Year 2 learning w/b 19.6.23

This week we’ve been really busy! The children have done some lovely writing on a short film called ‘bubbles’ and have used some brilliant adjectives in their work.

In maths, we have been using the scales and weighing things in grams and kilograms. Your children might be looking in the kitchen cupboards to find the different weights of food items but we’ve told them to check first!

In science, we’ve learned about food chains and the children ordered some different food chains before making their own.

A real highlight this week has been the final production of the pockets that we’ve designed and made. The children have loved planning and making these, and as you can see, the designs were colourful and imaginative.

2MO’s pockets

2JM’s pockets

2SM’s pockets

We hope you have a great weekend from the Year 2 Team.

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Reception – Summer Week 9

  • This week in maths we are reviewing and assessing number bonds to 5. The children have been finding ways to partition (split) a set of 5 using rekenreks, their fingers and dice frames. With the help of a familiar counting song ‘5 little speckled frogs’ the children have been using what they know about 5 to work out a hidden number.
  • During letters and sounds the children have been reading and writing words ending in -s and -es e.g. jumps, melts, torches and sports. They have also been practising reading and spelling the tricky words;put, pull, full, push, my, by, like, some, come, love and do.
  • Sports day was a real hit! We expect that you were as proud of them as we were; what great team spirit and enthusiasm shown from all! We were also very pleased that the weather was kind to us; it was a great event for both the Nursery and the Reception classes. Thank you for coming to support us.

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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Grenville Day 4

We have been getting wet in the harbour today with kayaking and raft-building and enjoyed a big roast dinner followed by Eton mess. The high ropes was a challenge for lots of the children and they did really well. Everyone gave it a go with lots of them reaching the top! Crabbing was very exciting and another lovely sunset.

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Grenville Day 3

It’s been another fun-filled day of activities with 5MW and the other half of 5LS joining us at lunchtime. Have a look at some action shots of the crab racing from last night, yummy food and group activities. The children have been brilliant at working together and encouraging each other to have a go!7

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Grenville Day 2

What a day we’ve had on our Year 5 holiday! 5GT and our 5LS friends are so excited to tell you all about our adventures tomorrow, and pass the baton onto 5MW and the rest of the 5LS team. Take a look at just a few of our wonderful snaps below:

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Reception – Summer Week 8

It has been another great week in reception, the children are now fully back into the swing of things and ready for a busy and exciting final half term of the year!

  • We have continued with our ‘into space’ theme learning facts about our universe that scientists and astronauts have explored. The children were fascinated that the planet earth is constantly moving around the sun and that it takes one whole year to orbit!
  • The children have been busy practising the events they will take part in for our annual sports day. They are very excited to show off their sporting prowess as they balance, jump, hurdle and sprint their way to the finish line!
  • This week in maths we are reviewing and assessing number patterns with 1-10, including odds, evens, double facts and how to distribute quantities evenly. The children are once again impressing us with how much they have retained this year.

A request:

We are collecting recycled materials for our very popular 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 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 lovely weekend – The Foundation Stage Team   

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Year 1 – Perfect partitioning

This week, Year 1 have been using their knowledge of tens and ones in maths to represent, partition and compare 2-digit numbers with the correct symbols. We have been very impressed with their efforts and their explanations when comparing numbers.

They also had the chance to consolidate their understanding of compass directions linked to our geography topic.

In writing lessons, we have been changing the text of ‘I love bugs!’ to ‘I love pets!’ and a few of the children in 1JM took it upon themselves to make an ‘I love teachers!’ book which made us all smile! Here is some of our warm up work on labelling bugs with different adjectives:

In PSHE lessons we have talked about life cycles of animals and humans. We thought about what has changed since we were a baby and the stages that animals go through as they develop, such as a caterpillar to a butterfly.

In science, we have been labelling the parts of a plant and the children got creative making big sugar paper plant collages, connect and lego constructions in the shape of flowers and a mini garden in the roleplay area.

In RE this half-term, our big question is about how to care for others and the world around us. We read the story of the Good Samaritan and reflected on ways that we could show kindness to others in need.

Have a great weekend!

Year 1 team

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Year 6 Newsletter 16/06

This week, we wanted to celebrate sporting success in Year 6! Where do we begin?

Girls’ Football Success

Firstly we wanted to congratulate our girls’ football team for coming second in the city! Many schools participated in a tournament on Monday and we could not be prouder of our team! They displayed resilience, team work and skill!

Molly S, Ellie W, Nuala, Willow, Ava, Lily, Molly D, Summer and Maia we wanted to say a huge congratulations to you all!

Sports Day Success

We also wanted to say well done to everyone in Year 6 for their tremendous efforts in their sports day races! We were so proud of their javelin throws, sprints and relays! Well done to 6EB for being the winners from Year 5 and 6, with 6ST and 6CS coming third and fifth respectively. We were so proud of everyone!

Individual Success outside of school

Our Year 6’s success extends beyond the classroom too! Outside of school many have been awarded football trophies! Well done Noah, Ismael, Ollie and Riley! If anyone else received a trophy, please do let us know!

Finally, a HUGE well done Noah for his cycling success! He has been working hard at home and completed a 3 hour cycle last weekend! This is such an impressive achievement!

Have a lovely weekend!

Best wishes,

Miss Baxter, Miss Stone and Miss Clarke

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