Reception Summer 2

July 11, 2018

It is so hard to believe that the children have finished their Early Year’s education already and are now moving off into Year 1. They have had a busy few weeks and are now eager to meet their new teachers.

The children have enjoyed planting and growing flowers and vegetables in the garden.

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They have taken their time to water them and look after them over the past weeks. Look how they have grown.

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Over the past week the children have been harvesting their produce. They pulled up potatoes and picked sugar snap peas. The children enjoyed looking at the how they had grown.

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As the children had such ‘green fingers’ we decided to enter the ‘Sunflower Competition’ and we were over whelmed with the response to this. Lots of children took part and enjoyed showing off their prized sunflowers. All children that entered were presented with a certificate for their fantastic efforts.

The judge then looked at our EYFS garden environment and we are pleased to announce that we won a DOUBLE GOLD award!! One for the beautiful flowers and vegetables and one for the garden environment as a whole. We are all very proud of this achievement!!!

We also took part in a very successful sports day. All children participated in the events and were very excited to see everyone there supporting them.

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Finally all classes enjoyed performing the ‘Summer Sing’ concert to their grown ups. The children worked extremely hard to remember all the songs and rehearsed their lines for the big day. A big well done to all of the children for fantastic performances!!

From all of the Reception Team, we would like to take this opportunity to say a big THANK YOU for all of your hard work over the past year and we have enjoyed helping your children learn and grow!

Good luck in Year One and enjoy your summer holidays!!

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Year 3 Summer 2

July 10, 2018

Dear Blog,
I cannot believe we are in our final half term and that the children will soon be in Year 4!

Year 5 Summer 2

July 9, 2018

What a year it has been! It’s hard to believe that we are already at the end of year five. Children have enjoyed the activities, despite the heat, including: sports day, visitors/workshops and Kingswood.

As the year draws to a close our last major activity is a science-based one wherein the children have been learning about life cycles and are now observing the process in duckling eggs. we are patiently waiting for our duckling eggs to hatch across both sites.

We wish all of the children a restful summer holiday and we’ll see everyone back again in September!

The Year Five Team

Posted in: Year 5 Blog

Year 2 Summer 1

May 25, 2018

Wow! This half term has gone super fast! Year 2 have been working really hard learning lots about :

  • nocturnal animals
  • plants and habitats
  • being a good friend
  • using the 4 operations in maths
  • writing for a purpose.

We are so proud of each and every child who put their very best effort into completing their SATS. The children worked so hard and were ready to show off everything they have learnt!

This term, we enjoyed planting our own seeds and watching how different plants grow. We have practiced telling the time and some of us are experts now! We were very lucky to be able to celebrate the royal wedding and wear red, white and blue. Everyone had a fantastic day.

We also enjoyed reading the diary of a killer cat. The children were excited to see what mischief Tuffy the cat would get up to next!

We are looking forward to the final half term with our current year 2. We have lots of things to look forward to 🙂

Have a lovely  break.

Year 2 🙂

Mr November: May 2018

May 25, 2018

We are halfway through the Summer Term and the year 2 and year 6 SATs are over, well done to all for all the hard work and effort involved from staff and pupils alike. We can now look forward to the second half of the summer term and all the fun that comes with it.

The Friends of Valence group has started!  This is open to parents, carers and friends of Valence who are eager to support the school in a variety of creative ways, such as helping to organise a summer fete, helping in the libraries, etc.  Our current focus is the summer fetes, which are being held in July on both sites (3rd July for Bonham and 4th July for St. George’s).  If you would like to be involved, please come to the organising meetings:

Bonham site: Tuesday 5th June 9.00am Gym

Year 1 Summer 1

May 25, 2018

We have had yet another exciting half term in year one!

We have been continuing to work on our writing skills and the children have thoroughly enjoyed reading the book ‘The tadpole’s promise’. Even though it was a terribly sad ending, the children enjoyed acting out the story and writing conversations.

In maths we have been working on our number skills. We are getting confident in counting in 2s, 5s and 10s and we are learning how to multiply and divide.

Our Science has been fascinating this half term! We have learnt all about plants and animals, how they change and grow. The children planted cress and sunflower seeds and learnt how to look after them. We were also lucky enough to have some furry friends join our classes! Each class welcomed 5 caterpillars and we were amazed to see them form their chrysalis and transform into beautiful butterflies. When their wings were strong enough, we set them free with a song and a sad farewell 😩

On Friday 18th May, we celebrated the wedding of Harry and Megan in style! We made crowns for our year 1 princes and princesses, wrote congratulations cards, iced biscuits, had a picnic and finished the day off with a Royal Rave. The children had a fantastic time showing off their signature moves! 😂

We also had our big school trip to Mudchute farm! The children met lots of animals including Dalai the llama and Peppa the pig. We got to touch and feed the animals in their homes. Before it was time to go back to school we just had enough time for a spot of sunbathing and a run around! A very exciting and memorable day indeed!

We are getting ready for our last half term together and we will go out with a BANG for our topic of Superheroes! 🙌🏼

Have a lovely, restful half term!

The Year One Team😊

Nursery Celebrations in Summer 1

May 25, 2018

We have had a busy half term in Nursery with lots of celebrations.

The children have been really impressing us with how well they are now writing their names and using their letter sounds. We have been encouraging them to show you their skills too. We have been working on joining sounds together to make words and we call this blending.

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At the start of the term we enjoyed finding out about mini beasts and searching for them in our garden. We have also been very busy planting our seeds for the garden competition in our new planters. You will be impressed with how they are getting on…

Royal Wedding

We celebrated the Royal wedding when we joined the rest of the school wearing red, white and blue.

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We also had our very own wedding celebration in our role play area.

 

We would like to wish you a restful half term holiday and we look forward to seeing the children on Tuesday 5th June.

 

 

Posted in: Nursery Blog

Year 5 – Summer 1

May 25, 2018

It has been a busy few weeks in Year 5, we were excitedly awaiting the arrival of our hatchlings but they have been delayed till next half term! Stay tuned for exciting updates!

Aside from that the children have been building their Hockey skills in PE this half term, we have some excellent talent across the year group.

We have also been participating in a mindfulness study over a number of weeks, conducted by Manchester University. The researchers came in this week to interview some teachers and children about their experiences with mindfulness so far. Teachers have noticed that some children are really finding it a positive experience and responding well.

Our topic this term for Geography was mountains- we explored this a lot through art. The children used their iPads to investigate the colour pallet and create their own unique mountain landscapes, remaining in one colour family.

We are looking forward to the final term, especially those bound for Kingswood in June! Those staying behind will have some equally fun time at school.

A final note: We will have our sports day next term so please can you check that all your child’s kit still fits correctly! Children can wear trainers for sports day if they prefer!

That’s all for now,

Year 5

Year 3 Summer 1

May 24, 2018

Dear Blog,

We have really enjoyed our topic on ‘Volcanoes’ this half term. we have learnt a lot of facts about Mount Vesuvius and Pompeii.
In our Art and DT lessons, we created our own exploding volcanoes. it was great fun to watch them explode!

Year 4 Summer 1

May 22, 2018

Well, another half term has passed us by. We have had an exciting half-term involving our trip to Wat Tyler Park, and our production of ‘Save the Planet’.

Our trip to Wat Tyler Park. We really enjoyed the time by the pond and we all managed to find newts. Some were bigger than others but we were all proud of our findings.0

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