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Reception Blog Autumn 2017

Tuesday, 3 October 2017

Reception Autumn Blog 2017

Welcome to Reception.

On Friday 1st September, the new Reception children came in for their first day at school.  I am pleased to say that they have all settled in well and are really enjoying themselves.  They are having lots of fun exploring their new classrooms and all the learning challenges within them.  The children are looking forward to welcoming all the children next week when they begin full time sessions.

Just a reminder to make sure all your children’s clothes are labelled, particularly jumpers and cardigans, as you can imagine we have a lot of green jumpers.

Mrs S McDermott/Mrs S Shingleton/Mr Patel

Year 1 Blog Autumn 2017

Tuesday, 3 October 2017

Welcome to what we hope will be an exciting year in Year 1! We have settled well and are getting used to our new routines.   We are working very hard and producing some lovely work.  This half term we are enjoying finding out about ourselves and using all of our senses.  Thank you for the lovely ‘All About Me Selfie’ sheets, we enjoyed finding out more about each other. We are looking forward to learning about our wonderful world next half term. We will be finding out where different fruits come from and making a fruit kebab!

Please remember your child needs to bring their book bag and water bottle to school every day and will read with an adult twice a week during our Guided Reading sessions. Please keep reading regularly at home and practising the weekly spellings.

We will be sending homework home on a Friday for it to be completed and handed in the following Thursday morning.

Our PE lessons are on Tuesday mornings and Wednesday afternoons. The children should have their PE kit in school on a Monday morning so it is ready for the week. If your child has their ears pierced, could you please either removed them before school or provide plasters to cover their earrings.

If your child wishes to purchase toast and milk for the week, please send in £1 for each on a Monday morning so their order can be placed.

Miss Harper / Miss Neville

Year 6 Autumn Blog 2017

Tuesday, 3 October 2017

 

This term Year 6 will be completing Geography based topics on mountains and rivers. During this topic we will explore how mountains are formed, famous mountaineers and essential kit needed to climb a mountain.

Later in the term we will be focusing on rivers and how they are formed and how they change shape. Children will have the opportunity to complete their own river study when they attend Chasewater Outdoor Education Centre later in the term.

In DT children will be researching, designing and making shelters. Alongside this there will be a focus on the development of reading, grammar and writing skills as well as maths as we continue to work towards the expected Year 6 standard, and beyond.

Miss C Lamb/Mr P Pratt/Miss J Tiddy

 

Year 3 Blog Autumn 2017

Tuesday, 3 October 2017

Wow, what a super start to Year 3 we have had so far. The children have impressed us with their enthusiasm, eagerness to learn and effort.

Our topic this term is ‘Amazing Egyptians’ and we will find they really are amazing! Over the weeks we will find out about how the Ancient Civilisation lived, about different jobs and rituals as well as discovering Egyptian Gods.  We will go on a trip to the Birmingham Museum where the children will be able to handle objects from Ancient Egyptian times and prepare a body for mummification… pulling brains out through noses, pulling organs out of the body and wrapping the body in bandages – what’s not to love?!   We will also have time to explore all the exciting Egyptian artefacts within the museum.  The children will be set a project to find out more about life in Ancient Egyptian times, which will give them (and you!) an opportunity to get creative.  More information will follow in a few weeks.

3H will begin swimming lessons soon, which is always an enjoyable experience!

The whole year group begin their violin lessons next week. They will be taught how to hold and play it properly before they will be allowed to bring it home.  Once they are bringing it home they will need to ensure it is in school every Thursday for the lesson – we don’t have any spares.  Please encourage your child to practise at home (maybe invest in some good ear plugs for these first few weeks!) as we are hoping to be good enough by the end of the year to be able to take part in a big concert with other schools.

Please continue to help your child continue their learning at home.   Everything you do with your child is beneficial to them, but we would hope as a minimum each child is reading with an adult at least 5 times a week, completing their literacy and numeracy homework, practising their spellings and learning their times tables.

Mrs E Hawes/Miss L Albrighton/Mr D Herrmann

 

Year 2 Autumn Blog 2017

Tuesday, 3 October 2017

 

The children have settled in well and are getting used to their new routines.  We are enjoying learning about the island of Madagascar and writing creatively using the film as our inspiration. Did you know Madagascar is the world’s oldest and fourth largest island!

In Science we are finding out about the life cycles of different animals including Humans and matching offspring to their parents. We will be finding out about the basic needs of animals for survival. We are also going to be learning about the importance for humans of exercise, eating the right amounts of different types of food, and hygiene.

This week is Roald Dahl Week. We are enjoying listening the story ‘George,s Marvelous Medicine’ and creating recipes for our own medicine as well as describing our own lovely grandparents. Class 2B have a class assembly on Friday 6th October at 9.00 all about Roald Dahl.

Mrs E Baugh/Mrs J Torson

Year 4 Blog Autumn 2017

Tuesday, 3 October 2017

Year 4 Autumn Blog 2017

Year Four have already started our topic of Invaders and Settlers!  We are preparing for our invasion of Chester on Thursday 12th October, by finding out as much as we can about the Romans and Celts.  Later in the term, we will also be feasting and becoming a Roman on our Roman day in School. Costume requests to follow…

4JW are busy preparing for their assembly this half term, where they will be sharing what they have learned so far with the school.

Our visiting peripatetic music teacher will begin his sessions of playing the djembe, glockenspiels and drum pads. This will continue throughout the year and we look forward to performing to parents later in the year.

Mrs S Worrall/Mrs H Jones/Miss J Webb

 

Year 5 Blog Autumn 2017

Tuesday, 3 October 2017

Year 5 Autumn Blog 2017

This term Year 5 are excited for their new topic ‘Is anybody out there?’. We will be learning all about the Earth and other planets. During the topic, we will be designing and making our own rockets and training to be astronauts. In Literacy, we will look at the ingredients of a good story and trying to create our own. We hope you will enjoy reading them! 5E will be going swimming starting on Monday 11th September.

Ms D Evans/Mr D Brooke