Newsletter for the week ending 10th March
10 March 2017

Please read on to find out about parents evenings, what has been happening and and around the classes and much, much more…

Gym Balls
Does anyone have one (or more!) that they no longer need or use. If so, please could we have them?

Bingo for Children…
…to win Easter eggs. Appledore Pirates, a local fund raising group that has been very supportive of our school, is running bingo on Saturday 11th March at 6pm start at Appledore social club. Only 50p a book. All welcome.

Parents Evenings
A reminder that parents evenings for Years 1-6 are planned for the week commencing 27th March. Please sign-up for a time on the list outside your classroom. If you are unable to do so, please contact the school by phone or email and we can place your name on the list. The list will be up on Tuesday 14th March and the dates will be placed on our Google calendar on the website on Tuesday too.

Non-Uniform Days
24th March – Wear Red for Red Nose Day (small donation please)
28th March – Wear House colours for House events (no donation please)

Home School Agreement
I reminder that we have in place a home school agreement and this can be viewed by clicking here.

Thrift Club
Next pay-in day will be 13th March.

Around the Classes

In FSU We have ‘travelled’ to Wales this week, making leek and potato soup and welsh cakes – they were delicious! We listened to two stories about why there is dragon on the welsh flag and we had a think about which one we believed to be true. We have listened to some people speak Welsh and had a go ourselves! We also enjoyed our trip to the Library on Tuesday to change our library books.

We really enjoyed sharing our favourite toys from home in year 1 and thank you for practising what you wanted to say and thinking of answers to the list of questions. We have re-written the story of No-bot, but with Bernard losing his arm instead of his bottom. In Maths we have completed our work on multiplicative reasoning, but need to keep practising counting in 2s and 5s. We are now going to start looking at measurement. In Art we have drawn and cut out our robots ready to be assembled into a collage. We have also really been enjoying our cooking sessions with Mrs Tucker.

Well done Lundy Puffins for performing so well at the music festival last week.  They had an enjoyable morning watching other performances and learning new  songs. In Maths, they have looked at division and learned how this is linked to multiplication. In English, they have looked at verbs, nouns and adjectives through our text ‘Previously’. The castle printing blocks have been finished  and printed ready to be decorated. Next week is a busy week! A reminder that we have a Multiskills Festival at Bideford College on Monday and children can come to school in their PE kits with school uniform to change in to. On Wednesday we have a printing workshop with some isiting artists.

Y3 to follow shortly

HMS Echo have had a busy, but productive week.  The Roman shields made and decorated are truly amazing.  Well done!!   In Literacy, they have been adding their own ideas to the traditional tale of Little Red Riding Hood, focusing on paragrahing, using inverted commas and varying how to start sentences.   In Maths, they have begun working on calendars and converting between different units of time.  In P.E. they have been very successful in creating short dance sequences as sculptors and carefully crafted stone and Roman gladiators.  There were some extremely fearsone facial expressions!   On Thursday  afternoon, they managed to learn to sing 4 different spirituals and then went on to sing them in small groups simultaneously   – and tunefully.  An impressive achievement.  

Year 5 have publushed their leaflets for planets this week – look out for them by the hall! We had 2 members of the class visiting another school,for a workshop on rockets – their model is very impressive. RE has enabled the children to create their own worlds and they have been busy telling the story of how their world was created. Maths has involved lots of explanations this week – moving to cubed, square and prime numbers next week. We have even had a go at song writing in music. Members of the choir were out of Friday – it felt very quiet! We are looking forward to @Bristol on Tuesday – don’t forget the early start (in school for 7:15am) and cross country on Thursday afternoon

In Year 6 During these four days we have done: English, maths, science, P.E, reading and assembly. In English we continued our work on William Shakespeare’s The Tempest. We watched a short clip on it and then – whilst watching it again – we take notes. After that we began the writing listening to the customised song. In maths we started ratio and proportion (on Monday) and have continued it throughout the week. In science we started looking at healthy eating and learnt about the food pyramid. In P.E we played bench ball. We are also going to be doing R.E later (note this is the 9th of March) where we will look at the Torah. Finally, this morning we watched a Christian play put on by a group of people known as Open the Book.
By Class Reporters, William and Laurence

Best wishes,
Jeremy Cooper and all of the staff and children.

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