Reception – Final Week

We have had a great last week, we listened to our favourite stories from the year, had our class treats as we filled our pom pom jars and even played some party games to celebrate!

We would like to thank you for all your kind wishes, cards and gifts that you have generously given the Foundation Stage team. We wish you a super holiday and look forward to seeing you in September.

Message for Reception:

Collins big cat online books will be available throughout the summer. Please do continue to read regularly with your child/children to continue to support their reading development.

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Years 2-5 Wowed by the Royal Marine Band!

We had a HUGE treat this morning, when a group of performers from the Royal Marine Band based at Lympstone came to entertain us. We listened to the sound each instrument made in turn (tuba, trombone, saxophone, trumpet, drum kit) and were treated to a range of popular songs, including Reach for the Stars (the ‘older generation’ teachers enjoyed that one!!) and Sweet Caroline. Some of the children even got to join in on a range of percussion instruments! It was a wonderful, truly inspirational morning – the sound that the band make are incredible. We all loved it.

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Year 2 Talent Show

We had a great time this afternoon enjoying our first ever school talent show! There were lots of different entries from all three classes. We enjoyed football skills, gymnastics, songs, dances, flute and clarinet trios, the saxophone, magic tricks, beat-boxing, drumming, drawing, jokes and even some riddles. Well done everyone!

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Year 2 Say ‘Farewell’ to Mrs Neal!

Year 2 have been busy bees this week, preparing a special leaving song for Mrs Neal. We have been quietly rehearsing in secret, perfecting the words and the actions, and finally got chance to perform our masterpiece on Monday in the achievement assembly. Mrs Neal was delighted with our song and said that she was very touched and that it made her feel emotional about leaving. Kevin in Class 2JM decorated a copy of the words that we presented to her. Here is the song – and a video of us preparing for our special performance on Friday! Goodbye and Good Luck Mrs Neal!

(To the tune of ‘If you’re happy and you know it clap your hands!)

  1. Goodbye to Mrs Neal, Bon Voyage

           Goodbye to Mrs Neal, Bon Voyage

           Goodbye to Mrs Neal – how sad do we all feel?!

           Goodbye to Mrs Neal, Bon Voyage

2) She’s off to lead a school in the sun

She’s off to lead a school in the sun

She’s off to lead a school – we hope that there’s a pool!

She’s off to lead a school in the sun

3) Mrs Neal has been headteacher for so long

Mrs Neal has been headteacher for so long

Mrs Neal our head, has a different school instead

Mrs Neal has been headteacher for so long

4) We will miss her every day and wish her well

We will miss her every day and wish her well

     We will miss her every day, please come back    sometime to play                 

  We will miss her every day and wish her well

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Reception – Summer Week 12

  • In maths the children have been learning how to follow a map to find hidden treasure using positional language. The children have also used a variety of blocks to create their own mazes helping to direct toy characters to find their way out. They especially enjoyed designing and drawing detailed rooms in their own make-believe houses using the story ‘If I built a house’ by Chris Van Dusen as inspiration. We had aquarium rooms, roller coaster rooms, dancing rooms and even rooms without gravity!
  • During letters and sounds we have continued to consolidate all of our learning. The children have been reading words to match with pictures, practising their tricky words and writing a range of dictated sentences. We have been very impressed with their perseverance and how they are becoming more independent with their writing, well done reception!
  • We want to say a big thank you for joining our summer fete on Wednesday; we hope you all had a fun time!
  • On Thursday and Friday morning the children met their Year 1 teachers and got to take part in some fun activities, these included building their own marble runs which was very exciting!

We hope you have a super weekend – The Foundation Stage Team

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Year 1 – Finding our five a day

In DT, we have been learning about different fruit and vegetables and how to stay healthy. We made top trumps cards about low and high sugar foods, played healthy plate bingo and lots of other games to encourage us to think about what we eat. Year 1’s favourite activity this week has been the 5 a day hunt for 12 fruit and vegetables around the classroom, corridor and playground. We are hoping to have another go outside next week!

In maths we have been consolidating all of our learning with quizzes, art challenges, tangram patterns and class activities such as estimating how long it takes us to do 20 starjumps.

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Year 2 have a great time at the zoo!

Year 2 loved their time at the zoo on Wednesday! We saw tigers, monkeys, lemurs, meerkats, a giant tortoise, a gorilla, a huge owl, the giraffes, the zebras and the baboons…..amongst others things! We managed to dodge the rain showers for the majority of the day, enjoyed eating our picnics in different places around the zoo and were lucky enough to see the lions prowling around, whilst keeper Matt talked to us about how they hunt for their food in the wild. It was a great day out for everyone!

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Year 5 and Year 2 Sharing Success!

We love to celebrate our achievements here at EHPS! 5GT and 2JM got together this morning to share the wonderful things that we have been up to! The Year 2 children loved reading the older children their ‘Bubbles’ writing, from our recent visual literacy unit, and Year 5 made us all smile by showing us their fabulous hand-made toys – the final outcome from this term’s DT project! Well done all – what a lovely way to start the day!

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