Year 6 Newsletter 14/09/22

A Warm Welcome to Year 6

We would like to say a very warm welcome to all of our fantastic new Year 6 families! Already, we have been impressed with how well our pupils have taken to their new roles as the eldest children in our school. Their desire to take on new responsibilities and set a good example has astounded us all.

This week, we have created bunting to adorn the walls of our classroom, each flag created and decorated by a child to represent themselves. We have also begun thinking about our new topics of Harry Potter, the Industrial Revolution and Living Things in Science.

In Year 6, we encourage high levels of organisation with Reading Records needed on Monday and PE kits needed throughout the week. For homelearning this week, we have simply encouraged children to read, enjoying new books and reading for pleasure. We will be sharing reading recommendations throughout the year but here is a list to get our Year 6 pupils started!

Best wishes,

Miss Baxter, Miss Stone and Mr Tanner

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We have had a super start to the new year. The children spent the first few days getting to know each other and drawing self- portraits in art. We were all saddened by the passing of Queen Elizabeth but there were some lovely conversations had with the children about her legacy ( don’t forget that school is closed on Monday). In Science the children have learnt lots about the digestive system and very much enjoyed the “tights” experiment! Keep checking in to find out more.

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Welcome Back to Year 2!

We have had a lovely few days getting to know the children and helping them to settle in and to find their way around this building. We have been so impressed by their independence and their enthusiasm for learning. Activities this week have included discussing and writing our sets of class rules, writing about our summer holidays, talking about the things that we are good at and making balloons to decorate our classrooms, drawing and painting our self portraits and enjoying some PE games outside. Today, at this very important time in the country’s history, we have also talked about and remembered our Queen. Some of the children made ‘Lilly of the Valley’ (the Queen’s favourite flower) cards to mark the occasion. Please can we remind all children to bring coats into school every day. They must also have a PE kit. Many thanks and happy weekend!

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Welcome back to Year 5!

We are so thrilled to have a whole new crew of fantastic Year 5s, who have already astounded us with their politeness and positivity. We can already tell this will be a fantastic year!

Each class has had the opportunity to create a piece of art to represent their new start in Year 5, ready to display in the classroom: in 5LS, children have fashioned their own micrography pieces expressing who they are; in 5MW, each child has designed their own painted pop-up-garden; and in 5GT, Julian Opie art will populate the art wall with brightly-coloured self-portraits.

Each class have also delivered sessions focused on British Values, how to stay safe online, our PANTS rules, why we learn R.E. in school, as well as devising class charters. We are looking forward to starting more subjects next week including Science, French, Reading and PE. Please can we ask that all children have PE kits in school as soon as possible so we can begin our orienteering and gymnastics work from Monday. Also due in on Mondays are reading diaries. All other home learning will be due in on Thursdays. This week, we have asked that the children simply read for pleasure and enjoy getting stuck into a new book!

Have a wonderful weekend!

The Y5 team

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Welcome to Nursery – Week 1

A very warm welcome to all of our nursery children (and families), as we embark on a new term and academic year.   

We have had a really lovely few days in nursery this week, getting to know each other and the nursery room, as well as other areas of our early years setting. Indeed, the children are settling well, making new friends and seem to be enjoying all the resources and activities on offer.  It’s been a really positive start to the term.

A little reminder:

  • Please could you ensure clothing and bags are clearly named.
  • And, as we approach that time of year when we experience more runny noses, we would be most grateful if you could contribute a box of tissues.

Thank you ?

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Welcome to Reception

We would like to say a big warm welcome to our families and children that have started their reception year this week!

The first three days have been great and we have had a wonderful time getting to know one another, making new friends. The children have spent lots of time familiarising themselves with our learning environment and are now feeling much more confident in navigating their way around.

‘Owl Babies’ by Martin Waddell has been our story of the week, the children enjoyed joining in with the repeated refrains and we learnt the Makaton signs for ‘owl’, ‘mummy’ and ‘daddy’.

Over the year, we will be learning about the different forms of narrative that will help us to tell and write stories. This term, we are looking at ‘who’. We will be learning ‘who’ is in our class and the other classes as well as exploring ‘who’ the characters are in all the stories we read.

When we begin our home learning next week, this is where you will find it, attached to the end of our reception blog post. Next week we will be exploring the story of ‘The Three Billy Goats Gruff’.

A few reminders:

  • Please could you check that your child’s uniform and any bags are named.
  • We are approaching that time of year where we all have lots of sniffles. Therefore, we would greatly appreciate a donation of a box of tissues.

Thank you!

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