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Message from Miss Emson

This week has been a busy one with Anti Bullying week, Road Safety week and today, Children in Need. Thank you for all your contributions to this worthwhile cause; we will let you know how much we raised in next week’s newsletter. Thank you for your continued support with the one way system. As explained earlier this week, we’ve had to reintroduce some safety measures due to a rise in Covid infections. If children are off school due to isolating because of a covid infection then work will be set on class dojo for the children to complete.

Our Anti Bullying theme this week has been ‘one kind word’ and children have created a wonderful display in school to show this. As part of this work, there has been a lot of emphasis on being kind online too. We as a school are modeling this to children and I have attached a poster from National Online Safety which demonstrates how we can be kind online. We would ask that this is modelled from adults too.

Lots of what we do as a school will now be on Twitter so if you follow us @PrimaryGreat you’ll see reminders and of course all the great things the children are doing everyday. You can tweet us if your child received a postcard too.

Anti-Bullying Week

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Our Wall of Kindness Anti-Bullying Display

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Here is some of our Anti-Bullying Week work.

The following link will show our school on a map of places doing Anti-Bullying Week work.

https://anti-bullyingalliance.org.uk/anti-bullying-week/pledge-your-support

Dates for your diary

Year 4 Swimming Begins 29.11.21
Flu vaccines (Information has been emailed)02.12.21
Christmas Jumper Day10.12.21
Christmas Dinner and Christmas Party Day15.12.21
Pantomime16.12.21
End of Autumn Term17.12.21
Beginning of Spring Term05.01.22

Attendance

96% and above is classed as good attendance. Well done to those classes who achieved 96% and above

NurseryMrs WoodMrs WatsonMiss WinnMrs BrownMrs CoxMiss BaxterMrs BradleyMiss O’NeillMr BaxterMrs Martin
95% 96% 94%97%87%98%96%95%95% 87%77% 

Reading

Please hear your child read 3 times a week at home. This is the expectation in all schools across the country to ensure that pupils make the progress in reading that is necessary. If your child is not reading 3 times a week at home they are at risk of falling behind.

Mrs WoodMrs WatsonMiss WinnMrs BrownMrs CoxMiss BaxterMrs BradleyMiss O’NeillMr BaxterMrs Martin
54%57%57%86%87%31 %41 %71 %75%95%

Stars of the week

Reception

Mrs Woods – Charlie C

Key Stage 1

Miss Winn – Leo C

Miss Watson – Leighton M

Mrs Brown – Oliver M

Key Stage 2

Mrs Cox – Maximilian K

Miss Baxter – Jacob G

Mrs Bradley – Alesha M

Miss O’Neill – Liam S

Mrs Martin – Preston H

Mr Baxter – Harley B

Times Tables Rock Stars

This is the leaderboard for Times Tables Rock Stars. Well done these children for working hard on your times tables.

1. Deon OY6
2. Phenix MY3
3. Cody DY6
4.Jasmine MY6
5. Vienna HFY5
6. Jack CY5
7. Olly CY6
8. Isobelle HY6
9. Ashleigh GY6
10. Alicia JY6

To get on the leaderboard you need to play on ‘Studio’ on times tables rock stars and you need to play at least 10 times.

What have we been learning this week?

Mrs Bradley’s Class

We have had a busy week in our class and have been working hard. In Literacy lessons, we have
identified the features of setting descriptions and used our understanding to help us to improve a
basic setting description. We have also created a detailed plan, including a range of words and
phrases to support us when completing an independent writing task. In Maths lessons, we have
learnt about square and cubed numbers and have shown a good understanding of this. We have
worked hard to present work neatly and have shared our ideas with confidence. We have continued
to work on creating a ‘Dance by Chance’ in PE lessons where we have used randomly generated
numbers to create a series of actions. This week we focused on dynamics in our dance lesson and
the routines looked fantastic when performed to music. As it is Anti-Bullying week, we have focused
on the theme this year of ‘One Kind Word’. We created kindness clouds, sharing kind words about
each member of our class. We enjoyed making paella in cooking.

Nursery

Over the past two weeks the children in Waddles nursery have been learning about Autumn. We have been on an Autumn walk and looked at seasonal changes including what colours are most dominant during Autumn.We have leant how to colour mix using white paint to change the shade of autumn colours and talked about differences. During our walk we collected lots of different shape, colour and texture of leaves and used these to create collages for squirrels and hedgehogs. In baking we have made the traditional Parkin and we loved the taste! Our main focus of the past week is learning new vocabulary. We asked the question ‘What does hibernation mean?’ and have found out that certain animals have a ‘big sleep’ over winter.

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