Weekly Round Up
It has been a busy week in the academy with the Year 6 children undertaking their SATs. We are very proud of the focus and determination they have shown, both this week and during the rest of the year. A huge well done to everyone in Year 6, including all their wonderful teachers.
The Year 2 children will be focusing on their SATs next week, so we would like to wish them all the best of luck with their tasks too.
It has been Mental Health Awareness Week and the theme has been Loneliness. Each class has undertaken activities and Mrs Boyes supported everyone by putting lots of inspirational quotes up around the academy.
This week, our featured classes are Year 1M, 3S, 4HM and B3G, so please enjoy reading what they have been learning about.
Year 1 have learnt about the features mammals have and can recognise the we are mammals because of our features.
Year 3 have had an exciting start to the summer term!
In Science we have been exploring what plants need to survive, and proving that they rely on water by changing the colour of flowers using food dye.
Our art topic on William Morris has been a huge success, and all the children have created beautiful wallpaper, using printed blocks they have designed and made themselves.
The TVED Book of the Year competition has also been very exciting for our pupils, and the children are doing incredibly well reading, reviewing and sharing ideas about all 10 books!
This week in science, Year 4 have started a new topic, ‘What happens when you eat food’. We have started by looking at the role of teeth in the digestive process -we have explored this through a investigating the amount of sugar in drinks and learning how sugar leads to an increase in plaque and how this destroys tooth enamel. In order to investigate this, we planned and carried out an fair test using eggs shells that act similar to the enamel on our teeth.
What a wonderful start to the summer term B3G.
As part of our Geography focus the children have been exploring what Climate Change is and what impact it has. They have looked at how the increase in population has contributed and how animals have been affected by it. In Science we have started to investigate ‘When is a change reversible or irreversible?’ We have explored the properties of various materials, such as, does it allow electricity to flow through? And observed which substances dissolve in water. So if possible, take this opportunity to carryout out your own dissolving experiments at home.
Walk to School Week and Walking Bingo
As part of Walk to School Week, the Beat the Street team have organised a Walking Bingo activity. We are asking children to look for the items on the bingo board below and mark them off if they see them next week on their way to school. Please return the board to school by Tuesday 24th May, and we will be choosing some winners from within the academy.
Diary Dates and Reminders
During our Jubilee celebrations on the 26th May, the children will be able to dress up in red, white and blue coloured clothes for the day to celebrate the queen’s reign. We are also inviting parents/carers to our end of the week celebrations at 2.15pm on Thursday 26th May to listen to the songs we have learnt for the Jubilee. This will be on the playground at the back of school (weather dependent!) We will share more details about our celebrations in next week’s BLOG.
Footprints in the Community
We have recently signed up to work with the Footprints in the Community to enable us to support our families. Anyone who may find themselves in difficulty with food or other resources may contact Mrs Sherwood where she will be able to give them advice with the correct support. Parents can do this discretely by asking to speak to her or make an appointment. This service not only provides food through their network of foodbank centres, but they can support with setting up a new home, providing essential items for a new baby and much more.
Please follow the link for more information, and we also have a leaflet on the website and in the academy entrance:
Bikes on the Plaza
Please can we remind all children and parents/carers that, for the safety of all, bikes and scooters must not be ridden on the Plaza. Children must push their bike or scooter to park outside Nursery. No electric vehicles should be present on the Plaza. Many thanks for your co-operation in this matter.
It is vital that we can get in touch with all contacts for your child in case of an emergency.
Please ensure that the academy has the correct contact number for yourself and any other contacts.
We also regularly send messages to parents via email, so please ensure the academy have an email address for you.
Next week’s menu will be week 1.
Congratulations to 6A who have won our Awesome competition this week with 100% attendance.
Links to support for children and families
Please find a link to this fortnights HeadStart newsletter.