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An overview of what's been happening in school this week

What another wet and windy week again in school! Our whole school attendance for last week was 94.9%, which is below our whole school target of 97%. Well done to Mrs. Hill and Mrs. Connolly’s class who had the highest attendance last week with a great 98.8%! Just a reminder that our gates are open between 8:40am and 8:50am and collection time is 3:05pm. Please be mindful that the parking area at the front of the school is for disabled parking only and cars should not be parked on the zig zag lines outside the school.

Mini Meteorites have had a great week using their artistic and visual skills to paint daffodils for Saint David’s day. They are currently on display in the room, brightening our day, but we shall send them home to you all over the next few weeks.

Early Years have had an exciting week as the search for the Evil Pea continues….where might he be? I know some of you have been hunting for him at home – keep up the great work! Can the children retell the story to you? You can find some links to some of the Supertato books below -
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QlaMeNmTG6c
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dIMb5oa370o
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BIeAHK-5m6E
Pancake Day was a huge hit in Early Years, too. Delicious! Can children remember any of the ingredients or steps to make them at home?

Key Stage 1 really enjoyed their Forest Day earlier in the week. They had lots of fun exploring the area, playing a game of Vanish and building houses out of natural materials. Following this, children wrote their Hot Write Recounts, writing all about the events of their day and trying really hard to include time conjunctions and use chronological order. What can they remember doing at home?

Lower Juniors have been ‘Reading as a Reader’ this week in English, exploring the new vocabulary in their model texts. Which words can they remember at home and can they tell you their meanings? In Topic, children have continued learning about the Roman Empire, focusing this week on how society was organised and structured. What can they recall?

Upper Juniors have focused their Topic learning on climate change this week, thinking about how humans affect the land and environment. They explored how sea level are rising and looked at the physical Geography of the Polar regions. What can they remember at home?

All of the children looked brilliant in their pyjamas today and enjoyed a range of World Book Day activities – thank you to all who took part. Please get in touch if we can support you in any way or if you feel you can support our learning in school.

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