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Nursery- wellbeing week

Date: 10th Feb 2021 @ 11:20am

We are having an extra focus on our wellbeing this week. So far, we have read a book a day about our feelings, we have practised our Rainbow Breathing to make us feel calm, we went outside and made pictures on the pathway to make people smile and spread some happiness and we have practised some yoga too! The children at home have completed some fantastic wellbeing activities too. 

Doves - LGBT+ Month - Pop n Olly

Date: 9th Feb 2021 @ 4:17pm

LGBT+ Rainbow Month 

As part of LGBT+ Rainbow Month in school, we were given the fantastic opportunity of sending some questions in to Olly Pike. 

Pop'n'Olly is an LGBTQ+ equality educational resource used by children, parents, carers and teachers. The educational resources, used in primary schools across the UK, and beyond, to teach about equality, diversity and acceptance.

Today, we were able to watch a video created by Olly answering all of our questions about LGBT and his resources.

The children loved it - here is what some of them said: 

​Isabella- "I liked this video and I learnt that you can be anything you want to be as long as you are happy,"

Erin - "Olly's video taught more about LGBT+ and that everyone is equal. The books are great to teach more about the LGBT+ community,"

Oliver - "I learnt aht we need to accept how people feel and we should accept that. I also learnt that it doesn't matter if you are different as long as you are happy,"

Jasmine - "I thought that the video was really good because it explained quite a lot. I also really liked the two boosk which Olly read for us, they were very interesting!"


Robins - Yoga

Date: 9th Feb 2021 @ 3:46pm

This week we have been practising some yoga using themes such as minecraft and Frozen to support our wellbeing. We have talked about how it makes us feel calm after completing a yoga activity as we can practise mindfulness.


Outdoor Learning - Improving our mental health

Date: 9th Feb 2021 @ 3:35pm

This week, we have been improving our wellbeing by completing some outdoor activities across school. 

A recent study in the UK found that even just five minutes of exercise in a natural outdoor environment can rapidly improve self-esteem and mental health and wellbeing in young people.

Don't forget to check your seesaw activities for ideas of what you can do outside to support your mental health and wellbeing.

See the attached photos for some super ideas that you could try too!


Penguin reading winners

Date: 8th Feb 2021 @ 2:50pm

I am so excited Penguins, last week we have won the whole school reading challenge. We had the highest per event age of green readers, this is brilliant Penguins! Let's keep it up and see if we can do it again this week! 

Puffins - Home and School Morning Learning - 1-5 February

Date: 6th Feb 2021 @ 9:26pm

The Puffins class children have learned four new sounds and had fun doing a playground or house search for tricky words.  In Maths, they extended their knowledge of number by counting to 50.  They can count in 10s to 50 and in 1s to 50.  Puffins children's next challenge is to find one more or one less than a number.  Our new story was from the picture book, Once Upon A Time.  This is a funny story where a boy complains that nothing happens whilst, around him, fairy tale stories and nursery rhyme characters can be seen in their storylines.  

We have also spent a lot of time working on our EdShed activites as they help us to make our learning 'sticky learning' - this means that we will remember our previously learned work.  Mrs Richmond is delighted that more than half of the class have high Maths scores and one third have high Spelling scores.  


Puffins - Afternoon Learning

Date: 5th Feb 2021 @ 10:18pm

I can't quite believe it's already week 5! We are really missing all our Puffins at home but we are so proud of how amazing you are all being! This week we have been learning about Victorian houses, investigating the suitability of different materials, how and why Jewish people celebrate Shabbat, about pitch in music and continuing our learning about algorithms in Computing. In PSHCE, we read a story called 'And Tango makes Three'. It was all about a baby penguin with two daddies so we all drew our families to celebrate each one being special and unique. 

Art: Drawing and Painting

Date: 5th Feb 2021 @ 4:57pm

In school we have been developing our drawing skills After exploring art  by Georgia O'Keefe we had a practise at drawing flowers close up. Mrs Handley was very impressed with all of our sketches. 

Owls Stars of the Week

Date: 5th Feb 2021 @ 4:48pm

We are so proud of all of you. You are all amazing! 
Here are this weeks Star of the Week, Headteacher nomination, Times Table Star and Spelling Star.

In school we miss our friends who are at home and love to see you during our live lessons. 

Starlings week in school

Date: 5th Feb 2021 @ 3:28pm

Starlings have had a brilliant week in school.

We have experimented with water to see how it changes states and how to manipulate this. We also started to look at what LGBT means as part of our rainbow month. We created some pride hearts and talked about how we can celebrate diversity.


Starlings Star of the Week

Date: 5th Feb 2021 @ 3:22pm

Well done to our weekly winners!


Penguins Star of the Week

Date: 5th Feb 2021 @ 2:55pm

Well done to our star of the week! Violet has worked so hard on her learning from home, always gives 100% and has made massive progress with her writing. Well done superstar! 


Woodpeckers Awards

Date: 5th Feb 2021 @ 2:20pm

We have had a super week once again in the Woodpecker class. 

Our Star of the Week this week is Layton. Layton has impressed us this week with his positive attitude, excellent effort and his hard work across all lessons. Well done Layton. 

Our photos show our TTRS and Edshed winners who have worked hard on these at home and practised lots over the week.

Eli is our reader of the week and has earned this week's book challenge draw for reading 5 times at home and submitting his reading record. 

We also have our reader of the week from last week in our photo gallery. Well done to both children and enjoy your books. 

Finally, we have our first pen pass awarded so far this year. Beautiful writing and a well earned pen! Well done. You have set the standard. 

Nursery - Awards

Date: 5th Feb 2021 @ 1:17pm

Well done to our Rainbow Challenge winners this week. They have worked very hard to complete all their Chinese New Year challenges.

Well done to our Star of the Week for amazing effort in all his learning.

Well done to our Reading Challenge winner who has read 5 times this week.


Kingfisher star of the week

Date: 5th Feb 2021 @ 12:46pm

Well Done to the star of the week Zak Webster

Eagles - Geography

Date: 5th Feb 2021 @ 12:04pm

Great work in Geograohy this week!

Eagles carried out an experiment to recreate the effects of the water cycle. The also recorded themselves talking through the water cycle process using key terminology.


Doves - Computing

Date: 5th Feb 2021 @ 12:00pm

Computing - Microbits

In computing this week, Doves have been developing their skill of coding with Microbits. The children were able to use coding to create a love heart and also create a name tag, where a word is formed. 

They loved it!

Eagles - Award Winners

Date: 5th Feb 2021 @ 11:55am

Well done to this week's award winners!


Star of the Week:

Ysobella - for excellent effort during live lessons this week and for writing 2 excellent poems, including a fantastic final performance!


X-Table Award:


Evie completed an average of 12mins practise per day over the last 7 days. Great effort!


Spelling Award:


Neve practised her spellings 73 times this week on spelling shed! Great effort.

Weekly Winners!

Date: 5th Feb 2021 @ 10:11am

Weekly Awards

⭐️Star of the Week⭐️

A huge congratulations to our Star Of The Week in Swallows this week. She has put in a superb effort to produce some fantastic home learning (even baking some delicious-looking jam tarts for mental health week), keep it up Lucy!

HT Golden Book Nominees

This weeks nominees were Stephanie for her outstanding outcomes in her learning at home and Oliver for his continued resilience with his learning in school.

A huge congratulations to Stephanie for achieving the Head Teachers award too!

Spelling Award

The spelling award goes to Amelia this week for working through the activities on Spelling Shed in her own time!

TT Rockstars Award

This times tables award goes to Imogen this week for her motivation to practice and improve on her maths.

Doves - Weekly Awards

Date: 5th Feb 2021 @ 9:53am

Weekly Awards

⭐️Star of the Week⭐️


My star of the week this week is for Lilly! Lilly has been an all-round superstar in class this week. She has shown positive attitudes to all aspects of school life, demonstrating maturity. In all lessons, she has put in 100% effort, growing in confident through consistently demonstrating resilience. 


Spelling Award

The spelling award goes to Heidi this week for practising consistently every day! 


TT Rockstars Award 

This week the winner is Kailtyn for always practising her times tables.


Reading Solutions

Well done to the following children, who have this week moved up a level on their Reading Plus- Oliver Bl and Ellie. 


Reading Challenge 

Well done to Emelia who has won the reading challenge this week for reading 5 times. 

Robins - Weekly Achievements

Date: 5th Feb 2021 @ 9:51am

Congratulations to Freddie who has won our star of the week this week!

Freddie attempts every activity on Seesaw and puts 100% into all of his work. It is always a joy to see Freddie's work because I know he has taken his time and put a lot of effort into producing it. Well done!


Robins - Home Learning Celebration

Date: 5th Feb 2021 @ 9:15am

I am incredibly proud of all Robins this week whilst we have been learning from home. We have worked on producing a fact file about a famous Victorian invention. Here are some super examples!


Well done to Kody, Oliver and Poppy!

Doves - Home Learning

Date: 5th Feb 2021 @ 7:59am

Home Learning: 

Another week of home learning, Seesaw activities and amazing outcomes from the Dove Class: 

We have covered a lot this week: 

Understanding and writing figurative language(Writing)

Learning some tricky Fraction work (Maths) 

Analysing Christian Christmas Adverts (R.E)

What is a raw material? (Science) 

Understanding and explainingt the water cycle (Geography). 

Keep up the hard work Doves! 

Here are a selection of work from those lessons! 

Nursery - Rainbow Month

Date: 4th Feb 2021 @ 2:06pm

In Nursery we have been looking at the artist Kandinsky. He painted circles that we're all different colours. We talked about colours that are our favourite. We used these colours to make our own circles that represent ourselves inspired by Kandinsky.


Penguins - Amazing home learning!

Date: 4th Feb 2021 @ 1:45pm

We have had another week of amazing home learning from Penguins.  They have done brilliantly on our live Maths lessons.  One of their challenges was to build a bridge for the Chinese animals to cross over, these bridges are brilliant! Well done Penguins!

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