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!
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.
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
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
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