We take school-home communication very seriously at Engayne Primary. Parents should feel confident that their children are getting the very best education in our friendly, nurturing environment. Children’s successes should be celebrated so that they feel proud of their work and motivated to improve. Magical moments happen every day at our school and we hope that this blog helps to capture some of them.
KS1 Blog Autumn 1 2017
A busy start to the term with our new reception children joining the school right from day one of the term! They have been enjoying school lunches and have been touring the school to discover where everything is! They even invited all their grown ups in to have lunch with them!
The children have also been exploring our school grounds as part of Welly Wednesday.
Year One met the tiger who came to tea and were able to ask him lots of questions to help their writing. Their topic ended with a tea party with their parents!
Year Two have also been busy. Some of the children have been enjoying some Forest School sessions this half term.
The Harvest Festival generated a lot of support for the Harold Hill Foodbank. The children enjoyed finding out about why we celebrate Harvest and the importance of helping others
Year Two had a fantastic morning of Outdoor Maths. They had to solve a range of problems in teams using maths concepts such as ordering numbers, division, multiplication and shape. A really fun morning of maths!
More good news! The children were asked to think of a design for repainting our school penguins. The winning entry for KS1 was Finn in 2BT with his super smart Penguin in Engayne uniform.
Well done! I look forward to seeing the penguin once Miss Jupp and the team have painted it!
Year One and Two had a fun and informative afternoon learning all about road safety. Everyone learned a song with actions to help them remember how to cross the road safely, even the teachers! .
We are looking forward to next half term when we start new topics, go on new adventures and make some exciting things for the School Xmas Fayre!
KS2 Autumn 1
Hi everybody, we have had a very good start to Year 3. We have been busy looking at London landmarks and discussing the history of the Thames River. In geography, we used aerial photographs to recognise landmarks, basic human and physical features then we made simple maps. We have really enjoyed learning sketching techniques and watercolour skills to paint the London skyline. You can see our art work displayed in the KS2 building.
While it was still warm and sunny we have been outside measuring our shadows and learning about light and colour. In a few weeks we will have a science day when we will be able to apply our knowledge to a variety of investigations. Check out next month’s blog to find out how we all got on.
This half term in Year 4 we have been learning about the Anglo-Saxons, where they came from and possible reasons why they came to Britain.
We learned about the job that archaeologists do and how their discoveries tell us about life in the past. We have enjoyed looking at pictures from Sutton Hoo in Sussex and the objects that were found there and tried to discover what they tell us about the person who was buried in the tomb.
We have also been learning about teeth and the difference purposes of different teeth. We have examined the jaws of various animals and were able to determine, by looking at their teeth, whether they were herbivores, omnivores or carnivores.