great job at preparing it for themselves.

The Makaton signs we learnt this week were bed and sleep. Perhaps your child will be able to show you them!

Please have a look at the attached Home Learning to find some fun activities that link to each area of your child’s learning. We would love to hear from you about your child’s home learning. Please could you email these to us at: fshomelearning@exwickheights.devon.sch.uk

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Scientific Investigators in Year 4

This week in Science, we became scientific investigators and conducted our own investigation to find out whether different objects and materials were electrical conductors or insulators. The children made predictions about which materials they thought would be conductors and insulators and then tested their predictions using their circuit building skills. In the end, we found out that all of our materials that were made of metal (such as coins, and aluminum foil) were conductors and the materials not made of metal (such as a rubber and piece of wood) were insulators because our bulbs didn’t light up!

For home learning this week, we received a fantastic array of acrostic poems and wonderfully built boats that the children had carefully constructed. Well done to all!

REMINDER: Please can all children remember to bring in their library books next week as all library books must be handed in before Christmas.

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Cycling, Cities, Socks and Sorting!

What a fantastic few weeks we have had in Year 3. Lots of you enjoyed getting on your bikes and improving your cycling skills. We enjoyed wearing odd socks for Anti-Bullying Week and sorting rocks in Science. Finally, we have been developing our drawing skills in art and created some detailed cityscapes. Keep up the super effort Year 3!

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Reception- Nursery Rhymes

This week we have had a fantastic time introducing the children to a variety of different nursery rhymes. The children have thoroughly enjoyed joining in with the singing and actions and should have built up a repertoire to entertain you with! These might include; Jack and Jill, Baa Baa Black Sheep, Humpty Dumpty, Incy Wincy Spider as well as many more.

Linking with nursery rhymes this week, we have learnt the signs for spider, on and to fall off.

We have been learning how to make our vocabulary grow. Instead of using the word ‘angry’, we learnt that we could use the words: ‘mad’, ‘cross’, ‘fuming’, and ‘furious’.

Please have a look at the Home Learning that has been attached to find some fun activities that link to each area of your child’s learning. We would love to hear from you about your child’s home learning. Please could you email these to us at: fshomelearning@exwickheights.devon.sch.uk

Just a reminder:

  • Every Tuesday and Friday your child can change their home reading book. This book will be matched to their current phonic knowledge; therefore, they should be able to read the text using their phonic skills. Please can your child bring in their book bag or school bag every day to put their books inside.

We are collecting recycled materials for our junk modelling station. Ideally we would like small boxes, washed yoghurt pots and small containers. Please can we ask that any recycled material that previously had nut products inside do not come in due to allergies that we have in school.  Please could the items be brought in a bag. Thank you 

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Nursery – ‘Nursery Rhymes’ week

This week we have had a brilliant time introducing the children to a variety of nursery rhymes. Many of the rhymes the children were familiar with and others were new to them. The children have particularly enjoyed learning actions to accompany many of the rhymes and they have now built up quite a repertoire. Perhaps they could entertain you with some of them!

It is also ‘road safety week’ so we watch a clip about keeping safe near roads and all about the green cross code. The children were fantastic at talking all about how to cross roads and walk to school safely.

This week we also had ‘children in need’ on Friday, the children loved coming to school in non-uniform. We talked all about children in need and raising money for others who need it. We had lots of fun playing various games and completing challenges. Our favourite activity was biscuit making where we made savoury biscuits and decorated them with healthy toppings. This activity was a firm favourite and it gave us another opportunity to talk about healthy eating and the importance of a balanced diet. Please have a look at the attached Home Learning that to find some fun activities that link to each area of your child’s learning. We would love to hear from you about your child’s home learning. Please could you email these to us at: fshomelearning@exwickheights.devon.sch.uk

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Year 6 Newsletter 19/1/21

STAR AWARDS

Tye for his hardwork and gentle nature – a true friend to all!

Mahdi for his exceptional maths this week.

Alex for making a big effort to contribute answers in lessons.

WE’RE MAD FOR MAPS!

This week, children have been continuing with their topic of fieldwork and we have been looking at our local area on different types of maps! We’ve located Exeter, Exwick, our school and some have even spotted their homes!

Best wishes,

Miss Baxter, Miss Stone and Mr Tanner!

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Anti-bullying week

This week in Year 4 we have been thinking lots about anti-bullying week. The week kicked off with Odd-Socks Day on Monday where we had a huge array of odd socks, celebrating how everyone being different is a great thing! In PSHE, we have been thinking about ways to spread kindness to combat bullying. The children had such lovely ideas about how they can be kind to others, and shared times when people have been kind to them and how that made them feel. For home learning, we received a fantastic collection of anti-bullying flags to help spread our message across the school – well done to all!

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Anti-bullying week in Year 5

Since our return from half term, we have studied in various subjects the impact of bullying on our mental health. On Monday, it was wonderful to see a vast array of outlandish odd socks, helping to demonstrate that difference is wonderful! Can you guess the individual from the socks below? In PSHCE, we have looked at the effects of racism, how to be a positive ally and how to ensure that we actively address untruths or injustices. In Guided Reading, our work has focused on understanding the perspectives of all involved in the situation, using texts like ‘Salwe’ and ‘There’s a boy in the girls’ bathroom’ to help our awareness. As part of our computing work on online safety, we have discovered and debated scenarios that may or may not demonstrate cyber bullying, considering how we communicate online. During PPA, the children have reflected on moments of kindness that have impacted them and made their day better – as part of Anti-Bullying Week 2021, our aim is to spread ‘one kind word.’ We are hoping to create a ripple of positivity around our year group and the Exwick Heights community, so hopefully you’ll hear lots of compliments at home!

Anti-Bullying Week 2021: One Kind Word

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