Children in Need 2017

Children in Need came a day early for us this year due to a teacher training day. This years theme for the BBC fundraiser is ‘Do your thing’ so we asked the children to wear their favourite thing to school.

The children also brought a teddy to school to act as their mascot like Pudsey bear does for the Children in Need event.

Lots of fun was had in our morning assembly and the children enjoyed hearing the stories of children who have been helped by money raised by Children in Need.

Thank you to all of the parents who sent a £1 donation to school today.

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The entrance of Queen Elizabeth II

Entrance of the queen

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Queen Elizabeth II visits!

This weeks celebrity is Queen Elizabeth II and look who popped in for tea!

 

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Watch the Houses of Parliament burn!

What would have happened if the Gunpowder Plot had been successful? Watch what Key Stage One found out yesterday…

 

H of P burning

 

 

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Celebrity Spotlight

Our topic is all about famous people. We have been learning about Guy Fawkes and the Gunpowder Plot.

What would have happened if the Gunpowder Plot had been successful? Key Stage One found out yesterday… Read more ›

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Palaeontologists in Year 2

Fox class have been busy excavating dinosaur eggs this afternoon. They studied the fossils that were left behind. Lots of exciting discoveries made!

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Topic launch

We launched our new topic ‘In the beginning’ with Dr Jones and a very interesting dinosaur he found…

 

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Multi Skills festival

Our children in Key Stage 1 had a great day at Loughborough University taking part in a multi skills festival. They took part in 10 activities including running, jumping, hurdling, throwing and balancing. The children did themselves proud – well done everyone!image image image image image image image image image

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Talk for Writing ✏️

We use the ‘Talk for Writing’ approach across the school to engage and motivate the children in writing. The approach, developed by the educational trainer and writer Pie Corbett, gives the children opportunities to learn texts off by heart, add actions for key words and recreate their own versions of a text. It has had a hugely positive impact on the children’s willingness and engagement with writing.

 

Some of the texts the children have learnt are:

  • Jack and the Beanstalk
  • We’re Going on a Bear Hunt
  • The Tiger who came to Tea
  • The Storm Whale in Winter
  • Room on the Broom
  • The Fox and the Star
  • The Owl who was Afraid of the Dark

…you may want to ask your child if they could retell any of them!

 

Talk for Writing in action!

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…and there was a big, furry, stripy tiger!

 

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…he drank all of the water in the tap.

 

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…he searched and searched…

 

Mrs Richards and Miss Bowman with the Talk for Writing creator Pie Corbett at the recent 'Talk for Writing in Early Years and Key Stage 1' conference.

Mrs Richards and Miss Bowman with the Talk for Writing creator Pie Corbett at the recent ‘Talk for Writing in Early Years and Key Stage 1’ conference.

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Athlete visit

image image image imageWe had the Olympic swimmer Amy Smith visit school and talk to us about her swimming career. She got us doing lots of sporting activities too!

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