Mr November: July 2018

July 20, 2018

What a fantastic end to the summer term we have had. A huge thanks to all who have helped with fetes, assemblies, residential trips, productions, proms and farewell gatherings.

We are sadly saying our goodbyes to several members of staff who will be greatly missed:

  • Mrs Roberts
  • Mrs Lloyd
  • Ms Tinney
  • Mrs Liddard

We are grateful for their years of dedicated service to the pupils of Valence and for the difference they have made in their lives.

Over the break, please encourage your children to spend a healthy amount of time with friends and family outside and away from screens. More information about balancing screen time with your child is available from the e-safety section of our school website.

Speaking of which, the fundraising and support of Lisa Adams and her drive to renovate Valence Park has been inspirational. If you would like a better play area for children to play and integrate in Valence Park show your support via social media (www.facebook.com/lovevalencepark). Here you can find further details to help spread the word.

Have a great summer break and good luck to all of our year 6 leavers who we are proud to pass onto secondary school with our Valence values.

Year 1 Summer 2

July 20, 2018

What a year it has been!

We have thoroughly enjoyed watching the children grow and develop into independent learners. It was very emotional saying goodbye to the children today we will miss them dearly.

Their year 2 teachers are very lucky to have them and we wish them the best of luck.

Have a lovely, restful summer!

The year 1 team šŸ˜Š

Year 4 Summer 2

July 18, 2018

Wow! Year 4 has flown by. We have now finished this accedemic year. This half term has been very busy with Sports day, International day and some of us were lucky enough to go to Stubbers.  

Some of us were selected to go to Stubbers. We were in school very early and got back to school very late. 

We all enjoyed making the raft and being able to jump in the water after. ( worried teachers were watching in anticipation) 


International day. 

We had a great day learning about art from all over the world.

Sports Day

The FINAL countdown! Summer 2 for Year 6!

July 18, 2018

WOW!

This half term has been super BUSY for our lovely Year 6s.

Our Year 6s held an extremely successful fete where they showed great maturity and creativity.

Also this half term, a group of children went on a fabulous week away toĀ Trewern where many conquered fears, tried something new and made life-long memories. The days were filled with lots of activities such as Bush Craft, Muddy Puddle, Rock Climbing, BMX cycling, Gorge walking, Canoeing and Caving.Ā  Those children who stayed at school were also very busy as they went to Kidspace, Hainault Forest and Golfing.

As a treat for all their hard work, Year 6 went to Adventure Island for the day. The weather was fantastic and the children had a blast!

Other events that took place this half term:

Sports Day

Pirates of the Curry Bean Production

Prom

It’s been a fabulous year and we wish all our Year 6s a fantastic summer holiday and good luck in secondary school.

Year 6 Team

Reception Summer 2

July 11, 2018

It isĀ 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 certificateĀ for theirĀ fantastic efforts.

The judgeĀ then looked at our EYFS garden environmentĀ and we are pleased to announce that we won a DOUBLE GOLD award!! One for the beautifulĀ 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 allĀ 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 forĀ fantastic performances!!

From all of the Reception Team, we would like to take this opportunity to say a bigĀ 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

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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 šŸ™‚

Have a lovelyĀ  break.

Year 2 šŸ™‚

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!Ā  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.Ā  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).Ā  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 šŸ˜©

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! šŸ˜‚

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! šŸ™ŒšŸ¼

Have a lovely, restful half term!

The Year One TeamšŸ˜Š

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