Penny Class - Reception
Wow! We are SO impressed with Penny Class and cannot believe how well they’ve settled back in to school after the half term. They’ve remembered all of our routines and are doing some brilliant listening. This week we have been recalling all of the things that kept daddy bear awake in our story, Peace at Last. We also created some fantastic bear paintings, learned some bear facts and finished the week with a trip on the minibus to watch a theatre performance of the story. We loved it! As well as all of this we donned our wellies and went on our first walk to look for poppies. We walked to St Martins church and had a look inside and around the churchyard. The children were well behaved and had lots of questions about what they saw. Talk to me about … my walk to the church Words to use … poppies, remember, special, wreath Top tops … have a look at the Phonics presentation on Seesaw. We highly recommend watching the Little Wandle pronunciation videos. We have been reading … Peace at Last by Jill Murphy
Resources:Curriculum Vision Aut 1 EYFS curriculum goals EYFS Curriculum GPC chart Handwriting families Number facts for Year R Parent Plan for A1 Parent Plan for A2 Phonics progression Info Tricky words Phase 2 3 4
Sterling Class - Year 1
This week Sterling class has been busy learning about part whole models in Maths. All the children have been using mathematical language such as part, whole, and total, to explain their mathematical thinking and reasoning, a big well done. In English this week we have been focusing on the 'igh' trigraph, remember that it is three letters that make one sound in a word. On Thursday we all went on a 'Monster Hunt' in the woods, this was to support our learning in Geography all about our local area. The children drew their own map and whilst walking around the forest added their own key, map symbols, and compass points to their map. Whilst in the woods it was wonderful to spot some seasonal changes too and being able to apply this knowledge to our Science longitude study all about seasons! In RE this week we focused on the concept of celebrations and discussed what we celebrate and how we celebrate celebrations in our family, the children then learnt all about how Christians celebrate Harvest and why this is a special celebration.
Resources:Autumn 2 parent plan GPC chart Handwriting Families Meet the Teacher Slides Number Facts Parent Plan for Autumn 1 Phonics Progression Info Tricky words Phase 2_5 Y1 Curriculum
Shilling Class - Year 2
Year 2 have been doing some excellent rehearsals for their Christmas play and are looking forward to showing you all soon! We have been working on our addition and subtraction in Maths, using tens frames and number lines. We have also been looking at the story of the Queen's Knickers and will be writing our own stories- 'The King's Boxers'! We have been learning about the Victorians, especially looking at similarities and differences between then and now.
Resources:GPC Phonics chart Handwriting example Handwriting Families Meet the Teacher Slides Parent Plan Autumn 1 Parent Plan Autumn 2 Phonics Progression Info Y2 common exception words Y2 Curriculum Year 2 Maths facts
Real Class - Year 3
Real Class are working hard on descriptive writing. We are studying magnets in Science and we are looking at differences and valuing those differences in PSHE.
Resources:GPC Phonics Chart Handwriting at Newchurch Meet the Teacher Slides Parent Plan Aut 2 Phonics Progression Info Y3 Curriculum Year 3 and 4 spellings Year 3 maths facts
Euro Class - Year 4
Year 4 have been thinking about healthy diets in science and DT this week. In science, we have been looking at food labels and identifying how much of certain food groups are in the product and deciding if it is healthy or not. We have been tasked with creating a healthy snack bar in DT and have been researching products available on the market to help us. We looked at different types of flapjacks and considered the ingredients, appearance, texture and taste before rating them out of 10. We then started to consider which ingredients we could add to a basic flapjack recipe to make ours more healthy. In maths, we have been learning how to use more efficient methods to add and subtract rather than always using a formal written method, and have been finding out ways to check that our answer is 'reasonable.'
Resources:Curriculum Vision Map A1 GPC Phonics Chart Handwriting Example Meet the Teacher Slides Parent Plan Autumn 1 Parent Plan Autumn 2 Phonics Progression Info Y3 Y4 Spelling List Y4 Curriculum Y4 Maths Facts
Krone Class - Year 5
Krone Class has been well and truly challenged in maths this week. We used our addition and subtraction skills and completed some really hard multi-step problems. We had to work out what operation to use and then use the answer to complete the problem. We used our estimating and using the inverse skills, to check our answers. We also had to think about our presentation, making sure that our calculations are easy to read. In English, we have written diaries this week. Imagining that we are on the Dorset coast, looking for fossils. We have been building our skills up for weeks, learning how to show our feelings through actions and speaking informally, directly to the reader. We also completed our Chinese art project, looking at the infamous Terracotta Army and Ming vases. It really has been a great insight to art from around the world and the class have thoroughly enjoyed it.
Resources:Curriculum Vision Aut 1 GPC Phonics Chart Handwriting Example Meet the Teacher Slides Parent Plan Aut 2 Parent Plan for Autumn 1 Y5 6 Common words Y5 Curriculum Year 5 Maths fact sheet
Yen Class - Year 6
This week, Year 6 have started their new maths unit on fractions. They have made a great start using their understanding of times tables to support them. We have been revisiting some of the classes Year 4 learning on Electrical circuits this week; looking at the parts of a circuit, where electricity comes from, and key vocabulary that will support them with their learning this year. As part of "anti-bullying week", the class joined their peers in wearing odd socks to show that we are all different. We have spent some time together, in class, discussing how we can be good friends to each other.
Resources:GPC Phonics Chart Handwriting Meet the Teacher Slides Parent Plan for Autumn 1 Y6 A2 Parent picture Y6 Curriculum Year 5_6 spelling list Year 6 number facts
We are proud to offer an extremely full and varied programme of clubs which provides opportunities for the pupils to attend in order to develop their interests, but also the chance to try new or different activities. This extended curriculum includes sport, drama, music and some unusual clubs, such as Petanque or Country Dancing, and also provides frequent opportunities for our Island Primary schools to engage in Area and Island events. Music and performance has a central role to play in the life of the School with each Key Stage participating in a Production every year, enabling our pupils to learn a wide range of instruments, participate in choirs, dance and musical productions. We also have committed to participation in the Dance Live challenge each year which encourages the children to dance on stage for example. Support is also provided for families who find it difficult to enable their children to participate, ensuring that no child is disadvantaged.