Another good week!

Well done Kingfishers another week (although slightly shorter) of working hard! This was our final week of writing fables and you all produced some fantastic writing so well done to you! This week our topic focus was on ‘Musical Rainforests’ as I’m sure some of you are aware of…. sorry about the noise! Finally, in maths we looked at shapes and during Thursday’s lesson we made our own 3D shapes out of spaghetti and playdough.

I would like to apologise about the mix up regarding homework. Last week when I posted I completely forgot about not being at school Friday which lead to some confusion. So, thank-you to those who completed the ‘tribal armbands’ homework. For those who haven’t please do not panic, they need to be handed in by Friday 7th October along with the Maths homework based on shapes.

Just a final reminder that spellings will be on Monday so keep practicing!


Enjoy your weekend,

Mr Piper

Blackbirds Homework

Blackbirds homework this week will be the food diary that was sent home yesterday.

If you can’t find the sheet, they just need to note down the food they eat for one 24 hour period and bring it back on Wednesday, we will be looking to see if we are eating a balanced diet.

The Blackbirds deserve an extra day off this weekend, they have been working hard!

Here’s what we’ve been up to:

We have been writing letters and postcards and learning how to use commas in lists

In maths we have been measuring things around the classroom, measuring how far cars travel on different surfaces, giving directions using left, right and clockwise and  anticlockwise turns.

We have drawn half our faces to match a photograph and practised our colour mixing paint skills. In science we learnt about the different food groups and made a food wheel.

Chat with your Blackbird and see what they can remember.

BUT enjoy the weekend

Robins’ Thursday

Today the Robins have been thinking about ‘Five currant buns’ and have loved  singing the song, acting it out and then painting currants on buns to match the numeral.  They’ve cut out buns and ordered them and drawn pictures and listened to the sounds in the word to write ‘buns’.

This afternoon we had fun in dough disco and also had a special visit from Rhett’s grandma who came to read ‘The Jungle Book’ to the children, all the way from Los Angeles!  The Robins had a mini concert at the end of the day to sing songs to our visitors 🙂

Have a lovely day tomorrow Robins and we’ll see you on Monday!

Blackbirds keeping healthy

Blackbirds are learning about how we keep ourselves healthy and this week we have been thinking about what we eat.

Over the next week they need to record all the food and snacks they eat in a ‘typical’ day, ideally this needs to be returned by next Wednesday, when we will be discussing their diet!

They should have brought a recording sheet home today (although I found a couple in the classroom!)

Parents’ evening request forms also went home today.

Robins’ Tuesday

The Robins have enjoyed their first ‘Dough disco’ session today – this activity strengthens fingers and wrists in preparation for writing.  They have worked at drawing fish and joining dots to write a caption, they’ve finished their fish and cut them out and we worked outside on co-ordination activities.  In phonics this week we’re working on general sound discrimination using body percussion.

If you have any plastic take-away containers with lids  that you could send into school we’d be very grateful!

Robins’ Monday

Today the Robins began thinking about counting rhymes and practised reciting ‘One, two, three, four, five, once I caught a fish alive…’.  We started making tissue paper fish and coloured fish by numbers up to five.  The children practised their fine motor skills in a Fizzy fingers activity (please see our class page for photos) and worked outside in our rock pool!  All children worked with Mrs Leaver for ICT and we had a great PE session in the hall with the apparatus out.


Another fantastic week in Blackbirds!

Blackbirds have had another fab week, I’m sure they will be very tired as they have been working their little socks off!

We have spent a lot of time this week talking about place value and partitioning 2, 3 and even 4 digit numbers! In literacy today, the children wrote some beautiful colour poems and used the most amazing descriptive language, they were a pleasure to read and the children were very proud of what they achieved.

Please can I remind everyone that PE kits should remain in school from Monday through to Friday? We had a couple of children today who had forgotten to bring theirs in.

Have a great weekend everyone and enjoy the lovely weather while it lasts.


Well done Kingfishers


Another successful week has been completed in the Kingfishers. This week we have been studying Aesop’s fables in Literacy and been practicing our addition and subtraction in maths.  Also, we have been learning who/what lives in the rainforest and have learnt all about the ‘Kayapo’ tribe.

Just a reminder that our weekly spellings tests will take place on Monday afternoon and homework has been set today, due in next Friday.

Hope you all enjoy your weekends!

Mr Piper


Robins’ Thursday

What a busy day we’ve had today!  The children have practised playing rhythms on different instruments in phonics, they’ve drawn ‘Incy Wincy Spiders’ to go with the rhyme and made spider sandwiches!  Your Robin will tell you all about it!  We have also practised writing about our favourite stories and rhymes and thought about numbers to 10.

If you have any empty, clean plastic take away containers we would be very grateful if you’d bring them in – thank you 🙂

Thank you Puffins

Many thanks to the Puffins who have produced some wonderful work for their homework – ready to write up into their mini books on Hinduism.

This week’s homework is in preparation for a lovely book that we are going to read next week all about remembering important events that have happened in our lives.

Mrs Burrin        22/9/16