Year two have been discovering all about the countries of the world.
In the class they have a lovely wall display showing cities and countries on the world map.
They have looked at the UK and cities around the UK labelling where to find them.
Amber class have also looked at seeds and plants in different places of the world.
They have produced some lovely hand writing to explain about the differences. I particularly like one I read about the Japanese Maple.
World Book Day Activities
It would not be a World Book day without some fort of dressing up so this year we chose to come to school and read our books in our pyjamas. The children came in many varied outfits and looked splendid in assembly.
Local Author Suzan Moule
Local author Suzan Moule came to talk to and read with Early Years and KS1
We started the day with an assemble about the value of books and reading.
This was followed by small groups sharing the experience of’ Woody’s Park’ her children’s book based on the adventures of Woody the dog and his friends in the park.
Later in the morning Suzan talked to years 4,5 and 6 about ‘The Author’s writing journey’
Hopefully she will inspire some of our pupils to have a go at writing their own stories and who knows may become an author themselves one day.
Local Publisher Mr Richard Barker
Also during the day Mr Richard Barker, who works for a publishing firm came to talk about
‘The Life of a book’.
How does the original story go from a rough draft to a finished book?
Richard spent time with the KS2 classes explaining the process.
Many thanks to both our visitors for their support of our World Book day activities.
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.