Newsletter for the week ending 25th January 2019
25 January 2019

Please read on to find out what has been happening in and around the school and classes…


Dates for the Diary – PTA run events

Friday 1st February, Disco, Reception-Y2 5pm-6.15pm & Y3-Y6 6.30pm-7.45pm
Friday 21st June, summer fair. Details to follow.
Friday 8th March, Quiz and bingo night for adults (parents, relatives, friends…). Time tbc. Details to foloww.
Friday 29th March, children’s Easter bingo. 3.30-4.30pm. Details to follow.
Friday 21st June, summer fair. Details to follow.
Wednesday 5th June, sports day. Races for Y1-Y6 9:30am-12pm, lunch for all children and parents 12pm-1pm and afternoon activities for Reception to Y6 1:30pm – 3:30pm
Wednesday 12th June, reserve day for sports day (if bad weather 5th June)

Thrift Club

First Thrift Club this year will be Monday 28th January.


A number of our musicians attended a DYJO (Devon Yoth Jazz Orchestra) workshop at Instow School and according to one of them ‘…it was the best workshop I’ve ever been to’! 


This week in FSU we have been learning about firefighters, we now know that they just don’t put out fires. We had a great visit from Olivia’s Dad on Wednesday to talk to us about his job and he brought some clothes and equipment for us to try. We have worked as a team to carry water to put out a pretend fire like they did in the old days and today we went down to The Jungle and Rhys lit a camp fire for us, we also made some ladders from sticks.

This week Year 2 have really enjoyed inventing our own Oi Frog stories. We have made story maps with our new stories and shared them with our friends. Next we will write our stories before editing and publishing them. In Maths this week we have been learning different strategies to add and subtract, we have used number lines and ten frames. We have also thought about partitioning numbers to make it easier to add and subtract. In Philosophy we read the book Click, Clack, Moo the Cows That Type and discussed how determined the cows in the story were. We have been very excited about Bob’s birthday and all made invitations and cards for him. We had a fun party with games and cake.

Lundy Puffins have been writing their stories about a Baboon on the Moon. They are really good, so well done everyone! In Maths, the focus has been multiplication and understanding what it is. Next week, they will be continuing the focus on multiplication and learning the 2, 5 and 10 times tables. Any support you could give at home would be much appreciated. Our topic work has continued and next week they will be sculpting elephants in the art studio. They will be using newspaper for this, so if you have any old newspapers at home, please can we have them? In computing, they have started to learn all about coding and really enjoyed this.

This week Year 3 have been learning about the Caribbean by reading Gregory Cool, all about Gregory and dolphins. We’ve been learning how to use commas in sentences and synonyms. In maths we have been learning and using our times tables. In RE we have been learning about Christianity and in music we have been learning Caibbean songs and music.

HMS Echo have been looking at multiplying 3 numbers together and factor pairs in Maths this week. In Literacy, we have been looking at using brackets for extra information, pronouns and present tense verbs. For Topic, we looked at placing historical Roman events on a timeline and also learnt about Celtic hillforts in computing, where the children built their own. In Philosophy, we read one of Aesop’s fables, ‘The Hare and the Tortoise’ and discussed two of our questions; ‘Do you always have to be fast to win the race?’ and ‘Why did Hare boast about being the best at running?’.

In Year 5, we have been learning about Venus and Mercury and creating fact files about these planets. In literacy, we have been looking at vocabulary and using the passive voice to explain about contraptions. In maths, we have learnt about cubed and squared numbers and are finishing a unit about multiplication and division. In art, we looked at the artist Peter Thorpe and created space pictures in the style of his work. Thank you for some amazing pieces of space homework and keep working on the moon diaries – hopefully the cloud with lift soon. Please check you are up to date with residential payments.

This week in literacy Y6 have done a lot more work on Shackleton`s journey to Antarctica and found out his ship, the Endurance sank, and they had to move to Elephant Island. One smaller group then sailed to South Georgia to seek rescue. In maths we have been doing a lot on decimals and fractions with multiplying and dividing. In art we have been drawing WW2 posters and with our WW2 topic we have started finding out about evacuees. We have been listening to the story about evacuee children in Carrie’s war. In science we have started our work on light and we looked at the human eye and how it works. Reporter: John

Have a lovely weekend
From Jeremy Cooper and all the staff and children

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