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Welcome to Sparrow Class!

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Class Teacher: Mrs Webb

Supported by: Mrs Sabatini, Ms Marten and Ms Adjei

PPA Cover: Mrs Humphreys

Madame Lawson teaches French

 

Curriculum Map 2017-18 Sparrow Class

Summer Term Overview - 2017-18 Sparrow Class

Summer Term Timetable Sparrow

Show and Tell Summer 1 dates:

 

One of our main focus in English this term is instructions. It would be a good idea to encourage your child to bring to show and tell something they have made or assembled so they can explain to the class how they have done it in instruction form.  

 

Week 1: Wednesday, 25.04.18

Aiden

Diggory

Rosie Ward

Adam

 

Week 2: Wednesday, 02.05.18

Rosie Halward

Kika

Rylee

Naomi

Layla

Bobby

 

Week 3: Wednesday, 09.05.18

Aron Marchitan

Sonny

Katherine

Daniel

Amelie

Sherali

 

Week 4: Wednesday, 16.05.18

Harvey

Sierra

Thomas

Aaron B

Otis

Sacha

Emma

 

Week 5: Wednesday, 23.05.18

Ishan

Nya

Henry

Walter

George

 

 

Our Royal Wedding Tea Party was lovely. Everyone looked stunning in their outfits. Well done to Daniel and Rosie Ward who won the dress competition!

Our Royal Wedding Tea Party was lovely. Everyone looked stunning in their outfits. Well done to Daniel and Rosie Ward who won the dress competition! 1
Our Royal Wedding Tea Party was lovely. Everyone looked stunning in their outfits. Well done to Daniel and Rosie Ward who won the dress competition! 2

Sparrow Class – Week 5 Summer Term 1

Aaron Bharadia is a brilliant friend, who always helps everyone and is extremely polite to all adults. Well done for being the star of week 5 in Sparrow Class.

Sacha, Amelie and Emma also got certificates and golden stickers from Mrs Pace and Miss Weyer for their brilliant writing in their English books. Keep it up!

 

 English: We had so much fun pretending we were invited to the Royal Wedding in our play area. We have learned many facts about the Royal Family members, completed their family tree, wrote a menu and an invitation to the Royal wedding.  

  • Next week our English unit the children will write their own fairy tales.
  • Vocabulary: setting, character, resolution

 

Science: We had fun observing how the light from the sun reflects in raindrops and makes a rainbow in the sky.  

  • Next week we will learn about summer time and how the trees change.
  • Vocabulary: foliage, bark, trunk.

 

Maths: In Maths we learned how to divide and multiply. We even divided odd numbers and counted the remainders. Brilliant effort from everyone!  

  • Next week we will multiply and use arrays to organize our working out.
  • Vocabulary: equal amounts, divide, share, group, separate, remainder, left over.  

Mathletics homework related to division and multiplication has been assigned. 

 

PE:  In PE we will learn throwing techniques and focus on how to throw a shot put.

 

History: We have learned all about the Royal Family and also started to learn about Mary Anning and her fossils.  

  • Next week we will continue learning about Mary Anning and her importance in history.
  • Vocabulary: fossils, palaeontologist, skeleton, dinosaur

 

RE: We will continue to learn about Holy Books with Mrs Humphreys.

 

Art: Our 3D animal clay sculptures look colourful and amazing! Well done to all children! I have posted some pictures below.  

 

Computing: We discussed and completed a word search about the importance to keep safe online. The main message is: always tells a trusted grown-up if something upsets you online.

 

Forest School: Domenic helped us understand the importance of camouflage in a very fun way. We will not have a Forest School session next week.

 

Monday

PE kits due in

Homework due in

Book bags due in

Library books due in – our library day is now Monday

Hats, sunscreen and water bottles due in

PE kits sent home for the half-term

 

Tuesday

Reading Morning 8:45-9:10

Book Bags to go home

Mrs Webb out of Class

 

Wednesday

Show &Tell: Ishan, Nya, Henry, Walter, George

Homework to go home

Mrs Webb out of Class

 

Thursday

No Forest School Session

Book bags due in

 

Friday

Hats, book bags and water bottles to go home

Ice pops being sold after school

 

 

Have a lovely weekend! Enjoy the sun and stay safe.  

Mrs Webb.

Colourful Art with Mrs Humphreys. The children designed their 3D animals, made them out of clay and painted them. It looks brilliant!

Colourful Art with Mrs Humphreys. The children designed their 3D animals, made them out of clay and painted them. It looks brilliant! 1
Colourful Art with Mrs Humphreys. The children designed their 3D animals, made them out of clay and painted them. It looks brilliant! 2
Colourful Art with Mrs Humphreys. The children designed their 3D animals, made them out of clay and painted them. It looks brilliant! 3
Colourful Art with Mrs Humphreys. The children designed their 3D animals, made them out of clay and painted them. It looks brilliant! 4
Colourful Art with Mrs Humphreys. The children designed their 3D animals, made them out of clay and painted them. It looks brilliant! 5
Colourful Art with Mrs Humphreys. The children designed their 3D animals, made them out of clay and painted them. It looks brilliant! 6
Colourful Art with Mrs Humphreys. The children designed their 3D animals, made them out of clay and painted them. It looks brilliant! 7
Colourful Art with Mrs Humphreys. The children designed their 3D animals, made them out of clay and painted them. It looks brilliant! 8

Well done Aiden, Thomas and Daniel! Thank you for showing us your amazing football trophies.

Well done Aiden, Thomas and Daniel! Thank you for showing us your amazing football trophies.   1
Well done Aiden, Thomas and Daniel! Thank you for showing us your amazing football trophies.   2
Well done Aiden, Thomas and Daniel! Thank you for showing us your amazing football trophies.   3

Sparrow Class – Week 4 Summer Term 1

Well done to Thomas for always being kind and caring towards everyone. You are the star of this week!

 

noNya always tries her best and follows the rules. She was chosen to have hot chocolate with Mrs Pace on Friday.  

 

 English: To finish our space theme we have written funny diary entries about our day as an alien who loves underpants and a rhyming poem about stinky or colourful pants and bloomers.

  • Next week our English unit will be all about the Royal Wedding. 

 

Science: We had fun drawing each other and labelling the parts of our body on the playground.

  • Next week we will learn about rainbows.

 

Maths: In Maths we measured length using Cuisenaire and ribbons, weighed mass using scales and cubes and measured volume in the school garden.  

  • Next week we will divide amounts by grouping them.

Vocabulary: equal amounts, divide, share, group, separate, remainder, left over.  

 

PE:  In PE we will learn throwing techniques and continue to have fun with javelins, beanbags and balls of different size/weight.

 

History: We have learned more facts about Alexander Fleming.

  • Next week we will focus on the royal family and the significance of the royal wedding to the British history.

 

RE: We will continue to learn about Holy Books with Mrs Humphreys.

 

Art: Our 3D animal clay sculptures look fabulous! We will paint them on Wednesday with Mrs Humphreys and I will then post some pictures here. Well done to all who have put a lot of effort into this project.

 

Computing: We have uses the classroom computers to play Maths games when we finish our main task.

 

Forest School: Domenic invited Dr Earth and Ellie, the elephant as well as a giraffe, a lion and a cheeky monkey to teach us all about the importance of litter picking in the woods. Plastic ends up in the animals’ paws, trunks, noses, stomach and makes many animals in the food chain very ill. Please never throw litter on the floor and collect any bits of plastic you see in woodland areas if possible.  

 

Monday

PE kits due in

Homework due in

Book bags due in

Library books due in – our library day is now Monday

Hats, sunscreen and water bottles due in

 

Tuesday

Reading Morning CANCELLED due to KS2 SATs

Book Bags to go home

 

Wednesday

Show &Tell: Harvey, Sierra, Thomas, Aaron B., Otis, Sacha, Emma

Homework to go home

 

Thursday

Forest School clothes due in (long-sleeved T-shirt, trousers, outdoor shoes)

Book bags due in

If your child has food allergies please bring a cake for him/her to have on Friday. Give this labelled (name and class) to Mrs Warner in the playground in the morning. Vegetarian cakes will be provided to all children on the day. 

 

Friday

Please dress up smartly for the Royal Tea Party! Please do not wear jeans, animal costumes or football kits. The best-dressed children will win a prize!

Book bags and water bottles to go home.

 

Have a great week!

Mrs Webb.

Fun Measuring

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Fun Measuring 3
Fun Measuring 4
Fun Measuring 5
Fun Measuring 6
Fun Measuring 7

Sparrow Class – Week 3 Summer Term 1

Well done, Diggory! You are the star of this week for always solving your friendship problems easily.

 

I hope you have all enjoyed the sunny bank holiday!

I have spotted a hedgehog in my friend’s garden. I’ve named him Hedgy. Check him out:


English: It was very fun to write emails from space to our family using the laptops on Friday. We were inspired by Hal, the character from Back to Earth with a Bump.

  • Next week we will continue with our space themed classroom and write a diary entry of a day as an alien who loves underpants!

 

Science Week: In June we will be having a Science Week and Science Fair. Please let me and/or Miss Langley-Higgs know if your job involves a bit of Science and you would like to come to school during a day that week to show or tell us something about your job or anything scientific.

 

Maths: In Maths we have counted in 2s, 5s and 10s.  We have also focused on writing the digits the correct way round. This is still something that a lot of children have to work on. So please continue to write numbers at home.

  • Next week we will measure length, height, volume, capacity, weight and mass. We will use our knowledge of counting in 2s, 5s and 10s to read and draw scales.

 

History/Science: We will continue to learn about Alexander Fleming and his scientific discoveries. The children will write facts about him and also do some observational experiments.

 

RE: We will continue to learn about holy books and the Buddhist festival of Vesak.  

 

Art: We will work with clay to make a 3D sculpture.

Computing: We have typed emails to our families as if we were Hal, writing from Space.

  • Next week we will research and record our own sound effects for aliens and space.

Forest School: We have learned about different types of camouflage.

If you are interested in the 4 types of animal camouflage this is some extra reading:

https://www.eecis.udel.edu/~vijay/BLAST/Lesson_5.html

MFL: We enjoyed learning about the parts of the house in French with Madame Lawson. 

 

Please check your child for head lice as many children are constantly scratching their heads during lessons. Please also wash their hats.

 

Tuesday

Reading Morning until 9:10

Homework due in

Book bags due in

Library books due in – our library day is now Monday

Hats, sunscreen and water bottles due in

 

Wednesday

Show &Tell: Aron M, Sonny, Katherine, Daniel, Amelie, Sherali

Homework to go home

 

Thursday

Forest School clothes due in (long sleeved T-shirt, trousers, outdoor shoes)

Book bags due in

 

Friday

Book bags and water bottles to go home

 

 

Thank you for your support!

Please come and see me or book a meeting if you have any questions or

concerns about your child’s learning and development.  

I will be more than happy to help.

Mrs Webb. frown

 

Sparrow Class – Week 2 Summer Term 1

 

Well done, Walter for being a great friend to everyone and being the star of this week.

WWF Charlie Year 3 – Kestrel Assembly: Well done to everyone who dressed up with an animal print and brought a pound in to support WWF. Charlie spoke in a special assembly about the importance of saving water, energy, food and protecting all animals.

 

IMPORTANT:  

  • Please look for Sonny Billing’s shorts in your child’s forest school bag. The shorts are Next, grey with 1 pocket on each side.
  • Please look for Aiden Fu’s school jumper.
  • Please look for Naomi’s School Council green badge.  

 English: We have read the story of Bob, Man on the Moon. We were very excited to spot all the hidden aliens in the book and talk about Bob’s routine as an astronaut. We have learned that women can also become astronauts and even saw a video of a lady astronaut in space, floating because there is no gravity in space.

  • Next week we will continue to talk about the Solar System, planets and read the story Back to Earth with a Bump.

Science: We loved learning about our favourite fruits and healthy eating. On Friday we also tried new fruits in our morning snacks. Well done to all who tried new food this week in the lunch hall as well.  

  • Next week we will learn about the importance of oral hygiene and to name and label our teeth and bones.

 

Maths: In Maths we have added coins, explored their value and their characteristics.  

  • Next week we will count in 2s, 5s and 10s. Please support us in making sure your child can write the digits 5, 6 and 9 the correct way round.

 

PE:  Our PE unit is about coordination and different throwing techniques.

  • Next week we will learn how to throw over the arm and how to position our knees.

 

History: We learned that Marie Curie was the first lady to win a Nobel prize and the only scientist to win a Nobel prize in both Physics and Chemistry. She also invented the x-ray. If you have an x-ray copy at home please send it in for us to have a look.

  • Next week we will learn about Alexander Fleming and his discoveries.

Computing: We have done some research to find out when Marie Curie died.

  • Next week we will learn the features of emails and learn to type emails on Mrs Webb’s school account.

 

RE: We will finalise our book of special objects and learn more about Holy books.

 

Art: We will start preparing our decorations for the royal wedding in addition to our Art lesson.


Forest School: We have learned about Chameleons and camouflage.

Please check your child for head lice as many children are constantly scratching their heads during lessons.

 

Monday

PE kits due in

Homework due in

Book bags due in

Library books due in – our library day is now Monday

Hats, sunscreen and water bottles due in

 

Tuesday

Reading Morning until 9:10

Book Bags to go home

Bring your special object if you have not done so

 

Wednesday

Show &Tell: Rosie Halward, Kika, Rylee, Naomi, Layla, Bobby

Homework to go home

 

Thursday

Forest School clothes due in (long-sleeved T-shirt, trousers, outdoor shoes)

Book bags due in

 

Friday

Book bags and water bottles to go home

 

 

Thank you for your support.

Your children are a pleasure to teach!

Mrs Webb.

Sparrow Class – Week 1 Summer Term 1

Well done, Rylee, Kika and Otis! You received the head teacher’s awards today for working hard during Spring term.

 

Party: Check out the pictures from our class party in the previous post. We had lots of fun in our pyjamas and had a refreshing drink near the fan.

 

IMPORTANT:  

  • Please look for Sonny Billing’s shorts in your child’s forest school bag. The shorts are Next, grey with 1 pocket on each side.
  • Please look for Aiden Fu’s school jumper as well.

 

 English: This week was all about pollution, recycling and deforestation. We started the unit with Monika Koziera’s workshop on recycling from Waste Aware. Monika taught us how to recycle and told us that even our school jumpers are made out of 15% recycled plastic!

The children in Sparrow read many articles on recycling and how to protect the environment and wrote amazing sentences on how we can all save the planet.

  • Next week we will talk about the space and the moon and read stories that describe a setting in space. If you would like you can watch this advert and talk about what it must be like to live on the moon.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rW36ZfTvp3U

 

Science: The workshop on recycling was a great way to finish our unit on materials and their properties and uses.

  • Next week we will learn about healthy eating and food groups. Vocabulary: carbohydrates, proteins, fruits, vegetables, pulses, dairy.

Maths: In Maths we have recapped and consolidated our knowledge of difference (the difference between 12 and 18 is 6). We have used beads strings, drawings and coins to show that. We have also learned how to interpret a pictogram.

  • Next week we will compare coins and also use coins to learn about tens and ones. Please let your children pay for something at the shops using coins if you have the opportunity.

 

 

PE:  Our PE unit this term will be about agility, balance and coordination.  We have played bowling, dodgeball and a balancing game with foam feet.

 

  • Next week we will learn how to throw a javelin.
  • We will continue to run/jog a mile a day. That is roughly 4 laps on our smaller playground in order to improve our fitness. No extra gear is necessary.  

 

History: Next Friday we will learn about Marie Curie and her important scientific discoveries.

RE: We will continue to talk about objects that are important to us. If you still have not brought your special object please bring it next Tuesday.

 

Art: We have painted the Earth in preparation for Earth Day which will happen this Sunday. The children have started to learn about collage, mosaics and landscapes using tissue paper.

 

Computing: The children are encouraged to use iPads to take pictures, type and research during our lessons. Next week Sparrow children will play Phonics and Mathletics games in the class desktop computers.

 

Forest School: We had a lot of fun with Domenic and Mrs Turner. Please check our forest school post. 

 

All clubs will re-start on week 2 (starting on the 23/04/18).

 

Monday

PE kits due in

Homework due in

Book bags due in

Hats, sunscreen and water bottles due in

 

Tuesday

Reading Morning until 9:10

Book Bags to go home

Bring your special object if you have not done so

 

Wednesday

Show &Tell: Aiden, Diggory, Rosie Ward, Adam

Homework to go home

 

Thursday

Forest School clothes due in (long-sleeved T-shirt, trousers, outdoor shoes)

Book bags due in

 

Friday

Non-uniform day: the children are encouraged to dress wearing something which has an animal on or animal print, all the donations of a pound will be sent to the WWF.

Book bags and water bottles to go home

 

 

Thank you for your continued support in our first week back.

 I really appreciate you bringing to school all we have asked for.

We had a lovely time every single day.

Enjoy the sunshine!

Mrs Webb.

Class Pyjama Party! It was awesome. =)

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We had fun in our first Forest School session. We have heard Domenic sing the Wild Time song, tell us the story of The Very Hungry Caterpillar and talk about woodland animals. For next week please think about an animal that lives in Watford.

We had fun in our first Forest School session. We have heard Domenic sing the Wild Time song, tell us the story of The Very Hungry Caterpillar and talk about woodland animals. For next week please think about an animal that lives in Watford. 1
We had fun in our first Forest School session. We have heard Domenic sing the Wild Time song, tell us the story of The Very Hungry Caterpillar and talk about woodland animals. For next week please think about an animal that lives in Watford. 2
We had fun in our first Forest School session. We have heard Domenic sing the Wild Time song, tell us the story of The Very Hungry Caterpillar and talk about woodland animals. For next week please think about an animal that lives in Watford. 3
We had fun in our first Forest School session. We have heard Domenic sing the Wild Time song, tell us the story of The Very Hungry Caterpillar and talk about woodland animals. For next week please think about an animal that lives in Watford. 4

Science Workshop and Assembly from Waste Aware

Science Workshop and Assembly from Waste Aware 1
Science Workshop and Assembly from Waste Aware 2
Science Workshop and Assembly from Waste Aware 3

Sparrow Class – Week 12 Spring Term 2

Well done, Otis! You are the star of the Spring Term in Sparrow Class. You are a brilliant role model for all of us. 

Well done Kika! You are also the star of the Spring Term in Sparrow Class for your brilliant behaviour for learning.

Well done to Rylee! You are the star of the Spring Term in Sparrow Class for the progress you have shown in being resilient and eager to improve your learning and skills. 

 

They will receive their certificates from Mrs Pace on Friday, April 20th. 

 

Easter BonnetsAll bonnets, hats and posters looked wonderful! We all had a great morning admiring all your hard work. Thank you for making Easter at Bromet so special. 

Well done to Rosie Ward who won the chocolate egg raffle in our class! Lucky bunny!frown

 

Class Assembly: Our class assembly was amazing! The children were very prepared and sang beautifully. We were all very thankful for your attendance and support in preparing the children for so long for this performance. Speaking in front of an audience is very tricky, but they were fantastic and enjoyed it very much!  

We said goodbye to Mrs Filan and thanked her for the many years of hard work at Bromet. 

 

English: We had a lot of fun investigating prefixes, suffixes, counting syllables and writing compound words. 

 

Science: We explored absorbent and non-absorbent materials. We predicted and tested cotton wool, fabric, sponges, pens, pencils, rulers and wood. It was messy but great!   

                                                      

On Monday 16th we will have a visitor called Ms Koziara from Waste Aware giving us an assembly and a class workshop about materials and recycling. The whole week will be themed on ecology and sustainability ahead of Earth Day (22/04/18). 

 

Maths: In Maths we found 1 more and 1 less using multi-link cubes and number lines. We are now working with much bigger numbers! We also solved word problems by drawing cherry models and bar models with pictures inside to help us count. 

 

Monday

Homework and book bags due in

(Reminder: handwriting and SATs packs are optional, please do not worry about it) 

Science Workshop - Free of charge

Tuesday

Reading Morning until 9:10

Book Bags to go home

Please bring a valuable teddy bear, toy, picture or any other object that it is special to you for this RE lesson with Mrs Humphreys. 

Wednesday

New homework book and grid to go out

Thursday

Book bags due in

Forest School  – Please bring wellies, coats, hats and jogging bottoms to change in the afternoon. 

Friday

Book bags and water bottles to go home

Class party! - Please bring pyjamas to change in the afternoon. 

 

  • Our adults in the Summer Term will be Mrs Webb, Ms Marten, Mrs Sabatini and Mrs Adjei. Our cover teacher is Mrs Humphreys, our Forest School teachers are Domenic and Mrs Turner and our French teacher is Mme Lawson. 

 

 

Thank you for your continued support and look forward to seeing you all on the 16th,

Mrs Webb. 

Sparrow Class Assembly 2018

Sparrow Class Assembly 2018 1 All children made us very proud!
Sparrow Class Assembly 2018 2 It was a lovely goodbye to Mrs Filan. Well done!!!
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Sparrow Class Assembly 2018 4

 

We are having a pyjama party!!! 

 

When?  At 1:15 pm on Friday, 20th April. 

Where?  In our classroom. 

Why? Because the children have earned 20 fish for Harper, the teddy due to good behaviour for learning. 

What to bring? Pyjamas to change. (Slippers and sleeping bags are optional. Please no teddy bears this time)

What's to eat? The children will have just had their lunch. No food is allowed but they will be given a juice drink at the end of the day. If you are allergic to Robinson's orange or blackcurrant squash please bring your own.  

Do I have to wear the uniform? Yes and bring pyjamas to change in the afternoon.  

 

Well done, everyone! 

 

 Sparrow Class – Week 11 Spring Term 2

Well done, Emma! You are the star of week 11 in Sparrow Class. You are always very sensible and a lovely friend to all of us. Thank you for your great choices in your learning and behaviour. Well done for putting your hand up to read and answer questions. 

 

Achievements: Well done to Rosie Ward in her swimming and gymnastics achievements! Well done to Daniel Day for being the star footballer in his club. Everyone at Bromet is very proud of both of you and your achievements! 

 

Class Assembly: Our class assembly will be this Thursday at 9am. Please practise your lines and songs if you are free this weekend. It will be lovely to see you all on Thursday to celebrate our learning. 

 

English: We learned a lot this week writing about desert and Arctic animals. All children are progressing very well in their writing targets. 

 

  • Next week we will look at some grammar features (ed, ing, s and es at the end of verbs). 

 

 

Science: We had fun in the hall sorting bendy, stretchy and stiff materials. 

  • Next week we will look at absorbent and non-absorbent materials. 

 

Maths: In Maths we have used Numicon pieces, scales, Cuisenaire rods and bead strings to solve addition and subtraction problems. 

  • Next week we will learn strategies to solve word problems.

 

PE:  It was our last session with coaches Mr Jackett and Mr Wells. We have made and sign a thank you card for them. We are very grateful for the fun sessions in which we have learned many movement, ball control and teamwork skills. 

 

Easter Assembly: Thank you to Mrs Bastable for a great Easter assembly. Who would you give your last rolo to? Mrs Wambeek got one! 

 

Monday

Homework due in

Library books due in (no library books will be loaned over holidays)

Book bags due in

Hand in Hand Parenting Workshop 7 pm in the Hall

Tuesday

Reading Morning until 9:10

Wednesday

Show &Tell: Ishan, Nya, Henry, Walter, George

Homework to go out

Easter hat assembly - bring yours if you wish to take part in the competition

Easter egg raffle

Thursday

Sparrow Class Assembly 9 am

Book bags and water bottles to go home

Pick up time: 1:30pm

 

  • Remeber you can still buy Easter egg raffle tickets to support our school. 

 

 

Thank you for your continued support and hope you have a lovely weekend,

Mrs Webb. 

Dear Sparrow parents,

Mrs Filan will be moving schools after Easter break. 

She has worked at Bromet for many years and she will be greatly missed by all children and adults. 

I take the opportunity to thank her for her hard work and kindness towards all of us every day.

We all wish her the best of luck in her career! Mrs Filan's last day will be on the 29/03/18 and after Easter half-term, Mrs Sabatini will be our teaching partner again.

Adults in Sparrow after Easter: Mrs Webb, Mrs Humphreys, Ms Marten, Mrs Sabatini and Mrs Adjei. 

I will tell the children about these changes tomorrow so we can make a thank you card to Mrs Filan before she leaves. 

Thank you for your understanding. 

Mrs Webb 

 

Dear parents,

following some feedback I have received on parents evening, I have decided to send out

some extra optional homework for the Easter holidays in your child's bookbag today.

To all children, I have included handwriting practice and some Phonics practice as well.

For those taking the SATs, I also included some Maths and Reading practice questions.

I have also assigned new homework with no due date in the Mathletics website and "opened" old questions to be done by those who have not already. 

Please note that all of this is optional and in order to support your child to progress and continue to learn during the holidays. If you will not have the time or do not agree with extra homework please do not worry as I am not going to be asking your child for these sheets to be handed in. 

The only homework which is compulsory at this moment in Sparrow Class is the reading

and the blue book with the homework grid. 

All teachers are reviewing homework practice for the next term and let you all know about it as soon as we do. 

 

Please remember to bring Easter hats (only if you wish to take part) in the Easter parade and come to our school assembly - all of it happening next Thursday. 

 

Have a lovely week! Mrs Webb frown 

 

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20/03/18 Reading Morning cancelled due to whole school and class pictures. Thank you for your support and understanding, Mrs Webb.

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Make an Easter hat for our whole school competition on 29/03/18.

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Make an Easter hat for our whole school competition on 29/03/18.  2

Sparrow Class – Week 10 Spring Term 2

Well done, Henry! You are the star of week 10 in Sparrow Class. PE is your favourite subject and you always swim to stay healthy. Thank you for being enthusiastic and active. 

Achievement: Well done to Rosie Ward who was awarded Level 7 proficiency in her gymnastics club - British Gymnastics. We are very proud of your achievements. no

 

Class Assembly: Our class assembly will be on the 29/03/18 at 9am. School will finish at 1:30pm on the same day. 

 

English: A tooth fairy moved in with us! She has spent a lot of money lately as many children have lost their teeth and she had nowhere else to stay. Thank you to all children who have shown kindness and allowed her to stay with us. She sent us a thank you note and seems to be happy and settled now. 

 

  • Next week we will learn about Arctic and Desert animals and write facts comparing both environments with many adjectives. 

 

Science: The children have enjoyed exploring magnetic materials. 

  • Next week we will talk about stretchy, bendy and stiff materials. 

 

 

 

Maths: We are still learning some strategies to subtract. Please practice your child can subtise  (see straight away) the amounts in their fingers to speed up their mental calculations. 

  • Next week we will re-group numbers from 11 to 20 using Cuisenaire rods and base ten (tens and ones).

PE:  We were lucky to have 2 PE sessions on Thursday. Children showed great independence and teamwork, planning and playing their own mini-matches.  

Art: Great artwork inspired by Andy Warhol made by the children with Mrs Humphreys. In History this week we also looked at Rob Ryan's papercutting and printing and have cut some paper dolls.

 

 

Monday

Homework due in

Book Bags in 

Tuesday

Class Photos 

Reading Morning until 9:10

Book Bags to go home

Wednesday

Show &Tell: Harvey, Sierra, Thomas, Aaron B, Otis, Sacha, Emma

Homework to go out

Thursday

Book bags due in

PE – outdoors

Friday

Book bags and water bottles to go home

School Disco

 

We are still selling  Easter Egg raffles.

 

Have a lovely weekend,

Mrs Webb. 

Sparrow Class – Week 9 Spring Term 2

Well done, Bobby! You are the star of week 9 in Sparrow Class. You always eat all of your lunch and the fruits and vegetables in the classroom. It is lovely to see children who are not fussy eaters grow strong and healthy as a result of their good choices. 

  

Class Assembly: Mrs Pace will soon book us another date for the class assembly. I will let you all know the date as soon as I do. 

English: This week we retold the story The Gruffalo and described the characters and settings using adjectives. We also created new characters to include in our storytelling. It was so much fun and it was great to see that many children are developing their pleasure for writing and storytelling.  

 

  • Next Week we will have a special visitor in our classroom. We will write recounts and letters. The picture above is a clue! 

 

Science: Our unit this term is about materials. We have already labelled different materials and classified them as hard and soft. 

 

  • Next Week we will learn that some materials are magnetic and that a lot are not.

 

Maths: Children did a brilliant job completing their assessments for the whole school assessment week. 

 

  • Next Week we will review some misconceptions and subtract numbers to 20.

 

PE:  Our PE session was very fun! Everyone listened very well to Mr Jacket and we earned a fish for Harper as a whole class treat. 

Let's keep this good behaviour up!

 

History: 

 

Children have been learning about Sir Chris Hoy. We have watched a clip of E.T. as this 1982 film was what inspired him to cycle. We have also cheered him by watching a video from the 2012 London Olympic games. 

These awesome posters were made by Kika, Emma, Diggory and Aiden. 

 

International Women's Day: 

Great posters were made by all children to learn about International Women's Day. One of the children's favourite books in our class is Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls.  This book is a compilation of short biographies of famous, inspiring women from all over the world with amazing illustrations. 

 

Please remeber to book your slot for the Parents' Consultation evenings next week if you have not yet done so. 

 

Letters  about the Disco went home on Friday. Letters about Easter holiday clubs went home on Friday.  Please remember to check and empty your child's bookbags every weekend. The office has spare letters. 

 

Please send your children to school in the correct uniform and with clothes (coats and shoes) they can manage themselves. 

http://www.bromet.herts.sch.uk/uniform-information/

 

Thank you to the PTFA who always work so hard to provide children with memorable experiences. Thank you for organising the Mother's Day sale and to all who have donated to the school by buying flowers and chocolates.

 

We are still selling  Easter Egg raffles. 

 

Monday

Homework due in

Tuesday

Reading Morning until 9:10

Book Bags to go home

Wednesday

Show &Tell: Aron M., Sonny, Katherine, Daniel, Amelie, Sherali

Homework to go out

Parent Consultations

Thursday

Book bags due in

PE – outdoors

Parent Consultations

Friday

Book bags and water bottles to go home

 

  • Please stick to the dates and bring homework and book bags in the correct days to facilitate our marking.

 

Thank you for your continued support and look forward to seeing you all next week,

Mrs Webb. surprise

World Book Day - Well done to all children and parents! The costumes looked amazing and we had so much fun in our parade.

World Book Day - Well done to all children and parents! The costumes looked amazing and we had so much fun in our parade.  1
World Book Day - Well done to all children and parents! The costumes looked amazing and we had so much fun in our parade.  2
World Book Day - Well done to all children and parents! The costumes looked amazing and we had so much fun in our parade.  3
World Book Day - Well done to all children and parents! The costumes looked amazing and we had so much fun in our parade.  4
World Book Day - Well done to all children and parents! The costumes looked amazing and we had so much fun in our parade.  5
World Book Day - Well done to all children and parents! The costumes looked amazing and we had so much fun in our parade.  6
World Book Day - Well done to all children and parents! The costumes looked amazing and we had so much fun in our parade.  7
World Book Day - Well done to all children and parents! The costumes looked amazing and we had so much fun in our parade.  8

Week 8 Spring 2 - with pictures

Sparrow Class – Week 8 Spring Term 2

Well done, Adam! You are the star of week 8 in Sparrow Class. You always make healthy choices by walking to and back from school (nearly 3 miles a day!), eating broccoli at home and salad in school.

  

Achievement: Well done to Henry, who took part in the pantomime Jack and the Beanstalk  with HIT (Hertfordshire Inclusive Theatre).  We are very proud of your talents.

 

Class Assembly: Unfortunatelly, due to the snow and icy roads our class assembly was cancelled. Mrs Pace will book us another date and I will let you all know as soon as I do. Apologies for the inconvenience, especially to the children who prepared their lines and songs very beautifully.

 

English: This week was poetry week and we had a lot of fun learning all about Stewart Henderson’s poems about animals. The author of Who left grandad at the chip shop?, Poetry Emotion and All Things Weird and Wonderful came to our school on Monday and performed his poems wonderfully. We were all mesmerised by his poetry reading.  

The picture above is actually a video you can check in Kingfisher Class page. Thomas, George, Aron, Sherali, Daniel and Nya did a great job performing a poem alongside Ms Weyer and the rest of Kingfisher class. Well done, boys and girls!

  • Next week we will describe characters and settings of Julia Donaldson’s The Gruffalo using adjectives.  

 

Science: We have started to explore materials and their properties. We made a boat in groups and let it in the water overnight. The group that constructed their boat using a milk bottle and a piece of wood was the most successful as both wood and plastic float. The other groups used cardboard which absorbed water and then sank. We had lots of fun and will continue learning about materials until the summer term.

 

Maths: In Maths we have consolidated our knowledge of bonds to 10 and 20, using coins and number patterns. Please practice your child can subtise  (see straight away) the patterns in a dice or domino (3 dots means 3 without counting each dot).

  • Next week we will complete some assessments.

 

PE:  Our PE session was cancelled this week due to the bad weather. It will resume next week (the weather forecast predicts 9 degrees and sunshine).   

 

Monday

Homework due in

Online sign up for Parents Evening on Arbor

Tuesday

Reading Morning until 9:10

Book Bags to go home

Wednesday

Show &Tell: Rosie Halward, Kika, Rylee, Naomi, Layla, Bobby

Homework to go out

Hand in Hand Parenting Workshop 2pm in the Hall

Thursday

Book bags due in

PE – outdoors

Friday

Book bags and water bottles to go home

 

  • Please stick to the dates and bring homework and book bags in the correct days to facilitate our marking.

 

 

Thank you for your continued support and hope you have a lovely weekend,

Mrs Webb. 

Sparrow Class - Week 7 Spring Term 2

Well done, Aiden! You are the star of week 8 in Sparrow Class. You are very ambitious and work hard in all lessons so when you are older you can go to Cambridge University. I am very proud of your choices.

English: We have studied all about Black Rhinos and have learned many facts about these critically endangered animals from Africa. 

As a challenge, we have used some persuasive phrases. Have a look at Harvey's one. 

Well done to Harvey and Emma who got a Deputy Head sticker for embracing this challenge so well. 

  • Next week we will look at poems from our visiting author: Stewart Henderson.

 

Maths: In Maths we have looked at partitioning 2 digit numbers to make it easier to group and add a single digit to it.  Aiden has worked hard to complete the addition sums using cherry models to help him think 10 and think 15. Rosie used tens frames and counters to help her solve the subtraction sums. 

  • Next week we will consolidate our learning with practical activities involving coins and bar part-whole models.  
  • Mathletics: I have set homework in Mathletics in addition to the homework grid. Tasks are due in 2 weeks: 10/03/18. 

 

PE:  Thank you for bringing all PE kits. Our outdoor lessons will continue on Thursday. Please check your child did not go home with Aiden's white school top as it went missing when children were changing for PE.

 

Our Graden of Dreams looked beautiful. We all believe that if you blow the dandelion seeds and make a wish your dreams will come true. We have made dandelion flowers out of clay and card; painted dandelion seeds onto black paper; drew what we would like to be when we are 30 years old and wrote what our dream for the future is. Children in Sparrow Class really enjoy our circle times and Jigsaw activities.  Well done to all classes that did a brilliant job with their craft displays. 

 

 

  Show and Tell Spring 2 dates:

 

Week 8:  Wednesday, 28.02.18

Aiden

Diggory

Rosie Ward

Adam

 

Week 9: Wednesday, 07.03.18

Rosie Halward

Kika

Rylee

Naomi

Layla

Bobby

 

Week 10: Wednesday, 14.03.18

Aron Marchitan

Sonny

Katherine

Daniel

Amelie

Sherali

 

Week 11: Wednesday, 21.03.18

Harvey

Sierra

Thomas

Aaron B

Otis

Sacha

Emma

 

Week 12: Wednesday, 28.03.18

Ishan

Nya

Henry

Walter

George

 

Week 8

Monday

Book Bags, water bottles and homework due in

Tuesday

Reading Morning until 9:10

Book Bags to go home

Wednesday

Show &Tell: Aiden, Diggory, Rosie Ward, Adam

Homework to go out

Thursday

Dress up for World Book Day

Book bags due in

PE – outdoors

Friday

9am - Our Class Assembly (all welcome)

Book bags and water bottles to go home

 

 

  • Please stick to the dates and bring homework and book bags in the correct days to facilitate our marking.

 

 

Thank you for your continued support and hope to see you all on Friday for our assembly,

Mrs Webb. surprise

Week 7 - Spring 2 Updates

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Remeber to bring outdoor sports kit ready for Thursday.

Please check if a red and black shoe (1) happens to be inside your child's PE bag

as a child went home with just 1 shoe in his PE kit.

 

Thursday - PTFA Quiz night.

 

Please feel free to check our:

Garden of Dreams in the Hall - Displays from the children linked to Jigsaw open to parents/carers from 2:45pm on Friday (23.02.18).

 

Kind Regards,

Mrs Webb no

Bromet Has Got Talent! Well done to George and Walter who performed beautifully on Friday. We are all very proud of you.

Bromet Has Got Talent! Well done to George and Walter who performed beautifully on Friday. We are all very proud of you.  1
Bromet Has Got Talent! Well done to George and Walter who performed beautifully on Friday. We are all very proud of you.  2

Sparrow Spring 1 - Week 6

Well done, Sonny! You are the star of week  6 in Sparrow Class. You are a great friend to everyone in our class and always helps people to achieve their dreams and goals.  

English: We had so much fun rewriting the story of the Gingerbread Man. We have made biscuits from scratch, written the recipe, invented a new character to save or devour the Gingerbread Man. We even heard Madame Lawson tell us the story in French!

  • Next week we will learn about rhinos and write a persuasive poster to save them from extinction. 

 

 

Art/D&T/Cultural Diversity: We are very lucky to have so many different nationalities and heritages in our class. This week we have celebrated the Chinese New Year which will happen on Friday 16th. Aiden has brought us lovely red envelopes and a puppet dragon and Emma has made this amazing Dragon at home to show us. With Mrs Humphreys we have made Chinese Lanterns and learned about the Zodiac story. 

 

 

PE: We are improving our movement and ball control with coaches Mr Jackett and Mr Wells. Well done to all who have listened and enjoyed our lessons this term. We will continue after the half-term. Please bring trainers and warm clothes back to school before Thursday 20th. 

 

Maths:  We have revisited odd and even numbers, halving and doubling and have learned about 2D and 3D shapes and their properties. 

 

Science: We will start learning about materials (plastic, metal, paper) and their properties (shiny, hard, cold, soft, rubbery, rough, gritty, absorbent).

 

Monday

Book Bags, water bottles and homework due in

Tuesday

Reading Morning until 9:10

Book Bags to go home

PTFA AGM 7:30-8:30

Wednesday

Show &Tell: Sherali, Bobby, Adam, Sacha, Emma

Homework to go out

Thursday

Book bags due in

PE – outdoors (warm clothes and trainers please)

PTFA Quiz Night

Friday

Book bags and water bottles to go home

Garden of Dreams in the Hall - Displays from the children linked to Jigsaw open to parents/carers from 2:45pm

 

  • Please stick to the dates and bring homework and book bags in the correct days to facilitate our marking. Apologies for any delays in marking and misunderstandings about the library or reading books. 

 

 

Thank you for your continued support and hope you have a lovely half-term,

Mrs Webb.

 

 

 

Sparrow Class – Week 5 Spring Term

Well done, Daniel! You are the star of week 5 in Sparrow Class. You are always very positive and resilient in your learning and friendships.

 

  English: We had grammar lessons on suffixes (–ed –ing –er and –est) at the end of the words. We have also learned rules for the plural form. The story we have worked with was The Four Singers and children have written many amazing sentences about the story. When children write at home remind them about capital letters for names and beginning of sentences, full stops at the end and spaces between the words. 

 

  • Next week we will retell the story The Gingerbread Man and even bake some gingerbread ourselves!

 

8+8=168=4+4    6=3+3

Maths: In Maths we have worked with doubles and halves of numbers from 1 to 20.

  • Next week we will learn more about even and odd numbers, 2D and 3D shapes and their properties.  

Vocabulary:

even

odd

edges

sides

cylinder

cuboid

sphere

prism

cube

PE:  We are improving our ball control, the movements to dodge players and have created our own games. After our session on Thursday, we will send the PE kits home to be washed. Please return them by Wednesday 21/02/18.

Talent Show: Bromet’s Got Talent will be this Friday. The finalists from our class are George and Walter. Miss Hickey, Mrs Kangura and I can’t wait to be the judges.    

Thank you for your generous donations to NSPCC. We have raised over £230!

The children's helpline number is: 0800 1111

 

French:  Madame Lawson sent a puzzle to compete as French homework for the week off. The answers can be found in this picture:

 

Monday

Book Bags, water bottles and homework due in

Tuesday

Reading Morning until 9:10

Safe Internet Day

Book Bags to go home

Wednesday

Show &Tell

Homework to go out

Thursday

Book bags due in

PE – outdoors

PE kits go home

Friday

Book bags and water bottles to go home

Talent Show 

Last day of Spring 1 -  half-term

 

Thank you, have a great week!      Mrs Webb 

Number Day Fun - £230 raised in aid of NSPCC!

Number Day Fun - £230 raised in aid of NSPCC! 1
Number Day Fun - £230 raised in aid of NSPCC! 2
Number Day Fun - £230 raised in aid of NSPCC! 3
Number Day Fun - £230 raised in aid of NSPCC! 4
Number Day Fun - £230 raised in aid of NSPCC! 5
Number Day Fun - £230 raised in aid of NSPCC! 6
Number Day Fun - £230 raised in aid of NSPCC! 7
Number Day Fun - £230 raised in aid of NSPCC! 8

Sparrow Class – Week 4 Spring Term

Well done, Rosie Halward! You are the star of week 4 in Sparrow Class. Well done for always being a great friend and supporting others in their learning and play.

  

English: This week we have red Mary and the Twelve Months and have enjoyed retelling the story using speech bubbles and speech marks.

To practice at home, children can retell the twelve months of the year in order and write them making sure they always start with a capital letter.

  • Next week we will learn rules for plural, how to look up vocabulary in a dictionary and comprehension questions about The Four Singers (the fable of the Bremen singers).  

   We have fun and use puppets in our learning!We use manipulatives to improve our reasoning in Maths through practical activities.

Maths: In Maths we have learned about teen numbers (10-20) and how they are formed using base ten equipment (tens and ones).

The fun video below reinforces our learning:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uedvwH6Ay18

  • Next week we will work with doubling and halving.

 

Monday

Book Bags, water bottles and homework due in

Tuesday

Reading Morning until 9:10

Gym competition at WGGS

Book Bags to go home

Wednesday

NSPCC Assembly

Show &Tell: if you missed your turn you are welcome to take part this Wednesday instead. 

Homework to go out

Thursday

Book bags due in

PE – outdoors

Library books to be exchanged

KS1 (Year 2) SATS meeting for parents at 3:30pm in Kingfisher Class

Friday

NSPCC Number day: dress up like a number to raise money for NSPCC

(money collection in school)

Book bags and water bottles to go home

 

 

  • Please stick to the dates and bring homework and book bags in the correct days to facilitate our marking.

 

Thank you for your continued support and hope you have a relaxing weekend,

Mrs Webb frown

Talent Show - Sparrow Class! Well done to all who have taken part. On Tuesday you will take home a certificate thanking you for showing us your talents. We are very proud.

Talent Show - Sparrow Class! Well done to all who have taken part. On Tuesday you will take home a certificate thanking you for showing us your talents.  We are very proud.  1
Talent Show - Sparrow Class! Well done to all who have taken part. On Tuesday you will take home a certificate thanking you for showing us your talents.  We are very proud.  2
Talent Show - Sparrow Class! Well done to all who have taken part. On Tuesday you will take home a certificate thanking you for showing us your talents.  We are very proud.  3
Talent Show - Sparrow Class! Well done to all who have taken part. On Tuesday you will take home a certificate thanking you for showing us your talents.  We are very proud.  4

Remember to show us your talent tomorrow in class. 2 children will be chosen by their classmates to take part in the whole school Bromet Show!

Remember to show us your talent tomorrow in class. 2 children will be chosen by their classmates to take part in the whole school Bromet Show! 1

26th January PTFA Film Night – Despicable Me 3! 3:15pm-5:00pm in the hall.

26th January PTFA Film Night – Despicable Me 3! 3:15pm-5:00pm in the hall.  1

Sparrow Class 

Well done, Rosie Ward! You are the star of in Sparrow Class. Thank you for being friendly and helpful to everyone in our class. Well done for always doing your very best and completing all work during lessons. You are very resilient and hard-working. J

 

Attendance: I wish all children who have been poorly a speedy recovery. Please remember to notify the office when your child will b off sick.

English: We had a lot of fun reading, retelling and playing Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. The children in Sparrow Class produced excellent writing using speech and full sentences. When writing at home, please check for finger spaces, capital letters, full stops and question marks.

  • Next week we will continue working with the story Mary and the Twelve Months and comparing fairy tales.

 

Maths: In Maths we were learning about the teen numbers (from 11 to 20) and how they are formed. We focused on the language: names of numbers and how to spell them, the fact that they are made of tens and ones and how to represent them using base ten equipment (in the picture above).

Reinforce their learning with the video below:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1W5aYi3lkho

  • Next week we will focus again on the writing of numerals and number names as well as placing all numbers on a number track (13 is 1 more than 12 and 1 less than 14 so it should go between 12 and 14).

Vocabulary:

12 is more than 11.

12 is fewer/less than 19.

12 is ___ fewer than 19.

I need ___ to make 20.

 

 We ran in the sunshine on Friday afternoon to complete the fitness assessment. Most children ran 3-5 laps in the field. The coaches will come back in 3 months to check if their fitness levels have improved.

 

Art: With Mrs Humphreys children made stunning landscapes using pastel crayons based on the artist David Hockney. 

 

Monday

Book Bags, water bottles and homework due in

Tuesday

Reading Morning until 9:10

Book Bags to go home

Wednesday

Show &Tell: Aron Marchitan, Sonny, Katherine, Daniel, Amelie

Homework to go out

Thursday

Book bags due in

PE – outdoors

Friday

Book bags and water bottles to go home

 

  • Thank you for sticking to the dates and bring homework and book bags in!

 

I hope you have a lovely and warm weekend,

Mrs Webb.

 

Sparrow Class – Week 2 Spring Term

Spring Term 2018 Overview – Sparrow Class

Week 4 – Sparrow

 

Well done to Naomi for being the Star of this Week.

You have shown great empathy towards children who are not as fortunate as we are in our Harvest Assemblies throughout the week.

 

We had a lot of fun with Harvey, the Peace Hospice Bear, who came to our special assembly on Friday. Thank you for all who baked, brought in and/or bought cakes in aid to Peace Hospice Care Watford.

 

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As part of our Poetry Unit of English, we have explored describing food items with our 5 senses. The children in Sparrow Class have shown fantastic table manners and have learned many new describing words this week. We will continue to study poems and adjectives, focusing on rhymes and other literary features.

In Maths we have learned about money and time. These concepts will be revisited often during the year. Please provide your child with opportunities to pay and get change, calculate amounts using coins (we haven’t learned about notes yet) and telling the time in analogue and digital clocks whenever possible. Next week we will be measuring using cubes, beads and decimetre strips.

 

 

Thank you to all parents who came to the Reading morning and please feel free to come again on Tuesday at 8:45am.

 

 

Well done to Harvey, who has raised money towards the playground equipment by taking part in a fun-run.

Thank you for all who came to the book fair. Part of the money raised will be returned to the school in book donations.

All Harvest donations have been sent to New Hope Trust in Watford, helping homeless people in our area. Thank you to all who have contributed.

Have a great weekend!

Mrs Webb

Sparrow Week 9

Well done to Diggory who is the star of Week 9! Thank you for being a great friend to everyone.

We had a very busy week, making lots of arts and crafts in preparation for our “Poppy” display in aid of the British Legion charity.

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In English, we studied the poem Adelstrop by Edward Thomas, who was a soldier in World War I.

We learned the name of two flowers: meadowsweet and willow-herb. We also realised that humans read poems much better than robots because we put emotion in our reading and do not make so many pauses.

We made poppies out of felt and sequins; poppies in a collage of tissue paper and coloured in different war memorials.

In History, we have learned that Mary Bromet has sculpted the Watford War memorial, located in the town centre.

Our display looked wonderful! Well done Sparrows for working so hard.

  • Next week in English we will be focusing on grammar: capital letters, full stops, finger spaces and question marks.
  • In History, we will learn about how children who attended Bromet in the 1980s were different from us now. If you know anyone who was a pupil at Bromet, please feel welcome to keep in touch and visit us on Friday afternoon if you wish to.
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In Maths we have worked adding 2 or 3 numbers to make whole numbers up to 10. (3 and 2 are parts of 5. 5 is a whole number)

  • Next week, we will be taking away numbers up to 10 (vocabulary: take away, subtract, less, fewer, decrease).
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Fridays in Sparrow Class are always fun. We shared the costumes and took turns being the characters we wanted to be. It is always nice to see everyone playing well together and being considerate of others’ needs.

  • In Science, we are learning about animals including humans. It is a good idea to do the homework about animals’ habitats as it links to our learning in class.

 

  • Monday 

Book Bags, water bottles and homework due in.

Drama Workshop

  • Tuesday 

Reading Morning from 8:45 until 9:10

Book Bags to go home

  • Wednesday 

Homework to go home

  • Thursday 

Book bags due in.

Show & Tell: Aron Marchitan, Sonny, Katherine, Daniel and Amelie

  • Friday 

Non school uniform for Children in Need 

Book bags and water bottles to go home

 

Have a lovely weekend,

Mrs Webb ✮

 

Year 5 Cross Country

I wanted to say a HUGE congratulations to the children that took part in our (slightly wet) cross country competition this afternoon.

All the children completed the 1500m course and represented the school fantastically, showing good sportsmanship to the other runners.  I was incredibly proud!

We did very well, with Zoe coming 3rd in the Girls race and Ben coming 2nd both winning medals!  They, along with Rosie and Tom, will be taking part in county finals soon!

Once again, WELL DONE to all of the runners!

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Sparrow – Week 8

 

We had a wonderful week back in school with lots of fun, learning and workshops.

 

Well done to Amelie, our Star of the Week. Amelie is a great friend to everyone in Sparrow Class; she always respects everyone’s differences and is always kind.

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In Maths this week, we have explored equivalence and bonds to 10 and 20 using Cuisenaire Rods and Numicon.

Next week we will continue to explore relationships between numbers (more/less, same, “make 10”) as well as the addition of 2 and 3 numbers (up to 20).

Support your child by “making 10” using toys, clothes or any other objects around the house to consolidate their learning.

Videos on youtube always help if your child is not yet confidently counting up to 20.

 

 

In English, we have read many funny poems with different voices (whispering, loud, monster voice, giant voice…). All children found the poem “The Youngest” by Michael Rosen the funniest. You can easily find it on youtube if you wish to listen to it at home.

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We had a lot of fun with Jojo in our African workshops on Thursday.

We have made beautiful Dan masks, with symmetrical, colourful patterns.

In the afternoon, we have used our masks to learn a traditional African dance.

 

 

Monday 

Book Bags, water bottles, PE kits and homework due in.

Tuesday 

Reading Morning 8:45 – 9:10

Book Bags to go home

Wednesday 

Homework to go out

Thursday 

Book bags due in

Show and Tell: Rosie Halward, Kika, Rylee, Naomi, Layla and Aiden

Friday 

Remembrance display in the hall from 2:45

Book bags and water bottles to go home

 

Have a lovely weekend and a safe Bonfire night.

Mrs Webb

 

Show and Tell Autumn 2 Schedule – Sparrow Class

Show and Tell is a great opportunity for children to develop their oracy and presentation skills.

They can bring a toy they like or something they have made or found to share with their peers.

The dates for this term are below.

Kind Regards,

Mrs Webb

 

Week 8: 2.11.17

Aiden

Diggory

Rosie Ward

 

Week 9: 9.11.17

Rosie Halward

Kika

Rylee

Naomi

Layla

 

Week 10: 16.11.17

Aron Marchitan

Sonny

Katherine

Daniel

Amelie

 

Week 11: 23.11.17

Harvey

Sierra

Thomas

Aaron B

Otis

 

Week 12: 30.11.17

Ishan

Nya

Henry

Walter

George

 

Week 13: 7.12.17

Sherali

Bobby

Adam

Sacha

Emma

 

Sparrow Week 7

 

Well done to Harvey who is our Star of the Week. Harvey always tries his best to exceed his targets and extend his learning in all subjects. He also helps everyone around him to learn better. Keep up with this fantastic attitude to learning.

 

 

We are all working hard to develop our conceptual understanding in Maths. Maths words we are using now are: less, more, fewer, most, least and same amount.

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In Science, we have all made windsocks and have observed that on Monday the wind came from the West. It was a very windy day, well done for making strong windsocks, Sparrows. New words: compass, North, South, East and West.

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We had a lovely time on Friday, celebrating the end of this half-term with some choosing time. It is very nice to see our boys and girls playing together and making beautiful pictures.

 

Next Week: 

Please bring a coat to school every day.

 

Monday: Individual School Photos

Please bring: PE kits, homework, water bottles and book bags.

Tuesday: Reading morning – all parents and grandparents invited (8:45-9:10)

Thursday: Show & Tell: Rosie Ward, Diggory and Aiden.

 

Please remember to read every day. If you would like to visit a library, I recommend the Watford Central Library. It is on Hempstead Road and is opened every day.

Have a great half-term!

Mrs Webb

 

Week 6

Our Star of the Week 6 in Sparrow Class is Kika! Well done for being polite and helpful to all children, holding doors and handing them resources. Well done for working so well with other children in your group and always challenging your learning.

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Our trip to Holywell School to take part in a multi-sports event went very well. We were lucky with the weather and had so much fun. We learned many new PE skills from coaches and from older children.

 

 

Our Maths lessons have been packed with games and drawings to encourage reason and depth in learning basic concepts.

 

 

In Art and D&T we have been building our model of a dream school. Everyone worked very well, communicating and contributing in their groups.

 

 

We are all working hard to produce good quality writing for our Nature Diaries. Keep it up with the fantastic work, Sparrows.

Please remember to bring PE kits for our lesson on Monday; water bottles; book bags and home learning.

Please ensure your child reads at home every day. At this age is very beneficial for them to read the same book twice.

I am pleased to know that the High-Frequency Words have been displayed on fridge doors, corridors and mirrors.

Thank you all for your support and have a nice weekend.

Mrs Webb

 

Eagle Class ‘Black History Month’ Poster

Eagle Class your posters are fantastic I can see how much detail is in the posters. Well done!

 

Miss Shah History coordinator

 

Sparrow Class ‘Black History Month’ Posters

Well done Sparrow Class your posters are fantastic, you have learnt loads.

Miss Shah History coordinator

 

Falcon Class Black History Month Posters

Well done Falcon Class your ‘Black History Month’ posters look really fantastic and I can see how much detail you have added.

Miss Shah History coordinator

 

Sparrows Week 5

Well done Sierra! You are the Star of Week 5 in Sparrow Class.

You have shown kindness every day this week and is always aware of other children’s feelings.

 

 

On Tuesday we will be taking part in a Sports Event at Holywell Primary School. A letter has been sent home and the permission slip must be returned on Monday. If your child was absent and has not received the letter, please ring the school to confirm his/her permission for Tuesday’s event.

 

 

In Art and D&T Lessons we have been designing and building a model of our dream school. It looks like Mrs Pace needs to give us a swimming pool as it was the most wanted feature for all Sparrows.

 

 

In English we had many fun and sensory lessons this week: squishing mud, describing objects from a “feely bag” and learning many new verbs and adjectives to write beautiful poems.

 

 

 

 

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On Wednesday we had a fantastic time in the garden. Thank you to all volunteers who make our garden so special and productive. All children had fun, got their hands dirty and were able to take some vegetables home.

 

 

We have been working hard in Maths to measure objects using beads, cubes, rulers and metre sticks. We have also explored lines of symmetry and made beautiful butterfly patterns.

On Friday an envelope containing “tricky words” went home alongside a message on how this new system will work.

It is important for children to practice these high-frequency words as they are explicitly listed in the national curriculum and will be tested in SATs and Phonics Screening assessments.

Please display the words and encourage your child to read them often and they will get new ones to practice. We can make this fun just by placing the words in different parts of the house.

 

  • Please bring your PE kit back on Monday ready for our lesson in the afternoon
  • Please bring in your home learning books
  • Please bring your water bottles
  • Please bring in your book bags
  • Please bring your Sports Trip permission slip on Monday the latest.

Have a relaxing and fun-filled weekend,

Mrs Webb

 

Celebrating Black History Month Poster!

 

 

Kingfisher Class Black History Month Learning

Kingfisher Class have started their learning to mark the start of ‘Black History Month’. I am really impressed with your research on ‘Katherine Johnson’ keep it up!

 

 

Miss Shah

History coordinator

 

Updates for this Week

 

Tomorrow – Thursday 28th – will be the last day of the book fair. It will be opened before school and also after school. Thank you for those who bought books and stationery as part of the profit goes to the school.

 

 

 

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On Friday – September 29th – we will have our Sports Afternoon. Children will come to school without the uniform, wearing sports clothes preferably in their house colours (the same colour as their lunch sticker). Please ensure your child has a water bottle in school, trainers or plimsolls and a jumper or a fleece. Children in the Green House will be able to take their PE kits home tomorrow so they can wear the green shirt. If your child belongs to a different house and you also prefer that they wear their PE kits (or anything that is in it) please tell me, your child and/or Mrs Humphreys tomorrow. If you don’t have any item of clothing in the child’s house colour, please send your child to school with a plain white shirt and he/she will get a sticker in their house colour.

To ensure every child’s safety, children wearing boots or sandals will not be able to take part in the races and activities.

The event will happen in the afternoon – from 1:30 and family members are invited to watch, cheer and buy cakes, tea and coffee in aid of Peace Hospice Care.

Cakes and Harvest donations are much appreciated until Friday morning.

 

 

Thank you and have a great evening,

Mrs Webb

 

Sports Afternoon 2017

 

Just a reminder:

  • Please bring cakes in Thursday or Friday for our Peace Hospice cake sale.

  • Children need to come to school in their PE kits with a coloured top of their house colour (the colour they sit in at lunch) on Friday. If they do not have a top in that colour their teacher will give them a coloured sticker.

  • Please come and watch Sports Afternoon from 1:30pm. We will be having a parent and teacher race at the end of the results.

  • The children will return to their classrooms at the end of the day and you will collect them from the playground as normal.

    Thank you.              Miss LH

 

Sparrow Week 3

 

Well done, Layla! You are the Star of Week 3 in Sparrow Class. Keep nurturing your Growth Mindset and working as hard as you are. Well done for helping others learn and making our school a better place to learn.

 

 

Well done to Aiden who has got a certificate for being second in his Cantonese Language class and a medal for completing the Reading Challenge with Hertfordshire libraries.Thank you for sharing your achievements with us. 

 

 

Daniel and his family have made this beautiful poem as part of his home learning. Well done!

 

 

We all had a fantastic time with Mme Lawson on Tuesday in our French class. We have learned greetings in French using puppets and well-known cartoon characters. 

 

 

We had a lot of fun in our Science lesson sorting out Mrs Webb’s clothes into the 4 seasons and exploring how the weather changes in each season. 

 

As part of our Jigsaw lesson, we have come up with good choices for learning:

  1. concentrate
  2. do not copy work from others as you might get it wrong
  3. be gentle to others
  4. never give up
  5. ask adults for help when you are stuck
  6. share what you already know
  7. listen to others when they speak
  8. don’t argue with friends or classmates
  9. don’t answer back or argue with adults
  10. don’t snatch resources and toys – ask politely instead

 

It was great to meet most of you on Wednesday. Please feel free to see me after school or write a message in the reading record if you have a question or doubt about anything.

On Friday 29/09 we will have our Harvest Assembly and Sports Day. Donations are still welcome and will be given to New Hope charity. 

PE is on Monday, please ensure your child has his/her PE kit in school. 

This week we will have a Book Fair in school. It will be open from Tuesday to Friday before and after school. 

Have a great weekend!

Mrs Webb

 

Week 2 – Sparrow

Well done Katherine for being the Star of the Week in Sparrow Class!

Katherine has welcomed our new classmate and has helped him and younger children feel happy during lunchtimes. Well done for contributing to making our school a better place.

 

 

 

 

 

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Thinking about Harvest, Mrs Bastable has lead a very inspirational assembly about homelessness. This made us all realize how fortunate we are to have a safe, warm home. In class, we have read the book “A squash and a squeeze” to reflect on being grateful for what we have.

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Emma and Sonny have been very creative and made these incredible projects for their home learning. Well done to all who have worked hard and handed their home learning in on Monday.

 

 

Our book of the week was “Class Two at the Zoo”. Bobby enjoyed being hot seated as Anaconda, answering children’s questions during our English lesson.

Naomi and Sacha did a good job representing us all as new members of the school council.

I am looking forward to seeing you all on Wednesday 3:30 for our “Meet the teacher” session which will take place in our classroom.

Have a lovely weekend!

Mrs Webb

 

Sparrow Week! 

First Week in Sparrow Class:Well done, Sparrows for settling in very well in our class, making new friends and supporting each other in your learning.

Nya is our star of the week for helping others to feel welcome by holding their hands in lining up times. Well done for being so kind.

We had so much fun this week writing and posting our postcards to different adults in the school; writing about ourselves, our homes, our likes and dislikes and some of us even planted some bulbs in our garden.

Please remember to bring in your chosen homework task on Monday along with your book bags. Monday afternoon will be when we have our PE lesson, so you should make sure you have your PE kit with you.

Next week we will be continuing to look at what we are grateful for in RE, our dream school in Art and the local area in Geography. We will start with balance in PE, Phase 5 in Phonics and Seasons in Science. Keep practising counting up to 20 in groups of 1s, 2s and 5s in Maths and reading daily.

Have a lovely weekend and we will see you on Monday. 

 

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Bedtime Story Competition 2017

Do you know a child aged between 5 and 11 years old who has a brilliant idea for a bedtime story? Would they love to see it published as a fantastic picture book? Book People, in association with Little Tiger, are on the lookout for the nation’s best storyteller!

 Any child living in the UK aged between 5 and 11 years old can take part in Book People’s Bedtime Story Competition. Schools, libraries and community groups are welcome to submit entries for their children, too. All they will need to do is:

  • Write a 200-800 word bedtime story about friendship
  • Have a parent or guardian submit their entry using the link below
  • All entries must be submitted by 11:59pm on Monday 2 October

One winner will be selected from each age category and one overall winner will be chosen to have their book illustrated by Alison Brown, published by Little Tiger and sold exclusively through Book People!

To find out more, go towww.thebokpeople.co.uk/bedtimestory 

Mr Libberton

Autumn Term!

Each week we will be updating our blog to give you information about the coming week and important dates to remember.

This blog tells you about the term ahead and what your children will be learning.

 In Sparrow Class we will be working hard while still having fun. Pupils will be expected to concentrate for longer periods and to work more independently. We will still encourage their communication skills, creativity and independence through child-initiated activities. However, pupils will be doing more formal learning, sitting at tables and writing in their books in most lessons. For pupils in Year 2, in the beginning of the Summer term, the Standard Attainment Tests (known as SATs) are mandatory. We will be able to give you more information about these after Christmas.  

Maths Y1: During the Autumn term, the children will focus primarily on numbers from 0-20 and beyond. In the first few weeks will be comparing numbers and using mathematical vocabulary: equal to, more than, fewer than, less than, most and least. We will also learn bonds (or pairs) to 5 and 10 e.g. 1+4=5 2+3=5 and 3+7=10 6+4=10. Regarding shape, we will look into symmetry and common 2D shapes  and their properties (rectangles, circles and triangles). There are videos and games online that can help your child to practice these contents in a fun way.

Maths Y2: In the beginning of the Autumn term, the children will focus on ‘Number’ including reading, writing and ordering numbers to at least 100.  They will complete sums involving adding, subtracting, multiplying and dividing 1-digit and 2-digit numbers. The children will also focus on Measure (including Money and Time), Shape and Space.  We will also be asking the children to explain their workings out and “how they know the answer” in order to encourage Reasoning in Maths. You can help your child by counting in steps of 2s, 5s and 10s forwards and backwards and then by asking them questions such as ‘2 lots of 2 are …?’. You could also look at their number bonds to 10 and 20 e.g. 4 +6 =10 or 3 + 7 =10. There are some fun games on Woodlands Junior or Topmarks websites that the children may like to try in order to improve their mental maths agility and at the same time have some fun.

English Y1: In English, the children will look at a range of genres including fiction, non-fiction and poetry.  In non – fiction the emphasis will be on sequencing. Key vocabulary will be: first, next, after, then, finally, last. In our fiction unit our emphasis will be on predicting what will happen next in a story, plan, storyboard, orally re-tell and write their own versions inspired by stories. In SPaG (Spelling they and Punctuation) Capital letters, finger spaces and full stops will be our main focus. The children will receive weekly Guided Reading and Handwriting sessions during which they will read carefully chosen books appropriate to their level.  In support of this, please encourage your child to read daily with you at home as this will help to strengthen their understanding and develop their reading skills. Children in Y1 will be encouraged to learn cursive script in their handwriting. However, our focus will be on letter formation and writing letters and numbers the “right way round”.

English Y2: Children in Y2 will also be  looking into at a range of genres including fiction, non-fiction and poetry. They will be encouraged to write more independently and start writing into paragraphs.  In SPaG (Spelling they and Punctuation) Capital letter and full stops, Plurals, Apostrophes for contractions and for possession, Past, present, future tense. Handwriting will receive significant focus over the forthcoming weeks and the children will practise forming their letters correctly using Cursive Script. The children will receive weekly Guided Reading and Handwriting sessions during which they will read carefully chosen books appropriate to their level.  In support of this, please encourage your child to read daily with you at home as this will help to strengthen their understanding and develop their reading skills.

Phonics: The beginning of the Autumn Term will include some revision from Phases 2, 3 and 4 as well as starting Phase 5. Children will have daily Phonics lessons in addition to English, Guided Reading and Handwriting lessons in which they will be able to consolidate their knowledge of sounds (phonemes) and letters (graphemes).

Science/Computing: In this unit, children learn about changes in the  4 seasons through observations, the 5 senses and everyday materials. We will be learning outdoors and exploring the school gardens and nature areas to make a link between scientific vocabulary and concepts and our surroundings.

Jigsaw PSHE: Being Me in My World has a wide focus, looking at helping others to feel welcome, discussing ways to make the school community a better place.  We will also explore how everyone has a right to learn and the reward and consequences that go along with that. This will culminate in creating a class Learning Charter. All Jigsaw lessons are delivered in an age- and stage-appropriate way so that they meet children’s needs. Celebrating Difference: This will link with Anti Bullying week in November. We will discuss how everyone is different but we can include everyone when working and playing.

Art/Design Technology: Children will be exploring the school building and outdoor area through pictures and designing their “Dream School”. They will be using their knowledge of materials to create a model of their “Dream School”. Children will also learn about Harvest Festival, Thanksgiving, Mexican Art and Christmas through painting, collage, videos and performances.

PE: The children will master basic movements including running, jumping, throwing and catching, as well as developing balance, agility and co-ordination, and begin to apply these in a range of activities. In addition to that, we will be learning dance moves and coordination through our “Wake up, Shake up” breaks in the morning.

Music/ RE: The children will be focusing the signs and symbols of Christianity, Hinduism and Islam. We will then follow on with a topic discussing Why gifts are given at Christmas and Eid? Music will be integrated in PE, Art and RE lessons as well as being a big part of our Christmas performance.

We are looking forward to seeing you all again on Tuesday.

Mrs Webb

 

Hertfordshire Library Services

Here are some events at local Hertfordshire Libraries. Click the link to find out about different events and activities on offer.

Weekend Stories – story time for under 8s

Weekend Stories are story time sessions in the library aimed at children under 8 years old. Come along to Saturday Stories or Sunday Stories and enjoy listening to old favourites and discovering new stories too.

This is a family event and all ages are welcome.

  • £1 voluntary donation per family

Hertfordshire Weekend Stories

 

Chatterbooks – reading groups for 8-12 year olds
Whether your child is already an avid reader or needing some inspiration, joining Chatterbooks is a great way to encourage them to have fun with books.

Please find more information about when the groups meet and to apply for a space in the link

Hertfordshire Chatterbooks

 

If you take part in any of these activities please let us know at school it would be great to share experiences at the Library.
 
Many Thanks
 
Mr Libberton

 

Welcome back! 

Reading Morning begins Tuesday 19th September 8:45-9:10. We look forward to welcoming you to share books with the children. 

Reading books will go out on Wednesday 6th for the first week. Then back to normal (in on a Monday and Thursday, then out in a Tuesday and Friday) 

Looking forward to seeing you all Tuesday! 

 

Welcome to Sparrow Class!

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Dear Sparrows,
Our classroom is ready and we are waiting for you.
This year Sparrow Class is themed around Woodland Animals. Our role play area is a Travel Agency, so you can all share your holiday memories; our reading corner has many new and exciting books; our Maths and English areas are full of exciting challenges and games.
You can also see a picture of Harper, our class teddy bear. When you receive Star of the Week, Harper goes home to spend the weekend with you and your family. We will all have a turn to take her home once during the year.
We are all looking forward to seeing you on Tuesday.
Mrs Webb

 

Visit your local Library over the Summer

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Sparrow Weekly News 26.06.2017

Weekly Learning

 

The  week after half term,  we will be learning about:

The  week after half term,  we will be learning about:

English – Non-fiction unit about fact files and instructional text/ Spelling, Grammar and Punctuation.

Maths –  Multiplication & Division

Phonics- Phase 6 sounds

Science-To know how plants grow and change.

 

Home Learning Year 1 & 2- consolidation tasks based on this week’s learning:

Please remember to spend no longer than 5 minutes on each task unless your child wishes to continue.

 

Year 1 & Year 2:

 

As it is International Day on Friday 30th June the children will have a fact file about India (Sparrow Class focus) to complete.

I would like the children to create a poster fact file about their favourite memory in Sparrow Class also.


Points to note:

Wednesday 28th June ·         Homework and Chatter Letter home.

 

 

Thursday 29th  June ·         Book Bag due in

 

Miss Kelly PPA, Mrs Austin teaching today.

 

Friday 30th June ·         International Day- The children will be visiting other classes in KS1 learning about Sweden, Russia, India and China.

 

·         Book bag home and stay home until Wednesday 5th July (extra books sent home today to account for book bag not being changed on Monday 3rd July as Mrs Filan is out of class).

·         Water bottle home.

Monday 3rd  July ·         Mrs Filan Out of class.
Tuesday 4th   July ·         Mrs Filan Out of class – extra books will be sent home Friday 30th to account for this.
Wednesday 5th  July ·         Homework and Chatter Letter home.

 

·         Miss Kelly PPA today Mrs Austin teaching.

Raffle Winners for Year 6 Enterprise

Winning ticket for the Wacky Face game is  – Pink 71-75

Second prize Aqua Blaster is –  Pink 106-110

Third prize a Teddy Bear is – Pink 51 – 55

Thank you for all your support

 

Summer Fete!

 

Sparrow Class Weekly News

 

Home Learning

Year 1:

 

Maths: Block Graph Worksheet

English: Phonics Worksheet linked to lessons.

Spellings

Handwriting Practise

Year 2:

 

Math: Number and Place Value

English: Reading Comprehension

Grammar worksheet

Spellings

 


Points to note:

Wednesday 21st  June ·         Homework and Chatty Letter home.

 

·         Year 6 Enterprise afternoon

Thursday 22nd June ·         Book Bag due in

 

 

Friday 23rd  June ·         Miss Kelly PPA today Mrs Austin teaching.

 

·         Book bag home.

·         Water bottle home.

 

Monday 26th June ·         Book bags, homework and water bottles due in.

 

·         Show and tell: Joshua

Tuesday 27th June ·         Reading Morning

 

·         Book bags home.

·         Year 2 Music Festival at Boys Grammar School in the afternoon.

 

Wednesday 28th June ·         Homework and Chatter Letter home.

 

·         Miss Kelly PPA Mrs Austin teaching.

 

Sparrow Weekly Learning 19/06/2017

This week we will be learning about:

English- Poetry & Grammar

Maths- Geometry and Data Handling

Phonics- Introduction to Phase 6 sounds.

Science-To know what plants need to be healthy and survive/nature walk to observe different plants and flowers in our school environment.

Jigsaw- Changes

 

Water Bottles / Hats / Suncream

It looks like summer is here so please remember water bottles, hats and suncream tomorrow (if they don’t have all day suncream at home).  

 

Star of the Week

 

This week our star of the week goes to Vinnie for improving his handwriting this term.

 

Old Boxes for Art

Dear Parent,

A part of our last art project in class we will be exploring vehicles, mechanisms and wheels/axis. Once we have look at each aspect we will be constructing our very own vehicles using old cereal/rectangular boxes.

Should you find yourself recycling old cereal boxes or any type of rectangular box could I kindly ask that you give it to your child to bring to school as we will need quite a few to complete the lessons.

Many Thanks,

Miss Kelly/Mrs Filan

 

 

Maths Workshop

Thank you to those who attended the Maths Workshop on Tuesday evening.

Attached is a copy of the PowerPoint from the evening.

 

 

Maths Calculation Information

Problem Solving Workshop

Sparrow Class had lots of fun at ‘The Happy Puzzle Company’ problem solving workshop:

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Sparrow Class Weekly News 12th June 2017

Home Learning Year 1 & 2- consolidation tasks based on this week’s learning:

Please remember to spend no longer than 5 minutes on each task unless your child wishes to continue.

I will be sending home a handwriting booklet with each child this week. I do not expect it to be completed in a week: it is for your children to complete before the end of term. Please send in once completed.

Year 1:

 

English: Sentence Worksheet

Maths: Problem solving Activity

Weekly Spellings

 

Year 2:

 

English: Reading Comprehension

Grammar Worksheet

Maths: Problem Solving Activity

Weekly Spellings

 

Points to note this week:

Wednesday 14th June ·         Homework and Chatter Letter home.

 

 

Thursday 15th June ·         Book Bag due in
Friday 16th June ·  Sponsored Run today – Non School Uniform day, if you could bring in Sweets or Chocolates for the Fete that would be much appreciated!

 

·Water bottle and book bags go home.

 

 

Monday 19th June ·         Book bags due in

 

·         Homework  due in

·         Water bottles due in

 

Tuesday 18th  June ·         Reading Morning 8.45am-9.00am

 

·         Book bags home.

Wednesday 19th June ·         Homework and Chatter Letter home.

 

Sparrow Class Weekly Learning 12th June 2017

Weekly Learning

 

The  week after half term,  we will be learning about:

English – Story Writing Continued.

Maths – Problem solving activities for “Problem Solving Week”.

Phonics- Revision of all Phase 5 sounds.

Science – Science experiment about what seeds birds like to eat the most.

History- To know why Marie Curie is famous.

Art  & Design- experimenting with patterns using tie-dye.

 

Maths Problem Solving Week

This coming week is Maths Problem Solving Week.

All the children will be completing activities in their class rooms.  Reception up to Year 4 will also be taking part in a Problem Solving Workshop run by The Happy Puzzle Company.

After school, in the hall from 3.15pm, on Monday only, you will have the opportunity to purchase games and puzzles for as little as 75p.

Please see the web link below for a voucher to use when making your purchase on Monday, you can print it off yourself, to claim the Happy Puzzle Voucher, or alternatively collect one on arrival at the school hall on Monday.

http://www.puzzlechallengedays.co.uk/resources/workshop-flyers.aspx

There is a Problem Solving workshop of Parents only on Tuesday at 6.30pm, please complete the return slip on the letter sent out previously to indicate your interest so that we are able to cater for the numbers.

Thank you.

 

Sparrow Summer Term

Here is some of our favourite learning so far this term:

Lifecycle of a sunflower:

 

 

Rainforest animals:

 

 

Exploring the globe:

 

 

Exploring the garden:

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Special people in our lives:

 

Making 3D structures (rainforest animals) in art:

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Learning about 3D shapes in maths:

 

Story writing in English:

 

Writing information booklets about Rainforest animals:

 

Learning about healthy living in Science:

 

 

Star of the Week

This week our star of the week is Louis Baleham for making a real effort and working very hard in maths this week.

Old T-Shirts for Art

 

Dear Parents/ Carers,

This coming fortnight Sparrow class are going to be experimenting with tie-dye as part of our Art and Design topic for this term.

As a result we need the children to bring in an old white t-shirt/vest or anything white that you do not mind your children dying.

I will be providing the tie-dye kits all the children need to do is bring in some sort of white material to dye.

Many thanks,

Miss Kelly

 

 

Sparrow Class Home Learning

Home Learning Year 1 & 2- consolidation tasks based on this week’s learning:

Please remember to spend no longer than 5 minutes on each task unless your child wishes to continue.

I will be sending home a handwriting booklet with each child this week. I do not expect it to be completed in a week: it is for your children to complete before the end of term. Please send in once completed.

Year 1:

 

Money Worksheet

Spellings

Phonics worksheet & revision of phase 5 sounds in preparation for phonics screening.

Year 2:

 

Reading Comprehension

3 Timetables worksheet

Money worksheet

Spellings

 

 

Summer Fete! 

Jazzy Jars are due in tomorrow. There will be tables in the playground for you to put them on. 

 

 

Watford Library 

 

Sparrow Class Weekly News

Weekly Learning

 

 

This  week  we will be learning about:

English – Writing a postcard

Maths – End of half term assessments.

Phonics- End of term phonics screening

Science – Seasonal change – weather in the different hemispheres?

 

 

Home Learning

 

Year 1 and 2:

 

The children have worked very hard this term learning about the Globe and focusing on the rainforest. We would love the children to create an information poster all about the Amazon Rainforest. When we return after half term, we would like each child to present their poster to the class; talk about what they have learnt and how they made it. The children can be as creative as they like.

 

The children will have two books sent home to read also.

 

 

 

Points to note:

 

Monday 22nd May ·         Homework due in.

 

·         Water bottles and sun hats due in (weather this week is to be very warm please ensure children have sun hats in school).

·         Mrs Austin teaching pm.

 

Tuesday 23rd May ·         Book Bag due in.

 

·         Reading morning 8.45-9.15am.

·         Book bags home.

·         PE kits home for half term.

Wednesday 24th May ·         Sparrow Class trip to the Science Museum. Classroom will be open from 8.35am.

 

·         No homework for half term please keep up the reading and children to make a poster relating to our topic if they would like to do so (see home learning above).

Thursday 25th May ·         Show and tell-Miley (favourite book)

 

·         Book bags due in

Friday 26th May ·         Book bags & water bottles home

 

 

Monday 5th June ·         Mrs Filan and Mrs Doonan teaching today.

 

 

We hope you have a wonderful break! See you all again on June 5th.

 

Many Thanks,

 

Miss Kelly and Mrs Filan

Star of the Week

This week our star of the week goes to Jaabir for knowing how to help himself as well as others when he feels upset or hurt. 

 

 

Sparrow Weekly Learning 15.05.2017

Weekly Learning

This  week  we will be learning about:

English – Writing diary Entries and Grammar (adding s and es)

Maths –Investigations in Year 1 and SATs testing  in Year 2.

Phonics- Revision of all phase 5 sounds before progression onto phase 6.

Science – Seasonal change – how do plants change over the different seasons?

PE-skills development; throwing a javelin.

Geography- children will be discussing the locations of rain forests around the world.

Art & design- children to create their own 3D scupltures (rain forest animals inspired by our weekly learning in Geography).

 

Sparrow Class Weekly News 15.05.2017

Home Learning

Year 1:

 

Maths: Repeating Patterns

Phonics worksheet

Spelling Practise

English SPaG (spellings, punctuation and grammar)

Year 2:

 

Spelling Practise

SATS arithmetic and reasoning questions.

 

 

Points to note:

Wednesday 17th May ·         Homework and Chatter Letter home.
Thursday 18th May ·         Book Bag due in.

 

 

Friday 19th May ·         Book bag home.

 

·         Water bottle home.

Monday 22nd  May ·         Book bags due in.

 

·         Water bottles due in.

·         Homework folders due in.

Tuesday 23rd  May ·         Book bags home.

 

·         Reading Morning.

·         All library books to be returned to school today.

Wednesday 24th May ·         Homework and Chatter Letter home.

 

·         School Trip today.

 

Star of the Week

This week our star of the week award goes to Lara for always making an effort to show respect in how she treats the other children in Sparrow Class.

 

 

Fitter Future

Sparrow Class have been enjoying taking part in ‘Fitter Future’ workouts as brain breaks this week between our morning numeracy and afternoon literacy sessions.

 

 

All children were sent home with student login details and a password to access the website and take part in  the exercise sessions at home.

Happy exercising!

Star of the Week 05.05.2017

This week our star of the week is Sarah for always including her class mates and making them feel part of a group.

Well done Sarah!

 

 

Sparrow Class Weekly News 08.05.2017

 

Weekly Learning

 

 

This  week  we will be learning about:

English – Finishing non- fictional story writing genre & beginning diary entries.

Maths –3D shape Y1 & SATs preparation in Year 2.

Phonics- Alternative spelling of /ur/ & /e/ phonemes.

Science – Weather – learning about Rainbows!

Home Learning is consolidation of this weeks learning and will be sent home 10.05.2017:

Year 1:

 

Handwriting Practice

Reading comprehension

Counting in 5s worksheet

Spelling Practise

Year 2:

 

Spelling Practise

Reading Comprehension (SATS practice)

Maths worksheet

 

Weekly News:

Wednesday 10th May ·         Homework and Chatter Letter home.

 

·         If your child would like to leave a named sun hat in school please bring them in.

Thursday 11th May ·         Book Bag due in.
Friday 12th May ·         Book bag home.

 

·         Water bottle home.

Monday 15th May ·         Year 2 SATS tests begin.

 

·         Book bags due in

·         Water bottles due in

Tuesday 16th May ·         Book bags home

 

·         Bishop of Hertford visiting the school.

·         Show and Tell – Biance & Alex (‘My favourite book’).

·         Growth Mindset for Parents @ 6.30pm.

Wednesday 17th May ·         Homework and Chatter Letter home.

 

·         Whole School Assembly


Points to note: Our Summer trip is two weeks away today, could I ask that you ensure payment has been made on the gateway and have selected your child’s lunch option for the day. Thank you if you have already done so!

Trip volunteers have been chosen and contacted. I would like to take this opportunity to thank all of you who volunteered your time to come with us it was greatly appreciated. I will be sending out a trip letter next week detailing our itinerary etc

 

Science! 

 

Sparrow Class Weekly Updates 02.05.2017

 

Points to note:

Wednesday 3rd May   ·         Homework and Chatty Letter home.

 

 

Thursday 4th May ·         Book Bag and  library book due in.
Friday 5th May ·         Book bag home.

 

·         Water bottle home.

Monday 8th May ·         Water bottles, homework folders and book bags in.
Tuesday 9th May ·         Reading morning 8.45-9.15am.
Wednesday 10th May ·         Homework and Chatter Letter home.

 

 

Please note that our Summer trip to the Science Museum is fast approaching (24th May) and payment can be made online via the gateway. Also any parents who would like to volunteer their help for the day can you add this as a note when making payment.

 

Growth Mindset Workshop 

 

Stars of the Week

This week our Stars of the week are Bianca and Alexandru for completing their first week in Sparrow Class and making lots of new friends.

 

 

Sparrow Weekly News 24/04/2017

 

Welcome to Bianca and Alexandru who joined us this week! We hope you enjoy our time with us in Sparrow Class.

Points to Note:

Year 1 Phonics Screening: Now that summer term is upon us Year 1 phonics screening tests are not very far away. As a result I would greatly appreciate if you could do some extra phonics practice with your children at home where possible. We are screening all children this week and results will be sent home on Friday with children’s book bags.

Summer Trip: Our Summer trip is taking place on 24th May to the Science Museum in London. A letter has been sent out by the office with further details and payment required. We will require five parent helpers for the day which will be chosen on a first come first serve basis in the interest of fairness. If you wish to put your name down please contact the office.

Wednesday 26th ·         Homework home: 2 week homework went out last week and is due back in Tuesday 2nd May. Weekly spellings and tables to be completed this week also.
Thursday 27th ·         Book Bag due in (just a gentle reminder that reading journals must be signed by a parent/guardian each time they are sent home).
Friday 28th ·         Book bag home.

 

·         Water bottle home.

Monday 1st May ·         Bank Holiday No School
Tuesday 2nd May ·         Book bags in and home

 

·         Homework due in

·         Reading morning 8.45-9.15am. Everyone welcome J

Wednesday 3rd May ·         Homework and Chatter Letter home.

 

Sparrow Weekly Learning 24/04/2017

Weekly Learning Week 2:

 

This week we will be learning about:

English – Story Comprehension based on a book called ‘Man on the Moon’ and character profiles.

Maths –Addition, Subtraction, Multiplication and Division in Year 1 and SATs preparation in Year 2.

Phonics- Revision of all phase 5 sounds.

Science – Oral hygiene.

Geography- The Globe.

 

Star of the Week

This week our star of the week is Joshua for being a good friend.

 

 

Weekly Learning 18th April 2016

Weekly Learning

 

 

This week we are learning about:

English – Writing non-chronological reports about animals.

Maths – Number facts/ More than and less than in Year 1 and SATs preparation in Year 2.

Phonics- alternative spelling of /air/ /v/

Science – Living a healthy lifestyle.

P.E: Exploring different styles of dance.

Geography: Using the globe.

PSHE/Jigsaw: Family

Art: this week we are exploring collage

 

Summer Term Learning

Summer Term Learning Outline:

Each week I will be updating Sparrow Classes blog to give you information about the coming week and important dates to remember.

This blog  outlines the Summer term ahead and what your children will be learning.

Maths:

We will be developing our mental addition, subtraction, multiplication and division skills. We will continue to focus on addition and subtraction but we will be looking at different strategies to solve a problem. The children will be reviewing their number place value skills. The children will also begin to learn about statistics, problem solving, reasoning and algebra.

English:

We will continue to practise our writing skills to form a neat cursive writing style. We will be focusing on grammar this term, as well as looking at fiction and non-fiction texts. We will look at their features and how they are different and similar. The children will also learn about poetry.  The children will continue to revise phonics for the Year 1 screening and Year 2 will be taking part in end of key stage tests.

Science (Plants)

We will be studying the seasonal changes between spring and summer. We will be discussing the changes of the environment and weather at these times of the year. We will also be discussing how we keep our bodies healthy including diet, exercise and oral hygiene. In the second half term, we will be examining plants in more detail and focusing on pollination, seed dispersal and survival. We will also look at plants within a food chain and discussing terminology such as omnivore, carnivore and herbivore.

Geography (The Globe)

In geography, we will be learning about the globe and its features. We will be learning about the oceans, continents, Equator and the tropics of Cancer and Capricorn. We will also be examining the rain forest closely including the different layers of the rain forest and the animals and plants that grow there.

Computing

We will be developing our skills by becoming storytellers and producing a talking book. We will also become detectives using the internet and computing programmes to find clues.

RE

This term we will be exploring the themes of books and stories in different religions. We will be learning about the Qur’an, Torah and Bible.

D &T (Vehicles)

We will be studying how vehicles move and designing and making our own vehicles. We will also be learning about food from around the globe and how our food arrives at Tesco! We will also be weaving using recyclable materials.

History (Famous People)

We will be learning about famous scientists that have affected British History. The famous scientists we will be learning about are Marie Curie and Mary Anning. We will be discussing their lives, why they are famous, x-rays, fossils and how their findings have impacted our lives today.

Music

We will be exploring music from different countries. We will examine music from India, Scotland, England, America and New Zealand. We will also learn famous dances from these countries.

PE

We will be working on dances from different countries including India, New Zealand, England, Scotland and America. We will also be learning basic skills such as throwing, hitting and aiming and applying these in game situations.

French

The children will continue to have a weekly French lesson with Mrs Lawson.

 

Star of the Week

This week our Star of the Week award goes to all the children in Sparrow Class for their continued positive attitudes towards their learning and hard work this term.

Well done everyone and enjoy your break!

Chicks come to Sparrow Class!

The children had lots of fun learning about the chicks in yesterday’s science lesson.

We discussed the life cycle of the chicken and what the chicks need to be healthy and grow.

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Weekly Learning Week 11

Weekly Learning

 

 

This week we will be learning about:

English: Non-Fiction – Report Writing continued.

Maths: Revision of shape, fractions, addition, subtraction and multiplication.

Phonics: alternative spelling of the ‘ear’ and ‘sh’ sound and tricky words; friends, once, oh

Science:  we will be going on a nature walk to introduce new concept of seasonal change between Spring and Summer.

Art: Easter themed cards.

P.E: Yoga and co-ordination skills games.

R.E: The story of Easter

 

Sparrow Class Weekly Updates Week 11

Monday 27th March ·         Book bags, water bottles and library books due in.

 

·         Last day of Forest schools.

Tuesday 28th March ·         No reading morning this morning.

 

·         Book bags home tonight.

·         Easter Bonnet Parade @ 9.15

·         PE Kits home.

Wednesday 29th March ·         Year 2 home learning for Easter sent home.
Thursday 30th March   ·         Book bags due in today.

 

·         Easter Assembly

·         PTFA Disco after school KS1 4.20-6pm

Friday 31st March ·         End of term awards @ 9am

 

·         Book bags and water bottles home

·         End of term @ 1.30pm

 

Home Learning Week 11

Year 1:

 

There will be no formal homework over the Easter break for Year 1 however please keep up the good work with the reading.

Should you wish to do any extra work with the children over the holidays the children can do some writing. They now know how to write in the genres of story writing, diary entries and reports. We would love to hear all about their Easter holidays.

 

Year 2:

 

Year 2 will be receiving reading comprehensions and maths questions in preparation for their SATS tests in the Summer term.

I encourage you to allow the children to try and complete this homework as independently as possible.

 

KS2 Choir

New school choir – sign up now!

The choir will be open to all KS2 children with no auditions needed. Rehearsals will take place at school on Thursdays from 3.15 to 4.00pm with Mrs Williams and Miss Langley Higgs.

The choir will provide a valuable opportunity for the children to develop their vocal technique and build confidence in their abilities, gaining knowledge of music theory and performance skills and, most of all, to enjoy singing together.

Please sign up now on the School Gateway!

Can you help with the choir?

We are looking for a volunteer piano/keyboard accompanist for occasional rehearsals and termly concerts.

We would also like to hear from any parents who want to help with the choir in other ways, whether by supporting children’s engagement during rehearsals, contributing ideas or helping to organise concerts – no musical experience necessary.

If you are interested in any of these roles, or you know someone else who might be, please contact Miss Langley Higgs.

 

Star of the Week

This week our Star of the Week is Imogen Massally. Well done Imogen keep up the good work and positive attitude towards your learning!

 

 

Week 10 Home Learning

Home Learning consolidation tasks based on this week’s learning:

 

Year 1 & 2

 

To make an Easter Bonnet for our Easter Bonnet Parade on Tuesday 28th March.

 

Weekly Learning

Weekly Learning

 

 

This week we will be learning about:

English: Non-Fiction – Report Writing on Arctic and Desert animals.

Maths: Doubles, Addition and Subtraction

Phonics: alternative spelling of the ‘ar’ sound and tricky words; many, laughed, because

Science:  to know that some plants have leaves all year round and some don’t and to know how to identify these different types of leaves by their characteristics.

 

Sparrow Class Weekly News

Wednesday 22nd March · No homework:  children to use their creative skills to make an Easter Bonnet for our Easter Bonnet Parade on Tuesday 28th March. Get as creative as you wish!

 

·  Parents Evening 4.30-7pm in Hall

Thursday 23rd  March ·         Book Bags returned to school and sent home.

 

·         All library books returned to school. New library books will go out after Easter.

·         Mother’s Day sale @ 2pm.

Friday 24th March ·         Comic Relief- non uniform day + donation.

 

·         Bromet Talent show @ 2pm.

·         Book bags and water bottles home.

·         Art Gallery in the hall after school

Monday 27th   ·         Forest schools today-please have appropriate outdoor clothing in school today!

 

·         Book bags home.

Tuesday 28th ·         Reading morning 8.45-9.15am.

 

·         Book bag returned to school.

·         Easter Bonnet Parade Assembly.

Wednesday 29th ·         Homework home

 

Weekly Learning Week 10

Here is some of our learning from this week;

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Star of the Week

This week our Star of the Week is Ali-Reza. Well done Ali-Reza keep up the good work!

 

Home Learning Week 9

Home Learning- Year 1 and Year 2- consolidation tasks based on this week’s learning

Year 1:

 

Reading comprehension

Spellings- ‘i_e’ words & two high frequency words

Maths Worksheet

Handwriting practice letter ‘f’

Year 2:

 

Reading Comprehension

Spellings ‘i_e’ words & two high frequency words

Maths worksheet

SATS practice questions

Handwriting practice ‘f’

 

Weekly Learning Week 9

This week we will be learning about:

 

English –syllables, compound words and prefixes ‘un’.

Maths – understand that a fraction is an equal part of a whole; 1/2s and 1/4s of shapes.

Science – parts of the flower. We will be planting our own ‘sunflowers’ also.

Phonics– alternative spelling of the ‘oi’ and ‘r’ sound and tricky words; many, laughed, because, different.

Geography- comparing two different cities and to say what is similar or different about countries by looking at photographs.

P.E: developing children’s ability to throw under-arm effectively and to develop pupils ability to catch over-arm effectively.

Art: children design their own playground equipment that is different to ones they already know.

 

Sparrow Weekly News 13th March 2017

Wednesday 15th March ·         Homework sent home.

 

·         Can we please have all library books back in today if possible as new ones will be going home tomorrow.

Thursday 16th  March ·         Mrs Austin teaching this morning (Miss Kelly PPA time)

 

·         Book Bags returned to school & library book please.

Friday 17th March ·         Book bags & water bottles home.

 

·         Uniform meeting in hall @ 2.30pm

Monday 20th March ·         Water bottles, homework folders and Book bags returned to school.

 

·         Children need to have Forest School clothing and wellies in today also.

·         Show and Tell – Ali-Reza

Tuesday 21st  March ·         Reading morning 8.45-9.10am.

 

·         French with Madame Lawson @ 11.30am.

·         Book bags home.

·         Parents evening 3.30-6pm

Wednesday 22nd March ·         Homework sent home.

 

·         Parents Evening 4.30-7pm

 

Science Investigation Week 8

This week we were investigating the properties of waterproof materials. The children had to use different materials such as plastic, paper, fabric and tissue to patch up their torn umbrellas.

Then we went outside to test if these materials waterproof. Here’s  what happened!!

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Week 8 Learning

Here are some examples of our learning from this week:

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Star of the Week!

This week our Star of the Week is Laura. Well done Laura keep up the good work!

 

Weekly Learning Week 8

This week we will be learning about:

English – Story Writing: we will be writing an alternative ending to our story ‘The Gruffalo’.

Maths – We will be learning about multiplication.

Science – We will be carrying out a science experiments to investigate whether certain materials are waterproof or not.

Phonics- Children will be revising Phase5 sounds and looking at alternative spelling for the -oo sound.

Geography- Children will be learning about London and its tourist attractions.

Jigsaw- Children will be learning about ‘Healthy Eating’ and why it is important to make healthy choices.

P.E- Children will continue to develop their co-ordination skills. We will be working on our throwing and catching skills.

 

Home Learning Week 8

Year 1:

 

Reading comprehension

Spellings

Maths Worksheet

Handwriting practice

Year 2:

 

Reading Comprehension

Spellings

Maths worksheet

SATS practice questions

Handwriting practice

 

Sparrow Weekly News 6th March 2017

 

Wednesday 8th March ·         Homework sent home.

 

·         Can we please have all library books back in today if possible as new ones will be going home tomorrow.

Thursday 9th  March ·         Mrs Austin teaching this morning (Miss Kelly PPA time)

 

·         Book Bags returned to school & library book please.

Friday 10th March ·         Sign up for Parents Evening in the playground @ 8.30am & 3pm

 

·         Book bags & water bottles home.

Monday 13th March ·         Water bottles, homework folders and Book bags returned to school.

 

·         Children need to have Forest School clothing and wellies in today also.

·         Show and Tell – Rohan

Tuesday 14th  March ·         Reading morning 8.45-9.10am.

 

·         French with Madame Lawson @ 11.30am.

·         Book bags home.

Wednesday 15th March ·         Homework sent home.

 

 

 

Week 7 in Sparrow Class

Here are some examples of our learning from this week:

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Sparrow Class Weekly Learning

Here is some of learning from this week.

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Star of the Week

This week our Star of the Week award goes to Ibadullah. Well done and keep up the good work!

 

Talent Show Heats

Sparrow Class heats for our school ‘Talent Show’ will be on the afternoons of 7th and 8th March.

Please discuss this with your children and let me know if they would like to take part.

Two children will be chosen from the heats to represent Sparrow Class in our school ‘Talent Show’ on Friday 24th March.

 

Weekly Learning Week 7

 

This week we will be learning about:

 

English – As it is Book Week all of our English lesson will be focused at the storybook ‘The Gruffalo’ by Julia Donaldson this week. We will look at charter descriptions, story layout, planning a story and writing a story with a beginning, middle and end.

Maths – We will be learning about weight in Year 1. Year 2 will be looking at addition and subtraction.

Science – We will be carrying out a science experiment looking at whether a product is magnetic or not by knowing what material it is made of.

Phonics- Children will be revising Phase5 sounds and looking at alternative spelling for the -ou sound.

Geography- Children will be identifying the capital cities on the map of Great Britain.

Jigsaw- Children will be learning about ‘Healthy Eating’ and what it means to eat a balanced diet.

P.E- Children will be developing their co-ordination skills. We will be working on our throwing and catching skills.

 

Home Learning Week 7

Year 1:

 

English: Children will be completing a book review as it is World Book Week. We are going to collect these and make a book of them for the classroom.

Spellings

Maths Worksheet

Reading comprehension

Year 2:

 

English: Children will be completing a book review as it is World Book Week. We are going to collect these and make a book of them for the classroom.

Spellings

Maths worksheet & SATS questions

Reading Comprehension

 

Sparrow Weekly News 27th February 2017

Wednesday 1st March ·         Homework sent home.

 

·         Can we please have all library books back in today if possible as new ones will be going home tomorrow.

Thursday 2nd  March ·         Book Bags returned to school & library book please.

 

·         World Book Day – The children can come to school dressed as their favourite book character.

Friday 3rd March ·         Book bags & water bottles home.

 

 

Monday 6th March ·         Water bottles, homework folders and Book bags returned to school.

 

·         Show and Tell – Mariam

Tuesday 7th  March ·         Reading morning 8.45-9.10am.

 

·         French with Madame Lawson @ 11.30am.

·         Book bags home.

·         Talent show heats this afternoon.

Wednesday 8th March ·         Homework sent home.

 

·         Talent show heats this afternoon.

 

 

Sparrow Garden of Dreams 

 

Weekly Learning

We have been working very hard in Sparrow Class this week. Here are some examples of our learning:

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Star of the Week

This week our Star of the week is Maria! Well done Maria keep up the good work.

 

World Book Day 2017

This year World Book Day is on Thursday 2nd March to celebrate reading books, authors and illustrators. It is held in more than 100 countries around the world. A key aim is to give every child in the UK a book of their own to keep. Every child is eligible to receive a £1 World Book Day Token which can be exchanged for one of ten exclusive £1 World Book Day Books, or if you prefer, use it to get £1 off any full-priced book or audio book. Tokens must be redeemed by the end of March 2016.

 

We will be celebrating this great event on Thursday, 2nd March, by asking children to come dressed as their favourite book character. There will be prizes for the most original costume in each class and every child will receive their £1 World Book Token.

If you would like to find out more information about World Book Day, there are ideas, activities and resources at: http://worldbookday.com/

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Weekly Learning Week 7

This week we will be learning about:

English – We will be exploring a non-fiction text this week called “All about Elephants”. We will be writing reports based on this text.

Maths –This week, we will be learning about adding and taking away.

Science – We will be investigating the use of materials and discussing what makes a material magnetic.

Phonics –Phase 5 sounds including alternative sounds.

Topic – This week we will be revisiting our research about Rob Ryan to create a piece of art work like his.

 

Home Learning Week 7

Year 1:

 

Handwriting Practice

Spelling Practise

Reading Comprehension

Maths worksheet

 

Year 2:

 

Handwriting practice

Spelling Practise

Mental Maths & SATS questions

Reading Comprehension

 

Sparrow Class Weekly News 20th February 2017

 

Wednesday 22nd February ·         Homework sent home.
Thursday 23rd February ·         Book Bags returned to school.
Friday 24th   February ·         Book bags home.

 

·         Water bottles home.

·         Garden of Goals and Dreams in Hall @ 2.45pm displaying the children’s PSHE this term so far.

Monday 27th  February ·         Book Week begins.

 

·         Water bottles, homework folders and Book bags returned to school.

·         Forest Schools 1.30-3pm with Mrs Austin. Please ensure children bring in wellies and rain coats every Monday for this term.

·         Show and Tell – Jemima & Tyrell (favourite story/book to integrate with book week)

Tuesday 28th  February ·         Reading Morning for all 8.45-9.10am.

 

·         Book bags home.

·         French with Madame Lawson.

Wednesday 1st March ·         Class photos today full uniforms please!

 

·         Homework sent home.

 

 

Swift Class Request

Hello, we are looking for empty shoe boxes for after half term. Any donations gratefully received! 

 

 

Star of the Week.

This week our Star of the week is Daisy! Well done Daisy, keep up the good work.

 

Sparrow Class Science-Bird Feeders

Today Sparrow Class walked to the nature trail and hung our bird feeders in the trees so that the birds would have some food during this cold weather.

We made our bird feeders during our science lesson this week where we were learning about what animals eat during the winter months.

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Forest Schools

Forest schools will be starting on the first Monday afternoon after we return from half term (Monday 20th February). As it is an outdoor activity children will need to bring in their wellies and appropriate clothing (rain jackets etc) as we will be taking part in this activity regardless of the weather conditions.

Children may bring their wellies and rain jackets etc in before we break up this Friday 10th February.

Please put children’s belongings into a labelled plastic bag.

Sparrow Class Weekly News February 6th 2017

Monday 6th February ·         Please return water bottles, P.E. kits and book bags.

 

·         Chatty letter home.

·         Book bags, homework and water bottles due in.

 

Tuesday 7th February    ·         Safer Internet Day.

 

·         Reading Morning for all 8.45-9.10am.

·         French with Madame Lawson 11.30-12.00.

·         Book bags home.

Wednesday 8th February ·         Homework sent home.
Thursday 9th February ·         Book Bags returned to school.
Friday 10th  February ·         Wear something red for Homestart and donate £1.

 

·         Book bags, water bottles and PE kits home.

 

 

Home Learning for Half Term

The children will only have reading to do over half term. They will also have a library book going home on Thursday afternoon which they are to read during the break. There will not be any other homework over half term.

Should you wish to do some extra work with your children I would suggest asking them to write a recount about something interesting/ exciting they did during their half term. This can be presented to the class during showing time on the Monday we return to school.

 

Star of the Week

Well done to all of Sparrow Class for your wonderful performance in our class assembly this week. Mrs Filan and I are very proud of you all. Well done!

Home-Start

Please remember Friday 10th February is “Wear a heart or something red for Home-Start” and donate £1

 

Home Learning Week 4

Home Learning this week includes:

 

Year 1: Year2:
Mental maths Mental maths

 

Practice SATS questions (I encourage you to let your children attempt these problems independently and encourage them to show their workings).

English Comprehension English Comprehension
Weekly Spellings (Tested on Monday morning) Weekly Spellings (tested on Monday morning)

Junk Modelling Materials Needed In Robin Class

 

The children in Robin class are very creative! We need lots of boxes, plastic containers (not milk cartons), rolls of cardboard for our fantastic creations. The children love to make and invent, last week we had Robots, Planes and many more inventive ideas! If you have any of these we would be greatly appreciative.

Many Thanks,

Mr Libberton and Mrs Warner

 

Sparrow Class Weekly News January 30th

Weekly Learning

This week we will be learning about:

English – The children will be learning different parts of grammar including conjunctions, questions and compound words.

Maths –This week, we will be learning about 2D shapes.

Science – We be exploring what happens to animals in the winter and creating a bird feeder for the birds at school.

Phonics –Alternative sounds such as ‘ee’ for sweet, ‘ea’ for read.

Points to note:

 

Wednesday 1st February ·         Chatter Letter home.

 

·         Miss Kelly out at course in morning.

·         Homework folder home.

Thursday 2nd February   ·         Book bags in.

 

 

Friday 3rd February ·         Sparrow Class Assembly @ 9am. All Welcome J

 

·         Book bags home.

·         Water bottles home.

Monday 6th  February ·         Book bags and water bottles to be returned to school.

 

·         Homework folder to be returned to school.

 

Tuesday 7th February ·         Reading Morning 8.45-9.10am.

 

·         Book bags home.

·         French with Madame Lawson 11.30-12.

Wednesday 8th  February ·         Homework and Chatter Letter home.

 

 

 

Date for your Diaries:

Friday 3rd February: We will be having our class assembly in the school hall @ 9am. All welcome to attend.

 

Many Thanks,

 

Miss Kelly and Mrs Filan

 

Home Learning Week 3

This week our home learning is to recite and learn our lines, songs and skip counting in 2s and 10s for our class assembly next Friday February 3rd.

Home learning will return to normal (maths, english and spellings) from next week.

 

Star of the Week

 Well done to Kishan who is our star of the week. Keep up the good work!

 

 

Sparrow Class Weekly News 23rd January 2017

Weekly Learning:

This week we will be learning about:

English – Familiar stories including Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs – we will be learning how to retell a story orally using prompts, expression and fluency.

Maths – Money, Addition and Subtraction

Science – Winter weather including how snow forms

Phonics – Phase 5 sounds alternative spelling of -ai -ch -ee -c sounds.

 

Points to note:

Wednesday 25th January ·         Homework and Chatter Letter home.

 

 

Thursday 26th January   ·         Book bags in.

 

 

Friday 27th January ·         Book bags home

 

·         Water bottles home

Monday 30th  January ·         Book bags and water bottles to be returned to school.

 

·         Show and Tell – Khaim & Laura

·         Mrs Austin in class pm covering PPA.

Tuesday 31st  January ·         Reading Morning from 8.45-9.10am. Everyone welcome!

 

·         French with Madame Lawson 11.30-12.

·         Book bags home.

Wednesday 1st  February ·         Homework and Chatter Letter home.

 

 

 

Date for your Diaries:

Sparrow Class assembly will be taking place on Friday 3rd February at 9am. All children will be taking part in our assembly so we would appreciate it if all lines on the assembly script could be learned. Our assembly will be all about our learning journey this term.

 

Star of the Week

Well done to Harrison who is our star of the week!

 

Watford Junior Challenge Run 2017

The Watford Junior Challenge Run, organised by Watford Harriers, will take place on Saturday 18 March 2017 at Cassiobury Park from 11.15am.

There will be races for U8, U10, U12 and U14.

If your child is interested in entering ask them to collect an entry form from Mrs Burns

 

Wellies

Swift and Sparrow class will be decorating wellies as part of their PSHE, any donations gratefully received.

 

Sparrow Class Weekly News

 

Wednesday 18th January ·         Homework and Chatter Letter home.

 

 

Thursday 19th January   ·         Book bags in (Anyone who has books at home to be returned could these please be sent in with the book bag on Thursday).

 

 

Friday 20th January ·         Book bags home

 

·         Water bottles home

·         Book bags home

·         Film night after school 3.30-5pm.

Monday 23th January ·         Book bags and water bottles to be returned to school.

 

·         Mrs  Austin teaching pm.

Tuesday 24th January ·         Reading Morning 8.45-9.10am.

 

·         French with Madame Lawson 11.30-12.

·         Book bags home.

Wednesday 25th November ·         Homework and Chatter Letter home.

 

 

Just a reminder that clubs start again this week.

Also we are collecting old children’s wellies (the children will be decorating them) Any donations would be greatly appreciated!

 

Well done to Sparrow Class on receiving the highest attendance award from Autumn Term 2. Keep up the good work everyone!

 

School Council Representatives

Daisy and Vincent our this terms School Council Representatives from Sparrow Class. They will attend school council meetings every Friday.

 

Star of the Week

Sparrow Class Star of the Week is Vincent. Well done!

 

Welcome Back

Welcome back everyone and Happy New Year. 

Each week I will be updating our class blog to give you information about the coming week and important dates to remember.

Our first blog tells you about the term ahead.

Your children will be learning:

Maths: This term children will be developing their mental maths addition, subtraction, multiplication and division skills. We will continue to focus on addition and subtraction but we will be looking at different strategies to solve a problem. The children will be reviewing their number place value skills. The children will also begin to learn about statistics, problem solving, reasoning and algebra.

English: We will continue to practice our writing skills to form a neat cursive writing style. We will be focusing on grammar this term with a particular focus on sentences, punctuation, pronouns, conjunctions, prefixes, suffixes, singular or plural words and holding a sentence. The children will continue to learn phase 5 phonics in preparation for the Year One Phonics screening in the Summer.

Science: We will be studying the seasonal changes between winter and spring. We will be discussing the changes in the environment and weather at these times of year. We will be learning more about different materials and their differing properties. We will then find suitable uses for each material and create products using them. In the second half term we will be be looking at plants and conducting an experiment to find out what plants need to survive. The children will also study the parts of the plant.

Jigsaw PSHE: Hope and Dreams. to share our hopes and dreams and discuss and plan ways we can achieve these using a growth mindset approach to tackling a challenge. Then after half term the topic will be Healthy Me, discussing being healthy inside and out

Computing: We will be developing our skills by using the internet to become collectors! We will find different images using the internet, particularly search engines.

PE: We will be working on agility and handball in the first half term. During the second half term we will be developing our dance co-ordination skills.

Art: We will be researching different artists and learn about their different styles. We will try and replicate some of their styles using our own designs and ideas. The artists will include:

  • David Hockney
  • Chris Ofilli
  • Rob Ryan

Design Technology: We will be discussing famous inventors and the things they have invented. We will then become inventors and create mechanisms that have sliders and levers. The children will continue to have weekly cooking sessions. The famous inventors that we will be studying include:
• Alexander Bell
• Thomas Edison
• Henry Ford

Music: We will be exploring pitch, pace, tempo and volume in music. We will be listening to different national anthems, including the 4 countries in the UK and some different European countries. Music will be taught by Mrs Austin.

RE: This term we will be exploring the themes of belonging and Easter. This term R.E. will be taught by Mrs Austin.

History: We will be focusing on famous people in our history lessons. We will be exploring different artists and sportsman with particular focus on famous people within the children’s living memory. The famous people we will be studying include artists, sportsman and inventors such as Chris Hoy, David Hockney and Thomas Edison.

Geography:We will be studying national geography including the UK and all capital cities. The children will also study the four countries that make up the UK and how this happened with a strong link to national history. We will study globes and atlases to learn the different oceans. We will also learn about a contrasting city to London, which the children will choose.

French:The children will continue to have a weekly French lesson with Mrs Lawson. In the first half term, the children will learn about pets, farm animals and the noises they make. In the second half term, the children will learn about colours, clothes and traditional tales.

 

Saracens Tickets!

For every ticket bought by a Bromet Family the school receives ‘cashback’

 

Congratulations!

Dear Parents of Sparrow Class, We are pleased to announce that Sparrow class had the highest class attendance for the second half of the Autumn term. To reward the class, they can come to school in non-uniform (suitable for usual school activities) on Friday January 13th. Congratulations Sparrow class!

End of Term Awards!

End of term awards will be announced in our Growth Mindset Assembly on Wednesday 21st December @ 9am. Parents and carers of children below are welcome to attend.

  • Behaviour for learning: Nabeelah Versi
  • Resilience: Yvonne Prejma
  • Curiosity: Rohan Shah

 

Christmas Crafts

Over the past two weeks Sparrow class have been busy making Christmas crafts! Everyone has made a Christmas decoration, a Christmas card and a calendar.

Here is one example of the children’s work! These crafts will be going home tomorrow Tuesday 20th December.

 

 

Week 14 Stars of the Week!

This week the Star of the Week Award goes to all of the children in Sparrow Class for their hard work during our preparation for ‘The Very Hopeless Camel’.

All children have worked so hard. Well done everyone!

Mrs Filan and I are super proud of you all.

 

Christmas Pantomine!

On Monday Sparrow Class went to see ‘Jack and the Beanstalk’ at  Watersmeet. We had a wonderful afternoon. The show was thoroughly enjoyed by everyone!

Thank you to our parent helpers Mrs Bowes, Mr & Mrs Taylor and Ms Main.

 

Weekly Updates 13th December-21st December 2016!

 

Dear Parents/ Carers:

Points to notes:

Wednesday 14th  December ·         Christmas Dinner: wear a Christmas top/jumper.

 

·         Secrets room afternoon (money in a named envelope or purse please).

 

Thursday 15th December ·         Book bags due in

 

·         Afternoon Christmas Production

Friday 16th December ·         Morning Christmas Production

 

·         Book  bags and water bottles home

·         PE kits and costumes to go home

 

Monday 19th December ·         Book bags and water bottle in
Tuesday 20th December ·         Sparrow Class Christmas Breakfast Party in the morning.

 

·         I will supply breakfast pastrys for the party. It would be great if you could send in something healthy to share with the class (but be mindful we are a no nut school)

·         Christmas crafts made by children will go home today.

·         Book bags and water bottles to go home.

Wednesday 21st December ·         Head teacher awards assembly @ 9am.

 

·         End of term 1.30pm

Week 13 Star of the Week

This week our Star of the Week was Miley Sanmartin.

Well done Miley!

Keep up the great work.

 

Week 12 Star of the Week

Week 12 Star of the Week award went to Jemima Fearnside. Jemima has been working extremely hard this term in all her subjects. However she has been working particularly hard with her Phonics.

Well done Jemima!

 

Week 13 Chatty Letter

Dear Parents/Carers,

Weekly Learning

 

In the lead up to Christmas will be fitting in Maths, English and Phonics where we can around our concert rehearsals.


Home Learning

Year One                                                                                                             Year Two

Please practise song words for Christmas concert                             Please practise your lines and song words for Christmas Concert

Points to note:

Wednesday 7th December ·         Chatter Letter Home
Thursday 8th  December ·         Book bags in today.

 

·         PTFA Christmas Disco

 

Friday 9th December ·         Book bags home.

 

·         Water bottles home.

·         Bromet Christmas Fair Sunday 11th December 3-5.30pm

Monday  12th December ·         Book bags and water bottles to be returned to school.

 

·         Christmas Pantomime- ‘Jack and the Bean  Stalk’ pm

Tuesday 13th  November ·         Book Bags home.

 

·         Show and tell-Miley & Harrison

Wednesday 14th  December ·         Homework folders home.

 

·         Christmas Jumper Day & Christmas Lunch

·         PTFA Gift Sale pm

Thursday 15th December ·         Book bags in.

 

·         Christmas production dress rehearsal am

Friday 16th December ·         Key Stage One Christmas Concert Performance @ 9.15am

 

Have a great week!

Many Thanks,

Miss Kelly and Mrs Filan

 

Star of the Week!

This week of Star of the Week award goes to Phoebe for her hardworking and persistent attitude towards her learning.

Well done Phoebe!

 

Derby Day: Sarries Vs Quins

Star of the Week!

This week our Star of the Week is Jasmine for her all round effort and participation in class.

Well done Jasmine! Keep up the good work.

 

Science Week Day Four

Today, Mrs Andrews (Lily’s Mum) came into Sparrow Class and told us all about her job as a Microbiologist. She told us about different types of bacteria and viruses and how they affect our bodies. Mrs Andrews also told us that the Doctor can treat bacterial infections by giving us  special medicine called an antibiotics.

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Science Week Day Three

Today Dr. Shah visited Sparrow Class. She is a Dentist. She taught us lots of interesting information about our teeth and how we should to care for our teeth correctly.

 

Science Week Day Two

Today Mrs Bowes came into our classroom and told us all about her job. She is a Paramedic! We learned lots of new information about her uniform, the equipment she uses and the treatments she gives her patients. 

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Mrs Bowes showed how to make an emergency phone call!

 

And she even showed us how to take our pulses and how to look after somebody if they get injured!

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Week 10 Chatty Letter!

Dear Parents/Carers,

Weekly Learning

 

 

On the week the children return to school, they will be learning:

English – Grammar

Maths – Addition

Science –The Senses

Phonics – Phase 5 sounds (investigating alternative spellings)

PSHCE –  How to deal with anger and how to calm down

 

 

 

Home Learning

 

Year One                                                                                                             Year Two

Mental Maths                                                                                                   Mental Maths

Spellings                                                                                                              Spellings

Cursive Handwriting                                                                                       Cursive Handwriting

Reading Comprehension

 

 

Points to note:

 

Wednesday 16th November ·         Dentist Wokshop @ 10.35am

 

·         Homework folders home.

Please contact Mrs. Hammond (Sophia in Swifts Mum) to collect your

child’s new plastic homework folder.

 

Thursday 17th

 

November

·         Book bags due in.

 

·         Parent Visitor to Sparrow Class for Science talk & demonstration.

Friday 18th November   ·         Book bags home

 

·         Student Council @ 2.45pm

·         Water bottles home

Monday 21st November   ·         Show and Tell – Jasmine & Ibrahim

 

·         Book bags and water bottles to be returned to school.

Tuesday 22nd November ·         Reading Morning for Year 1 and 2 from 8.45-9.10am.

 

·         French with Madame Lawson 11.30-12.

·         Book bags home.

Wednesday 23rd  November ·         Homework home.

 

·         Flu Injections being administered in school hall.

 

 

 

Many Thanks,

 

Miss Kelly and Mrs Filan

 

Science Week Day One

Today Sparrow Class attended a ‘Mad Scientist’ assembly and a’Mad Scientist Workshop’where they watched and conducted science experiments using dry-ice!

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Weekly Notices!

Science Week 2016

Monday 14th November: 

  • Mad Scientist Show
  • Hands-on ‘Dry-Ice’ workshop

Tuesday 15th November: 

  • Paramedic workshop

Wednesday 16th November: 

  • Dentist Workshop

Thursday 17th November: 

  • In class talk and experiments
  • Parent Visitor to Sparrow Class

 

Star of the Week 9!

This week our star of the week is Lily! Lily always approaches her learning with an open mindset. She always tries her best and works very hard in all her lessons. She also told us lots of information about Remembrance Day this week.

Well done Lily! Keep up the good work

 

Remembrance Day

This week we have been learning a lot about Remembrance Day and what we remember on Remembrance Day. Sparrow Class made their own Poppy’s to wear at our Remembrance Day Assembly.

 

 

Animal Hand Puppets

Our thirty little hand puppets are finally ready to go home!!

Sparrow Class have been very busy designing, sewing and decorating their animal hand puppets during our Art and Design lessons over the past three weeks. We chose animals because they are part of our ‘Living Things’ topic and we will be learning about them in Science soon.

 

A Recipe for a Good Friendship

Yesterday Sparrow Class were learning about getting on and falling out in PSHE with Mrs. Henderson.  The children learned all about friendship and created this lovely ‘Recipe for Good Friendship’ as a whole class group.

 

 

Attendance Cup Champions!

Sparrow Class were awarded the Attendance Cup at this week’s assembly for having 98% attendance on our first week back after half-term!

Keep up the good work everyone!

 

 

Guy Fawkes Inspired Art!

Today in Sparrow Class we created a Guy Fawkes inspired firework display! The children used black paper to simulate a dark night sky and they used colourful chalks to simulate fireworks exploding.

Children also learned about being safe when attending firework displays and bonfires this weekend!

 

 

African Drumming Workshop!

Today Sparrow Class enjoyed an African Drumming Workshop. We learned lots about playing the drums and performed a song also. I hope the children share their learning with you over the weekend.

 

Week 8 Star of the Week

This week our star of the week is Khaim! Khaim always displays a natural curiosity towards his learning and always has an open mindset when doing new tasks.

Well done Khaim! Keep up the good work

 

Week 8 Chatty Letter!

Dear Parents/Carers,

Welcome back everyone! We hope you had a lovely half term and are ready for a fun run up to Christmas!

Weekly Learning

 

On the week the children return to school, they will be learning:

English – Poetry

Maths – Rounding/ Introduction to Fractions

Science –Human Body- The skeleton

Phonics – Phase 5 alternative pronunciations for –ow –ie –ea -er sounds.

PSHCE – Getting on and falling out

Art & Design– Making animal hand puppets

Geography– Maps

 

Home Learning Autumn term 2:

This term children will be receiving maths and grammar homework as well as weekly spelling, mental maths and English comprehension. The children will be expected to complete the work and return it on the following Monday of every week. The children will still receive their spellings and our test will now take place on a Monday morning at the beginning of our English lesson. As cursive handwriting is a big focus this year, can you please ensure your child completes the handwriting sheets themselves as this is additional practise using pencil.

Points to note

Wednesday 2nd November ·         French Breakfast @ 8am. Children must be accompanied by a parent/carer.

 

·         Homework folders home.

Thursday 3rd November ·         Book bags in.

 

·         French with Madame Lawson @ 11.30am.

Friday 4thNovember   ·         Book bags home.

 

·         Water bottles home.

·         Drum Workshop from 10.30-11.10am.

Monday 7th November   ·         Reading books and water bottles to be returned to school.

 

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Tuesday 8thNovember ·         Reading Morning for Year 1 and 2 from 8.45-9.10am.

 

·         Book bags home.

Wednesday 9th November ·         Homework folders home.

 

·         Phonics session for parents in hall @ 2.30pm

Extra Notice- All children should now have a winter coat, hat, scarf and gloves in school each day. Hats, scarves and gloves can be left in school from Monday-Friday each week.

Many Thanks,

Miss Kelly and Mrs Filan

 

Special Visitors!

 

Today Mrs Shah and Mrs Petal visited Sparrow Class and told us all about Diwali and The Festival of Light. They told us about the story of Rama and Sita and the different traditions associated with Diwali. We learned how to make rangoli and what it symbolises too.

 

 

Week 7 Star of the Week

This week our star of the week is Tyrell! Tyrell always has a positive attitude towards his learning and completes every activity to the best of his ability.

Well done Tyrell!

 

Week 7 News

Dear Parents/Carers,

Weekly Learning

 

 

On the week the children return to school, they will be learning:

English – Poetry

Maths –  Rounding

Science –The human body – skeletons

Phonics – Phase 5 sounds

PSHCE – Getting on and falling out

 

 

Home Learning

 

Children have no written home learning over the holidays. We are sending home two reading books to be read over the holiday. Should you wish to do some work with your child I would advise handwriting practice and free-writing.

 

 

Points to note:

 

Wednesday 19th

 

October

·         Chatter Letter #7 sent home.

 

·         No homework folders this week!!

·         Parents Consultation Evening 4.30pm – 7pm – your child’s work will be in the classroom so please go and have a look before or after your meeting with me.

Thursday 20th October ·         Book bags due in today.
Friday 21st October  ·         Last day of this half term.

 

·         Happy half term everyone J

Monday 31st October   ·         Book bags and water bottles to be returned to school.

 

·         Winter hats scarves and gloves to be brought into school and left in school from today. Could you also please ensure your child is bringing a coat with them  to school each day from today.

Tuesday 1st November ·         Reading Morning for Year 1 and 2 from 8.45am-9.10am.

 

·         Book bags home.

Wednesday 2nd November ·         No homework due in.

 

Have a lovely half term and enjoy a well-deserved break everyone!

 

Miss Kelly and Mrs Filan

 

Week 6 Star of the Week

This week our star of the week is Ashleana! Ashleana continually works very hard in all of her lessons. She also displays tolerance and respect always towards the children in Sparrow Class.

Well done Ashleana!

Science

This week in Science we were learning about the wind.

We made our very own wind socks to help us understand and visualise that the wind blows with force! We also used a compass to record the direction of the wind!!

Here are some pictures from our lesson:

experimenting-with-our-wind-socks

 

Week 6 News

Dear Parents/Carers,

Weekly Learning

 

This week the children will be learning about:

English – Non-fiction exploring image and text

Maths – Place Value in 2-digit numbers

Science – Weather – looking at wind and rainfall.

Phonics – Phase 5 (b)sounds i, o, g, c, u.

PSHCE – Our dream school and appreciation for what we have.

 

Home Learning

Year 2 Homework will be set by Miss Shah.

Maths – Mental Maths (Reasoning)

Handwriting- Letter formation ‘f’

Spelling – related to phase 5 phonics sounds.

 

Points to note:

 

Wednesday 12th

 

October

·         Homework Folders home.

 

·         Chatter Letter Home

Thursday 13th October ·         Book bags in.
Friday 14th  October   ·         Stomp dance workshop for children 9.15-9.45am.

 

·         Book bags home.

·         Water bottles home.

Monday 18th October    ·         Show and Tell – Jaabir & Phoebe.

 

·         Homework due in.

·         Book bags due in.

Tuesday 18th October   ·         Stay and Read Morning from 8.45am-9.10am. All parents welcome!

 

·         French with Madame Lawson 11.30am.

·         Book bags sent home.

·         Parents evening 3.30-6pm.

Wednesday 19st October ·         Chatter Letter sent home.

 

·         Parents evening 4.30-7pm.

Thursday 20th October ·         Reading books in.
Friday 21st October ·         Last day of this half term.

 

·         Children will not have homework over half term, but should you wish to do some work with your children over the break I would encourage free writing (stories etc), reading practice and skip counting in 2’s, 3’s and 5’s.

Have a lovely week!

Miss Kelly and Mrs Filan

 

Week 5 Star of the week

This week our star of the week is Catrinel! Catrinel worked really hard this week with Mrs Filan to read and write her high frequency words correctly.

Well done Catrinel!

 

E-Safety

 

Week News Week 5!

Dear Parents/Carers,

Weekly Learning

 

This week the children will be learning about:

English – Poetry – exploring different vocabulary and grammar.

Maths – Multiples of 10, skip counting in 5’s

Science – Difference between day and night time.

Phonics – Phase 5 sounds i_e/ o_u/ a_e/ u_e/e_e

PSHCE – We will be thinking of ways to make our friends feel better.

 

Home Learning

Year 2 Homework will be set by Miss Shah.

Maths – Reasoning

English – Phonics worksheet

Handwriting- Cursive letter formation- ‘e’ and ‘s’

Spelling – related to phase 5 phonics.

 

Points to note:

 

Wednesday 5th

 

October

·         Homework home.

 

·         Chatter Letter Home

 

Thursday 6th October ·         Reading books in.

 

 

Friday 7th  October   ·         Reading books home.

 

·         Library books home.

·         Water bottles home.

·         Sign up for Parents Evening  in the hall.

Monday 10th October    ·         Show and Tell- Tyrell & Imogen

 

·         Homework due in.

·         Reading books due in.

Tuesday 11th October   ·         Stay and Read Morning for Year 1 and 2 8.45am-9.10am.

 

·         French with Madame Lawson @ 11.30am.

·         Reading books sent home.

·         Library books due in

Wednesday 12th October ·         Homework sent home.

 

·         Chatter Letter sent home.

 

Week 4 Chatty Letter!!

Dear Parents/Carers,

Weekly Learning

 

This week the children will be learning about:

English – Poetry – performing poetry using expression.

Maths – 2-digit numbers

Science – Activities we do in different seasons.

Phonics – Phase 5 sounds –wh –ph –ew -oe

PSHCE – We will be discussing what makes us happy and what makes us sad.

History- History of Bromet School

 

 

Home Learning

Year 2 Homework will be set by Miss Shah.

Maths – Reasoning

English – Reading comprehension

Handwriting- letter formation of cursive g and q

Spelling – please learn these at home every night for a spelling test on Monday afternoon

 

Points to note:

 

Wednesday 28th

 

September

·         Homework home.

 

·         Chatter Letter #4 Home

·         Book Fair continues until Friday 30th September

 

Thursday 29th September ·         Book bags in.

 

·         Sports day tomorrow Friday 30th September. Children to wear their house colours (all children have been reminded of their house colour).

 

Friday 30th September ·         Book bags home for weekend.

 

·         Water bottles home.

·         ‘Don’t give up/ resilience’ Assembly @ 9am.

·         Sports and Macmillen Coffee afternoon-parents welcome!

Monday 1st  October    ·         Show and Tell – Rohan and Nabeelah.

 

·         Homework Folders due in.

·         Book bags books due in.

·         Water bottles in for the week.

Tuesday 2nd October   ·         Stay and Read Morning for Year 1 and 2 from 8.45-9.10am. All parents welcome! J

 

·         Book bags sent home.

Wednesday 3rd October ·         Homework sent home.

 

·         Chatter Letter #5 sent home.

Important date – Tuesday 4th of October: Year 1 attending Multi-Skills from 10am-12pm. All consent forms must be signed and returned.

 

Have a lovely week!

Miss Kelly and Mrs Filan

 

Week 4 Star of the Week!

This week Karim is our Star of the Week! Well done Karim.

 

Weekly News!

This week we have:

  • Book Fair from Tuesday 27th-Friday 30th!
  • Sports and Macmillan Coffee afternoon on Friday. Children can come to school dressed for Sports afternoon, in their House Colours.

Enjoy your week,

Miss Kelly!

 

Week 3 Chatty Letter

Dear Parents/Carers,

Weekly Learning

 

This week the children will be learning about:

 

English –compose sentences orally/ sequence sentences from a narrative.

Maths – counting from 0-100, learn when counting is useful in everyday scenarios.

Science – Weather and clothing in different seasons.

Phonics – Phase 5 sounds ie, ea, oy and ir.

PSHCE – How to solve a problem.

 

 

Home Learning

Year 2 Homework will be set by Miss Shah each week (includes maths and English only).

Year 1: Maths – Maths Challenge question.

Year 1 & 2: Handwriting- cursive letters o and d.

Year 1 & 2: Spelling – please learn these at home for a spelling test on Monday afternoon.

 

Points to note:

 

Wednesday 21st

 

September

·         Homework folder home.

 

·         Chatter Letter Home

 

Thursday 22nd ·         Book bags in.

 

 

Friday 23rd ·         Harvest Assembly @ 9am.

 

·         Star of the week.

·         Book bags home for weekend.

·         Water bottles home.

·         Library time today from 1.15-2.15pm.

Monday 26th    ·         Show and Tell this afternoon.

 

·         Homework due in.

·         Book bag due in.

 Tuesday 27th ·         Stay and Read Morning for Year 1 and 2 (8.45-9.10am)

 

·         French with Madame Lawson @ 11.30am

·         Reading books sent home.

·         Library books due in

Wednesday 28th ·         Homework sent home.

 

·         Chatter Letter sent home.

 

Have a lovely week!

Miss Kelly and Mrs Filan

 

Week 3 Star of the Week

This week our Star of the Week is Rohan Shah. Rohan is a model student and is a great example to all children in sparrow class. Rohan also went above and beyond this week and recited a beautiful poem called ‘The Dragonfly’ independently for us!!

Well done Rohan. Keep up the good work!!

 

Chatty Letter Week 2

Dear Parents/Carers,

Weekly Learning

 

This week the children will be learning about:

 

English – Fiction – Looking at different characters in a story and how they feel.

Maths – Getting started learning about Numicon Shapes, number rods, pattern and counting.

Science –Autumn Weather.

Topic – Bromet School – making an aerial map of the classroom.

Phonics – Phase 5 sounds.

 

 

Home Learning

Year 2 Homework will be set by Miss Shah from next week.

Maths – maths challenge worksheet

English – Reading comprehension

Handwriting- cursive letters a and c

 

Points to note:

 

Wednesday

 

14th September

·         Homework home.

 

·         Chatter Letter Home

Thursday15th ·         Sign up for Clubs in the hall before and after school.

 

·         Reading books in.

·         Sparrow Class meet the teacher @ 3.15pm.

Friday 16th ·         Reading books home.

 

·         Water bottles home.

·         Welcome to Bromet Primary School Assembly.

Monday 19th  ·         Show and Tell in afternoon

 

·         Homework due in.

·         Reading books due in.

 Tuesday 20th

 

 

·         Stay and Read Morning for Year 1 and 2 (8.45-9.10am)

 

·         French with Madame Lawson from (11.30-12.00)

·         Reading books sent home.

Wednesday 21th ·         Homework sent home.

 

·         Chatter Letter sent home.

 

Our meet the teacher event is taking place this Thursday afternoon after school at 3.15pm in Sparrow classroom. We hope that you can attend.

Miss Kelly and Mrs Filan

 

Star of the Week-Week 2

This week our star of the week is Ibrahim Azim. Ibrahim gave each subject 110% this week and he also wrote an interesting fact file about his reading book independently. Well done Ibrahim keep up the good work!

 

School Council and Sports Representatives

School council representatives:

  • Phoebe
  • Khaim

Sports representatives:

  • Vincent
  • Imogen

 

Chatty Letter-Week 1

 

Dear Parents/Carers,

We hope you had a lovely summer break and are ready for the new term. Mrs Filan and I are looking forward to working with you all.  Each week a Chatter Letter will be with your child’s Home Learning letting you know what is going on in Sparrow Class during the coming week. Information will be updated weekly on our Class Blog!

This week we will be:

  • Getting to know each other!
  • Listening to the children read.
  • Children will write about their summer holidays.
  • Assessment and revision of phonics.
  • Assessment of numbers in maths.
  • Introduction of cursive writing.

French will begin from next Tuesday 13th– I would encourage you to speak a few words of French with your children or ask your children to tell you about any new vocabulary they have learned in school.

Home Learning – Year 1&2 – Begins on Monday 12th.

As it is Roald Dahl’s 100th centenary on Tuesday 13th our homework will be Roald Dahl inspired.

Points to note:

Wednesday

 

7th

·         Homework will start on Monday 12th.  

 

 

Thursday

 

8th  

·         Book Bags are due in.

 

 

Friday

 

9th

·         Book Bags & Water Bottles to go home.
Monday

 

12th

·         Book Bags, water bottles and Homework due in (from next week)

 

 

Tuesday

 

13th

·         Book Bags will go out tonight.

When the children receive the “Star of the Week” award they will be able to take home our class mascot called ‘Fuzzy Monk’ on a Friday. Children are asked to include ‘Fuzzy Monk’ in an activity they do over the weekend and write or draw a picture about what they got up to together. I would like ‘Fuzzy Monk’ back in on the Monday to ensure our Star of the Week has a chance to share with the class during our show and tell activity.

My door is always open if you would like a chat.

Enjoy the rest of your week!

Miss Kelly!

 

Star of the Week-Week 1

This week our star of the week is Nabeelah Versi. Nabeelah displayed real determination this week when completing her written activities and she did not give up when it got difficult. Well done Nabeelah!

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