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Reception- week 7

Friday, 23 October 2015

What a lovely first half term in Reception, we have had such fun and really enjoyed our topic Up, Up and Away! The children have all settled so well into Reception and class routines, we are very proud of them and all their hard work.

This week in Literacy we read the story of ‘Whatever Next!’ the children created a story map alongwith using picture cards to sequence the story in the correct order. The children also wrote a list of items they would bring with them if they went into space.

In Maths this week our focus was counting and number recogntion, we chose a number from the number bag, wrote it inside baby bears rocket and then cut out the same amunt of stars- matching number to quantity.

In cooking this week we made teddy bear toast, which was really yummy!

To finish our topic off we had a superhero dress up day, we had so much fun and enjoyed sharing our amazing superpowers with our friends.

We hope you all have a great half term and we would like thank all our wonderful, supportive parents- you are fantastic!

Mrs Fenner and Miss Gill

E-Safety Officers Update

Tuesday, 20 October 2015


St John’s E-Safety Officers meet every week to discuss important issues and make sure our whole school understands how to stay safe online. This week we are bringing you our top tips!


1. My top tip is to always not to give people your password  out and not tell people you phone number.


By Charlie,3T


2. My top tip is to remember ‘Before you click click click you need to think think think and tell someone.’


By Charlotte, 3T


3. My top tip is to always ask an adult and to think before you click. Never to speak to people you don’t know online


By Elisia Sellar 4P


4. My top for being safe on line is don’t read a messages if you don’t know the person. 


Ella Harness, 3CT


5. My top tip for staying safe online is to never meet up with someone or don’t give them your phone number or address.


By  Freddy miller, 4P


6. My top tip for staying safe online is to never ever trust someone that you have never met.


By Harry, 5E


7. My top tip is to never click on something if you don’t know what it is.


By Gianluca, 4L


8. My top tip is don’t talk to anyone online that you don’t know.


By Tabitha, 4L


Reception – week 6

Friday, 16 October 2015

This half term in Reception our topic has been ‘Up, up and away’ and we have been learning about space, transport and superheroes. This week in Reception we looked at real-life superheroes such as, Police Officers, Fire Fighters, Doctors and Nurses. The children really enjoyed joining in at carpet time and discussing these occupations, as well as dressing up as doctors and using the fire engine and small world people in their role-play.

In Maths we looked at 3D shapes and their properties. The children went on a 3D shape hunt around school and outside, they found lots of shapes and were able to use the correct names. Here are some of the things we found:

water bottle- cylinder

Lunch box- cuboid

Fire alarm- cube

traffic cone- cone

In cooking this week we made Chocolate Space Balls. The children noticed that the space balls were a sphere shape.

Well done Reception! Keep up the good work.

Mrs Fenner and Miss Gill



Year 2 – Writing and art

Thursday, 15 October 2015

This week we have really enjoyed writing our own stories about the Minions going on an adventure to Kenilworth Castle! Miss Blower is really proud because we have taken pride, shown independence and persevered – these are some of our school learning words. Next week we will post some to share with you.

In art, Mrs Pollard showed us some sketching techniques and we sketched our own landscape picture of Kenilworth Castle using some of the pictures we took on our school trip. We will share some pictures soon!


The Enormous Turnip – 1W

Thursday, 15 October 2015

We rehearsed and rehearsed and rehearsed and all together we managed to create a fantastic performance of ‘The Enormous Turnip’.

On Friday we performed the play of ‘The Enormous Turnip’ to our parents in the Key stage 1 Harvest festival show. We worked really hard to remember our words and create our costumes. Our favourite part was singing the songs and wearing our harvest hats.

In the afternoon, we made our own bread rolls, in some magnificent shapes, and ate it all up with our Turnip soup. We also were given extra play by Mr Barrow for collecting the most pride points in the school, we were very proud.

This week we have started to look at Williams Morris, and we are creating our own Autumn prints in the style of Morris. We have really enjoyed learning about doubles, and have even learnt a new fun doubles rap.

We are looking forward to creating our big print picture next week!



3T Rock sculptures

Monday, 12 October 2015

We have been learning all about the formation of rocks in 3T so we used this learning as inspiration for our Art lessons. In the style of artist and sculptor Andy Goldsworthy, we collected rocks and created a variety of different sculptures. We came up with some very interesting designs which included balancing stone towers and stone spirals. It was a very creative afternoon indeed in 3T!

Reception – week 5

Friday, 9 October 2015

This week in Reception we have been learning all about Harvest and reading the story of ‘The Little Red Hen’. The children were really good at sequencing the story using picture cards and drew a picture of their favourite character from the story.

In Maths we have been doing lots of counting and matching number to quantity, we also practised our number formation. In cooking this week we baked bread, the children kneaded the dough and created their own loaf.

We also spent time practising for our Harvest Festival show, the children were fabulous during the show and all joined in with singing and the actions- we are very proud of them all.

We hope you have a lovely weekend.

Mrs Fenner and Miss Gill

5E’s Week

Friday, 9 October 2015

This week 5E have been reading and exploring the famous Anglo-Saxon epic poem, Beowulf. We couldn’t believe that a poem could be so long! We have been working on our alliteration this week to help us when we create our class epic poem next week.

In science we completed our crime scene investigation. Silly Miss Eggleton spilt salt all over the floor and we needed to find out how we could get rid of the evidence- quick! We found that salt dissolves and so used water to get rid of it… thank goodness. We were curious as to whether it evaporates though, so we have an ongoing investigation taking place in the classroom.

We have also started the design for our Anglo-Saxon brooches this week in preparation for modelling them next week. We used the picture below as inspiration making sure that our design was symmetrical. We look forward to showing you the finished product next week!



3CT All about Volcanoes!

Friday, 2 October 2015

This week we had Mr Ellis, from the Warwickshire geology society, showing us some fascinating rocks. We learnt that Warwickshire used to be a huge volcano, we also learnt that at one time it was under the sea and all the rocks were pushed together to create the land that we live on.

Using all our fantastic volcano facts we created informative leaflets, to be displayed with our Volcano paintings that we produced with Mr Barrow.


In Maths, we were comparing numbers and we estimated and weighed rocks comparing their weights.


We are really enjoying our topic so far.

Year 1 – What a lovely start to Autumn!

Friday, 2 October 2015

Hello All,


We have had a lovely week and have been really enjoying the beautiful sunshine. One of our best bits from this week was our leaf collecting. We found some magnificent colours and used them to make some Autumn Hedgehogs. We have been looking at different types of weather and have found Thunder and Lightening to be the most exciting weather type.

Our writing has been making some super progress and we have started to learn about capital letters. In Art we have created some beautiful Harvest hats and we are very excited to wear them next Friday for our Harvest performance.

From Year 1 🙂