SATs are completed! The children did stupendously well and I am very proud of all of them! We are now heading into the busy part of our school year - preparing our Year 5 children to be at the top of the school and getting ready to wish our Year 6s an emotional goodbye as they head off to the the next part of their journey at secondary school.
We are currently working on a long term project in class: we are going to design and create our own products. The children have to think of packaging ideas, the product and how to advertise it on the radio and television!
We are all looking forward to the May half term, and I know the children need a rest - there is lots of yawning, lots of coughs and colds. And that is just from Mrs Cooper!! :):)
Leaver's assembly which is at 2:15pm on Wednesday 17th July.
Ramsey and Hedingham induction days for year 6 - 26th and 27th June
Stour Valley and Ormiston Academy induction days for year 6 - 9th, 10th, 11th July
Art competition and exhibition - Friday 13th July
Along with Sports day, Spring Fayre and swimming, we are going to be very busy! So, enjoy your half term break and I will see you in June!
Kingswood Day 4
We can't believe we have come to the end of our wonderful week. All the children would like to stay, they are having such a wonderful time! We have had another fun packed day today: zip wires, Jacob's ladder, Buggy building, giant mecanno, problem solving, bottle rocets, climbing and laser tag! The children are finishing the day with a lovely disco, which they are all very excited about - lots of sparkles and pressed jeans are on the beds ready to be worn!
We are now beginning to pack, which makes us feel a little down as we are having an amazing experience, however we are all looking forward to seeing our families again as we have missed you!
We visited the shop today and bought lots of lovely Kingswood gifts to remind us of our time here. The teachers have now begun to think about getting together after the SATs so we can keep the new friendships we have made with our lovely sister school, St. Giles!
The children hae been exceptionally well behaved and shown themsleves to be strong, brave and resilient. The teachers could not be prouder of them this week, well done all the children from St Andrew's and St. Giles'!
See you all tomorrow!
All of the photos from the visit so far can be found here:
Kingswood Day 3
Today has been an exciting, adrenaline fuelled day! We spent most of it outdoors, which was wonderful until the wind arrived, and we all had to don scarves, gloves and hats! Brrr!! It didn't deter any of us from enjoying the activities on offer, however. Today, we have experienced the Leap of Faith, Low rope team building, fire making, bushcrafts, orienteering, field games, nightline and laser tag. We welcomed our meals today - they warmed us up and fuelled our bodies!
It is fair to say the children very much enjoyed the puddles and mud. I am sure you will realise that when they bring home their washing...! The housekeeping team have been brilliant, they wash and dry our clothes if we are running out.
Yesterday evening, after the film, we had a late night so we are all a bit tired today. This hasnt stopped our children from being the best they can be, and their friendship and team skills shone! We are so vey proud of them all!
Tomorrow brings another funpacked day of problem solving and adrenaline activities. We can't believe we only have one more full day here - lots of the children say they would like to stay! Tonight we are all going to sit around a roaring campfire to toast marshmallows and sing songs.
Oe more day of news to follow, then the children will bring all their exciting stories home on Friday to share with you all!
Kingswood Day 2
We all slept well last night, and awoke bright and early for another exciting day. We have had a wonderful time! We have taken part in aeroball, archery, fencing, bushcraft, beach combing, the 3G swing and jacob's ladder. Dinner was a roast with crumble for pudding - delicious!!
The children are very at home here; they are all making friends with St Giles' children and there are laughs and giggles all day! All the teachers have been so proud! They are stepping out of their comfort zones and challenging themsleves. They are all willing to have a go at something new and I am thrilled when they are successful, as you can see the pride on their faces beaming out through their smiles!
We are now watching a well-deserved film before bedtime, followed by hot chocolate. It is wonderful to see all these children from different schools bonding and making friendships. One of the instructors even said they didnt realise they were from separate schools! What a compliment to the children!
We will continue to update you on our antics - please keep checking back!
After a trouble-free journey and a smooth ferry crossing of the Solent (which the children loved!) we have all arrived safe and sound at Kingswood, on the Isle of Wight. We have had an action packed first day, including: Archery, Aeroball, Fencing, Mini Olympics, as well as a full tour of the site and of course a delicious dinner and a hot chocolate before bed. All of the children have been fantastic and are excited for the week ahead.
As I write, the snow is falling and the children are enjoying a snow day! They have been working very hard in Owl class, and I know all the children are excited (and little anxious) about our trip to Kingswood next week.
SATs revision is in full flow at school for the Year 6 children, so while they have a little time, please remind them to keep looking at their revision books!
A letter went home to all year 6 hildren, inviting them to SATs club. This will begin on the Wedesday we return from Kingswood and, although it isn't statutory to attend, it would be a good idea as it is an uninterrupted hour of time with myself to go over anything that may be worrying them. I hope all the children are able to come. There will be snacks and drinks and it will be very low key!
I am very proud of the Owl class children - they are really becoming amazing independent learners. Our recent maths lessons have shown the children how important education is for our future lives and I hope it ha given them some context: we learn these things for a reason!
Again, please dont hesitate to cntact me if you are worried about SATs for your child or would like anything clarified!
Goodness me, has it really been FOUR MONTHS since the last update? How time flies in Owl Class - we are so busy preparing for an exciting term ahead, it nearly slipped my mind to post!
Our topic this term is The Vikings. We have already shared some learning with our friends the Muntjacs at St Giles', and we have many more things in store.
It is our residential on Monday 5th March - Friday 9th March. I am very much looking forward to taking the children over to the Isle of Wight for a fantastic week of discovery, bravery and friendship!
Our Year 6 children are now underwy with learning and revising, ready for their SATs in May. They seem quite keen on maths tests... I hope that lasts! It is really important that the year 6 children try to complete all their homeowrk now, as much of it will be specific to the areas of learning for your child. This will support them more fully when it comes to the tests.
Please don't hesitat to get in touch if you would like any more information.
Welcome to Owl Class!
Hello! Welcome back!
My name is Mrs Sasha Halls. You probably know me best from the Squirrel's class last year - I have grown up a lot in the summer, and now work with our wonderful year 5 and 6 children!
I am available after school on Wednesdays and Thursdays.
Important information for you:
- We go to Sudbuy gym club every Wednesday afternoon this half term.
- We have PE on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays, so please ensure KIT IS IN SCHOOL - trainers and plimsolls are prefered. Children may wear football boots, if they have them, on Fridays. No metal spikes, please.
- Homework will come home every FRIDAY and is expected back each Wednesday.
- Please check your child's bag for letters etc. The newsletter comes out each MONDAY
As our website improves, I will add more information. If you need any help or a chat, please don't hesitate to get in touch - I am on the gate every morning and afternoon (except Tuesday afternoon).