I have missed doing the Star Award assembly this week and hearing all about the amazing things that the children have been doing. Hopefully I will be able to start this again in the next couple of weeks. This week, Mrs Critchlow and I have been very busy trying to make the front of our school look amazing. Without parents and children using our paths over the last couple of months, the weeds had taken over. Huge thanks also goes to Mrs Goodyear who has co-ordinated a small army of volunteers to spruce up the sun shelter, into a wonderful and attractive outdoor learning environment for the children to enjoy. Mr Munden has also been busy, creating a lovely seating area outside the staffroom and the Reception team have also transformed the Reception outside space. Despite the fencing being ready for the builders, the school is looking wonderful!
Congratulations to the following children who were awarded certificates for their achievements last week.
5 June 2020
Darius (Wooden Hill) - for your amazing paper models; an airplane and a lion statue!
Zac (Squirrel) - for persevering with learning letter sounds and developing letter formation.
Theo (Vole) - for trying really hard with his maths home learning and doing lots of exercise on his walks and in his swimming pool.
Harry (Otter) - for always being so bubbly and cheerful. Every week, we enjoy speaking to you on the phone and hearing about all the lovely activities you are doing at home.
Adam (Beaver) - consistently put a lot of effort into all of his home learning tasks that have been set.
Ivy (Rabbit) - for working conscientiously and completing lots of set tasks. We are very proud of her!”
Oscar (Deer) - for fully engaging in his home learning and always trying his best!
Lucas (Greenfinch) - for writing an amazing poem about his favourite animal, the wolf, before half term.
Timmy (Chaffinch) - for highlighting a very important issue of racism and how we need to stand together to build strong, happy communities.
Phinny (Woodpecker) - for your great description when drawing and labelling a setting for the story of Skellig.
Jacob (Kite) - for writing a very commercially persuasive advert, encouraging Mr Billers to buy his house cleaner product.
Gabriella (Owl) - for continuing to work creatively at home, from paper craft, to textiles, to food technology
Bracknell Forest School Nursing Team
Berkshire Healthcare is launching a new School Nursing advice and support line for children, young people and their families, to offer health advice and referral into the service for on-going support if needed. The line will be available from 9am-4.30pm, Monday to Friday.
You can access this service by dialing 0118 9312111 and selecting ‘Option 4’ to speak to a School Nurse from our team.
In Nursery, the new theme is Water and The Sea.
We have been reading Commotion in the Ocean and Sharing a Shell.
Zac has been thinking about the different ways that we use water, such as to fill the paddling pool.
Hannah has been making rainmakers.
Freya and Hannah have been finding out about WaterAid and the different uses of water.
Zack has been experimenting with putting toys in bowls of water to test if they float or sink.
Jesse and Jude have been making jelly.
This week, some of the children in Squirrel class have come back to school. We have even had some new children join Nursery. Everyone settled in well and we have enjoyed discovering how the Nursery can be very different, but still a lot of fun. We are looking forward to more children joining us next week
Wooden Hill Bubbles
This has been the first week of the Wooden Hill Bubble classes. Their project this week has been ‘Theme Parks’ and each bubble has done different things!
(Making Cotton candy, coconut shy, Roller Coasters, Loop a Hoop)
Over the last couple of weeks the children have been looking at stories with a farm setting, “What the Ladybird Heard”, is a delightful farmyard tale of how a clever ladybird and the farm animals she is friends with outsmart two thieves and "Little Red Hen" which is a wonderful story for getting children to join in retelling as well as having an important message about friendship, which is perfect reminder when we haven’t had a chance to see friends very much. This has given the children terrific opportunities to show their talents for drawing animals and have produced some fantastic writing – they’ve written speech bubbles for the animals and a letter to say sorry for not helping.
In Maths the children have been continuing to practice counting, recognising and using numbers to 20. There have been lots of number recognition memory games to play as well as a new episode of Numberblocks to watch, which explains how numbers 10-20 are made and counted all sorts of actions to 20. Our reading book was about a boy challenging his father to do different things with him. We hope you had fun trying to find out what you can do better than your grown-ups. There are lots of advantages to being little.
During phone calls and on Google Classroom this week everyone found out that Buddy has learnt to steer a motor boat and float on his back without arm bands. Abby has been busy with her daddy, building a mud kitchen and face painting. Darcey has been really busy, including doing some super writing. Henry wrote a brilliant character description of a dinosaur and made an amazing den out of big sticks and branches!
Archie’s been giving everyone updates on his caterpillars, which are growing at a phenomenal rate! Serynhad has been practising her name writing, sounds and made a fairy house out of a shoe box! Amalie found a tiny door for a fairy in a tree when walking at Lily Hill Park – maybe you could see if you can find it too?
Keep up with all your wonderful learning!
Year 1 Roundup
Mrs Saunders, Mrs Steel and Mrs Kelly have really enjoyed hearing all about the fantastic time capsules the children have been creating. It's going to be a fascinating way to record and remember this point in time!
So what have the children been up to over the last fortnight?
Harry has been busy growing tomatoes in the garden.
Mia enjoyed decorating her time capsule box.
Preston created a family tree poster.
Paul used a cupcake and some sweets as weights to help him with his Maths work.
Daisy spent time looking through old photographs of her Nanna’s holidays in the past and listened to her sharing her memories. How lovely!
Junior has made a lovely family tree with pictures and twigs, a very creative idea.
Max M has been working hard at home and writing sentences with the days of the week and his ‘ing’ words.
Thomas has written a lovely story based on Hanzel and Gretal.
Caitlin, James and Daisy have been enjoying having caterpillars at home. Such a lovely activity to enjoy.
William B has been working hard at home with his learning.
Year 2 Round Up
Wow. The Year Two team are incredibly impressed by the resilience, focus and determination of the Year Two children. They have been superstars! We are so proud of them for carrying on with home-learning productively and enjoying extra-curricular activities too!
Here is a small selection of what the children have been getting up to. Please continue sending photos and messages- we love to hear from you!
Mohammed and James have been enjoying the great outdoors! Here, James is riding his new bike and Mohammed is visiting a farm. It looks like you made the most of the weather, boys!
Year 3/4 Roundup
Year Three and Four have started learning all about water!
The children have been using descriptive writing to describe the journey of a water droplet while learning all about the water cycle.
In Science this week, lots of amazing experiments have been carried out to demonstrate the water cycle at home and everybody loved seeing all the pictures or the experiments!
Keep up the fantastic work
Year 5 Roundup
Year Five have been continuing to keep themselves busy whilst at home. (Matty making Pizza and Oscar with his Lego model)
The children have been studying a new text called 'Skellig' and they've had to draw and describe a setting from the story.
They've also had to describe a setting; choosing from the options given. Daniel, Harry and Caiden really used their imaginations well to describe their chosen setting.
In RE the children have been learning about stain glass windows in churches and how they were used to teach stories from the bible as in the past many people were illiterate.
The children had to chose one of the stories they had learned about previously and to present it visually (with no words). Some children painted, others did a comic strip and some acted it out and posted a video on Google Classroom for everyone to see! Amelia and Milly both went down the arty route.
Angela wrote a poem – which although words not pictures, was amazing! (The Good Samaritan)
Year 6 Update
Before half term the children embarked on 'The Great Year 6 Cook Off' and were asked to cook or bake something of their choosing.
They had to plan, cook, eat (the best part) and give a presentation!
Their teacher's were AMAZED with the outcomes. (see pictures below)
This week the children got to read two high-quality texts, ‘The Hound of the Baskervilles’ and ‘The Woman in White’. Having read these texts and looked into the character and setting descriptions, it was time for the children to create a spooky mood board. (see examples of the children’s work below)