Children across the school were celebrating World Book Day in style on Thursday 6th March, dressed as their favourite book characters.
As part of the celebrations Illustrator and Author Mark Marshall visited the school and inspired Year 5 and 6 to become illustrators for the day, working with them to produce their very own story boards.
Children from the Nursery and Reception classes thoroughly enjoyed listening to the unique stories of Carol Graham who brought her stories to life!
The day was topped off by a tense battle for the best dressed pupils and staff, with winners including James Bond, Robin Hood, Goldilocks and the Three Bears and Spiderman. Pupils walked away with National Book Vouchers to help encourage a lifelong passion for reading.
We would like to thank both parents and children for making such a fantastic effort with their costumes, everybody looked great!
Mr MacKintosh and Miss Lynch
On Saturday 1st of February me (Haajra in 5SH) did a sponsored silence for Syria (Ummah Welfare Trust) because the people there are suffering! It was very hard because we had to write on white boards all day long, but eventually we did it! It was kind of fun too because my cousin (Nafisa) who is in a different school was doing it also, so she stayed the night at my house.
Thank you to the people who sponsored me and helping the people of Syria who have nothing, hopefully you will change at least one person’s life!
So Far I have raised nearly £300 and there is still more to collect!
By Haajra Minhas
Once again Nursery held a very successful and fun packed family session on Wednesday 12th February. Lots of parents attended (thank you parents!) and joined in the activities with their children. The emphasis was on the ‘Read, Write, Inc’ phonics programme our school uses and how we teach the sounds rather than names of letters. We also sampled some tasty savoury pancakes with a yoghurt dip and sweet pancakes too. Parents were able to sit with their children and look at the learning journals – a journey of their child’s learning and experiences in nursery. Thank you to all who attended – we look forward to our next session!
February Half Term is from
Monday 17th February until Friday 21st February.
Pupils return to school on Monday 24th February.
On Thursday 27 February, our football team will be playing a league match against
Finham Park School. The match will be played on our Playing Fields and Kick Off
Please come and support our team.
Two days of RE workshops took place at the end of January for all the children in Key Stage 2. They were led by the Barnabas Trust and covered themes linked to the RE curriculum schemes of work on Christianity. The staff enjoyed the sessions and the children were engrossed as they saw parts of the RE curriculum being brought to life and into the realms of their experience. The children were ‘learning from’ RE as well as ‘learning about’ RE. One of the phase leaders has been inspired to follow on from these two days with some PSHE work.
On Thursday 6th March we will be celebrating World Book Day. The children will be participating in a range of fun activities throughout the day. We would like to invite the children to dress up as their favourite character for the day and there will be a special assembly at the end of the day for the best dressed!
We will also be handing out book tokens which are redeemable in participating bookshops.
A big thank you to all the parents that attended the parents’ workshop on ‘E-safety Explained.’ We hope that this was a valuable experience and that is has given you the necessary information to help keep your children safe online.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Mrs McLeod (Year 6) or Mrs Sohal (Year 1)
Reception children have been developing their language and social skills when playing in our new outdoor ‘mud kitchen’.
The children have been making mud pies, serving each other, washing dishes and having fun!
Don’t forget to ask your child about our new kitchen and their learning, maybe they might make you a muddy cup of tea and a chocolate cake!
Please find attached a copy of the curriculum letters that were sent out recently regarding this terms learning.
Nursery (482.2 KiB)
Reception (513.6 KiB)
Year 1 (319.2 KiB)
Year 2 (303.3 KiB)
Year 3 (310.6 KiB)
Year 4 (309.6 KiB)
Year 5 (357.4 KiB)
Year 6 (316.0 KiB)