Year 1 Summer 2

July 20, 2017

In Year 1 this half term our theme was ‘People Who Help Us’. We learnt about how a nurse or doctor helps people in the community. We also learnt about famous nurses such as Florence Nightingale and Mary Seacole.
Visitors
Dr. Fola came to visit a few weeks ago and spoke about how important it is drink water and make right choices before we drink.

She also told us about her job and what she does each day. Some children were fortunate to try out the stethoscope and otoscope.
In R.E we learnt about the Christian creation story and how the world began. We also had an opportunity to have a discussion in PSHE about how to keep our environment clean.
Finally the year has ended!

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End of Reception Summer Term 2

July 19, 2017

As we finish the end of our Reception year we would like to wish all the children the best of luck for Year One!

This half term has been very busy.

SPORTS DAY

We were very lucky to have glorious weather for our sports day. We hope you enjoyed watching the children show off their amazing PE abilities.
Thank you to everyone who supported our fund rasing raffle. We raised an amazing £140 between both school sites to go towards new bikes.

 

SUMMER SING

We all enjoyed performing our wonderful Summer Sing concerts. We are so proud how much the children have grown in confidence and this was certainly seen at all of the performances.

 

All the staff wish you a restful and enjoyable summer and look forward to seeing the children in Year One!

End of Year Five Summer Term 2

July 14, 2017

What a year it has been! We have enjoyed trips, experiences and learning together for an entire year including getting ready to move into year six. The children have done splendidly in all of their work this year and the staff in year five will miss everyone.

We spent our last half-term together learning about the United Kingdom, studying the recent election and industries throughout out country.

We wish the children all the best as they move up into year six!

Year 2 Summer 2

July 13, 2017

I cannot believe we are in our final half term, the children will soon be heading to year 3!
To help prepare the children for the next academic year, we are introducing small changes to their routine which coincides with the year 3 routine. For example, the children will being to draw a margin in their maths books, they will undertake reciprocal reading rather than guided reading and we are introducing new mathematical concepts such as the column method.

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This half term we have been studying the book ‘The Lonely Beast’. We will be taking on the role of a newspaper reporter and writing our own newspaper report.

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We had a great time during our sports day. We loved watching the parents take part in throwing the javelins.
What activity did you enjoy the most?

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A group of children were chosen to take part in a poetry competition. We had great fun performing to others.
Take a look at our performance.

Wishing you all a safe, fun summer!

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Year 6 Summer 2 – THE FINAL COUNT DOWN!

July 12, 2017

As we have entered this final half term at VALENCE, Year 6 have been extremely busy with participating in lots of fun activities!

A group of our lovely Year 6 pupils and teachers went to Trewern and enjoyed Gorge Walking, Bush Craft, Climbing and Caving. Both Bonham and St George children worked well together and both sites lived and played in harmony – making new friends for life!

During the Trewern week, the rest of the children had a week filled with a variety of activities at different activity centres. They visited Kidspace, Crowlands Golf and Hainault Forest!

Also this half term, our Year 6 pupils travelled to Southend – Adventure Island, where they were absolute thrill-seekers and represented Valence brilliantly over the course of 3 gloriously sunny days.

This half term has also seen the start of the final Year 6 productions – TEAR JERKERS for sure! All staff and children have work extremely hard when rehearsing and learning lines.

Finally, Year 6 were awarded their fantastic SATs results. Both teachers and children are proud of the progress and success.

It’s not long now until our Year 6’s wave goodbye … we would like to thank the children for all their co-operation, determination and engagement throughout the year and we wish you all the best as you enter the next stage of your life!

Year 6 Team 🙂

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Nursery Summer 2 – The end of a fabulous year…

July 11, 2017

As you all know, this has been an incredibly busy year for our Nursery children. Every child has had an incredible journey and we couldn’t be prouder of how far the children have come.

Over the last term we have been building on all of the skills the children have learnt and preparing for their new challenges in Reception. We have been continuing to familiarise the children with new areas around the school and helping them to get to know the new grown ups that will be working with them in their new year group.

Nursery very much enjoyed watching Reception perform their Summer sing and look forward to when it is their turn, this time next year!

Our topic this term has been “Summer” and we have been enjoying making the most of the lovely weather and accessing the outdoors as much as possible, where the learning has taken us on many adventures, including looking for pirate treasure in the sand pit!

Nursery enjoyed celebrating different cultures and backgrounds when they took part in “International Day” and the staff were particularly impressed with the amazing outfits that were worn to school.

Over the next few days we will continue to be busy – the children who are staying at Valence for Reception are looking forward to our “Meet the Teacher” day and spending time with their new classes. Our friends who are moving to new schools, have been visiting them too and sharing their exciting news and stories with us back in Nursery.

Don’t forget, Nursery breaks up for Summer on Wednesday 19th July which is also party day. Children are invited to wear their own clothes – but please ensure clothing and footwear is still suitable for a busy school day.

We thank you all for the ongoing support this year and wish all of the children the very best of luck in the Autumn term.

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Year 4 Summer 2 – The Final Post

July 11, 2017

The count down is on for summer break! I think the children are nearly as excited as the adults! Summer 2 has been extremely busy. We have just finished a hectic week of celebrating British values and also International Day. Year looked at art from around the world. The classes created some very beautiful pieces. Lots of peaceful sleeps over the summer now the children have handmade dream catchers!

 

We we had great weather for our sports day and saw what an athletic year group we have. The children will be receiving their medals soon!

Class parties and non uniform day and no doubt a few more nice treats await us! Let’s hope our last few days together are as good as the the rest of the year has been!!!

Nothing left to say but wishing you all a glorious holiday! please keep reading over the holidays!

 

Miss Tinney

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Nursery Summer 1

July 11, 2017

Another busy term for the children in Nursery as we slowly made our way into summer and the warmer months.

The children have been really impressing us with how well they are now writing and using their letter sounds when writing. 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. The Nursery Children have also been preparing for their transitions to Reception and discovering new places they’ve visited around the school and new staff as they get to know our EYFS team.

We are really looking forward to their first Summer 2 term with us as we move towards the end of the school year.

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Year 6 Summer 1

July 11, 2017

What a great term Summer Term 1 has been for Year 6! All the hard work showed its work as our Year 6 pupils worked they way through their SATs. We are still waiting for results but with an air of confidence.

With the SATs out of the way we finished the term in a more relaxing manner  with trips to the Olympic Pool at the Olympic Park, KS2 3v3 Basketball competitions, Book Fair and a trip to City Hall for the School Council.

We are all really looking forward to Summer Term 2 and Year 6’s last term with us as we help them prepare for the move to secondary school.

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Year 1 Summer 1

July 11, 2017

In Year 1 this half term our theme was ‘Changes’. We have been leaning facts about how people, animals, and plants in our environment change.
Visit to Bedford’s Park
At the beginning of the term we visited Bedford’s Park in Essex. We had fabulous day! We had the opportunity to see different mini-beast, plants and trees.

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Geography
In Geography we found out what it is like to live in the Antarctica. We also found out about the Sahara desert and where it was is located on the world map. We then made fact files in our class. Lots of children by the end of the unit where able to locate each country using an atlas.

Next term our topic is ‘people who help us’.

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