KS1 BLOG Autumn 2 2017

The term started with a flurry of activity. The school council , aided by Miss Jupp and Mrs Grassick, repainted the school penguins reflecting the design put forward by Fin in 2BT. The finished penguin looks fantastic!

Other winners in the design competition are pictured below.

Well done to Ruby (1L) Dylan (1B) and Nancy (2C)

                 

Our reception classes held their first Ready to Read sessions where parents/carers could come in to class and read with their children. The sessions proved very popular and the children loved showing off their reading skills to their parents/carers.

                

 

 

 

Year Two had a trip into space courtesy of the Science Dome. The session transported the children in to space as if they were astronauts!

             

 

Children in need sent us all spotty! Everyone got involved and we raised a lot of money for good causes!

 

               

 

        

 

With Christmas fast approaching the children have been busy making items to sell at the fayre. Reception made salt dough decorations, year one decorated baubles, year two made reindeer frames. They were so popular that most items sold out before the fayre! Some of the money raised has been put away to save for an end of year treat. However, some of the money has been donated to Mrs Brown and School Council to purchase presents for less fortunate families at Christmas.

 

          

 

         

 

Reception and Year 4 decorated our tree for the Tree Festival Competition at Upminster Methodist Church. The theme was “All creatures great and small”

 

       

 

All our KS1 and EYFS children have been busy rehearsing and performing their Christmas productions.

Money raised from the coin collections went to St Francis Hospice and the School Council Xmas present purchases for less fortunate families.

Year 2 had a fantastic day at Barleylands. You can see from the photos they made biscuits, met Santa and found out a lot about animals and their habitats. They managed to get up close to many species! It was a bit damp BUT everyone had a great day!

             

Some of the children were rewarded with a disco for fantastic attendance, cleanest classroom or best class for our Mid Day Assistants. As you can see staff and children had a great afternoon dancing away!

 

 

            

 

 

 

 

We finished the term with parties, Christmas lunch and the carol concert at the church.

 

What a busy half term!

 

Have a lovely Christmas. We look forward to sharing more of our Engayne adventures in the New Year.

 

 

In Year 4 we have been reading the book Varjak Paw by SF Said.
The book is about a pedigree kitten who has lead a very sheltered life, but is forced to go out into the world
to find help for his family. While reading the book we focussed on expression to convey the pace of action
and to express the character’s emotions. We have also spent a lot of time discussing the vocabulary used.
We are all becoming more proficient at using dictionaries to find the meaning of unknown words
(and to help with spelling) and using thesauruses to find alternative (and sometimes more interesting) words
when we are writing.

In French we have been learning the names of different parts of the body and we are very good at
singing “Tête, épaules, genoux et pieds’ (Heads, shoulders, knees and toes) in French.