- Message from Mrs Jones
- Reception - All things wheels
- Year 1 Orion and the Dark and Making arrays
- Year 2 Time, Typing and Florence Nightingale
- Year 3 Animals including humans
- Year 3 Les Transport
- Year 4 Leisure and Entertainment in the 20th Century
- Year 5 Camp at Kilve Court
- Year 6 Donate to Ukraine
- Plant Sale
- News from the PTA
Term 5 is in full swing and a warm welcome to our new children and their families who have joined us this week. Year 5 are returning from camp today after a brilliant 3-day residential trip to Kilve Court. The children have been fantastic and have really impressed the adults escorting them. Well done children we are really proud of you and have enjoyed reading your camp reports, and seeing the photos of you in action. Thank you to the school staff for a successful, fun-filled camp. Please see the Szapp tile; Year 5 camp @ Kilve Court.
A Year 6 team participated in the indoor athletics competition on Thursday and Reception have celebrated ‘Sunflowers’ today with a day of activities on this theme. Please read on for news of what other year groups have been learning.
For more information of the curriculum for the term ahead please see the year group curriculum newsletters shared on Szapp.
Monday 2nd Bank holiday, school is closed
Wednesday 4th - PTA meeting, 7.30pm
Friday 6th - PTA uniform collection, car park at drop off & sale at Mary's Living & Giving
Monday 9th - Thursday 12th Year 6 SATs
Monday 9th Year 3 to Beggar Bush activity centre
Monday 16th Year 4 to Beggar Bush activity centre
Monday 23rd Year 6 to Beggar Bush activity centre
Last day of term 5 Thursday 26th
Friday 27th Academy day-school closed for children
Reception have had such a great first week of Term 5 and have been excited to start their new topic ‘Ticket to Ride.’
We enjoyed the sunshine on Tuesday morning when we went outside to investigate all the different types of transport that are in our local community. We got to see a helicopter and an aeroplane and met a balloonist who is going to come and visit us in school to teach us all about her job.
In the outside area we have been making cars using construction materials and have had fun exploring different ways we can travel using space hoppers and the wheeled boards.
In maths this week we learnt about pictograms and enjoyed investigating eye colour of our friends.
We started a new music topic and really enjoyed exploring the instruments during carpet time and using mud kitchen resources to make our own music outdoors!
We are so excited to learn all about transport this term. If you have a motorbike, an old fashioned bike or a sports car please contact the school office. We really value your support with helping to bring our topics to life.
This week Year 1 have enjoyed exploring our new story ‘Orion and the Dark’ by Emma Yarlett. In the story, the main character Orion is scared of so many things including, wasps, spiders, heights and his gran! Year 1 shared and wrote about their own fears before writing a letter to Orion offering advice to help him feel better. Year 1 also painted some beautiful watercolour pictures of the characters from the story. In Maths we have been learning about equal groups. We used counters to make arrays, wrote repeated addition number sentences and practised counting in 2s, 5s and 10s to find the total.
This week in mathematics, Year 2 have been consolidating their learning about time. They've worked hard to identify durations of time and used plastic clocks and their own analogue watches to count in minute jumps. It has been tricky to get to terms with intervals of time 'to' the hour but their perseverance is paying off! In Literacy, the children produced interesting recounts about their Easter holidays. They were all so eager to talk about the places they'd visited and used emotive language to show the reader how they felt. Some even had a go at using homophones!
In computing, the children wowed us with their touch-typing skills. They were very mature and responsible when logging into 'Typing Club' with the Chrome Books. In History, the children had their first lesson about the life and achievements of Florence Nightingale. The children will continue to learn about her work during the Crimea war / nursing in the 1800s before learning about Edith Cavell and Mary Seacole.
Both teachers have been very impressed with how quickly the children have settled back into school routine all how welcoming they've been to the newest class members.
As ever, year 3 have hit the ground running going into our penultimate term! It was a joy to come back after such a long Easter break and see the children happy, rested and well.
To run off all those Easter eggs, we started a new PE topic of athletics. Our first lesson focused on jumping using a range of equipment including ladders and hurdles. You can see in the photos the children has absolutely no trouble with this!
We also started a new science topic of ‘animals including humans’. The children already have a wide knowledge of the animal kingdom and were excited to explore this further. We started with food chains and created our own literal chains using the new vocabulary we had learnt.
Finally we re-introduced ourselves to our ongoing class book ‘The Wild Robot’. The children have been thoroughly enjoying the story so far and as it gets even more exciting we decided to try some role play. We talked about the characters emotions and used this to help deliver some powerful performances!
This week, Year 3 children enjoyed being word detectives. They took a few minutes to move around and look at words written on A3-sized paper. With a partner, they tried to guess what the words might mean and how the words might be related to each other. They were encouraged to discuss and annotate the sheets with their predictions about the meaning of each word. By the end of the lesson, they discovered the name of the new Year 3 French topic (Les transports) and learnt how to say the name of 10 different ways of transport in French.
Year 4 have had a great start to Term 5. In Literacy, we've started our new power of reading book, The Bluest of Blues and we've been learning all about Anna Atkins and her first book of photography. In Maths, we've been finishing off our decimals unit and the children have amazed us with their progress and fluency. In History, we have been learning about Leisure and Entertainment in the 20th century and we have been reflecting on the differences between past and present. Today, we all had great fun learning dance moves from the 1960s and listening to iconic musicians from that decade. Watch out for the dancing divas this bank holiday weekend!
Year 5 have enjoyed a special 3 days on Residential Camp at Kilve Court this week. Please see below photos and daily updates from the children:
Today, we woke up feeling tired but ready to start a new day. First, we headed down for the most AMAZING breakfast ever – a choice of cereals and cooked breakfast. Next, we made our way to our dorms and got ready for our first activity.
After a quick run around we started our next activity- team building, rifle shooting, climbing wall or grass sledging. The grass sledging was so fun- we got to roll down the massive hill at the end of the session.
We finished our activities in the morning and went to the lunch hall to eat our yummy lunch. Then we skipped along to our afternoon activities.
Dinner consisted of pie and chips.
On Wednesday, we left for camp with high energy. Although we had a bit of a delay it was all worth it!
When we arrived, we had free play for fifteen minutes until we found out who was in our dorms. Some of us were in dorms of around seven or eight but others were in groups of two to four. Next, we lugged up our bags into our dorms, but we were unlucky to be at the very top -four flights of stairs up!
After that, we got into our activity groups. Excited, we set off to our first activity of Y5 camp. We had a variety of different activities, involving teamwork, trust and balance. Once we had finished our first activity, we gathered together for a quick break of squash and cake.
After dinner we went in the maze! We played lots of fun games. Whilst we were playing sardines, Mr Curry hid so well that we thought we had lost him! As everyone was very tired, we headed back to the main house and went up to our dorms to get a well deserved rest!
WRITTEN BY Emilia, Jessica, Freya and Imogen.
Nina from 6ED spent the February half term in Poland when the war in Ukraine started. On the way back, when going through the train station in the city, she experienced the chaos and commotion seeing lots of evacuees arriving and the volunteers helping out. When she came back home she asked her parents if she could do anything to help.
She then organised a collection among the parents and children in 6ED of stationery, art and craft materials, sweets, books and other small necessities that would be useful for the 60 Ukrainian evacuee children in Zloty Stok in Poland.
Those children have joined the local primary school where Nina’s mother arranged to have the donations sent, along with a letter from 6ED.
Their donations got to the children in need and were gratefully received and brought a massive smile to their faces and the tears to their mothers and carers.
What a fantastic and kind effort by all of the children and especially Nina-well done to you all.
Friday 29th April there will be a plant and ice-cream sale in the KS2 playground after school.
See you there.
Thanks to everyone’s support for our Disco and Quiz events last term we raised just over £1500 and we hope everyone had fun too.
We will be collecting second hand uniform in the school car park next Friday 6th May. Please drop of clean items between 8:30 and 9:15am. Alternatively you can drop your donations directly to Mary’s Living and Giving Charity Shop on Regent St.
There will also be a sale at the Mary’s Living and Giving next Friday 6th may from 9am-11am.
We will be having a PTA meeting on Wednesday 4th May at 7:30pm – ALL parents/carers/staff are welcome to join us to find out more about the PTA and the upcoming events we are planning.
SAVE THE DATE: CAMPFEST 8 - 10th July – Family camping weekend for Christ Church School families – camp or come for the day!