Reception – Summer Week 11

It has been another busy week for us in reception as we near the end of our final half term! We have continued our preparation for the move to Year 1, talking to the children about all the things they are excited about as well as anything they may be feeling a little nervous about. On the whole, the general feeling is one of excitement! The children are looking forward to meeting their new teachers next week at the transition sessions and finding out more about Year 1!

  • We have been exploring more complex patterns in maths this week including 3 and 4 step patterns, as well as creating our own point scoring games with beanbags and hoops and even a little counting in 2s which the children were brilliant at!
  • During letters and sounds we have now covered everything for the year and are consolidating all of our learning. The children have worked so hard and we are very proud of their hard work and resilience.

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

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Year 1 Enjoy a Violin Showcase!

Year 1 were treated to an afternoon of music making on Tuesday, when our violin teacher Mrs Bull came to visit, along with Mrs Mabin and some older pupils from across the school in Years 2, 3, 4 and 5 respectively! The visiting children are all learning the violin with Mrs Bull and had come to give us a little concert! They played various songs that they had been learning during the year and talked to us about what it is like to play an instrument. Mrs Bull answered our questions about the violin and Mrs Bull and Mrs Mabin even played a duet! We had a lovely time and really enjoyed hearing some live music. If you would be interested in your child learning the violin, or another instrument (we offer lessons in piano, guitar, drums, flute, clarinet, saxophone and from September, singing), look out for the letter on MCAS which lists the contact details for each of our instrumental teachers. If they have space, they are happy to teach pupils from Year 2 upwards. Feel free to get in touch with the individual teachers if you would like to know more. It would be lovey to get some new instrumentalists up and running in September.

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Great team work and sporting fun in Year 2!

We had a fabulous time at our Sport’s Day on Tuesday. The children threw themselves into all the activities and the class relay races in particular were hotly contested! Well done to 2SM who were the overall winners on the day . ALL the children were champions in our eyes. Everyone worked super hard , tried their absolute best at everything and supported their class mates wonderfully. There were so many smiles – it was lovely to see. Well done Year 2!

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Reception – Summer Week 10

This week we have been thinking about all the changes that will be happening at school for our children. We have talked about all the wonderful experiences we’ve had in reception this year and been looking ahead to our next term in Year 1! On the whole the children are feeling excited and are looking forward to the transition. Very soon they will get the chance to meet their new teacher, spend time in their new classroom and find out lots of exciting things all about Year 1.

  • This week in maths the children have been demonstrating a deep understanding of numbers to 10 with an emphasis on the composition of each number. They have done this through the use of rekenreks, dice frames and 10 frames as well as using concrete counting objects and their fingers to support. Maths has been a real strength of our children this year, they have worked very hard and benefitted greatly from the daily maths mastery sessions.
  • During letters and sounds the children have been reading and writing words ending in -ing and -ed e.g. crowded, sparked, smearing and groaning. They have also been practising reading and spelling all of the tricky words we have learnt this year.

A request:

We are very low on our recycled materials used for our junk modelling and collage station. Ideally, we would like wrapping or wall paper, small cardboard boxes, washed yoghurt pots, plastic lids, kitchen rolls (no toilet rolls please) and small plastic containers. Please can we ask that any recycled material that previously had eggs, milk or 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 Have a super weekend – The Foundation Stage Team   

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Year 6 Newsletter 30/06

Paramedic and Police Visits

This week we welcomed PC Ben Davis to Year 6. He spoke about entry routes into the police as well as protected characteristics and being good citizens in our communities. He also let us see the inside of his police car! It was a really positive experience for our children and an opportunity to ask super questions!

We were also fortunate to have paramedic Sam Gamper offer to come in on Wednesday. Children were taught how to perform chest compressions – with our Year 6 pupils entertaining him with many rounds of ‘Staying Alive’ by the Beegees! He also allowed us to go inside the ambulance, with some even lucky enough to try out the lift and sit in the driver’s seat!

Sporting Success

Following last week’s blog about our sporting success, we have received even more! We will do another blog post soon so keep sending in photos and trophies!

Best wishes,

Miss Baxter, Miss Stone and Miss Clarke

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Innovation winners!

Our Year 5 Innovation team have only gone and done it – they have won the Ted Wragg Innovation competition across all our primary schools! The (very worthy) winners spent the day at Exeter College alongside other Ted Wragg schools, before presenting their sustainable project to a range of industry experts. Despite understandable nerves, our team performed remarkably and delivered a heartfelt presentation filled with detail and thoughtful ideas to ensure a better future for us all. The judging panel clearly agreed, awarding us first place! Each child has received a medal and a £20 voucher for their effort, as well as an action-packed day at Exeter College!

Riad, Leila, Amelia, Felix, Flavia, Anoush – thank you for representing our school so incredibly throughout this competition. You are superstars! A huge thank you also to Ms. Lloyd-Seetim and Mrs Long, who have supported the team throughout with any and all organisational needs.

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Sports Day – Year 3 / 4

The year 3 /4 team would like to thank you all for your amazing support and patience, with the rescheduling the of our sports day event. Your children, as always, were brilliant! It was so lovely to see them all taking part in the different events and cheering each other on. When we returned to class, the children were all congratulating each other and genuinely proud of themselves and their friends. What fabulous children! It is a real delight to be working with them all.

As the weather is getting warmer again, can I please remind you all to send your children into school, wearing sun cream, with a sun hat and a full water bottle. As the term draws nearer to the summer holiday, the children may be spending more time outside, to enjoy their learning.

Have a wonderful weekend!

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