Trip to the post-box

This week the children in Oaks and Acorns have been busy writing letters to each other! They have been thinking of kind words to write in their letter and drawing some wonderful pictures for their friends.

Today we went on a local visit to the post-box, they each had a map which they followed carefully for directions to the post-box. We saw lots of familiar places on the way!

Everyone posted a letter to a friend in the class, Oaks and Acorns are now very excited to receive a letter in the post!

 

Here is a sneaky peak at some of the amazing letters!

Acorns (Nursery):

  

Oaks (Reception):

Battersea Park Zoo!

This week Olive Class went on a very exciting trip to Battersea Park Zoo as part of our Science topic: Animals!

We met lots of exciting animals, from monkeys and lemurs to snakes, Scottish wild cats and locusts.

We were able to touch some real ostrich and emu eggs and some snake skin!

In science we have been learning about animal diets and have been classifying animals into the groups: herbivores, carnivores and omnivores. We were able to apply this knowledge while at the zoo and after learning what each animal ate we decided which group it would be in.

Local MP came to visit!

Today St.Anne’s was lucky enough to have a visit from Marsha de Cordova, our local MP for Battersea. She came to congratulate us on how amazing our results had been and also let us ask some questions- we even asked her what was going on with the Brexit! All the children had the opportunity to learn more about their local MP and ask questions on topics they were interested in.

Special Visitor to Olive Class

This week Olive Class were luck enough to receive a visitor to help us learn all about Hinduism.

We learnt about how Hindus worship, we sang a special song and we learnt more about reincarnation.

We thought of and asked our own questions:

“How do they know when the food has been blessed?” – Yma

“Why does Lord Shiva want to destroy the universe?” – Dasha

“How do the gods get all their powers?” – Jemima

“Why does the soul go into a different body?” – Mary

“Does the soul go into an animal?” – Malachijah

Phonics!

As you are aware the children in Year 1 will take a short phonics check this year.

Here is some more information about the phonics check as well as some tips for practising at home!

This term the children will have a set of real and alien words to practise reading for their homework each week. It is very important that your child practises sounding out and blending these words everyday so that they are confident and ready for the check!

Phonics screening guide for parents Phonics tips

Phonics tips

Pupil Achievement Awards

School Achievement Awards 2018

 

We were delighted to received 3 awards for our 2018 end of key stage results.  The categories that we were awarded in were:

 

  • In the top 4 Wandsworth schools, with the highest achieved progress score from KS1 to KS2, well above national average (in the top 3% of schools nationally) in all three of the KS2 teacher assessments (reading, writing and mathematics) in 2018.

 

  • In the top 5 Wandsworth schools, with the highest average progress score in all three of the KS2 teacher assessments (reading, writing and mathematics) in 2018.

 

  • In the top 5 Wandsworth schools, with the highest proportion of pupils meeting the expected standard (top 10% nationally) in all three of the teacher assessments (reading, writing and mathematics) in 2018.

 

Collecting the awards were Year 6 pupils, Ayat Aoun, Tony Cobs, Headteacher Lesley Steward and Chair of Governors Gordon Jeanes.

‘I would like to take this opportunity to congratulate pupils and staff for this fantastic achievement.’

 Lesley Steward, Head Teacher

 

‘Thank you for producing such high standards through your hard work and professionalism…’

Rt Hon. Damian Hinds MP 2019

 

 

Shakespeare Work!

To continue you our work on The Tempest by William Shakespeare we have been learning to write interesting and exciting setting descriptions.

First we looked at the beach on Prospero’s Island. We thought of adjectives to describe the island and then wrote a short setting description.

Then we changed the place and we used a range of resources to create our own jungles.

We came up with our own interesting adjectives to describe our jungles and then wrote our very own setting descriptions.

Dance

This term Olive Class have been having weekly dance lessons with Miss Ashton-Brown.

The children have loved taking part in the lessons and they have all be amazing at following instructions and learning each new dance move! For the final lesson of the term the children worked in groups of 3 to create their own dance. Then they performed it to the rest of the class!

All Stars Tennis

Olive Class had their final tennis coaching session with All Star Tennis this week! We have loved learning to play tennis and gained in confidence as well as improved our tennis skills.

If you would like to continue to practice playing tennis with your child you can go down to the courts in King George’s Park between 3pm and 5pm Monday-Friday!

Newspaper Report Writing

As you might have seen or heard Beegu has been up to lots of mischief in Olive Class this term! We were worried that she might start causing mischief in other classes in the school so we thought we should warn everyone at St Anne’s about her behaviour! We wrote a newspaper report to tell everyone what she had been doing in our class so they would know what to look out for!

Look at some of our amazing writing!!