"Pupils behave well. They play happily together and consider each other’s needs very well.""Parents are right to be pleased with the quality of teaching at the school.""Pupils learn well because the work they do provides good levels of challenge and helps them learn new skills.""There is a happy and purposeful atmosphere in classrooms.""The curriculum supports pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development effectively.""Pupils get off to a good start in early years."

Magpies 2021-22

Mrs Sims and Mrs Linehan

Friday 17th September

It has been another brilliant week in Magpies class this week! The children have continued to enjoy their learning and work incredibly hard in lessons! In Literacy we have been learning about the important features of a setting description. This morning the children came up with some super adjectives and expanded noun phrases to describe the city of London as it blazed in the great fire!

In our Maths lessons, we have been developing our understanding of tens and ones. We have been using the part whole model to find different ways of making a number. The children have used the Base 10 to help them!

On Tuesday afternoon, we enjoyed a tennis house competition to practice using our tennis skills from Year 1. We will await to see the results of the winning house team!

We also enjoyed our computing lesson this week, where the children learnt all about coding. They were able to give instructions to help control the airport and make sure the planes were flying in the correct direction! They even managed to include sounds in their coding!

For Science this week we learnt how to gather and present our data. Using our knowledge of materials, we enjoyed a material hunt around school to find out how many different materials we could find. The children neatly presented their findings as a block chart.

In Music we enjoyed learning our song 'Hands, Feet, Heart'. We used the glockenspiels to play the notes G, C and A along to the music. A great way to end our Friday afternoon together!

Our Star of the Week this week goes to Maisie. Maisie has been welcoming to our new children and showing that she is always ready to learn in Magpies! Well done, Maisie!

 

Welcome to Magpies!

Friday 10th September

What a fantastic first week together as our new Magpies class! The children have been superstars and they have enjoyed their learning this week!

Our week started with a day of History. We learnt all about Charles II and even had a very special visit from him! Then we learnt how to compare the rich and poor houses in the Tudor times. The children enjoyed building their own houses out of junk models. Take a look at our pictures below!

In Literacy this week, we have started to practise our Kinetic Letters, full stops and we have even been learning about cohesion! The children have put all their concentration into doing the very best writing they can.

In Maths, we have started building up with numbers to 50. We have been using Maths resources to help us and reminding ourselves of the tens and ones in a number. We even tried some really tricky reasoning problems.

Here are a few helpful notes for the week:

Spellings: Spelling books will need to come in on a Monday each week. Please help your child to practise their spellings using Kinetic Letters at home.

Reading: Your child should have brought home a reading book and reading diary. Please read with your child at least 5 times each week and record it in their diary. Reading books will be changed each Thursday.

Library: Your child will also bring home a library book each Friday to share together.

PE: Our PE days are usually Thursday and Friday.

Thank you for your support! We are looking forward to a great year in Magpies Class!