Date: 17th Jan 2021 @ 10:59am
Congratulations to this weeks achievement winners! I was so so impressed with all the hard work from ALL the children at home and in school this week. It was an incredibly tough decision.
However, Ralph has worked so hard to complete every activity and has a go at almost all steps. I can tell he is really challenging himself and working hard. The work he submits is of the highest quality and I can tell he is taking great pride with his work. Well done Ralph!
A huge congratulations to the children who have been working hard on spelling shed and times table rockstars too. The children who have had the most activity on spelling shed and times table rockstars have received a certificate too.
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Well done to our reading challenge winner too! He has read 5 times and won the luck draw so he has received a book for his effort.
Date: 15th Jan 2021 @ 6:31pm
What a wonderful week we have have in the Woodpeckers. So much impressive work from both the children in school and at home. The work completed has been of the highest standard and it has been great to see the children keeping up with such high levels of presentation and detail.
Thank you to all the parents who have worked incredibly hard to support their children at home. It is a difficult time but together we have managed to continue the children's learning to a very good standard.
It was a hard decision for Mrs Latham and Miss Wardle to choose a star but we carefully considered all the work we had seen both at home and in school.
This week's star has been chosen for presenting work using carefully considered handwriting with kicks and flicks, for working hard to make sure targets were in his work and for showing a high standard of behaviour. Well done!
Our TTRS and Spelling Shed awards have been awarded to the children with the highest scores this week based on the amount of time they have used the programmes.
Our reader of the work has completed her reading 5 times this week. Enjoy your book, it looks an exciting read!
Date: 15th Jan 2021 @ 4:22pm
We have made a brilliant start this week with our home learning.
Keep it up Starlings!
Date: 15th Jan 2021 @ 4:11pm
In science today the Woodpeckers made raisins 'dance' and investigated gases and their properties. They discovered that carbon dioxide weighs something this was something they didn't know at the beginning of the lesson!
Date: 15th Jan 2021 @ 4:00pm
Well done to our Star of the week this week!
Phoebe has worked extremely hard this week with all areas of her learning. She has been engaged and shown an enormous amount of determination in school. Keep it up Phoebe!
Date: 15th Jan 2021 @ 3:35pm
I am incredibly proud of all the children who are learning from home. The work you have been submitting through Seesaw is amazing and I can see all the hard work you have been putting in to each and every activity. I am incredibly proud of you all!
Here are some great pieces of work from this week!
Date: 15th Jan 2021 @ 3:24pm
⭐️Star of the Week⭐️
My star of the week this week is for Henry! Henry has blown me away with his maturity to adapt to the changes of learning from home. He has continued to engage with all learning at home from morning tasks, afternoon tasks and extra curricular opportunities like The Gates Games. In addition to this, every day he strives to complete his work to the best standard, awaiting feedback on his work before you returns and edits and improves. I have been blow away with your maturity and hard work!
The spelling award goes to Kate this week. Kate has completed 32 spellings games this week!
TT Rockstars Award
This week the winner is Emelia. Emelia has spent 5m and 51s on average every day practising her times tables.
Date: 15th Jan 2021 @ 2:47pm
The children in Puffins class have had a busy time both at school and at home. They watched the short animation 'The Catch' and used it as a stimulus to to help them to order a story; use ly words (adverbs) and develop their writing of extended sentences. Puffins class has also completed work on addition within 20 and learned the new phonics sounds 'ear' and 'air'. They were also introduced to some 'sneaky' sounds in Phase 4.
Mrs Richmond and Miss Southern are delighted with the effort we have seen from everyone in the class. Every child at home has worked just as hard as the children in school. Thank you very much to all of you!
Date: 15th Jan 2021 @ 12:45pm
Well done to our Rainbow Challenge winners. They have worked super hard this week to complete all their Rainbow Challenges. They have been building igloos for penguins from sugar cubes, cutting out circles to make a penguin and making music to go with Arctic animals.
Well done to our Star of the Week. This young boy had been a shining star this week, trying hard with all his learning and being enthusiastic towards everything he has done.
Well done to our Reading Challenge winner. You read 5 times this week!
Date: 15th Jan 2021 @ 9:38am
This week's Star of the Week, Times Table Rockstars Champion and Spelling Shed Champion
Well done to this week's Star of the Week. This person has shown excellent engagement across all areas of the school curriculum and even put in an excellent effort at this week's physical activity challenge.
Leon practised his spellings for this week 96 times at home!
Zac practised on TTRs for an average of 15mins a day - 1hr 45mins this week!
Date: 15th Jan 2021 @ 12:30am
What a different yet wonderful week for all children in Puffins! Those of us who are in school are really missing all of our Puffins at home but it has been wonderful seeing all the work you have been doing at home! It has been a week of firsts and starting our brand new topics! This week we began our History topic, The Victorians, and focussed on the life of Queen Victoria. We also began our RE topic 'Who is Jewish and how do they live?'. This week we learnt about what is precious to Jewish people. Our Science topic for this half term is 'Materials', we began this by describing, comparing and grouping materials by their properties. In PSHE this week we thought about the importance of rules; our home Puffins created rules for their homes and our class Puffins created rules for school. Our class Puffins have also been learning about what an algorithm is and enjoyed making jam sandwiches as part of our new Computing topic! We had a wonderful art lesson, exploring different media and experimenting with lines and shapes and we enjoyed playing the 1234 pulse game in Music. Take a look at some of the fantastic thing we have been up to!
Date: 14th Jan 2021 @ 9:10pm
It's been such a shame not to have been able to welcome Eagles Class back after Christmas as planned, but that hasn't stopped the children producing some fantastic learning outcomes at home this week.
Date: 14th Jan 2021 @ 4:10pm
I am incredibly proud of all the children who are learning from home. The work you have been submitting through Seesaw is making me incredibly proud and I am so happy to see you are all working hard. I found it really hard to choose work to showcase through our blog as you have all blown my socks off this week!
Here are some super pieces of work which have made me happy this week!
Well done Kody who represented equal groups using a very creative way.
Well done Mia, who has done a fantastic character description about her butterfly. Me and Mrs Penman were so impressed!
Well done to Malika for finding some excellent research all about Queen Victoria.
Ralph has completed almost every step for every activity too. An excellent effort and dedication to challenging himself, even whilst at home.
A huge well done to Poppy who perservered and completed this wonderful piece of creative writing.
As I said, it was so hard to choose between your amazing work. You are all making me a very proud teacher! Keep up the hard work and I hope to see you all soon.
Date: 14th Jan 2021 @ 4:02pm
Robins have been working hard in school this week developing and exploring algorithms for our computing lessons.
An algorithm is a set of instructions to achieve an outcome.
This week, we made a jam sandwich and made a sequence of instructions on seesaw.
Well done Robins!
Date: 14th Jan 2021 @ 2:19pm
This week the children in the Woodpecker class have been incredibly busy!! They have researched our new author and drawn pictures to go with Chapter 1 of our new novel. We definitely have some artists in the making! In Maths we have worked hard to master the column method for multiplication and master it we most certainly have. Martin Luther King Jnr has been our focus in our reading and we have explored a text about him to answer questions and to explore vocabulary. In writing we have been writing descriptive sentences about The Blitz and we have been very impressed with the sentences created, you used lots of exciting targets in your work. PSHE work has involved us creating some beautiful posters about rules to keep us safe. Finally, we made an amazing start on our History topic of Wartime Westhoughton by completing timelines to show when in History this event happened. Absolutely fantastic learning from all the children, both at home and in school. Here are some amazing examples of work from the children working at home. Well done to you children, home learning isn't easy and we are incredibly proud!
Date: 14th Jan 2021 @ 9:13am
Well this isn't the start to 2021 that we all wanted, however I've been so impressed with the children who have been working at home. They have been so committed to their learning and the quality of their work has been outstanding. It's not the easiest situation but all the children are making the most of it and working with a smile, which is lovely to see! Here are some examples of this week's super work from home.
Date: 13th Jan 2021 @ 5:45pm
We have been really enjoying learning all about Winter this week in school and have got really stick in to all our challenges. We have been building snowmen out of cloud dough, igloos out of sugar cubes, making winter pictures and prentended to be melting snowmen! We have also been using lots of new and exciting words to describe winter.
Date: 13th Jan 2021 @ 5:39pm
I have been so proud and so impressed with all the homelearning every single Penguin has been doing at home this week. I know its not easy and you are all missing school but you are making me so proud and showing real resiliance, keep it up Penguins.
These are just a few of the wonderful activities that some children have been busy with at home, I especially love the snowmen!
Date: 12th Jan 2021 @ 10:52am
Some more super learning in Nursery this week within our Winter theme. Our new starters have settled in fantastically well and the older children have been wonderful role models.
Date: 8th Jan 2021 @ 9:39am
In Nursery we have been learning all about Winter and lots of our learning has stemmed from this theme. Just look at the amazing activities that have been completed at home and in school this week! We are very proud of all our children. Super stars!
Date: 7th Jan 2021 @ 2:28pm
As part of our winter topic we went on a winter walk this afternoon in our school grounds. We got ourselves ready in our winter suits and wellies and went outside. When we were walking we talked about what we could hear and touch. The children came up with some great words like crackle and crunch. We then used our bodies to make different shapes and patterns in the snow. We have also brought some snow inside for us to explore in different ways!
What have you done with the snow at home?
Date: 20th Dec 2020 @ 9:18am
Well done to this weeks reading challenge winner. She has read 5 times this week, had her name pulled out of the lucky draw and has won a book.
85% of Robins have read 5 times this week. Well done!
Date: 20th Dec 2020 @ 9:16am
We had a fabulous day in Robins. We had a party and played musical statues, had a dance to some of our favourite Christmas tunes and then settled down with popcorn and juice to watch The Grinch. Have a lovely Christmas Robins! I will see you in January.
Date: 18th Dec 2020 @ 1:05pm
Well done to our house point winner and reading challenge winner this week!
Date: 18th Dec 2020 @ 10:13am
We have had a lovely day today playing lots of party games. We have played pass the parcel, pin the nose on the snowman, musical bumps and had a film and a gingerbread man as a treat! Have a lovely break everyone.