Well done to all the chidlren who either completed their Commendation Cards, received Values certificates for Values in Action or our Stars of the Week. What superstars you all are!
Class Two are starting their times table challenge this week. Year 4 children are hoping to learn all their times tables up to 12 x 12! Year Two children have been using counters to make arrays to help develop their understanding of multiplication and the times tables.
Year 1 have been busy with our new maths program RM Maths. RM Maths is proving to be a fantastic way to learn and consolidate skills learnt in maths lessons at school. The children have been learning how to log in to their maths page on our maths program. They can enjoy daily maths practice in school and can also access their page at home using their log in which all children should now have.
We are delighted with the ideas that the School Council had for the Tesco Grant we received last year, and like all good things, they’re worth waiting for. The ideas the children have had worked extremely well, with clear areas established, a Friendship Bench, mud kitchens, raised beds and other features. Last year’s School Council officially opened our bandstand too! Our thanks go to Tesco Bags for Life for the grant we received to make this possible!
It was a wonderful way to start the New Year with all the chidlren making such an excellent start to term, displaying such a positive approach to school. Well done in particular to our Stars of the Week, as well as our Values in Action and children who have completed their Commendation Cards. What a start to term!
The School Nursing service across Devon has been developing their service to improve access to a School Nurse and to information and support for all school aged children. They would like to take this opportunity to let you know of some of the changes that have taken place, or are due to take place, and remind you of your local School Nurse team contact details. Find us online at: www.devonintegratedchildrensservices/public-health-nursing or read details in the newsletter below.
We recognise that there are many parents who like to plan in learning around topics in school and thought we’d give you a sneaky peek of some of the learning in classes next term…
In Class 1, the children will be learning all about toys children played with in the past and comparing them to the ones we enjoy today. We will also be looking at the materials they are made from.
In Class 2, the children will be studying the Polar regions of the world. They will find out about the climate and animal life and will question the effect of global warming on these areas. Within their history lessons, they will research the great explorers who traveled to these remote regions. Class Two will also study life in the Stone Age and will be making their own Stone Age shelters!
In Class 3, the children will be learning about Earth Matters including volcanoes, earthquakes, climate zones and biomes. The children will learn about the features of volcanoes, their formation and discover how they are distributed around the world. They will create models, artwork and ‘David Attenborough’ style commentaries and much more.
More information to follow in Class letters at the start of term.
This term’s value is Perseverance we will be exploring when we need to have perseverance and determination to achieve a personal goal. Once again we will have an acrostic poem to help us explore the value.
Eager to continue
Running the race
Sticking with things
Encouraging each other to keep going
Valuing the support of others
Eyes fixed on the target
Reaching a goal over time
Aiming to complete the task
Not giving up
Commitment to keep going
Ending up where you want to be
We hope that the Home Values sheet, available on the website or from the school office, will give you an opportunity to explore the value of Perseverance together at home. Why not try talking about perseverance together at home. We often say that perseverance is something that many children find difficult; however, very little can be achieved in life without it. How would you rate yourself on a scale of 1-10? Can you think of an example of something you achieved by determined perseverance? Is there something you think you could improve with perseverance? Perhaps you might be able to complete the Home School Mosaic Challenge too?
Once again, we will be adding the names of all members of the school community who display the value of perseverance in our Special Book. We like to call these moments Door or Doing moments where we put our values into action to make a positive contribution.
I can do all things through Him who strengths me – Philippians 4.13
The children from Monterey house group enjoyed a non-uniform day as a reward for being the winning house group this term. Excellent work Monterey!
It was wonderful to end the term by saying a big well done to the children who have either made excellent progress in learning, displayed our school values in action or had good attendance. It was great to see so many parents and family there too. Well done to each and everyone of you!