Water safety

The children have all had a water safety presentation to raise their awareness of the dangers of water.

The children engaged in games to support their understanding of how to rescue someone safely and how to keep themselves safe in water. image image image image image image image

Please ask your children about it.

Mini Beast Celebration Success

Wow! What a way to end such a successful term in school. We are so proud of all our Foundation Children who sang beautifully and paraded their hats in style.

It was so wonderful to see so many families able to join us to celebrate the end of a brilliant learning journey. We are sure you will agree that the standard of their mini beast clay tile masterpieces was exceptional. Their Year 1 books showed how much they have progressed in their writing from the beginning of the year and their fact files were wonderful to read.

At the picnic the children were eager to show you their cakes and biscuits but we are not sure many wanted to share them!

We are so proud of your children and we are sure you are too. image image image image

RSPCA charity day.

A big thank you on behalf of the school council for all your kind donations for RSPCA.

Your children looked fantastic dressed up as a variety of animals to raise awareness of the charity. The children enjoyed their very own ‘cat walk’ arranged by the school council who judged the costumes. They were impressed by everyone’s costumes and their poses and animal movements and noises too. They found it very hard to choose.

 

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Sounds of the week.

We are so proud of the progress the children are making in their phonics work.

We have lots of fun whilst learning our new sounds and consolidating previous sounds each day.

We hope they tell you about all the reading and writing they have been doing and all the songs we sing together and get you to sing too!

 

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World Book Day

We have had a wonderful day today celebrating world book day.

The Year 5 children came down to Foundation Stage so we could share  books. The year 5 children introduced themselves and then read them books of their choice. Our children thoroughly enjoyed this experience. The Key Stage 2 children then asked ours lots of questions about books to find out the type of books that they enjoy and why. Lots liked rhyming or lift the flap books, some preferred non-fiction to stories but all had lots of ideas.

The Year 5 children returned to their classes to make each child an individual book based on their preferences. They will be coming to visit us again soon to deliver their books. How exciting will that be?

the children had many opportunities throughout the day to share the books they brought in from home with their friends. It was a lovely day. Each child has been given a £1.00 off voucher towards the purchasing of a book to take home with them today. image image image image image image image image image image

 

Rand Farm writing

Wow, wow, wow.

The children have been writing amazing recounts about their trip to Rand farm, recalling lots of fun activities and their favourite bits!

They  have also wrote a letter to Rand Farm telling them what a great time they had and some even asked if they could go back again.

The children have been inspired to paint and draw farm animals and role play as a farmer.

 

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Rand Farm

The children had a wonderful time during our Rand Farm trip. They were impeccably behaved and we were very proud of them . We are hoping they told you lots about the trip.

Many thanks to our parent helpers who enabled the trip to go ahead. image image image image image image

Book Fair

Dear Parents

Book Fair Competition
Tuesday 9th February-Thursday 11th February

During the last week of this term, the Scholastic Book Fair is back in school. It will run from 3.30-4.00 on Tuesday 9th February and during Parent’s Evening on the 10th and 11th February.

We have raised thousands of pounds over the years as a result of your support, all of which directly goes back to buying books for school. We hope that you can support us in the same way again!

Competition

There is also a chance to win a £5 book voucher to spend at the Book Fair. The theme is ‘Love Reading’. We would like your child to design and make a bookmark which shows the importance of developing a love of reading. It could be based around a theme or just share different ideas about what reading means to them. We are looking for:

• A clear message of ‘Love Reading’
• High quality presentation
• Original ideas

There will be a prize for each year group. Entries must be handed into their class teacher by Friday 5th February and will be judged by School Council on that day. Winners will be informed by the end of the day. Please ensure that your child clearly names their book mark – including surname and class.

Yours sincerely,

Beth Saville
Year 3/4 team leader