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Charity Boosted By ‘Best Ever’ Fireworks
30th November 2023
A charity which offers residential holidays for disabled children has received a cash windfall after our annual fireworks display went with a bang. In keeping with the spectacular lightshow in honour …
It’s Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas In Nursery
The run up to Christmas is the perfect time for the Nursery children to express their creativity. They have been excitedly preparing for their Christmas celebration, carefully making stars and paper wreaths and decorating individual crowns to wear for their performance next week. They have also been aiming high and making their own unique designs for Christmas cards, independently choosing what they wanted to make and how they were going to go about it. They are all looking forward to sharing what they have been working on with their families in the coming days.
Sam Forster, Head of Early Years
Reception Home In On Different Places To Live
In our PSHE lessons, Reception have been thinking about how everyone is different and special in their own way. This week, we compared houses and thought about how people live differently to us. In small groups, we drew our own homes and used our listening skills to great effect to discuss how they differed from other people’s.
Natasha Jacklin, Reception Class Teacher
Year 1 Making Sound Progress In Phonics
Year 1 this week continued to develop their phonic knowledge, which will support both their reading and writing skills. The children carefully listened to sounds before speaking words which included these sounds, aimed high when reading books in pairs, and were kind and supported each other throughout their task as they built up their confidence with phonic sounds.
Rebecca Lane, Year 1 Class Teacher
Feliz Navidad On The Minds Of Year 2 Linguists
Year 2 linguists were excited to investigate Christmas in Spanish-speaking countries. Using their speaking and listening skills, the children explored some mouth-watering festive fayre and looked at the different ways the festive season is celebrated around the world at this special time of year. They then got creative, decorating letters to spell out the words Feliz Navidad – Merry Christmas in Spanish!
Leana Staring, Year 2 Spanish Teacher
Strategies The Answer For Year 3 Mathematicians
The erudite Year 3s were aiming high in maths when developing the use of strategies to check their answers. The children looked at estimations and considered how they can be a useful method for checking accuracy of calculations. As a result, they were able to add reasoning to their thinking while also considering what approximations could be used for other calculations. Applying this to real-life scenarios highlighted the preference of over-estimation, particularly in the context of how many packets of biscuits are needed for a school trip!
Henrietta Platt, Year 3 Class Teacher