Heroes in Blue
Remember to share our final version of 'Heroes in Blue' to get our views up and then was some great rainbow design from the key worker children this week!
Timmy (4JM) and Daniel (2MF) went to pick strawberries but as they were mostly gone made the switch to pick onions. We hope there were no tears!
This week we have been talking about The Enormous Turnip and the characters in the story.
The children have been discussing the life cycle of a plant and are amazed by how much their beanstalks have grown. Bevon said “They are starting to have roots and grow a stem.”
In Maths we have been weighing various fruit and vegetables and introduced Number Bonds to 10.
Laila said “I weighed a potato and avocado, the avocado was heavier than the potato.”
Genevieve said “So I weighed a pepper and avocado. I found the avocado was heavier than the pepper.”
In literacy we have been completing story maps and rewriting the story with the support of a story mat.
We have spent a lot of time preparing the children for the transition into Year 1. They now feel confident and excited about the next step in their school career.
Next week we will be discussing Mixed up fairy tales. Please keep up with reading every day and practising Magic 300 words.
A huge well done to Anthony, Kayan, Toby (UFSP) and Noah (UFKT) for completing all levels on Magic 300! Superstars!!
Happy Father’s Day to you!
With many thanks and best wishes,
The Upper Foundation Team
Year 1 have had a wonderful week enjoying their learning and being able to be outside more.
The children were eager to see their friends on Teams on Wednesday. Each of the classes had the opportunity to listen to a story and the children shared how they are going to spoil their dads, grandads and uncles on Fathering Sunday.
In Mathematics the children have been talking about position and direction. The real challenge was whether we could follow the clues to find the treasure. They worked hard to set interesting clues for one another using the coordinates to support them.
We have been reading Katie in London which links our Literacy and Topic focus this term. The children have been spotting their favourite landmarks and telling stories of their own experiences there. We have been practising writing through captions, exciting posters and beautiful postcards.
Thank you to the children who are learning at home for continuing to send in your work. It is lovely to see how hard you are working. On Teams we have enjoyed seeing some of the children’s fruit and vegetable patches they are tending to so lovingly, a new swimming pool and skateboard!
To all the dads, grandads and uncles we hope you get to put your feet up.
HAPPY FATHER’S DAY!
Microsoft Teams meeting week 9:
Wednesday 24th June 11:15am
The Year One Team
Year 2 are delighted to be back in bubble school this week in our 3 groups Hubble; Bubble and Toil and Trouble!
It’s been so exciting to see each other again and we haven’t let the rain dampen our spirits
Seb has brilliantly presented his learning about the end of the Roman Empire as a news broadcast.
Elodie's poem (Rights) was inspired by Benjamin Zephaniah and is about the BLM campaign and Rosie's maths was an investigation to put the numbers 1 - 9 into a 9 square grid, ensuring that the difference between each pair of connected numbers was an odd number!
Matilda has put together a wonderful independent project on the Tudors! Matilda has dyed wool using natural agents, learned to weave on a loom and made a little rug with the dyed wool. THEN she made a powerpoint presentation about it, which ends with her playing Greensleeves on her violin. WHAT A SUPERSTAR! Roll of Honour is well-deserved.
It has been great to have Year 5 back in school this week from 8:15 - 12:15.
We have a full timetable including, English, Maths and Science as well as P.E.,Humanities, RS, P4C and Art. Year 5 have done really well with the new routines, learning spaces and social distancing in school.
Thank you so much to the families for your excellent time keeping and continued support. We are missing the opportunity to 'touch base' with parents at the end of the day and appreciate that you might feel the same. If there is anything you would like to discuss or any questions that you have, please feel free to email either Mr Allen, Mrs Azulay or me and we will get back to you as soon as we can.
Year 5 have been creating logos in Art this week. They have been thinking of the sort of restaurants they would like to set up in their English lessons this half term and now it is time to tackle marketing. Take a look at these truly original designs.
Sketching Challenge: Butterflies
Last week's art challenge was to create pictures of butterflies. Below we have a butterfly challenge with a difference - it's set by Head Girl Marnnasha!
And below we have an origami butterfly challenge from our Head Girl Marnnasha - try it out and send email@example.com your efforts!
Created with images by Taylor Simpson - "untitled image" • Tony Pham - "Crowd of young people enjoying a music concert with colorful stage lights" • Sincerely Media - "untitled image" • Studio Dekorasyon - "Tree-lined alley" • Jared Rice - "A palm located in Nassau, Bahamas" • Aziz Acharki - "untitled image" • Virginia Choy - "The Roman Baths" • Zoltan Tasi - "Anne Hathaway's Cottage is a twelve-roomed farmhouse where Anne Hathaway, the wife of William Shakespeare, lived as a child in the village of Shottery, Warwickshire, England, about 1 mile (1.6 km) west of Stratford-upon-Avon. Spacious, and with several bedrooms, it is now set in extensive gardens." • Wayne M. - "Multicoloured Bunting" • @plqml // felipe pelaquim - "untitled image" • Chris Curry - "untitled image" • Nikhita Singhal - "Birthday cake" • 🇨🇭 Claudio Schwarz | @purzlbaum - "untitled image"