"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."

Ravens 2021-22

Mrs Brickwood, Mrs Barnett and Mrs Wright

Friday 10th September 2021

What an amazing start to the year for the first ever Ravens class!  The children have really impressed me by settling into our new classroom and routines so quickly. 

We had an artistic start to the week, creating Egyptian collars and having a go at writing on 'stone' tablets, all linked to our history topic this term. 

We have also looked at a setting description and identified the features.  I've never seen so much enthusiasm for expanded noun phrases and fronted adverbials! 

Our maths journey for this year has begun too, looking at place value. 

We have even started visiting our reading buddies again and shared our books with children from other classes, which is fantastic! We have also visited our new library and we are looking forward to borrowing lots of exciting books.

Friday 17th September 2021

What another busy week we've had! On Monday, we had our first gymnastics lesson of the term.  I was very impressed with the balancing skills on show and the way the children put different types of balances together to create a sequence. 

We have also worked hard on our skills ready to write our setting descriptions next week.  We have worked collaboratively to think of the best sentences to describe a forest using the five senses.  The children thought of some fantastic ways to describe it by 'showing and not telling!'

In maths we have been rounding to the nearest 10 and 100 and we'll be moving onto 6 digit numbers next week.

On Thursday, the children had a very interactive science lesson with Mrs Barnett all about the digestive system.  The children had great fun learning how the food travels through our body.  See the photo below!

Finally, we have visited the library today and borrowed books, so the children can enjoy sharing them at home.

Have a great weekend and I look forward to seeing you all on Monday for another week of learning.