Mrs Woolcombe's Blog

Dear Parents
This is my final blog for Term 6 and I would like to take this opportunity to say thank you - to you all for your tremendous support of our school and well done to all our children who have demonstrated such fantastic resilience over the last few months. 


Yet again I continue to be amazed by the learning the children are producing both at home and at school in their bubbles.
Children in Mr Bevan’s Bubble have been very busy writing their Percy the Park Keeper stories and they were so good that Mr Bevan and Mrs Rustrick turned them into a book! Have a look at Eva's story in the gallery! 

I very much enjoyed the Rock Chorus video which was shared on our school Facebook page earlier this week. It was wonderful and so lovely to see Mrs Hall make an appearance at the end. A big shout out to our lovely Mrs Pickard for organising this and to all of the children and parents who participated. 

As you are all aware before this dreadful pandemic came about we were focusing upon our special value for the year - kindness. Please can we ask that every child finds and paints a stone over the summer break. Each of these stones will then be added to our kindness path in our magical garden. Our very hard working PTA will be organising this for us on our return in September.

Our PTA are currently organising a Madginford to Madagascar challenge to encourage children (and adults!) to be active - this is a brilliant challenge and I hope to be able to contribute my steps (or my horses!) through Strava during the summer break. 

In return in September our curriculum will be adapted and will be two pronged in approach with an emphasis on well being as well as catch up. 

Please can I ask that all of our children bring in with them a photograph in September that celebrates our world and encourages reflection. I have included a favourite photograph of my own as an example below:

  

These children in Year 2 have settled well back into school and have produced some fantastic learning both at school and at homewell done to Ashley, Emilia and Finley!

Elsie in 4C has created this fantastic comic strip explaining how you would train to be a Knight in Medieval times. Well done Elsie!

Jacques in 4ST has been getting very arty during lockdown and has created a fantastic paper chain crocodile, a very life-like bird out of tin foil and a beautifully coloured suncatcher using only glue and food colouring!

Scarlett in 4S wrote this really thoughtful letter to say thank you to the NHS for everything they do. I'm sure we all agree with her message. 

Miss Cheeseman wants to give a shout out to all of Year 4 for their amazing sentences when responding to the Word of the Day, they have been introduced to some tricky vocabulary but have still managed to write some outstanding sentences! 

And so we have entered the final week of term for Year 5 and they have continued to show great resilience with their learning, blowing Miss Davies and Mrs Sargent away with what they have produced. In Maths, the accuracy with drawing angles has been fantastic and the children have then achieved well when finding missing angles! Great job everyone!

 

In English, we have continued with our work around non-chronological writing. This has also been used well in our Topic work. Here you can see the factual report by Harry; can you spot all the amazing features he has managed to include?

We have been looking at language this week, spotting synonyms and antonyms in the process! Miss Davies and Mrs Sargent have been hunting for them in writing too!

In Science, Year 5 did an egg drop investigation to see if they could drop an egg from a height safely! What materials do you think they used? Here is Oliver having a go, do you think his survived?

This week in French, we discussed Bastille Day (which was on Tuesday) which is a national day in France. Everyone was given free reign around what to do. Max and his family really went for it and had this fantastic French celebration!

We learnt some words associated with the royal family, the flag and revised colours as well!

There have been a few creative/Art tasks this week in Year 5, including bird modelling and designing. This is John, he was created by Robert (a child in the year group). You can see the structure of John is very stable and balanced!

We also had some Art teaching this week. Lucy has been at school and taught her bubble how to make these bookmarks.

The Forest School task this week was to make a den. This is Mia’s beautiful creation, equipped with fairy lights amongst other comfortable features!

Fantastic work everyone in Year 5, Miss Davies and Mrs Sargent have been so impressed with what you have been able to do throughout the term!!

Today is a very special day in school as it today that our Year 6 children leave us to start a new journey. They will be very much missed by us all. They have been a credit to us and we look forward to hearing about all the wonderful things they achieve in the future. I hope they take with them many memories of their primary school years. They remain in our hearts and minds and we will be thinking of them on the 1st September as they make new memories. 

Which brings me to my final words. It has been a difficult few months which again we have tackled as the strong community we are. 

I hope you all now enjoy the summer break and we all look forward to welcoming you back on the 1st September. 

As always take care, 

Amanda Woolcombe