Friday, 18th December 2020

We have had a lovely last week with the class. After finishing off our big story, ‘The Magic Coin’ and completing RE learning based around Advent and Christmas customs around the World , the children dedicated some time to the coming festivities. They got their classroom into full party mode and created some wonderful decorations.

The children looked lovely in their party outfits on Wednesday and enjoyed the Christmas lunch followed by a class disco, more party food and a movie. The children really enjoyed dancing with their glow sticks and with the disco lights, the class was full of colourful lights!

Thank you children for all your hard work this term. We appreciate all the efforts you have made and your very mature attitude towards the changed rules and routines of this ‘new’ era.

We also thank you parents for your continued support this term and for the generous presents and gifts you have given to us.

We wish you all a safe, healthy and happy Christmas and New Year.

God Bless.

See you in 2021!

Ms Varga and Mrs McNamara

 

 

 

Week 7

We have had a wonderful week in Year 1. On Monday we had popcorn and watched our Nativity. The children loved seeing themselves on screen and singing along to the songs.

The children scrubbed the potatoes and onions from our school gardens. Then cut them and put them in the oven. They were delicious!

On Wednesday we had Christmas lunch followed by our Christmas party. The dance moves in Year 1 were amazing!

All the children in Year 1 are Advent Angels!

The children have worked very hard this term and have been a pleasure to teach. I am proud of all of them.

Thank you for our  cards and generous gifts.

Have a wonderful Christmas and a great rest!

Mrs Carey and Mrs Vieyra

Autumn 2 Week 6

Another week has flown by in Year 5.It’s hard to believe it’s Friday again! Today was very exciting and it was wonderful to see the children in their festive jumpers! They really looked the part for meeting Santa!

Also this week, we made angels of hope from clay. We will paint them next week and I’m looking forward to seeing the results.

Have a wonderful weekend.

Mrs Lines

Home Learning:

Research how Christians in another country celebrates Christmas. You can make a poster or a PowerPoint. We will be sharing these with the rest of the class throughout the week. You could include the following:

 

Are gifts given? When? By Whom?

·         Which special foods are eaten? Do certain foods hold any symbolism?

·         What season of the year is it? What will the weather be like?

·         Do Christians from around the world go to Church on Christmas Day?

·         What rituals will be part of the liturgy for Christmas Day?

·         Is there a Father Christmas?

·         Customs regarding decorations – trees, cards, wreaths

·         How to say Merry Christmas in the local language

 

This is due in on Wednesday 16th December

Friday, 11th December 2020

What a festive week Year 4 has had!

Today, they had a visit from Father Christmas. They could ask all sorts of ‘Top Secret’ questions and Father Christmas was very patient answering all of them. They were delighted to receive their box of chocolate!

The children looked fantastic in their Christmas jumpers too!

Earlier in the week. the children did some gardening to plant Spring bulbs into our class gardens and made coins using aluminium foil, inspired by our story ‘The Magic Coin’.

They have made Christmas cards including mechanisms to create moving parts and decorated their classroom with a selection of paper ornaments.

Well done to Alfie and his Mummy making this record sized rubber band ball, which he is very proud of.

Have a lovely weekend,

Ms Varga and Mrs McNamara

See Home Learning below:

Friday, 11th December 2020 Home Learning
Spelling Please log onto spelling frame and practice this week’s spelling words.

https://spellingframe.co.uk/spelling-rule/17/13-Endings-which-sound-like–spelt%E2%80%93tion%E2%80%93sion%E2%80%93ssion%E2%80%93cian-(1-of-2)

completion, expression, discussion, confession, admission, expansion
extension, comprehension, electrician
Reading Please log onto Read Theory and complete at least 2 activities. Update your reading logs.
RE Please research different Advent customs, traditions around the world.

Be ready to present your research, next week Tuesday as part of our RE lesson.

This article is a nice starting point (please be aware, this site contains pop up advertisements)

https://edition.cnn.com/travel/article/advent-traditions-world/index.html

 

Week 6

This week we have been busy preparing for the Christmas Play. It will be on the website on Monday 14th December.

We have continued learning about Advent and each day we are thinking of how we can help others. The children made Christmas cards for people in a care home.

In Maths we have continued to find the difference between two numbers using a variety of resources. We have solved problems by finding the difference.

In Art we used different skills and techniques to create some artwork based on Kandinsky.

On Friday, we had a special visit from Father Christmas. The children were excited to visit him in the beautiful grotto. The children looked great in their Christmas jumpers.

 

In Geography, we have been learning about where we live. On the ipads, we looked at google earth and found the United Kingdom and then the school. Can you find your house on google earth?

Home Learning

Geography – Please go on a walk with your child around the local area. Look out for human features of the environment (those which havebeen created by people) and physical features (those which are natural).

Then draw a map of the route you took and label the road names and the human and physical features that you saw.

Have a wonderful weekend.

Mrs Carey

Year 2 Blog 11-12-2020

Children of the World.

It has been a joyous week in school. It was lights, camera and action for our KS 1 Christmas Nativity.

Every year, Gabriel and the angels celebrate the birth of Jesus by bringing children from around the world to visit the manger. Travelling from as far afield as China, Australia, Ghana and the Philippines, each group is brought to the stable where they tell of their special Christmas customs, singing songs and presenting gifts.

Year 2 along with Year 1, acted, sang and danced brilliantly and they should all be very proud of themselves.

The premiere of our KS1 Christmas Nativity film takes place on Monday 14th December at 2pm on the Year 2 Class blog! Don’t forget to tune in then!

There was great excitement in school today as we had a very special visit from Santa Claus! Everyone looked very festive in their Christmas Jumpers!

Well done to all the children for their hard work this week. No Home Learning!

Have a joyful weekend,

Miss Davey

Week 5

Lots of fun and excitement in Year 1 this week! We started our week with lighting the first candle on our Advent wreath and opened the first door of our calendar. Behind each door is something we can do each day to make the day special for the people around us.

On Tuesday, we received a visitor called Eddie the Elf. Eddie is a kind Elf who has asked us to help him to spread cheer and love during Advent. Reception Class had a visit from the tree fairies who said our Elf took their lanterns. On Wednesday, Eddie was missing and a letter from the tree fairies said they had elf-napped him! We crept into Reception playground and found him taped to the tree. The children wrote amazing letters to the Reception children to ask for their help. Eddie has returned to continue spreading happiness in Year 1!

For National Tree Week, we labelled different parts of a tree and took some tree rubbing to help us to identify different parts of the tree. Then the children had a great time squeezing paint to make tree for each of the seasons.

  

In Maths we have been comparing two numbers by finding how many more and how many fewer.

We have been busy practising our dances for our Christmas Play and will be filming next.

Home Learning

Learn the Christmas songs.

Phonics learning in their home learning folders.

 

Have a lovely weekend.

 

Mrs Carey

Year 2 Blog 04-12-2020

This week was National Tree Week!

Year 2 have been learning how trees are a very important part of our ecosystem. They take in carbon dioxide from the atmosphere and put out oxygen. We thought of all the kinds of wildlife, like birds, bugs, and squirrels as well as other kinds of plants that live in or on trees. Without trees, countless animals would lose their homes or sources of food. Year 2  decided to do some wonderful observational drawings of the trees in our Peace Garden.

In Geography, the children worked together to create their own models of a waterfall. We used the Victoria Falls in Zambia as our inspiration.

The children also compared the weather and climate of Antarctica with Zambia and then created a beautiful Antarctic scene complete with Emperor Penguins.

Home Learning:

Spellings – week 5

Nativity – Please continue to rehearse your lines for the Nativity.

Thank you for your generous donations to our class hamper.

Have a peaceful weekend,

Miss Davey

Friday, 4th December 2020

Year 4 has had another busy week with lots of Christmas preparations taking place as the period of Advent continues.

The children have researched particular time periods for their Magic Coin story writing, finding out details about the Great Fire of London, Pirates or Mars.

They have created multiplication baubles to decorate our classroom with and have been investigating patterns and exploring number sentences.

They have also produced some beautiful water colour paintings inspired by the Annunciation according to Luke’s Gospel.

Well done for Alfie earning a Head Teacher award his Magic Coin paragraphs and Samuel, who has collected 50 house points and turned it into a Gold Star.

We have also decorated our class Christmas trees and participated in an Act of Worship.

This week was National Tree week and the children looked at how important trees are in our environment and the benefits they give.  In design and technology, the children continued to explore making levers and mechanisms and over the next few weeks will be using their new skills to device and create their own greeting cards.

Thank you for all the beautiful musical instruments and also for your contributions towards the class hamper (our theme is white).

We wish you a lovely weekend.

Ms Varga and Mrs McNamara

 

Please see your Home Learning below:

Home Learning Friday, 4th December 2020
Spelling Please log onto Spelling Frame and practice this week’s spelling words. Test yourself t the end.

https://spellingframe.co.uk/spelling-rule/60/12-The-suffix-ous-2-of-2

mountainous, obvious, outrageous, poisonous, serious
spontaneous, tremendous, various, vigorous
Reading Please log onto Read Theory and complete at least 2 activities. Please update your reading logs.

https://readtheory.org/

Science Next week the children will weed our class gardens and then plant bulbs ready for next Spring. Please may I ask that you send in a pair of wellington boots, clearly labelled for Monday, 7th December as the gardens are very muddy.
Study Ladder Log onto Study Ladder and complete the tasks assigned.

https://www.studyladder.co.uk/

 

 

 

Friday 27th November

Exploring Multiplication Games on Maths Frame using Multiplication Tile Crash and Multiplication Miner….the children used their knowledge of their times tables and other tools to assist them.

   

This week, the children have focussed on starting their story plans based on ‘The Magic Coin’ story as well as developing their understanding of dialogue and ensuring they can use the correct punctuation for this in their work.

We have been reading our class book on Half Magic and the children have immersed themselves in this story which is about a girl called Jane who finds a strange coin.  It turns out that the coin grants wishes but only by half!  Ask your child to tell you about this exciting book! Alfie and Ti took the opportunity to show the class their coin collection which the children really enjoyed.

In Maths, the children have been creating and regrouping arrays for multiplication (using the distribution law) and learning multiplication facts through building arrays.  The children have been encouraged to learn the facts for the 2 – 12 times tables as this will  develop their understanding of this solving problems involving multiplying.

Over the last two weeks, the children have been finding out about how scientists have made a difference to our society.  They learnt about George Washington Carver , a world-renowned American Botanist, who devoted his life’s work to helping farmers successfully grow their crops and they have learnt about Dr Ayanna Howard who designed the Safe Navigation Rover to assess the terrain on Mars using human-based logic and choose safe paths accordingly.

In design and technology, the children continued to develop their understanding of mechanics and levers, creating a waving hand mechanism and a moving dragon.  We were delighted to see some of the children try their skills at home too.

Wishing you and your family a lovely weekend.

Mrs McNamara and Ms Varga

 

Homework for this week:

The Suffix – ous

mountainous
obvious
outrageous
poisonous
serious
spontaneous
tremendous
various
vigorous

Science Homework – Create your own musical instrument.

Home learning for this week is also whole-school focus as this Sunday is the First Sunday of Advent. Click here for details.

Additionally, we are providing you with an electronic version of the Wednesday Word, so that each week you can focus with your family on the Advent Gospel readings.

Click here for this Sunday’s copy.

Please continue your child to read daily and record in their reading diaries.