KS1 Story Club

Another fantastic story club this week. We enjoyed reading about Winnie the Witch celebrating the Chinese New Year and we found out about the different animals which represent each year in the Chinese tradition. Chinese New Year is going to be celebrated on 10th February this year and it will the year of the dragon! We also enjoyed making ourselves some Chinese lanterns just like we saw in our story. Well done boys and girls!

KS1 Community Crew Meeting – 1/2/2024

On Thursday, KS1 came together again to celebrate all things learning and HoWLs! Another fantastic week with lots of certificates and shout outs for those children achieving great things in all areas of learning and development. A big thank you to the parents and carers who could join us for the crew champion award and a big well done to Crew Hilton / Dutton on their hat trick … an impressive 3 weeks at the top of the attendance leaderboard – who will it be next week?

KS1 Community Crew Meeting

On Thursday, KS1 gathered once again with students, teachers and parents/carers for our weekly Community Crew meeting. We shared our recent learning, celebrated shout outs and praises, and gave special recognition for our Crew Champions … as well as enjoy singing our crew songs! A huge well done to everybody for a fantastic learning week in KS1, and especially to all those who received special mentions and certificates – keep on being fantastic!

Crew Hilton / Dutton were, for the second week running, crowned 1st place in attendance. Can they make it a hat-trick and keep Paddington the Bear for a 3rd consecutive week? Only time (and the class registers!) will tell …

KS1 Story Club

Another Thursday and another fantastic story to explore! This week we have read Tadpole’s Promise, which tells of the unlikely romance and unfortunate demise of a tadpole and caterpillar.

The children have enjoyed thinking of their own unlikely animal pairing, making use of their new learning about animals from different countries and their habitats. What fabulous drawings to illustrate your own romantic tales, KS1 – well done!

KS1 Story Club

In story club today, we have enjoyed reading the book ‘Lost and Found’ by Oliver Jeffers which tells the tale of an unexpected friendship between a boy and a penguin from the South Pole.

As KS1 are learning about different animals from different places in the world, this was the perfect starting point for us to imagine and draw ourselves with our own animal friend. Children followed the style of Oliver Jeffers and drew themselves with an animal of their choice from one of the places we have studied so far.

Well done boys and girls – a great start to our new after-school club!

Class 7 – Superstar Carer Award!

A huge well done goes to our very kind and caring Ava, who was so enthralled by our recent work with local care homes that she has encouraged her family to get involved too. At the weekend, Ava went back to visit the care home with her family to spread some Christmas cheer and she was gifted this lovely card made and signed by the residents there. Well done, Ava – what a superstar carer you are. We are all very proud of your kindness and compassion – just what Christmas is all about!

Class 5’s reading superstar!

Today, I have the absolute pleasure of being in class 5 and to kick start our morning we had Martha showing such courage when she ever so proudly told us about the most recent book she had read. We love Little People Big Dreams and Martha had found one with the stories of Rosa Parks and Gloria Steinem. Martha sat proudly in front of the rest of the class and read, with outstanding fluency and expression, the beautiful stories of these two inspirational women!!!! Well done and a huge thank you to Martha!

KS1 Superhero Family Learning

This afternoon, we held our first KS1 family learning event of the year. Thank you to all of the parents/carers who were able to join us to take part in some superhero skill based activities – water pistol shoot-out, archery and super strength tyre flipping to name just a few! We look forward to welcoming you into school again soon and hope you enjoyed our fun afternoon.

Y1 and Y2 homework menus

Apologies to those parents who could not access the menus. We are looking into the issue. In the meantime here is a screenshot of each year group’s menu.

Children should be able to access these menus at any time from the KS1 Extended Study section in the ‘Children’ drop down menu on the front page of the blog if they are logged on with their own Green Top email address.

Please let me know if you have any more problems

Miss Rodgers

KS1 Superheroes Unite – An invitation to our family learning event on Friday 8th September

On Friday 8th September, all KS1 children are invited to come to school dressed as a favourite superhero of their choice. We have been learning about heroes in the local community so they may wish to consider these, such as police officers and nurses, or they may opt for their favourite fictional superhero instead. We will be taking superhero pictures using green screen during the morning so please let your child’s class teacher know if you wish to opt-out of this.

Parents and carers are then invited to join us on the Key Stage 1 playground from 1.30pm where you will be able to enjoy a range of superhero themed activities (trainers a must, capes and masks optional!) before challenging yourself to defeat our ruthless obstacle course. To end the session, there will be juice and biscuits alongside stories and colouring inside your child’s classroom (after all, even superheroes need to rest!).

We do hope you will join us on Friday at 1.30pm and we can’t wait to see you all then.

Mrs Shaw and her KS1 team x