Phonics Evening 21st November
Thank you to the Parent that managed to attend our phonics evening.
The staff looked at the different phases of the Letters and Sounds scheme and some ways to support your child.
Information was displayed and staff were on hand to talk these ideas through with parents.
As promised you will find below the presentation and website links to help support phonics.
Phonics Workshop for Parents Nov 2018 final v2
Letters and Sounds
Articulation of sounds (you tube)
‘Geraldine the giraffe’ (Mr T phonics)
Many thanks to all who sent contributions for our Harvest Festival today.
All the classes have produced harvest themed work to either show or perform for our assembly.
Ruby Class have been busy making different themed prints using conkers, fir cones and a huge variety of vegetables provided by parents.
Ruby, Topaz and Opal (Rec) have been learning the story of “The Little Red Hen” and the song Dingle Dangle Scarecrow. Reception have been making hedgehog pictures from leaves.
Opal & Topaz Year 1 have been collecting leaves to fill bottles and designing posters.
Amber class recited a poem titled “Autumn Leaves”. Jade Class a poem called “Harvest” and Pearl class found a poem called “The Harvest Poem” which used a play on words.
The children all performed and sang several songs.
Well done to both children and staff.
Teams take part in field event
This morning KS1 and Early Years had their field events on the field.
It was sunny and hot but the children competed with enthusiasm .
Year six team captains lead their teams to each event.
There was ball bounce, bean bag shoot, football goal and hockey stick dribble.
The Rainbow fish.
As part of our literacy lessons the classes have been looking at the story of the rainbow fish.
They have been retelling the story in their own words and discussing the characters and themes.
Here are the storyboards they used to write their own Rainbow fish story.
Songs and Art work
Our annual Harvest assembly was well attended today. Nursery Ruby Class were able to show some of the activities we based around the story “The Little Red Hen”. We had wheat painting, growing cress and tasting different breads.
Opal and Topaz displayed some hedgehogs they had made from natural materials. Years 1 and 2 were looking at health foods and the foods that we bring to the harvest table. I particularly liked the Baked Beans!
They all sang some harvest songs about farmers work and different beans, backed with some well rehearsed actions. Of course the mandatory Dingle Dangle Scarecrow from Nursery.
Year 2 had a great time during the Outdoor Learning week when the Aldenham and Dell Farm Outdoor Learning teams came to visit the school. Children were absorbed in activities such as Land Art and making Stick Man using the natural resources they searched for and found in the Dell.
We were very proud of our Stick Man creations!
What fun we had in the Dell searching for natural resources.
Look at our Land Art using the natural resources in the school grounds!
Year 1 and 2 are busy rehearsing and creating costumes for their Easter performance of ‘Tattybogle’ and it’s looking and sounding fantastic!
Just as a reminder, performances are on Tuesday 22nd March at 2.15pm (collection at usual time) and Wednesday 23rd March at 6pm (Children to be back in school by 5.30pm).
Your child has been given a letter telling them what clothes they need to bring in for their costume, please check bookbags if you have not had this!
We look forward to seeing you all for what will be a brilliant performance!