Remember, remember...to improve your visual memory!

Tuesday afternoon involved a trip to the library with year 6. It was good to see all the children, sitting enthralled by the story that was read to them. They also learnt about the Dewey system of cataloguing the books in the library and had a go at shelving one of the books themselves…they found…

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The teacher formally known as...

A group of children from year 6 have been looking at the difference between formal and informal writing. We discussed how we can recognise the different style of writing and speech and when each would be most appropriate. We then looked at Gangsta Granny and highlighted the different levels of…

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It's Christmas!!

It's finally here, the Christmas holidays...whoop! whoop!

 

Everyone has had a busy term and its been a fun week this week, with parties in the infants and the juniors. We even went to the pantomime this morning...oh no we didn't...oh, yes we did! 

 

In the Star Reading Challenge this…

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Tangram-Style!

Wednesday saw a fun morning had by some of our junior children, together with some of our friends from Ingol Community Primary school. We had a tangram-tastic (do you see what I did there?!) time, making and solving Tangram puzzles. These seven-piece puzzles, made from polygons, can be used to…

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Are you up to the challenge?

The main thing for my blog this week (as I missed all the spotty fun on Friday!), was the introduction of the Star Reading Challenge in school. On Wednesday, we had an assembly to look at what was involved in the reading challenge and all the exciting, different ways that we can enjoy books,…

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-.../.-../---/--. -/../--/. !

I had a fun time in Diamond Class on Wednesday this week, we looked at homophones in SPAG and had a good discussion about the difference between a homophone and a homograph - do you know the difference? In English, we looked at a non-fiction text about the Arctic tern and thought about how we can…

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The One that got Away...

This week’s blog has to be all about the Inter-Ingol quiz for 2018 (which was supposed to be in the summer term, just gone!) Six of our children walked down to Holy Family - who kindly hosted the event this time - together with Mrs Soole and myself. The team, made up of two children from Rainbow…

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Read my lips...

Reading tests in year two and one are complete now and once again, the children have worked incredibly hard. It was particularly lovely to hear such beautiful, ‘pure’ phonemes as the children sounded out the words they were looking for, it was really great to see and hear.

For the challenge…

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Testing times!

More reading tests this week, all of the children in the juniors have now completed their reading tests and most of Rainbow Class too. The children have all worked incredibly hard and I was particularly impressed with the way that some of the children used excellent reasoning skills to work out…

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Testing, testing, 1,2, 3...

So sorry that I’ve not ‘blogged’ for the past couple of weeks, it’s been a busy-old time. I’m back now and will try to re-cap what has been happening since we’ve been back in school. For a few weeks, I was in Rainbow Class in the mornings. In mathematics, we looked at place value; number bonds to…

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Where has the time gone?

It genuinely feels like only two minutes since it was September and all of the children were arriving in school with very clean, well-fitting uniforms. Everyone's grown that bit taller (or the uniform has shrunk!) and we are crawling towards the Summer holidays, all ready for a long break.

It…

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Independent learning on Independence Day!

Apologies right now, but there was no blog last week…the time seemed to slip away and I just never got around to it. This week, in Moonbeam class, the children have been working really hard and independently (can you see what I did there?!) on their dinosaur project. They have done more addition…

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