Class 15 – A Fantastic First Week with Mrs Dutton

Wow! What a fantastic week, I have enjoyed with my new class – Class 15. Everybody has made me feel so welcome and I have been so impressed by all of your learning and craftsmanship efforts … keep up the amazing work and I can’t wait to see how far we can go together!

This week, we have enjoyed learning about: decimals and fractions in Maths; non-fiction texts in English; watercolours and The Flying Scotsman in Expedition; and The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe in Reading … we even managed to squeeze in a bit of hockey for PE in the rain, too! I hope everyone is ready for a well-earned rest over the weekend 🙂

Don’t forget, if you want to do a bit of extra background research about The Flying Scotsman in preparation for writing next week, you could check out the Railway Museum website at: https://www.railwaymuseum.org.uk . Or even pay them a visit in York with your family over the weekend?

I can’t wait to see you all again on Monday – have a lovely weekend, Mrs Dutton x

Y5 Expert Visitor – Train Driver

Yesterday, Year 5 enjoyed a visit from one of our Y6 children’s mums – Sarah – who is a real-life train driver. We enjoyed learning about the different roles that Sarah has worked in as well as all the training she has had to complete in order to be a successful train driver. The children asked lots of varied and interesting questions, and we were really shocked to find out that there are only 39 female train drivers in the whole country … out of 400+! Lots of the children showed huge enthusiasm for life on the tracks so perhaps we have some budding train drivers amongst our Green Top crew?

Children In Need Tomorrow

Just a reminder that tomorrow is non-uniform day for Children In Need. This years theme is wear something that makes you smile for a suggested donation of £1.

Find out your favourite fancy dress, pjs or sports wear.

We will also be having a bun sale with a donation of 50p.

Please bring any donated bakes to the office in the morning.

Many thanks, Crew Councillors

Times Tables Rock Stars Challenge!

As part of our commitment to make maths exciting and high profile in our school, we are taking part in a friendly competition involving schools in England. The competition runs from 07:30 GMT Tuesday 14th November 2023 to 19:30 GMT Thursday 16th November 2023. It’s all done online via play.ttrockstars.com.

Children can play in any game mode with every correct answer to a multiplication or division question, earning themselves, their class and the school a point. The Times Tables Rock Stars platform will calculate the class average (the number of correct answers per pupil in the class who play during the competition hours, subject to a daily 60-minute limit (see below). Winning classes in the school and in the competition as a whole will be the ones with the highest average.

To support player wellbeing, there is a daily time limit of 60-minutes per player. In other words, each player can earn competition points for up to 60-minutes between 07:30 GMT and 19:30 GMT on 07:30 GMT Tuesday 14th November 2023 to 19:30 GMT Thursday 16th November 2023. Once the player goes beyond 60-minutes of play on that day, they will still earn coins but will no longer earn points towards the competition.

Which Crew will be victorious? Who will rock their way to glory? Only time will tell…….

YOUNG VOICES 2024!

Calling all KS2 Singers and dancers! – WE NEED YOU!

Are you interested in taking part in Young Voices 2024?! 

If you would like to be a part of the choir and join us at one of the best events of the year come along to Young Voices Dinner Club each Monday lunch time in Crew Spetch. It will run from 12:30 until 1pm! We will also be practicing in Choir club every Tuesday 3-4pm.

Please come and see me for a letter if you would like to join us!

I can’t wait to see lots of you there!

Mrs Spetch & Mrs Small x 

NSPCC – Kindness Week – Non Uniform Day!

A reminder that tomorrow will be a whole school non-uniform day to raise money for the NSPCC. We are asking for a donation of £1 to support their charity.

Challenge – To end the week, could you complete a random act of kindness at home or in our local community and send a photograph to your teacher.

Class 7 Shout Outs

All of the children in Class 7 have been working super hard this week. We’ve been learning about Martin Luther King in expedition ready for speech writing next week and, in maths, we have been extending our place value knowledge into addition and subtraction by adding tens to 2 and 3 digit numbers!

A few special shout outs to mention … Well done to Tianna and Ava D who are our first sparkly pencil owners for showing consistently beautiful handwriting and pride in presentation – well done girls! Who will be next?

Also, keep up the good work shout outs for Charlotte who is working on what is sure to be a fantastic piece of GFOL artwork, and to Jack who is enjoying reading his new ‘big boy’ chapter book from the book sale! Well done both of you.

And a final shout out goes to Martha who has had a brilliant idea to create a class chores list with the HoWLs reward attached. She has even started a fabulous presentation to help get Mrs Dutton and Miss Hilton off the starting blocks! Watch out boys and girls because you will be helping us to develop this next week ready for an official launch in Class 7 after the half-term break.

Class 7 – National Poetry Day

Today is National Poetry Day and in Class 7 we have been finding lots of different poems online to listen to. We also explored the poem, My Treasures, during our crew session before having a go at writing some of our own … and finding out just how tricky poetry writing can be!

You can have a look at the poem, My Treasures, below but there are so many wonderful poems out there for you to find and enjoy. Don’t forget to keep having a go at writing your own poems at home and bring them in for us all to hear at school.

Class 7 – Weekly Round Up

It’s been a super busy week for Class 7 this week and we’ve been learning lots more about the Great Fire of London as well as having a go at some fabulous diary writing – just like Samuel Pepys! In maths, we have been learning about place value and practising partitioning 2digit numbers in different ways.

Today in crew, we were thinking about families and how important our families are for all of us – no matter how different they might be. Children spent some time drawing the special people in their lives and talking about them with each other and it was very clear we are all so lucky with the people we have around us.

Don’t forget that there are teacher training days both tomorrow and Monday, so please enjoy your lovely long weekend and Miss Hilton will see you all again on Tuesday. Remember to bring in any home learning to share with us and to keep up your reading and Times Tables Rockstar practice!

Enjoy! Mrs Dutton x