As a result of concerns around physical inactivity and childhood obesity across the UK, our school are currently implementing two daily fitness initiatives designed to help our children lead fit and healthy lifestyles.
• Daily Running – Children are encouraged to run/jog for 15 minutes each day and children are encouraged to exercise at their own pace. This has been trialled with classes in Y3 and Y5 and the response from children has been positive.
• Take 10 – For 10 minutes each day children and staff complete an aerobic activity set to music.
Both these initiatives are inclusive meaning all children are able to engage and take full advantage of these activities. To support your child in these physical activities can you please ensure they bring appropriate footwear, bottled water and if they are asthmatic – inhalers, with them to school each day.
Studies show that daily physical exercise has many benefits on academic attainment in school. Research has shown physical activity provides brain benefits for children by turning on the attention system including sequencing, working memory, and attention span making children primed and ready to learn.
If you have any questions or concerns please speak to Mr Little.
Leading in Learning – Bronze – Henrique Da Costa
This week in Literacy we have been writing descriptions of the cave from our book Stone Age Boy. Henrique completed a fantastic piece of writing and used lots of amazing vocabulary. Henrique even created this sentence to describe how he was feeling walking into the cave:
‘The more I walked into the cave, the more my fear grew like flames in my stomach.’
Excellent Effort – Bronze – Eva-Lee Petch
Eva-Lee is always hard working, but Mr Little has been particularly impressed with the effort she has shown this week. Sapphire class have been looking at investigations in maths this week and Eva-Lee found this a little tricky at first but she persevered and showed determination to find a solution to the problem. Keep up your fantastic attitude to learning.
Charming Citizenship – Bronze – Ethan Ncube
Ethan has impressed everyone recently with his amazing attitude. Ethan has been working hard on making sure he is always doing the right thing. He has been polite, hardworking and kind in class and can now be relied on to be a sensible role model to others in the classroom. Keep it up Ethan, we all love your mature attitude!
This week Sapphire class have won the trophy for the best punctuality. This week we have had 0 late arivals. A huge thank you to all the parents and children who made an extra effort to come to school on time this week.
Today, we were invited to wear the colour green to school to show our support for the people suffering or were involved in the Grenfell fire in London. By wearing green, we show solidarity and support for the people who died, were injured or lost everything in this tragic event.
A massive thank you to everyone who donated to this cause. We have raised over £200! This money will go towards helping those that have been affected in London.
On Thursday children from across KS2 enjoyed our first ever French day.
Our breakfast club had a French theme and so did our lunch menu!
All of the children in KS2 had the opportunity to choose from three activities across the whole day. These activities covered the whole curriculum and were linked to France. We even had the opportunity to try some authentic French food.
Here are some of our opinions about our French day:
I enjoyed all the fun activities, my favourite part was trying some new sports that I wouldn’t have normally tried.
I enjoyed going to different classes and working with people that I wouldn’t normally work with.
I enjoyed going outside and having a French themed day because we have been learning French all year and I love learning French. It was Frenchtastic!
Excellent Effort – Silver – Maria Amoabeng
This week in our maths lessons we have been continuing to look at Shape. Maria found this a little tricky at first, but she didn’t give up and she persevered. Maria can now identify, name and describe a range of 3D and 2D shapes and explain the difference between obtuse and acute angles.
Leading in Learning – Silver – Daniel Vacar and Harrison Musson
Daniel and Harrison have impressed everyone recently with their amazing attitude to learning. They are a pleasure to have in class. They always put 100% into all their learning and always complete work to the highest standard. Well done boys, Keep it up!
Excellent Effort – Silver – Sirrah Newton
Sirrah has been working incredibly hard in her literacy lessons this week, and has written a wonderful story about Mary Anning. Sirrah made sure she included everything she needed in her story and even drafted sentences on a whiteboard before writing them neatly in her book. Well done Sirrah, make sure you keep up this Excellent Effort!
Today in Sapphire class we all became surgeons! We even wore special surgeons masks! We used our surgery skills to make contractions from two words using scalpels (scissors) to remove the letters we didn’t need. We then used plasters to ‘stitch’ our new contractions back together before adding an omissive apostrophe. We really enjoyed being contraction surgeons and have secured our understanding of contractions and omissive apostrophes!
Today in Sapphire Class we have been working really hard investigating shapes. These investigations were tricky but we persevered and worked really well in our groups applying our learning about shape.
Congratulations to these children who all received mentions in this week’s assembly.
Excellent Effort – Silver – Leon Simpkins
This week in our Literacy lessons we have been writing our own gladiator stories. Leon sometimes finds writing a little tricky, but for this piece of writing he was bursting with fantastic ideas. Leon worked really hard and made sure he met his target not once, not twice but three times in his writing! Well done Leon keep up this Excellent Effort!
Leading in Learning – Bronze – Karolina Jankowska
Karolina has been leading the way in literacy this week. Karolina has been bursting with incredible ideas for her gladiator story. She doesn’t keep these ideas to herself though, Karolina loves to share her ideas with others in the class and always offers tips to help others improve their writing. Keep it up Karolina.
Leading in Learning – Silver – Nevaeh Brown
Nevaeh is the kind of child that every teacher loves to have in their class. Nevaeh is always smiling and never fails to put a smile on Mr Little’s. She always puts 100% into all her learning and always completes work to the highest standard she can. Well done Nevaeh, make sure you carry on leading in learning!