Summer Term 2.
It was a thrill to return to school after the break and be surrounded by a fabulous assortment of castles. Boreal Owls obviously had a lovely time planning and creating; we have attached photographs above for you to see just how amazing the ideas were.
We have a packed term ahead as we roll towards the summer holidays. As last term was slightly shorter we still have a few pieces of English to finish before we move on to a new unit. Our topic web will be following shortly for you to see what is in store over the coming weeks.
This term the children will be experiencing Forest School again, commencing next Thursday. They should come to school in their school uniforms and bring suitable outdoor clothing to change into. Please can you also ensure that your child has a light, waterproof coat on days when our British weather is inclined to be inclement-we like to get the children outside as often as possible even if the weather is not as kind as we expect in the summer.
We will be going to the Cotswold Wildlife Park with Snowy Owls on Wednesday, 19th June. This is to support our topic on Plants of the World and we hope the children return brimming with knowledge and information to share .Homework will still be given out on Fridays and should be returned by Wednesday the following week. Your child should be able to complete their homework independently, although help with spellings, times tables and readings will ensure greater consolidation.
PE will be on Monday.
We are looking forward to a productive term and thank you for your continued support.
Helen Wood Sally Pietropinto.
14.3.19 The importance of clean hands.
Today Laila brought in an amazing device that her mum borrowed from the hospital where she works.
Everyone applied the 'Glow Cream' to their hands and were then instructed to wash them thoroughly.
They then placed their 'clean' hands under the special light which illuminated any germs or bacteria that were still present. The children were amazed to observe that although their palms were relatively clean, the fronts of their hands, fingers and fingernails showed otherwise. A lengthy discussion followed on how long it takes to get hands really clean and whether we can ever wash off all germs.
7.3.19 WORLD BOOK DAY
We had a great time celebrating World Book Day. When the children returned to school from swimming they were eager to get changed into their outfits. It was touching to see how they supported each other, particularly with the application of whiskers, noses, hair gel and hair dye. The result was a motley crew of assorted characters who enjoyed being in role for the rest of the day. Thank you for your hard work in the costume department which enabled all the class to feel involved.
Term 4 Spring 2
Term 4 is already starting get very busy and we are only one week in! Boreal Owls have been learning all about the production they will be performing in with Snowy Owls and we have already distributed the main speaking parts, although every part is important to the success of the play. We have even learnt one song in an afternoon.
Swimming continues on a Thursday morning and German lessons will be taking place on Thursday afternoons.
Homework will be given out on Fridays as usual and will consist of spellings to be learnt, a maths consolidation exercise and/or a writing/topic task. The children are expected to read for pleasure each evening and have their books signed by an adult. Times tables practise is ongoing.
Our topic web outlines the curriculum areas we hope to cover this term-as our performance rehearsals intensify slight adaptions may have to be made.
February 2019 -Egyptians have been the theme in writing, art and craft this term. After being shown pictures of the Egyptian Eye of Horus the children used their own individual artistic flair to develop exciting designs using wax pastels.
Wednesday and Fridays have been a paper-mache days; designing, creating and now painting Egyptian Death Masks. They will look stunning when they are finished.
The children have planned and written some well thought out time slip stories and are showing greater skill at editing and proofreading. Their descriptive language has been a thrill to read. Over the holiday we hope your child will be able to spend time developing their entries for BBC 500 Words competition and, of course, reading as much as possible to increase their vocabulary and exposure to a variety of story genres. Enjoy the break together and thank you for your continued support.