Apologies for the lack of updates, we have been experiencing a few technical issues.
Over the past 2 weeks, the children have been thoroughly enjoying yoga and learning new football skills. They have been listening to their bodies and gaining more control over their movements.
We have had lots to celebrate as the children have been working extremely hard with their reading, writing and phonics.
Well done to Leo, Millie, Ben, Nico, Lucius and Teddy on receiving certificates!
Well done to the children who received certificates on Friday! It was an absolute pleasure to award Milliana, Gyan and Siddiq their certificates for all of their hard work, consideration of others and admirable behaviour. All of you should be extremely proud. Thank you for bringing a smile to everyone’s face last week.
Tuesday - A polite reminder to complete the permissions form for our morning out to John Leigh Park on Tuesday, and don’t forget to inform us if you will be joining us.
Wednesday- We will be holding a Phonics workshop for parents. More information will follow.
We look forward to the week ahead where we will explore through the Seasons and our Senses to support our writing and imagination!
21.10.22 - Half-Term Sponsored Read
To celebrate and encourage a lifelong love of reading at home and school, we are running a sponsored read over half term 22/10/22-30/10/22.
The project is being organised in conjunction with our local Usborne Partner, and all the money raised will go towards brand new books for our school. In addition to the sponsorship money, Usborne will also donate up to 60% of the total raised in EXTRA FREE BOOKS to the school. So, for every £600 raised, we will get an extra £360 in FREE Usborne books!
We always aim to beat our last year’s target which was £1000 in sponsor money with Usborne donating an additional £600 of books for free if our target is met. This will give us a total of £1600 to spend on new books and resources for our children.
Please help us to enhance our reading resources for pupils by encouraging your child to spend a small amount of time each day either reading to themselves, to others, or being read to. They can read books, comics, magazines, newspapers, menus, websites, recipes, poems, leaflets, instructions – anything with words! For younger children in EYFS they can listen to the adult read their books and that still counts.
The class who have the most recorded minutes will win an extra free book and a small treat! All children will receive a certificate for taking part.
If you are able to support our sponsored read, please find on the reverse a sponsorship form and an extra reading log for your child if they wish to use it to record their reading. Please send any money in a named envelope with the class name and the amount raised alongside the forms by Friday 4th November.
As we enter the final week of our first half term back, I would like to say how proud I am of all the children in Year 1. They have worked exceptionally hard this term and transitioned well into KS1. Thank you to all of the parents and children who have been accessing our new phonics scheme through Ed Shed's decodable books. The consistent approach between school and home really does make a difference to the education and confidence of our children.
A MASSIVE CONGRATULATIONS to the children who received their certificates on Friday. It was such a hard decision to choose this week as many of our children have gone above and beyond, especially when it comes to respectful behaviour which has been our focus this half term.
Annabelle was awarded the Reading certificate for her continued efforts towards her reading and the application of her phonetic knowledge into her writing.
Rocco was awarded the Citizen certificate for his kind natured behaviour towards his peers and teachers and for ALWAYS being helpful, kind and respectful.
Hannah was awarded the Well Done certificate for persevering when faced with challenge and demonstrating a can-do attitude. She has overcome many challenges this week and done so with a smile on her face and support from her friends and teachers.
Dates to remember for the week ahead:
Tuesday- Harvest festival
The children are invited to bring in items for the Harvest and we will be attending an assembly hosted by G-Force.
Friday- Halloween Fancy dress
The children are invited to wear Halloween Fancy dress and asked to bring £1 donation.
Good luck to our friends in Class 1SC for their assembly on Friday. We know how busy you have been and we cannot wait to watch you in your assembly!
A HUGE CONGRATUALATIONS to the children who received their certificates on Friday.
Millie was awarded the Reading certificate for reading all of her decodable books over the past few weeks.
Ben was awarded the Citizen certificate for ALWAYS setting a fantastic example, having beautiful manners and for consistently making good choices.
Joshua was awarded the Well Done Certificate for continually trying his VERY BEST in all that he does and most recently applying new phonetic sounds and high frequency words into his spelling and writing.
These will be awarded each week on a Friday afternoon so keep checking here for the winnners :)
A very big thank you to all those parents who attended our Curriculum Evening this week.
We hope you found the information useful and will pass it on to others who couldn't make it. The PowerPoint is available in the Downloads section.
We have seen a big increase in the number of children now using the online Ed Shed reading books... it would be even better for this to continue to increase though! Thank you for your continued support with this, reading really does open the door to the rest of the curriculum.
Have a great weekend everyone :)
Just a quick note to remind everyone that the children's reading books are available online via Ed Shed. These are part of the English homework set in Y1 and are specifically chosen to fit with the phonics sounds your children have been learning in school and the sounds they will use in their spelling words that week. They will be available all weekend for further practise and are very helpful to aid your child to become a more confident reader and writer. There will normally be 4 books set per week, each focussing on a different sound. They are only short and and have nice comprehension questions to ask at the end. Please support your child's learning by reading a short book with them and talking about it each night. If you have any issues at all logging in then please let us know as soon as you can and we will help... we can see who is reading :)
We had a wonderful time on our trip. The children learnt many new facts and pieces of information surrounding castles and the lives of those who would have lived in them.
A HUGE thank you once again to the Friends of the School for their generous contribution.
We hope you like our pictures!
Children have brought home their first homework with them today, along with a letter explaining how this works. Simply put though, they will receive:
1. English each week (which is their online reading books and learning their spellings, for which there will be a test each Friday).
2. Maths each week, which will be on a sheet.
3. Chatterday- optional, extra activities. This will be linked to our topic and given at the start of each half term with enough ideas to keep the little ones going throughout the half term.
Homework will come home in the children's reading folder each Friday, and can be returned the same way each Wednesday.
Login for Ed Shed: Each child has a unique login for Ed Shed where they can access their spellings and reading books. This has been stuck in the back of their reading record/diary. (Please also practise writing the spellings on paper though as this is how they will be tested.)
The letter explaining all about this is available in the Downloads section. Any queries, just email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or catch me at the door.
Thank you in advance for helping support your child's learning at home. Have a great weekend everyone :)
We will soon be uploading some information about reading days, homework, etc. but all of this will take off properly next week, once the children are completely settled in. Please see below for PE information and just ask us if you have any queries.
We sent children home today with a book and a letter explaining how phonics and reading will work this year. Please take the time to read this letter (it can also be found in the Downloads section) and if you have any queries then please just ask us.
We will regularly upload pictures of the children and keep you updated about our activities on this blog so please keep checking back here. Also, please ensure you have granted or denied permission for pictures of your children to be shared on the website or Twitter, according to your preference.
Miss Guy, Mrs Reddy and Mrs Smith-Bernand