The children have had another successful week, full of hard work and perseverance. Year 5 have really impressed Mrs Cowell and I with how they have tackled the compact method in multiplication. It has been fantastic to see them using the strategies, and feeling confident.
Year 5 also finished their art project this week, which we will be sending home after they have evaluated their work. We have been creating a mixed media piece, including watercolours, print, tissue paper and oil pastel.
For our English unit, we are writing a letter to the headteacher about how we can improve the wild area. There have been some fantastic ideas!
There are still some parents evening letters outstanding. If you would like to book an appointment, please could we have the dates and times you are available, as places are going fast.
Year 5 have had a brilliant week this week. They have been working incredibly hard on their writing this week, which we published today!
The girls in Class 10 had a great time during their Wild Cats football session this week. They showed an excellent attitude and made the most of the experience – well done!
Everyone looked brilliant today dressed as digits! There were some very creative outfits, and lovely face paint. Today, we learnt about the NSPCC and how they can help children who are experiencing difficulties. We were then outdoors for an activity combing calculations and circuits, followed by rounders. The children also played Who Wants to be a Mathionaire!
A letter has gone out today regarding parents evening appointments. If you could return the slips as soon as possible, that would be great. We will endeavor to give you the time slot you request.
The children have watched an assembly today about next Friday’s MUFTI day for the NSPCC. Please send your child in with a visible number – football shirt, birthday badge, number pinned to a T-shirt or whatever they fancy plus £1 in aid of this worthy cause. The rest of the “outfit” is non- uniform.
We are learning about Bicester this term and started the morning being archaeologists. We searched for artefacts including an Anglo Saxon cross – similar to one found behind The King’s Arms in what is now Saxon Court. We learned how Bicester grew from a small settlement in the time of Roman occupation to being a small market town and on to the growing town we live in today.
We located places to see and visit on the Bicester map. We then became artists through time and drew places around Bicester in the past and the present. We saw how some of the buildings are still here today though with more buildings around them. Other buildings no longer exist.
It was so lovely to be out in the sunshine with our friends again!
Wow – this term seems to have gone so quickly! You all looked brilliant today during the Easter parade – well done everyone! Congratulations to our winners, it was thoroughly deserved. We were so lucky that the sun was out for us.
We would like to introduce you to Bug Club. This is an online reading scheme that gives children an opportunity to read books personalised to their reading ability. The Bug Club pupil world is where your children log in to read books allocated to them, whether at home or in class. It is also where they can access the rewards they earn when they complete all the activities in a book. Please see the email from Integris to access the log in information.
Thank you for all of your hard work this term. Have a lovely Easter – make sure you get plenty of rest this holiday!
We have had another great week this week – working on our strategies in maths, writing our discussion texts and making lavender bags. Sewing was been a lesson that really highlighted the importance of growth mindset, by facing new challenges with a resilient attitude. We have also been learning about crime and punishment, and how important it is to learn from history.
We had some special guests visit us this week! It’s a shame we couldn’t hold them this year, but it was still lovely to have them visit.
The Easter parade will be on Wednesday morning!
As you may know, we will be finishing early on Wednesday for the Easter holidays. The finishing times are below:
Class 10- 1:55
Class 9 – 2:00
Have a lovely and restful weekend! Looking forward to seeing you all on Monday.
We are so impressed with how well you have settled back into school. Mrs Hewson has also been incredibly impressed. Your attitude to learning, resilience and working with your peers has been absolutely brilliant. We are so proud of you!
It was great to have such an arty start to the week. Our windows were looking very bare, and it is wonderful to have your Wonder pictures and hook-in artwork now adding colour to the classrooms!
We have explored some really important themes this week – such as our self-image, self-value and recognising the things we can do to be kind to ourselves, and help us feel positive. These things are so important not just in school, but throughout your life.
Have a lovely weekend. Make sure you have a well-earned rest, ready for a strong start next week. Looking forward to seeing your smiling faces bright and early on Monday!
What an epic day today was! I had such a tricky choice with the pictures, there were so many brilliant action shots! A huge well done to Class 10 today. If they weren’t riding the bikes and challenging themselves, they were incredibly supportive and encouraging of their peers. As their teacher, this is such a delight to see. Hopefully some of you have felt inspired by the workshop today!