Friday, 21 September 2018

Year One become Superheroes!

Year One become superheroes!

Year One's topic this half term is all about superheroes. We have been looking at our favourite superheroes as well as real life heroes in our community across our learning. 

The children participated in a Superhero Workshop this week where they put their super powers to use to save the planet!

The children enjoyed the workshop, thinking about what they would need if they were Superheroes including what they would pack in their suitcase if they were going on a Superhero mission.

"I have new shoes!" - Faizah

"I'm taking a mask to cover my face." - Luke

"I put perfume in my bag" - Anna

Wednesday, 19 September 2018

This week in Year 2...

The children have been getting to grips with their new classes and expectations. There are lots of changes each year- in year two the children now complete jobs, experience new and exciting topics and become increasingly independent with their ICT and activities. 
Here you can see some of the children in action, enjoying their jobs, using purple mash on the ipads, building and creating in the year two areas. Great work!

Monday, 17 September 2018

Year One Reading

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Year One Reading
We are very excited to launch our new reading plan for our Year 1 children.  
This will be similar to the reading experience the children have had in Reception with the addition
of new phonic story books which will match your child’s reading level.
On your child’s reading day they will bring home a real story book, a Read, Write, Inc. book
that they have already read or will soon be reading in school, and one of new story books which they
will use their reading skills to decode (sound out) with you at home. These books will all go home in a
folder and the children should bring them back to school on their reading day to read to their teacher and have
their books changed.
It is very important that these books are kept together in the reading folder we will provide and are all returned to us.
How to help at home
The first time your child reads a story they may need to sound out lots of words.
You can help them if they are stuck by sounding out the word they are stuck on e.g. ‘c,r,a,b’ or ‘c,ar,t.’
The second and third time your child reads encourage them to say the words they know if they do not need to
sound them out to increase the speed of their reading.
To improve your child’s comprehension you can discuss and compare key moments in the story, answer
questions about the story and encourage them to read the story with a storyteller’s voice. The books have
questions and guides at the back to help you to do this.

Our aim is for the children to read with fluency and expression. To do this they need need to read stories
more than once. They will not be expected to read 3 books in one night but should read their books a few
times during the week to increase their fluency.

Look out for our video guide which will show a teacher modelling reading the phonic
books with the children. If you have any questions regarding your child’s reading please speak to your child’s
teacher and they will be able to advise you.
Yours Faithfully,

Year 1 Team

Friday, 14 September 2018

Mulberry’s Certificates

Mulberry’s Certificates

Well done to Steven who received an E for Excellence certificate today. Congratulations to Kyla for her Star Writer award.

 In Mulberry class this week Frankie received the Reciprocity certificate for collaborating with his peers.  Lewie was awarded the Resourcefulness certificate for his creative art work.  

Thank you Rowan Parents/Carers

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Dear Parents,

Just a quick thank you for helping the children bring in their red spelling books today. We had EVERYONE'S book- great job! They were very excited to do their test. You will get their results and new spelling on Monday.

Have a lovely weekend!

Miss Chappel

4R Certificates in Pine Class

4R Certificates in Pine Class

Well done to Ellie-Jane and Lucas who earned themselves certificates for demonstrating the 4R's this week!

Ellie-Jane earned her certificate for her resilience in settling into Year One. Lucas earned a reciprocity certificate for his fantastic collaboration with his friends.

Keep up the good work!

Rowan Class earn certificates!

Well done

Well done to Finley, who received Star Writer and Noah, who received E for Excellence in today assembly.

We also had some other children who earned special certificates during our class assembly. Take a look...

Get Caught Reading!

Congratulations to Aimen, who was caught reading in the outdoors.

Well done to Danny, who was caught reading in a forest.

Maya-Rose,who snuggled up to her cousins for story time.


Well done to Jayden who received a Reciprocity certificate for his fantastic collaboration!

I made my teacher happy

Riley and Danny impress Mrs West from the office with their amazing manners. Mrs West said 'They made my day! What fantastic role models.' Great job, boys.