Charlotte’s Web

“When we were in the PE hall we were playing boomwhackers. Everyone had one. At the end we were in groups of our boomwhacker colours and then we were guided when we were hitting the boomwhackers to make the sound. The colours were green, orange, purple, long red, short red and yellow.” (JL)

“We were logging on to Clicker 7 and writing sentences with the ‘tion’ sound.” (GC)

“We saw a play called Charlotte’s Web yesterday. It was good. There was Charlotte, Wilbur, the mum and dad and Avery and Fern. Charlotte had baby spiders. There was also a spider called Charlotte and she had 514 little spiders. At the end Wilbur and Fern were holding one of the baby spiders. Wilbur and Fern went around with the baby spiders. Some people got to see the baby spiders.” (MS and NP2)

Next week we will be learning more about subtraction and some symbols that we use to help us with our maths. Our sound will be ‘tious/cious’.

Drumtastic day!

“We were drumming with drums and it was really noisy. I enjoyed it because we got to play the drums. We were playing a game where we were trying to copy Steve but we kept on beating him.” (NP2, JP and AW2)

“We have been using rekenreks for mental maths and we had to guess the way Mrs Black makes a number like 12” (LW)

“We were writing about the setting of Charlotte’s Web. We wrote about what it sounds like, feels like, smells like and looks like.” (AJ, BC and LH)

We watched these videos about feelings this week.


In topic we learned about what needs to happen to food before we can eat it. We watched

Next week our sound will be ‘tion’. We will continue to learn about subtraction in maths.

Sports Day Fun!

“We went to Briarlands Farm on Tuesday and we went on a tractor ride to see animals. We saw Jess which was a mum pig and she just had 14 babies. We saw one of her piglets and we got to feel the little piglet. When we were going to Briarlands Farm we had our snack before we went on the tractor ride.” (NP2, MS and AC)

“When we saw the 14 piglets they were really cute. We got to stroke the piglet and the piglet was so loud it was hurting my ears. When I stroked it, it was so soft.” (AM)

“We got to feed the baby lambs and we were feeding them milk.” (AA)

“When we went to Briarlands farm I liked when the pig was screaming because it hurt my ear drums. It was funny”. (MC)

“We were learning about a new sound and it was ‘ear’. Did you know ‘ear’ is actually a sound and a word because it is in words and it is a noun?” (JP)

“In maths we were thinking about how to make the same beads on the rekenreks as the teacher had.” (BC)

“My favourite thing in sports day was the football because it was fun.” (LH)

We are looking forward to a busy week next week, with a spanish class, drumming workshops and lots of visitors. We hope that you can come along to one of our events, including sessions on dealing with stress, mindset matters and a numeracy workshop.

Our sound next week will be ‘ure’. In maths, we will continue to work on subtraction.

Our children have all enjoyed becoming ‘mini-farmers’ in our growing garden. If you have an hour to spare on a Friday morning to help the children as they tend to the growing garden, please let me know.

Our school trip to Briarlands Farm is on Tuesday.

  • Please remember to provide your child with a packed lunch in a named carrier bag if you have not asked for a school packed lunch.
  • Please provide a disposable water bottle.
  • Children should wear a school jumper/cardigan but are free to wear casual clothes on the bottom.
  • We expect the weather to be warm, in which case, please apply sun cream to your child before bringing them to school. However, as the forecast may not be accurate, please also provide a waterproof jacket with hood.
  • No money should be brought on the trip as the children will not be given time to make purchases from the gift shop.

Sports Day is also taking place on Thursday afternoon. Children may come dressed in sports clothes, preferably with a t-shirt of their house colour. Children can take their gym kit home the night before, or they may change into their gym t-shirt at school.

Children have all had the opportunity to select ‘chill’ books from our school collection. This books have been banded according to difficulty level. The children are encouraged to enjoy these at home and at school, and change them frequently. Please make sure that these come back to school with your child so that this can happen.

“We were rolling a dice because we were playing a game. It was a chance game and we had to think of what words we could use for chance. The words were ‘might happen’, ‘might not happen’, ‘probably’, ‘impossible’,  ‘likely’ and ‘possible'” (DG, LR, AM, LH, HC, GC, RH and NP).

P2 enjoyed some buddy reading with the P6s.

“We were planting potatoes and carrots in the growing garden. Mrs Johnstone and Mrs Pérez were helping us.” (JL, RH and AA)

“We had Show and Tell from Járed and Rory. Rory made flowers for the class and it’s on top of the class board. Járed showed us his rock collection”. (RH)

MS and EM shared fantastic book blessings about their favourite stories.

Our sound for next week is ‘ear’. We will continue to focus on subtraction in our maths.


P2B Week Ending 3.5.19

“We were having a book blessing from Bryce and Michael. The books were called The Smartest Giant in Town and Dinosaur Police.” (Aryanna, Amber and Liam).

“Today we went outside to the P6 planters with Mrs Johnstone. We measured how high the plants went. Then we put some plant food into one of the planters and then after that we will check it again and see which planter has grown faster. If we were not measuring, we were drawing pictures of plants. The name of the plant food was fertiliser. Fertiliser might make plants grow quicker when plants get more food. When other plants don’t get that much they might not grow as fast.” (Járed, Riley and Alexis)

“We were finding verbs in our books.” (Annabelle)

We have had a very busy week!

Next week we will be reviewing some of the sounds we have already learned. We will be continuing with subtraction within 20 for our maths.