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September Week 3

Friday 23rd September

Read with Me

Thank you to all our parents/carers for joining us in this week's Read with Me session. It was really lovely to see so many of you enjoying a story with your children.

Also, we warmly welcome our new Reception families to their first Read with Me Session.

We look forward to seeing you next week!


Healthy Eating

Everyone likes to eat a special treat but we are concerned that pupils are eating unhealthy snacks on a regular basis at playtime and as part of their packed lunches.

It is said that many UK children "drink" almost five litres of cooking oil every year as a result of their pack-a-day crisp habit.. and exceed the recommended daily salt and sugar intake.

From next week, pupils will not be permitted to eat biscuits and crisps at playtime. Fruit is provided for all pupils in Reception and KS1 but if pupils in KS2 require a mid- morning snack, they will only be allowed fruit or a healthy snack.

In the last few years we have had requests from the parent reps for sweets, chocolates and cakes not to be brought in for birthdays as many parents/carers do not want their children to have them.

The sugar content of what is often brought in, far exceeds the daily recommended amount of sugar for children and is often also very bad for their teeth.

If you would like to bring a small gift to the other children in the class as part of a birthday celebration, we suggest alternatives such as pencils, rubbers and sharpeners.


Author Visit


Years 5 and 6 had a fantastic workshop on Thursday where they met Aisling Fowler, the author of the fantastic fantasy series, Fireborn. She spoke to the children about where her inspiration came from and how to write a book. The children enjoyed being creative and designing their own huntlings, monsters and settings. The pupils all got a signed copy of the book. We hope they enjoy reading it and get inspired to write their own stories at home.

A huge thank you to Mrs Segal, Miss Smith and the team at Pickled Pepper Books for organising this memorable event.



Please remember to try and arrange any dental / medical appointments after school hours or during school holidays.

This week all classes achieved 96% attendance or over which is the expected minimum. Well done everyone!

Don’t underestimate the importance of good attendance. Even one day missed can have an effect on learning.

We must all work together to ensure that our children have the best education possible.



This week in the Nursery, we have been reading Dear Zoo by Rod Campbell. We have been printing all of the animals from the story using paint and look forward to making a mini-mobile for our book corner.

Bonnie mixed some black and white paint together to make grey paint for her Elephant print.


Kingfisher Nursery


A lovely week for Kingfisher Nursery! The children are getting more settled into our daily routines.

This week we focused on the book 'Dear Zoo' and did lots of activities about animals.


Reception have been busy this week talking about the topic of 'Ourselves'. We have been been painting self portraits and writing our names. We have begun 'dough disco' this week to strengthen our fingers and hands ready for writing! We have also begun our learning of phonics this week. In your child's bookbag you will find their name label with a picture to remember each sound. Please support your children to learn how to write their name at home. It was lovely to see so many adults at 'Read with Me' for our first session. You will find your child's chosen book in their book bag. Please remember to record reading in the diary and have the diary and library book back each Friday.

Achievement Awards!

Yashvi - for trying hard in all of the activities this week.

Mikey - for always being polite and well behaved.

Year 1

Year 1 continue to impress us with how they identify and represent numbers using objects and pictorial representations. They are learning Set 1 and 2 sounds during their phonics sessions, so please remember to read with them everyday for 10 minutes. In Geography, we identified human and physical features in the United Kingdom. We are excited for our minibus trip into Central London on the 3rd October!

Achievement Awards!

Achievement awards this week go to Jonathan for his excellent work in Geography and Aysha for her improvement in phonics. Well done both of you!

Year 2

Year 2 have been working hard focusing on place value in 2-digit numbers. In English, we are reading the book, 'A Squash and a Squeeze'. The children focused on using adjectives to describe characters and using these in sentences.

We finished History learning about the Great Fire of London and now we are starting Art. Our theme is Sparks and Flames and the children created mood boards to express their ideas.


Arithmetic- page 4

Grammar, Punctuation & Spelling - pages 1-2

Achievement Awards!

This week's achievement awards go to Liana for her thoughtful opinions and lovely ideas in art and Isabelle for a brilliant reading diary.

Kingfisher 1

We have had a fantastic week in KF1. In English we have been exploring our new shopping topic. Children have had a great time in our very own shop.

In Maths we have been learning all about addition and children experimented with Numicon.


Achievement Awards!

This weeks achievement award goes to Arthur for great improvement in his fine motor skills. Well done!

Year 3

In Maths this week, Year 3 have been learning how to partition numbers in a variety of different ways and learning about the value of each digit in 3-digit numbers. In English, we began some brand-new learning about fronted adverbials to use in our setting description of The Tin Forest. In Science, we have continued our learning about the skeleton and conducted an investigation to find out whether taller people have larger bones. We have also been having a fantastic time learning how to play the recorder!

Please make sure recorders are returned to school by Wednesday each week.

Homework this week : English - Adjectives pg5 and Maths - Partitioning pg 12

Achievement Awards!

This week's achievement award for Year 3 goes to Anwen. She participates fully in every lesson, focuses and works incredibly hard to challenge herself. What a superstar!

Year 4

This week in Maths, Year 4 have been looking at identifying, representing and partitioning numbers up to 10,000.

In English, we have been exploring fronted adverbials and subordinating conjunctions. They have created some brilliant sentences that they'll be able to use in their letters next week.

In Science, we concluded our work on sound and introduced our new topic 'Sacred Symbols' in RE.


Maths: page 9

SPaG: pages 20 - 21


Achievement Awards!

This week's achievement awards go to Zofia for her positive attitude towards her learning, and to Zyan for always challenging himself. Well done!

Year 5

This week, Year 5 have worked hard on reading and writing numbers up to a million in Maths. In English, they wrote their narrative recounts based on fairy-tales and published them. For their first piece of writing, they've done very well - although they do need to remember basic sentence punctuation! In Geography, they revised their learning about the water cycle and learned the features of a river, ready for our trip to Lea Valley on Tuesday.

If you haven't returned the payment and permission, please can you do so so your child doesn't miss out. Thank you.

CGP Books

Maths: page 9 (powers of 10)

English: pages 4 and 5 (nouns and verbs)


Achievement Awards!

This week's awards go to Arber for this excellent ideas during the author visit, and to Grace for showing excellent character in her narrative recount as the wicked stepmother. Well done, you two! :)

Year 6

This week, Year 6 have been busy preparing for their first long write. Myself and Mrs Armstrong have been very impressed with their ideas and we are looking forwarding to reading their pieces. In Maths, we have finished our first unit on place value and are now moving onto the four operations.

Please complete the forms required for PGL as soon as possible; come and see me if you have any questions.

CGP pages - We haven't had a chance to mark them this week due to the author visit running over. We will mark them next week.

English: pages 10 and 11

Maths: pages 8 and 9


Achievement Awards!

This week's achievement awards go to Katerina for her resilience in mathematical problem solving and Matteo for his vocabulary choices and sentence work in English.

Kingfisher 2

Another busy week in KF2. We have continued our work on Place Value and the boys have been using place value charts.

In English, with an emphasis on emotions and feelings and links to 'The Zones of Regulation', we have been writing sentences about how we feel and discussing ways in which we can change or manage our emotions.

It was lovely to see so many parents at Read With Me yesterday too!


Achievement Awards!

The achievement award this week goes to:

Mario - for really fantastic discussions about emotions and working independently. Well done!

Diary Dates


Thursday 13th:

  • Year 6 Shakespeare Workshop in School - more details to follow

Monday 17th:

  • Activity Clubs go online for Autumn 2 bookings

Thursday 20th:

  • PTA's Spooky Adventure

Friday 21st:

  • Year 4 Harvest Festival Assembly
  • School finishes for Half Term at 3.15 pm (Cabin Club open)

HALF TERM: Monday 24th - Friday 28th October 2022

Monday 31st:

  • Start of Autumn 2
  • Activity Clubs begin for Autumn 2 (please make sure you have booked for this half)
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