A very wet and muddy Braeside

Year 3 and 4 spent a very wet and muddy day at Braeside last Friday but this didn’t stop a very full, fun and active day. Activities included problem solving, low ropes courses, climbing wall and fire lighting. There are plenty of photos to look at in this week’s Learning in Pictures gallery.

End of Term Express Events

This week we have been holding our end of term Express events which bring together all the learning that has been taking place over the last six weeks.

All the events were great fun: A Starry Night for Willow and Chestnut classes, A Superhero Day in Elm Class and a Hands-on Tribal Experience for Hazel Class. Everyone enjoyed sharing their learning with all the visitors that attended the events.

You can see more photos of our Express Events by clicking here.

Aiming high at Braeside

Our Year 5s had a fantastic day at Braeside this week. They took part in a whole range of activities such as high ropes, zip wire, climbing wall and orienteering. All the activities proved to be challenging but great fun. There was the need for lots of team work and communication throughout the day. Everyone showed great determination and returned home tired yet very proud of what they had achieved.

Some of the other photos taken on the day are in this week’s Learning in Pictures.

Phonics Workshop

We recently ran a Phonics Workshop for parents of Acorns Pre-school and Key Stage 1 parents to explain how phonics is taught and how children can be supported at home.

If you were unable to attend the workshop, would like to access to the resources used or need a reminder about the difference between a phoneme and a grapheme (even if you are a Key Stage 2 parent), you can access the resources by clicking below.

Our New Projects

All classes enjoyed their Engage sessions to introduce their new projects for the term. The Year 5/6 project and Reception project have many similarities so they worked together to find out about the planets in our solar system and even created their own planet. Elm class have created their own Spud Academy and starting to think about ‘what is a superhero?’ and Hazel class are travelling back to prehistoric times and have carried out some archaeological digs.

Curriculum Newsletters are being sent home on Friday so you will be able to find out about the projects in more detail.

It looks to be a very exciting term! Check out our weekly learning in pictures pages on the website. Here is the link to this week’s pictures: 10th January 2020.