May Half Term Camp
I am delighted to confirm that we shall be hosting a Half-Term Holiday Camp with Premier Sports once again using Park Hill as their base. The camp will run for four days in total - 30th May to 2nd June. Numbers will be limited to 30 children per day. If you would like to confirm your place in advance please complete this Google form -
Isabella Plantation Micro Adventure
Drop off and Collection Arrangements
The side gate is open each day from 8.00am - 8.05am for early bird drop off. It will then be opened again from 8.15am - 8.30am for drop off, and 3.30pm - 3.40pm for collection. Early bird drop off is for children only and you should leave your children with the member of staff on duty.
If you are running late, please inform Mrs Blower so we can make the necessary arrangements.
You are welcome to bring your children to breakfast club which opens its doors at 7.30am. £5 per session.
Please help us maintain the very best relationships with our neighbours by not blocking or parking in their drives when dropping off or collecting your children.
Please do not park on the yellow chevrons directly in front of the school or across driveways for the safety of all of our children.
Could I ask that you ensure that waterproof trousers and coats are brought into school on the relevant day (regardless of the forecast) so that we maximise our use of Richmond Park.
News from First Steps
This week in First Steps we have been very busy and creative. We have had fun making and learning about our own Incy Wincy spiders and have been building our fine motor skills by using tweezers to catch the plastic spiders through the webs in our messy tray. We have also been working very hard on learning our numbers by going on number hunts around our classroom and counting all of our classmates. We are very much looking forward to what next week brings us!
News from Second Steps
This week, Second steps have been busy pretending to be pirates, exlopring the deep sea and going to the ends of the Earth in search of treasure. We found some lovely colourful treasure and hid it in a unknown Island. Second Steps have been learning number sequencing and problem solving. We have done lots of different types of exercises and counting up to 100 in 1's,5's and 10's! Great work, Second Steps!
News from Reception
This week, Reception have been looking at the artist Jackson Pollock and have been experimenting with different tools and techniques to create our own splash paintings. We have also experimented with straws and blowing the paint around the paper which we found very funny and very difficult! In Maths, we have been looking at doubles all the way up to 10 which we are becoming very fluent in. Reception are looking forward to their trip to Brooklands Museum next week where we will even get the chance to walk around Concorde.
News from Year 1
A week in which I was incredibly proud of Year 1 for many reasons. …
Impeccable behaviour was displayed by all during our recent trip to the Isabella Plantation in Richmond Park. Their good manners and listening skills were commented upon by several members of the public who were impressed.
At the plantation we were followed by some rather friendly Mallard ducks whilst we walked around the park much to the delight of the children and teachers! We learnt what a plantation is and identified plant species. We learnt about the redwood, acer, silver birch, weeping willow and magnolia trees. The Azalea bushes were dazzling especiialy a pure white buch which seemed “too have been made of snow leaves”.
The Still Pond was a highlight of our day found by following a hidden stream, we discovered a romantic riot of colour and a sweet little waterfall.. wonderful. Year 1 were fascinated by the Moorhens, Mandarin ducks and the water which seemed to have been made from clear glass.
Our computing lesson this week was remarkable - Year 1 have a very good understanding of computers around the home . This week we learnt that the CPU is the “computer brain” and that the screen is an ‘output device’ whilst the mouse and keyboard are ‘input' devices.
Our Space topic continues to delight and we have been working to complete our rockets and planets for display. We learnt about meteorites, comets and why we have day and night.
In addition, I have been observing the children during group work and partner work to assess their team work and cooperation skills. I am happy to report that I have seen excellent peer support and explanations as well as kind spontaneous acts of helpfulness, sharing and kindness. Well done, Foxes!
News from Year 2 and Year 3
Year 2 and 3 have been busy this week. In Mathematics, we have been looking at multiplication and division. We practised our House Shouts in our house assembly and are looking forward to performing them in assembly. In Art, we have painted mud-roc fish which are beginning to take shape.
We had fabulous day out in Richmond Park yesterday. Linking in with our Woodlands school we set out on an adventure walking to Isabella plantation, looking at all the wildlife and plants on the way. We had picnic lunch and then explored all the beautiful colours and secret waterfalls following a sensory walk around the plantation. We stopped to spend time to write about what we could see and hear which followed on from our descriptive writing from last week. this is what the children came up with -
The beetles are as camouflaged as an army.- Max Vedult
Stones as bright as silver sit bathing in the sunlight.- Fred Gosland
The magnificent trees sway in the gentle breeze and the leaves flutter.- Alexa Bond
The ground was filled with emerald grass and pretty flower buds.- Audrey Tse
There are thousands, maybe millions of chocolate brown trees, ancient Oak and Ash, over eight hundred years old.- Rachel Lewis
The flowers are a blazing carpet of bluebells, the stones like rare rubies.- Isabel Fielding- Smith