This week year 4 have been challenging themselves when learning about fractions in maths, they have continued to show self-motivation when learning their times tables. They had to be independent when understanding equivalent fractions too. As well as this, year 4 have been extremely resilient when developing their reading comprehension skills. They have been curious when predicting what will happen in their book ‘Next’. They have been inspired by the positive superhero, and have enjoyed sharing ideas for Children’s Mental Health week on how we can grow together.

Have a super half term!

Remember, together everyone achieves more.

This week year 6 have been using their core values in their learning. They have used challenge in algebra when working out one and two step rules. Also, they were lucky enough to take part in a workshop discussing what makes us worried.

They had to be resilient when trying new ways to help them manage their worries. Year 6 have been inspired by Efrain Recinos to create their own mood boards based on murals. 

Throughout the week Year 6 have been independent when developing their maths key skills. They have been curious about Macbeth, also known as the cursed play. 

Remember, together everyone achieves more!

This week we will be learning all about what Year 5 have been up to! Year 5 have been ecstatic about being back and are keen to show all of their core values in their learning. They were curious when learning about what happened to Odysseus when he was trapped in a cave with a cyclops. Year 5 have been amazingly independent when learning to round decimal numbers and recording results in science. Furthermore, they challenged themselves whilst making clay pots- which is definitely a tedious but worthwhile task!

Year 5 have been inspired this week by Hercules and the 12 impossible tasks. Also, they have shown fantastic resilience in their maths learning when it sometimes was very challenging. During their PE lessons, they have been self-motivated to improve their athletics scores.

Remember, together everyone achieves more.

Everybody in every class has been excited about celebrating Christmas with their families soon. This week we will be finding out about what year 3 have been up to in their learning. Year 3 have been independent in maths and have worked really hard when practising their handwriting. As well, they have been inspired by poems in their English lessons and have created their own prints. Also, year 3 have been curious when learning about events in history.

Year 3 have been extremely resilient during their geography lessons. They learnt about different cities in Australia. In PE, they mimicked the movements of different animals. Year 3 have challenged themselves this week when learning to divide by 2, 5 and 10.

Remember, together everyone achieves more.

This week year 1 have been using all of their core values in their learning. Firstly, they have been using resilience when adding in maths. As well as that they have been curious about what animals they might see on their school trip to Godstone Farm. Year 1 have been independent when writing in English lessons.

On another note, year 1 have been inspired by their school trip to the farm and designed farms of their own. They used self-motivation in art to keep going even when they make mistakes. They have challenged themselves this term to work really hard at using their finger spaces in their writing and making sure their letters are on the line.

Have a great half term!

Remember, together everyone achieves more.

This week year 6 have been revisiting their learning and generating news vocabulary for letters to Sherlock Holmes. Also, they have been challenging themselves to stay in restrictions of formal writing. They have created terracotta statues of warriors from their Shang Dynasty topic this term. Year 6 have been starting the days off with their Daily Mile. They have also self-motivated themselves to edit and improve their already fantastic work! 

They have been resilient in stating in routine and adapting to the new year. Year 6 have been curious and using inference in their English and PE. They have created new ideas on their own and have used it in their writing, maths and other subjects. They have independently created their own blog pages in computing! Finally, Year 6 have been analysing extracts in their active reading sessions. 

Remember, together everyone achieves more. 

Blog- Friday 2nd July 

Reception have been learning about capacity in maths. They have been using water to explore this! In literacy they have created their own non-fiction booklets and have enjoyed making bookmarks in the orchard and spending time in the outdoor classroom.  Year 1 have been learning to find a quarter of amounts. In English, they have been retelling the story of Jack and the Beanstalk. We have been solving problems involving money this week and giving change. They have also written a story based in a castle.  

This week, Year 3 have very much enjoyed writing playscripts around a scene from their new book ‘I Was a Rat’. In maths they have started to tackle short division. 

Onto Year 4, in English they have been learning about the book Wolves. In maths, they have been curious when learning about different types of angles and how to identify them. 

Next, Year 5 are still enjoying reading ‘The Boy at the Back of the Class’ and have thought of their own secret plans to save Ahmet. In maths, they have been working hard when conquering multiplication and division. 

Last but not least, in Year 6 we have been working hard when rehearsing for our end of year production. We have also continued to read Cogheart and have done algebra in maths. 

Remember, Together Everyone Achieves More. 

By Chloe and Georgie

Head Girl and Head Boy

This week, Reception had great fun in their steel drum workshops! They enjoyed getting a chance to play the instruments as well as dancing to the music! 

Year 1 have been learning about the traditional tale of the gingerbread man and writing recipes using imperative verbs. In art they have been looking at Georgia O Keefe and recreating some of her work.  

The children in Year 2 have enjoyed learning about Henry VIII and writing a boastful speech as Henry. They have also been solving word problems and investigating materials.  

Next, Year 3 have been curiously discovering about the life of Althea Gibson and challenging themselves by investigating the properties of 2D and 3D shapes. 

Still in Bramleyham, Year 4 have been looking at plotting co-ordinates. In English, they have been writing the next chapter in the adventures of Edward Tulane.  

Onto Hemstalls, Year 5 have continued our learning about refugees and started reading the book ‘The boy at the back of the class.’ In maths they have extended their learning on perimeter and area. They thoroughly enjoyed our steel pan workshops this week and have completed the diversity coin competition.
Year 6 have enjoyed reading more of Cogheart this week. They are retelling part of the story from Lilly’s perspective. We all enjoyed the steel drum workshops and having a dance together! 

Remember, Together Everyone Achieves More. 

By George S and Chloe S

Head Boy and Head Girl

During healthy week Reception were very creative and made Fruit faces before tasting them.  They were delicious! As they continue with their topic of Under the Sea they have enjoyed exploring with water and sand as well as sea creatures and taking them on sea adventures! Their story of the week is Tiddler and they created and wrote their own excuses why Tiddler was Late! Next, Year 1 have been learning about multiplication using groups and arrays. In English they have been writing their own fairy tale The Three Little Fish. The children in Year 2 enjoyed sports day. They also loved reading Herb the Vegetarian Dragon and writing as diary pretending to be Herb.   

On to Bramleyham, Year 3 enjoyed their first Sports Day in Key Stage 2. Everyone gave their very best and were really proud of all their achievements. They have also explored Healthy Eating Week and enjoyed eating the delicious fruit.  Down in year 4, they have been looking at finding equivalent fractions. In English, they are reading the story the Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane. 

In Hemstalls, year 5 have been continuing their work on The Journey and looking at the plight of refugees. Maths has seen them converting weights and measures. In science they have learnt about the different stages of human life and they all had a wonderful School Games Day on Tuesday. This week, Year 6 have been resilient when completing some end of year assessments in their classes. To celebrate Healthy Eating Week, we enjoyed sampling some delicious watermelon, pineapple and blueberries. They enjoyed taking part in the amazing sports day field activities, as well as an afternoon of races! 

Remember, Tgether Everyone Achieves More. 

By George S and Chloe S

Head Boy and Head Girl

This week in Reception they have enjoyed immersing themselves with our new topic of under the Sea! They have read the The Fish who could Wish and have written their own wishes of what they would like to be. In maths they have had so much maths learning fun, fishing for a numbered fish and saying one more than and one less than that number!  

Year 1 have been acting out the story of the Three Little Pigs and using adjectives to describe the big bad wolf! In maths they have been using their place value knowledge to work with 2-digit and 3-digit numbers. In Year 2 the children have started learning about castles and have created a timeline. They already know facts about wooden and stone castles. 

Next, Year 3 have been writing descriptions of the colossal Iron Man; they have also been curious about how earthquakes happen and investigating the parts of a plant. Year 4 have been learning about how to write instructions. Theyhave also been learning how to solve two-step word problems in maths.   

In Hemstalls, Year 5 have started their new book The Journey, they have made some predictions at changed the family’s life for ever. They spent a sunny morning completing our outdoor-learning based capacity, mass and length. They have started thinking about our school games day next week and which events they would like to take part in.  Finally, Year 6 have enjoyed starting their new Geography topic, Rivers. In English, they have started to read a new book called Cogheart. They wrote a Trip Advisor review on Miss Octavia Scrimshaw’s Finishing School. 

Remember, Together Everyone Achieves More. 

By George S and Chloe S

Head Boy and Head Girl