Category: Foundation

TTRS and Numbots!

Mathletics Results

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The FS children enjoyed taking part in a Little Liturgy to celebrate Jesus’ Ascension into Heaven. They joined in with prayer, singing with actions and reflecting on the Good News Jesus has risen. They also joined in with the Lords Prayer with Makaton signs.

The Rainbow Fish have continued to enjoy exploring the counting collections. They have been working with larger amounts of objects, using their knowledge of number bonds and grouping to count and record.

As the photographs show, we loved watching our newly-hatched ducklings having a first swim in Foundation Stage.

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We have had a very busy day in FS . We are trying to help, care and share to grow more like Jesus during Lent. We raised money by decorating biscuits with purple icing and a heart. We enjoyed our biscuits whilst continuing our learning of the Easter Story.

FS had an amazing trip to manor Farm. They enjoyed stroking the different animals and finding out about what they eat and how they keep safe, they explored the paddocks, saw some birds of prey take flight, went on a Dino walk and even had chance to use the giant slide in the play barn. A great day was had by all.

This week is the 30th Anniversary of British Science Week, so the theme this year is Time!

We got off to a super start this morning with our Science Ambassadors leading a whole school assembly. We began with learnig a little about our Science saint – At. Albert the Great, and read a prayer that last year’s ambassadors wrote. They shared the theme and lots of links to our own lifes and science that we can make with science. They launched the Poster competition and ran the lunch-time ‘Gadget Shop’ which will run Mon-Thursday this week, until all stock is sold. Prices range from 50p to £2. Itemised lists with prices are posted around the school.

Phew, and it’s only Day 1.

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To enter the competition cosider the following…

Creativity in approach – Innovative angle on the content or creative interpretation of the theme – don’t be afraid to think outside the box
Content – Clear, accurate and informative about a STEM topic
Effective communication – presented and communicated in an engaging way

RULES
Entrants can be teams or individuals
Entries must be one page of A4 or A3 paper only Work must be original and created by the student(s) – please do not use any templates
Include your name, age and Year group
Please hand in to Mrs Byrne before Thursday 21st March

Entries will be uploaded to the British Science Week Website to enter the national competition. See www.britishscienceweek.org/plan-your-activities/poster-competition

We’ve had a wonderful but very busy day at BRW.  We welcomed Bemma Akyeampong, author of the Ayuda stories – set in Guinea-Bissau, all about a sea turtle’s adventures and struggles against pollution. She retold her stories to all the children and they had chance to think about what they could do to look after our wonderful world.

We also had the introduction of our wonderful new furniture to spruce up our reading corners in every classroom. This will really help to promote the joy of reading, learning new vocabulary and being inspired to be authors ourselves.

As the photographs show, the reading cafe was immensely popular and the cakes didn’t last long! Thank you everyone for attending and for the cake donations.

When we went to the woods this week, we had a big surprise! The story of My Friend Bear was dramatized by Miss Leonardi and Miss Vaughan and the verdict was…..”They were very funny and a bit silly”! Thank you to both of them for bringing the story to life.

The children made sure that, whatever activity they chose, they were kind to each other just as Eddy and the Big Bear.

The Rainbow Fish have continued to explore the different counting collections. This week they have been working on how to group the objects and record them using different pictures and even number sentences! They spoke about the differences between the amounts, using comparative language such a, ‘more than,’ ‘less than,’ and ‘the same.’ They even went on to finding the different amounts on a hundred square to look at the different amounts in numerical form. They really are Marvelous Mathematicians!