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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Dino-crazy

Another lovely couple of days in Moonbeam Class this week. We looked at some rhyming poems about dinosaurs and spotted the rhymes. After this, we wrote our own rhyming poems. Aiesha wrote a wonderful poem and was able to rhyme lots of words – well done!

We looked at a dinosaur claw (from an…

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Phonics Frenzy!

A fun-filled year one phonics frenzy has gone on this week! Indy, Bobbi-Jack, Eliza and Oscar all worked very hard on their phonics, including using pincers to find and name the phonemes in the sand; playing ‘Which Hoop?’ (in this game, they had to decide what vowel phoneme they could hear in the…

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Learning Styles and Phonics Fun!

I abandoned my blog last week, so apologies there! Here I am again, with a few messages of congratulations…firstly, to all of the children in year six who worked so hard in their SATs last week and to Mr Blackburn and his team for all of the hard work they have put in, preparing the children for…

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