EYFS: Our first year comes to an end

We cannot believe that our Reception children have already come to the end of their very first year at school.   It’s been eventful, emotional, incredible, engaging and, most of all, enormous fun.  We hope that all the parents, friends and family who came to watch our ‘Stepping Up’ assembly enjoyed seeing how confident the children have become since they started school.  The children are all very much looking forward to being in Mouse or Rabbit class in Year One.  Thank you to all of the parents for your continued support and good luck to all of the children from the Early Years Team.

Here are some of the things the children have said about their year…

Lylas: We loved making lots of new friends at the beginning of the year.

Vinnie: We went on a bear hunt around the school, the mud was so squelchy.

Sienna: We went on a trip to the theatre to watch the snow mouse, it was magical.

Sam: We all learnt lots of new skills- we have learnt to cut, stick, staple and hole punch.

Ruby: We had lots of fun going to Noah’s Ark Zoo Farm, we got to ride on a tractor, we held lots of baby animals and loved visiting the giraffes! 

Faith: We loved dressing up as our favourite book characters for world book day.


Year 6: DISCO


Year 6 show: Rock Bottom


Year Three Blog

This week the Year 3’s took part in an athletics challenge. Each child had to complete six different activities, including sprinting, long jump, throwing, jumping and balancing. The children really enjoyed this experience and were completely focused at every stage of the set course. They worked hard to get their best scores.

 

We have continued to study The Romans this term. We have just finished making our own mosaic designs based on a representation of one of the Ancient Roman Gods, for example some children chose the God of Thunder; others chose The God of Love called Cupid. The children worked hard on these over weeks of planning and produced some interesting results.


Year Five Blog

As the school year draws to a close, the blog is a welcome opportunity to reflect on a successful year and an exhilarating final term. Since the excitement of Sports Week, Year 5 have been focusing on some interesting project work and some topic related writing.

In reading, we completed Michael Morpurgo’s ‘real history’ of Robin Hood, Outlaw. The children loved his intense dramatization of this Medieval legend and enjoyed witnessing Robin and his outlaws rebel against the evil Sheriff of Nottingham.

Our writing outcome this term has been a ‘rags to riches’ tale set in the Medieval period. There was much enthusiasm for creating a storyline in which the main character overcame adversity and was rewarded with a happy ending. Many of these thrilling stories featured peasants fulfilling their dreams or escaping their cruel lives in the feudal system, an aspect of our history learning which many of the children have found fascinating. The published stories look fantastic on their tea stained scrolls and the tales themselves are very high quality; we are very proud!

Another topic related project this term has been to build a working model of a Medieval trebuchet out of wood. They have enjoyed honing their designing, sawing, drilling and glue-gunning skills. The children have really impressed the staff with their excellent conduct with regard to safety. They have also shown off their brilliant growth mind-set, working well in small teams to overcome challenges and improve their designs as they have gone along.

Mr. Jeanes has been leading our art sessions all year, with great results. Year 5 have been working in groups to represent ten of the most significant events in the Medieval period, producing some superb results using mixed media.

This week saw the Year 5 Stepping Up Assembly. It was a wonderful event and a fitting way to mark this important milestone in the children’s lives. We were so proud of the readers and singers who made it such a special occasion and we loved seeing the children receive their ties from the current Year 6 pupils. Thank you to everyone who attended for supporting the children and we hope you have a fabulous summer!


Sports Week!

EYFS Sports Week

We began sports weeks in style with our very first Sports Day event.  All children enjoyed taking part in lots of activities such as the sack race, egg and spoon and kicking and throwing. Keeping healthy is very important to us young people and we have been focusing on healthy eating as well as keeping fit and active.  During the week we have tried many new types of sports and tried out unfamiliar sports equipment.  Clubbercise was an invigorating session of heart pumping exercise mixed with light and music.  Bristol Rugby introduced many of us to the delights of Tag Rugby.  We practised passing the ball and tagging each other  through lots of fun games.  We were amazed to be able to play Golf Football where we combined the skills of dribbling and shooting with the aim of teeing off to get the ball into the ‘hole’.  We finally rounded the energetic week off with a visit to Page Park in order to use the space for racing, hurdling and throwing athletic equipment such as javelins, discus and hammers.  That was a scorcher of an afternoon and we were grateful for the shade the trees had to offer.

Year 1 Sports Week

We have enjoyed a glorious week of weather, which has been perfect for all of the sporting activities that the children have experienced.  Sports Day was a wonderful start to our week and we were so proud of how all of the children participated in each activity with such enthusiasm.   We have also had an infant agility session, football coaching and a Clubbercise dance lesson.  All in all, it has been fantastic!

Year 2 Sports Week

Year 2 have had a super sports week! The children have enjoyed a trip to Page Park, had a rugby session with Bristol Bears, a gymnastics lesson and some relaxing pilates with Mya’s mum, Mrs Miller. They’ve all worked brilliantly as a team and everyone has tried a new sport that they have thoroughly enjoyed. Our sports day was brilliant (especially because of the sun!) and the children showed great positivity and teamwork. We are so proud of all of our children for showing all of our school values for the whole week. Well done Team Year 2!

Year 3 Sports Week

Year 3 have had a great sports week! We have learnt many new sports skills and techniques and had the opportunity to be taught by different coaches too. Some of the sports we were lucky to experience were: rugby, tennis skills, karate, gym and athletics. Then of course we had our sports day. It has been a very active and enjoyable week.

Year 4 Sports Week

Year 4 were lucky enough to visit Saltford Golf Club on Tuesday morning where the children were coached by a professional on the techniques needed in golf. We were told of the potential of a few of the children who are naturally talented in golf so watch this space for some future golf stars! Within the rest of the week, Year 4 have taken part in tennis, foot golf and of course our sports day (well done Willow!). To finish off the week, Year 4 had the opportunity to work with Mia from Bristol Flyers who taught the children some new basketball skills. We have been very proud of their attitude throughout the week and their willingness to try new activities.

Year 5 Sports Week

Year 5 have had a brilliant week! It all started with an inspirational trip to Broad Plain Boxing Club where they had the opportunity to put on boxing gloves and try some bag work under the watchful eye of an experienced coach. On Tuesday, tennis instructor Vicky led the children in some hand to eye coordination games. Karate was next on the menu. This involved some excellent team building activities and the chance to learn how to punch safely and accurately. The children learned and exemplified the Five Principles of the Black Belt which are as follows: courtesy, integrity, self-control, perseverance and indomitable spirit. Sports Day was a huge success, with everyone representing their house fantastically and showing a great growth mind-set. We also squeezed in some foot-golf and a class football tournament which was played in fantastic spirit. The week ended in style with an athletics workshop focusing on baton skills (for relay racing) and a basketball session with Bristol Flyers. Well done to all and thank you Mr. Lecrass for a fabulous Sports Week 2019!

“During the boxing, I loved helping others learn how to stand correctly, keep their guard up and punch properly.” Abi, Adder Class

“I loved playing football with my class because everybody played fairly and we all had fun.” Hayden A., Adder Class

“I liked karate the best because our teacher taught us lots of new tricks and moves.” Mae, Adder Class

Year 6 Sports Week

Year 6 have had an amazing sports week and been able to try a whole host of new activities and have worked with professionals to hone their skills in indoor bowling, gymnastics, athletics and basketball. Lots of talents were discovered along the way, particularly with indoor bowls where the children quickly improved their accuracy and control once they had learned the secrets of the biased woods! The children also took on a challenge to invent their own sports using 3 pieces of their favourite equipment – stiltconeball is a must-try game!