Children in Reception have explored the importance of ‘Show and Tell’ in the classroom. ‘Show and Tell strengthens children’s speaking skills and helps children feel comfortable with talking in front of a group of peers. It encourages the children to use descriptive language and full sentences. Questions like “Why is this special to you?” “How does this work?” and “Where … Read More
Thanks to those of you who brought cakes in last week for the Reception cake sale. They raised £120, which has gone straight into the PTFA account. Vegetable planters have been bought using the PTFA money, as well as a bird table and bird feeders. We look forward to the children planting vegetable seeds and watching them grow and hopefully … Read More
This week Year Three have been working with 3D shapes in maths. The children have named the shapes and identified it’s properties. They have learnt the mathematical vocabulary the children need to work with 3D shapes including; vertices, edges, faces and apex. We are excited to move on to making our own 3D shapes using nets.
Year Two have been investigating the local area around the school. The children used journey sticks to create milestones by using found objects. These bits and pieces will help to remind them of their journey when they draw and linear map and then covert it into a map with symbols.
Apples have been drawing and writing the story ‘Jack and beanstalk’ in sequence this week. Sequencing is one of many skills that contributes to students’ ability to comprehend what they read. Sequencing refers to the identification of the components of a story; the beginning, middle, and end; and also to the ability to retell the events within a given text … Read More
Please remember that there is a Mindup workshop for parents on Monday. Come along if you are interested in learning more about this exciting mindful initiative. The most recent spring assessments have been analysed, so please login to the SPTO system to track the progress your child has made in the core subject areas.
This half term, Year Three will be learning table tennis, however we are still waiting the balls and bats to arrive. So, in the meantime, the children enjoyed polishing their tennis skills this week. They began by developing their control of the racquet while hitting the ball by keeping the ball up in the air for as many shots as … Read More
Year Two started their new tennis topic in PE this week. They used their keen observational and ball handling skills to practise controlling the ball on their tennis rackets. They will spend the next couple of weeks, using their forehand and backhand shots to return the ball to their partners. Some potential Wimbledon stars on the horizon!
In Year One this week, children are beginning to understand the rules of tennis. They started by exploring throwing and catching – initially using a basketball and then a tennis ball. Children discussed why it was easier to throw and catch a basketball rather than a tennis ball. They have then worked in pairs and practised overhead throws. Children focused … Read More