We have had a lovely week in Year 5 and are working hard to learn all about Explanation texts. We have consolidated our knowledge of place value over the past 3 weeks and are now moving on to formal addition and subtraction. The children particularly impressed me with their artwork this week, producing some detailed sketches of flowers and grasses with their growth mindsets firmly in place! In music, we are focused on the song ‘Don’t stop believin” and it was fantastic to have 5 of the children bring in their own musical instruments (3 guitarists, a recorder player and a drummer) to accompany our singing.
Hope you all have a great weekend (despite the slightly pessimistic weather forecast!)
The children have thoroughly impressed me this week with their positive attitude towards learning and their enthusiasm to embrace a growth mindset. This has stood them in good stead whilst exploring numbers to a million (ordering, comparing, multiplying) and writing descriptive and narrative poetry. We also started our music unit this week, looking at the song “Don’t stop believin'” with the children demonstrating that everyone can sing and enjoy music!
I hope you have restful weekends,
The children had a fantastic week in Reception and they managed their first full day so well today!
We have been busy learning about the areas in the classroom with a grown up. All the children listened to the instructions given. They can now set up the painting equipment, use the bikes safely outdoors and also do the washing up after they have eaten snack. We were so impressed!
During Phonics this week the children practised writing their letters in shaving foam, glue and paint! We had lots of very messy hands!
Just a reminder for our Welcome Meeting on Monday 17th September at 2:45pm in the classroom.
Also please check out the notice board daily as I will be updating it regularly with news, dates and events coming up.
Have a wonderful weekend and see you all on Monday!
Mrs Kent, Mrs Gelborova and Mrs Archibald
Happy Friday to you all, at the end of a busy week back at school. The children have taken the transition to Year 6 in their stride and it has been a pleasure starting to get to know their various personalities!
We have had lots of conversations about expectations for the top end of school and I am sure that the children will rise to these and embrace the different positions of responsibility, showing themselves to be fantastic role models to the rest of the school.
Today, the children have come home with their homework packs and their first week’s spellings, along with a request from me to ‘read, read, read’ as much as possible: 20-30 minutes a day would be ideal! Some of the class are also keen to improve on their times tables knowledge (and also test scores) so hopefully they will be counting in their 7’s as they climb the stairs, or in their 6’s on a car journey!
Thank you in advance for all support at home and I look forward to seeing you all for the early drop off prior to our residential trip!
Have a restful weekend.
Wow! We were so impressed with how well the children settled into school this week. They have all done extremely well.
We have had a very busy week exploring the classroom both indoors and outdoors. The children started Phonics on Day 1 and they did such a fantastic job! We have now learnt the letter sounds m, a, s and d. We have sent these four letter handwriting sheets for you to practise with your child at home. All the children joined in with the Jolly Phonics songs and loved meeting Scrap the dog and Fred the frog who help them with their reading.
The children made lots of new friends and played in many different areas of the classroom. They also enjoyed many activities such as cutting up courgettes, painting, riding bikes, building rockets and much more!
We introduced Bruno Bear today which the children were very excited about. Today Bruno chose to go home with Jack for the weekend. I wonder who he will choose for next Friday!
Please take a look at some of the photos below from this week. Also as you come into the classroom on Monday you will see our Learning Journey display which shows what they have been doing each week.
Hope you all have a wonderful weekend!
I hope you all had an enjoyable summer break!
It was so lovely to welcome the children to Year 5 this morning. They were full of enthusiasm and excitement! We started the day with an outdoor game and then thought about our Classroom Promises. Next on the agenda was the launch of our new topic ‘Rainforests’. The children used books to research some of the features of a rainforest and then created ‘rainforest boxes’ in small groups for our display. We finished the day with some maths activities around place value.
Welcome back to Year 1 😊
We were so impressed with how well all of the children settled so quickly this morning and how they have loved exploring their new classroom.
Thank you for helping them to choose their lunch options this morning. We will display the lunch choices on the whiteboard outside our classroom everyday so that when the children come into the classroom they can quickly complete their self-registration.
We just thought we would give you a few pieces of important information to start the term but if there is anything you would still like to know then please do ask us at drop off/pick up time.
Reading books – We would like the children to put their reading book and reading record into the basket by the cloakroom on a Monday and Friday morning so that we can change their books. We will move towards children doing this more independently by the end of the first term.
PE kits – PE will be on a Tuesday and a Thursday. Thursday’s will be outdoor PE so as the weather gets cooler you may want to pop a jumper in their PE bag.
Wellies – Please make sure that your child has wellies in school. These can go straight onto the welly racks outside our door.
Summer photos – If you have any photos from the summer holidays we would love to see them. We are making a ‘summer selfie’ board in the cloakroom area so if you could bring these in by the end of the week that would be great 😊
As I said, any other questions please do not hesitate to speak to one of us. We will be updating our ‘Learning Journey’ wall in the cloakroom area on a weekly basis so keep an eye out for what we’ve been up to!
Mrs Lemarie and Miss Jeal 😊
What an amazing week our class have had! This is always a busy time of year, with lots going on, particularly in Year 6!
On Monday, some of the class represented Two Waters at an athletics event; on Tuesday, half the class spent the day at Hemel Hempstead School at a Mathsland event; Wednesday was a day for sharing and celebrating their well-deserved SATs results which reinforced just how much the children have pushed and challenged themselves this year; Thursday saw them wowing us all with their amazingly, talented performances at the Year 6 production of Shakespeare Rocks (so proud); and finally, today saw their last skiing session at the Ski Centre where all children have made great progress over the past six weeks!
The class have brought home their school reports today, which are a reflection of their fabulously, individual characters: enjoy!
Your children are an amazing bunch and this week has been full of highs and smiles. Now, to enjoy their last school disco and then a restful weekend, before our final week together at Two Waters, (commencing with Thorpe Park Monday!)
I was so proud of all the children yesterday as we visited Chiltern Open Air Museum for our ‘Goodnight Mr Tom’ day. Every museum staff member we met praised the children, describing them as ‘delightful’ and ‘beautifully behaved’. First, they experienced what the Blitz would have been like. They then visited Mr Tom in his cottage (polishing brass, cleaning shoes and exploring the concept of an outdoor toilet!). Next, they crossed the Green to see Mrs Brant in her 1940s prefab with running water and electricity. They helped her with her washing and played some 1940s children’s games. Finally, the children were immersed in a 1940s school room, using slates and fountain pens with ink wells. They were all shocked at how strict the school room was! Pictures are in the Year 5 Gallery – here are a couple below!