Thank you very much for all of your lovely gifts and cards. I have just enjoyed looking at them all with my family. You have been very kind. The flowers and candles smell beautiful, the cakes taste delicious and I can’t wait to go and enjoy afternoon tea. Have a super summer, see you soon, love Mrs C xxx
Hello Owls and your mums and dads,
I haven’t stopped thinking about your lovely surprise all evening. Thank you so very much – your kind gifts and words are very much appreciated and I’ve learned that everyone is very good at keeping a secret!
I am very lucky that I am able to come to work every day, excited to see what the day will bring and in the company of a fantastic group of children.
I have enjoyed the positivity, encouragement and communication by the parents this year and thank you for working hard alongside staff for us to be a team for your children.
It’s been a great year.
I hope you have a wonderful Summer and do lots of exciting things together.
Mrs Chapman x
Today was exciting for the teachers as well as the children as we all got to spend the day with our new classes.
Hopefully the children have enjoyed their day and we have answered all the questions they have about next year. We have told the children not to worry if they still have any questions, but just to come and ask one of us.
I really enjoyed meeting the children for my new class today but I can’t believe I only have three days left with my Owls!
Let’s make every minute count.
What a lovely week we have had again.
The Awards tea party after school on Monday was very relaxing. We enjoyed watching Y4, 5 and 6 performing their show on Monday and we hear it has gone well through the week. Well done to all involved.
On Thursday the Owls enjoyed their own celebration picnic. They were celebrating how much they have grown and progressed over the year. We hope you enjoy reading the celebration of progress in your child’s report. It is coming home today. Next week we will find opportunities for your child to prepare for transition into Year 1.
We will still have swimming and PE next week. From Monday we will collect in the children’s reading books and red home link books, so please catch us for a chat next week if you have any issues to share with us. There will not be homework set for next week.
Enjoy your weekend.
The Owls have been reading a story called Handa’s Surprise. Today we had a surprise when our teacher brought in all the different fruits that appear in the story.
After looking at them, we all had a taste. It was like a fruit picnic.
We ate pineapple and it was yummy, delicious and it had spiky leaves on top.
We ate a peach which was ‘yummy in my tummy’!
We didn’t all like avocado pear but some of us loved it because it was creamy.
The orange was juicy and the banana was yellow and soft.
The apple was also juicy.
The strawberries were sweet.
The kiwi had hairy skin but inside it had black seeds and it was wet.
We all enjoyed trying new fruits. Some of us were nervous about trying something new, but we were all pleased when we did and we found out we liked it.
Some children think we are having a picnic on Monday but this is not true. Please make sure they have lunch as usual.
We are having a sausage and chip picnic in the last week but you all have letters for that already.
Thank you for coming along to our art afternoon yesterday. I know the children thoroughly enjoyed it and now we have some fabulous trolls to use for our big art work. Once they are cut out and displayed we will take a photo.
It was also a nice opportunity to chat with people after school during our open evening. I had some great reflective discussions about how much the children have grown since this time last year and what they have to come over the next twelve months.
My class are now finding themselves having lots of discussions about next year. They are very aware that they will soon be in Year 1 and they even pretended to be year 1 pupils this morning when the new intake came in. They will soon find out who their teacher will be in Year 1 and you will have their end of school reports to look forward to reading. We will work hard over the next two weeks to support the children’s feelings and questions as they work through this transition period. We are fully aware of how some children will breeze through this , but for others it can feel more stressful. We will address any anxieties with lots of reason and positivity. If you have any worries please do come and chat before the end of term.
We keep hearing the phrase ‘only two weeks left’ but for us it will definitely be a jam packed busy two weeks. We still have lots of exciting things to do and learn.
I was just thinking back to Monday when you took part in your first sports day. You were so proud when you came back into the classroom afterwards. I’m glad you enjoyed yourselves and it was great to see you all taking part and trying your hardest. I enjoyed hearing all the mums and dads cheering for you.
Well done for coping really well with the warm weather this week. I was pleased to see so many of you remembering to bring in your water in your own bottles this week. Remember to keep bringing it even when the weather is cooler.
I missed out on eating the three bear’s porridge this week as I was at an important teacher’s meeting. Mrs Jackson told me that you all talked carefully about the ingredients you were using and enjoyed noticing the changes that occurred as it cooked.
We had fun reading all of the stories in the school book challenge this week. My favourite was ‘Mad About Minibeasts’. Which book did you like best?
Thank you Owls for all your tombola gifts this morning. I’m sure FOACC will make good use of them in the upcoming summer fair.
It has been a busy week again.
We have been learning how to compete in beanbag races, hurdle races and the egg and spoon. Running in straight lines along the lanes was our first challenge to overcome. We all feel ready for our Sport’s Day on Monday afternoon.
We have enjoyed making clay porridge bowls for the three bears this morning. We used our maths skills of sharing and considered size when we had to share out one lump of clay into three pieces – one for a large bowl, one medium and one small.
Next week we might be able to make some porridge.
Our first football coaching session was fun on Wednesday. The children said they can’t wait for next week.
The children enjoyed making Chinese masks with the mandarin teacher yesterday. They were using various colours and recalling and saying the mandarin words for the different colours.
We took our dough into the hall today. We liked doing a dough disco altogether. We went crazy! Sometimes we were all shouting really loudly. We were squeezing and making balls. It was so much fun. We made a pizza with the dough and we made a wiggly snail. We also made a sausage. When we put our thumbs in the dough we made a doughnut. We had to pinch the sausage. Today we wore spotty clothes because it is International Dough Disco Day. It is Shonette’s birthday. Happy Birthday.
We wore bandanas because we were thinking and caring about a poorly person.
We had a lovely surprise at the end of the dough disco. We were all given a cake and we were allowed to eat it.
Happy Dough Disco Day everyone.
I had a fabulous day out with the Owls today. We went to Attenborough Arboretum and braved the weather to go on a bear hunt.
We put our best imagination heads into gear and squelched through mud, swished through tall grass, sploshed through the river, howled through the snowstorm and tiptoed up to his cave.
Fortunately, when we found the bear in his dark, gloomy cave, he was small and friendly!
Even though it was raining, we didn’t mind because we were having so much fun.
When we got inside, we dried off, had our snack and then enjoyed having a range of craft activities, only pausing for lunch. We made grass collages, leaf rubbings, mud prints, snow storms and described splashing in water.
A great big thank you goes to Hilary, the teacher who led our learning throughout the day. We would also like to thank, Mrs Oram for preparing things we needed to take and Mrs Jackson for looking after Mrs Chapman!!! Without the help of volunteers to come and look after us it would be too difficult to go out of school for visits, so we need to give special thanks to Mr Bishop, Mr Rick, Mr Gott, Mrs Shepherd, Mrs Potter and Mrs Johnston for giving up their time and making sure we were all well looked after today.
Finally I would like to offer my thanks to the children and say how proud I was to be their teacher today when I heard children thanking the bus driver as they got off, and when Hilary told me what a lovely class they were. Well done Owls, you should be proud of your lovely manners and wonderful behaviour today. I loved watching you smile and laugh, work as teams and share your conversations with each other. It was great to see you having fun.