Posted in Children's Work, Year 1 Messages, Year 6 Messages

Writing for a younger audience.

Over the last few weeks Year 6 have been looking at writing for a younger audience. We read different tales written by Beatrix Potter, studied the format of them and then wrote our own stories in the style of the author, as well as this the class painted watercolour pictures of their stories. To finish off the project the stories were made into books.

Year 1 were the audience, we had a lovely story time on Friday afternoon, everyone had a great time listening to four different adventures.

Posted in School Events, Year 1 Messages, Year 2 Messages, Year 3 Messages, Year 4 Messages, Year 5 Messages, Year 6 Messages

Values Activity Week

The week has begun successfully with all the children and staff enjoying a day of Bollywood Dancing with Kalpesh. It was a great experience and so lovely to see all the smiling faces of the children. We ended the day with a whole school performance on the playground with the parents as our audience.

The children are now experiencing 15 different activities based on our school values. Each day they are rotating through five sessions based inside and outside of the school. I’m sure there will be more photos posted in the week so you are able to see what we have all been up to.

Thank you for all the amazing plants for Mrs Budgett’s activity, Creativity. We are creating beautiful space for all the veg, strawberry plants, herbs and plants you so kindly sent in.

Posted in Reception Messages, School Events, Year 1 Messages, Year 2 Messages, Year 3 Messages, Year 4 Messages, Year 5 Messages, Year 6 Messages

School Clothing Bank

One of our themes for Values Week is ‘Community’ and at All Saints we are fortunate to have a community clothing bank that raises vital funds for our school and the Salvation Army and also reduces waste going to landfill.

During the community session, each child will be given a Recycle With Michael bag to bring home that can be filled with any unwanted clothes or shoes and then returned to All Saints on any day the school is open.

If your child comes to school by bus, to save you making a special journey to school, Richards have kindly agreed to transport the bags on the morning school run. A member of staff will be available when the buses arrive at school to take any filled bags.

Posted in General, Reception Messages, Year 1 Messages, Year 2 Messages

Fabulous Phonics Fun

During Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 your child will be learning about the sounds which make up words.  Many parents have asked us how they can support their children at home.

The key thing is to make it fun!  Using flashcards within games or as clues in a treasure hunt can be a great way to keep your child interested and engaged.

There are some brilliant websites which can be an exciting resource to support your child.

Phonics play is a website we use within school and can also be accessed at home.

Mr Thorne Does Phonics has a YouTube channel which the children love.  This is particularly useful as he demonstrates how to say each sound and gives examples of words containing them.

You may find this YouTube clip helpful as it clearly shows how to form each letter.

ICT games have some interactive games which your child might enjoy.

Teach Your Monster to Read is an award winning website which has excellent associated apps.

 

These apps are also very useful.

Hairy Phonics  

Teach Your Monster to Read.