More target practice!

Today we used our target practice skills and had a go at archery. We all tried really hard and our aim and force improved as the session progressed. Some of us even managed to hit the target! We were very pleased with our progress. We are looking forward to having another go later in the term!

Target practice!

Today Class 5 and Class 6 tried their hand at New Age Curling and New Age Boccia. The activities gave us the chance to think carefully about a range of skills including our aim, the amount of force we were using as well as our team tactics. We all had a great time and we hope to develop our skills further in future PE lessons.

Helping your child read.

We are really looking forward to seeing you all at the Reading meeting orgainised for to discuss how the school teaches reading within our curriculum and how the children can best be supported when reading at home. These will be held at 8:45am until approximately 9:30am in the morning on the following dates :-

  • Ecton Brook Campus for Year 1 parents on Tuesday 7th November 2017
  • Ecton Brook Campus for Year 2 parents on Thursday 9th November 2017
  • Bellinge Campus for Year 1 and 2 parents on Thursday 16th November 201

For those parents unable to attend the meeting or if you wish to watch them again, we have uploaded the videos and links we will have shown you all during the meeting.

Web links

 

Web links

French club fun!

The year 2 children who attend French club had a super evening learning about the parts of the body that you would find on a bird. They then used this knowledge, as well as their knowledge of colours, to help them to make un rouge-gorges (a robin redbreast).

Forest creatures

In our dance lessons we have been exploring how we can use our bodies to help us to become different forest creatures. We started by thinking about how we can create various tree shapes and then built this up to create a range of animal freezes and movements. We are looking forward to choreographing our own forest dance using all of our ideas.

If you go down to the woods today….

On Friday morning Class 5 and 6 arrived at school but they didn’t enter their classrooms, they entered the forest! We explored the different parts of the forest and it was quite a spooky place to be as you can see by our reactions! This inspired us to use some amazing vocabulary to describe our adventure.

The Great Fire of London

This year we are learning about ‘The Great Fire of London’. Here are some of the links we will be using in class, we have asked the children to come to our next lesson with some things they have found out.

http://www.fireoflondon.org.uk/game/ – web based game that shows you the fire though a child’s perspective.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I7tiEPr7ZNw – horrible histories great fire music video.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/newsround/37253903 – Newsround style report on the fire of London.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9kPK-OglItE – video of a miniature model of London for 1666 burning on the bank of the Thames.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/newsround/37253902 – myth busting video by horrible histories

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oZpJakl9WsA – video of a teacher burning cardboard model houses to explain the fire. Can we do this?

https://education.scholastic.co.uk/resources/92796 panoramic view of the great fire of london

Compound Word Games

In phonics some of the children are learning that sometimes two separate words can make a new word with a different meaning. These are called compound words.

Here are some games

https://www.learninggamesforkids.com/vocabulary-games/compound-words/break-it-up-compound-words.html

https://www.vocabulary.co.il/compound-words/

https://www.internet4classrooms.com/skill_builders/word_compound_language_second_2nd_grade.htm