John Muir Award.
Since February some of the children have taken part in the John Muir Awards scheme. This is an environmental award scheme focused on wild places. It encourages young people to enjoy the outdoors, to learn more about nature and wild places, conservation and sharing what they do.
They participated in a range of activities that met the following challenges:
* Discover a wild place
* Explore it
* Do something to conserve it
* Share your experiences
To achieve the award the children completed all four of the challenges within the required time commitment showing enthusiasm and commitment.
Don't forget our exciting trip to see Lord Carnavon's treasure at Highclere Castle on either Monday 4th June or Thursday 7th June 2018.
Good morning Year 5. We all hope you are enjoying your Snow Day.
It would be really good to see some pictures of your snowmen and snow sculptures when we come back. Why not write a poem about them and we will share them on this web page.
If you have had enough of getting cold and want to do something inside why not challenge yourself on Maths Rock Stars or see how far through the IDL program you can get.
Whatever you decide to do please stay safe and enjoy the snow.
Mrs Pegman (Class teacher - Maple - Year Lead)
Mrs Lake (Schools Direct Student - Maple)
Miss Jessup (Class teacher - Hazel)
Mrs Heyes (Class teacher - Hazel)
Mrs Robinson (Class teacher - Holly)
Mrs Smith (LSA)
Mrs Pass (LSA)
Miss Sturgess (LSA)
Mr Dixon (LSA)
Miss Wincott (LSA)
Spring term 2018
Maple Class have PE on a Wednesday.
Holly and Hazel Class have PE on a Thursday.
Holly Class are swimming on a Wednesday morning.
Hazel and Maple are swimming on a Friday afternoon .
For hygiene reasons children need to bring in their kit on the day that we have PE.
We expect children to have in school: T-shirt, shorts/tracksuit bottoms, trainers.
They may also want to bring a sports jacket for cold weather.
Please ensure your child is able to take out their earrings or has tape to cover them. All children with long hair will be required to tie it back.
We will be going outside for PE in all weathers.
Homework will be sent home on a Friday, and is due the following Wednesday.
English homework will be sent home one week, and then Maths homework the next.
Please remember that Mrs Parry runs a homework club on a Friday after school which all children are welcome to attend. If your child has permission to walk home on their own they may attend without you, if you pick them up please can we ask that you attend as well to support your child.
Each week's list will consist of 10 words which the children will bring home on a Monday to be tested the following Monday. Children will be expected to get at least 7 out of the 10 correct
Any questions please come and ask.
We expect spellings to be practised at home as well as in school.
Help with learning spellings.
It is vital that reading happens at home as well as in school and will help the children in all areas of their learning.
We expect the children to be reading at least 4 times a week at home. This can be aloud, to someone else, or in their head.
When your child reads at home please sign their link book. The children will have a target/question at the bottom of the week's page, this is to help you support your child with their reading. This link book will also be used to communicate messages between home and school, so it is vital children have it in school each day.
By reading 40 times at home, children will be able to choose a reading book to keep.
The National Curriculum states that children should know their times tables up to 12 x12 by the end of Year 4, and are something that are essential to children’s Mathematic learning and confidence.
We encourage practicing times tables at home, focusing on the ones those children feel less confident with.
It is important that children know their times tables ‘out of order’; meaning that they are able to recall them quickly.