Robin Class News: 22.10.20

Well, we have finally reached half term! Yesterday, the children left school just after lunchtime, after a fun morning dressed in their dare to be different outfits. Well done to the Robins and their parents for coming up with some great ideas, with lots of coloured hair and clothes. Josh certainly had a unique idea with pants on his head! Here are some photos.

As it was Apple Day, the children completed some apple tasks. After looking at a variety of apples, we collected some words to write an acrostic poem, with the word APPLE written vertically. The following photos show the children writing their poem, our shared collection of words and class version, with copies of four of their poems.

After break, the Robins worked in the Computer Room and used a paint program to create an image of a bowl of juicy apples. Once they had finished, they were able to choose another activity. Here are some further photos of the children working together.

Finally, after a couple of afternoons with Google Parent Meetings, many thanks to all of you for using the technology to enable us to get together and have a chat about how the children have settled to working in Year 2 and how they are getting on with their work. It was great to meet you all online for a chat and for once I kept to time!

I hope you all have an enjoyable half term holiday, whether you are going away for a holiday, or spending time at home with some daily outings.

Mrs Brownsey

Writing Competition: Enter by 28.10.20

Explore Learning

Writers’ Awards 2020

Calling all young writers!

If you have any spare time over half term and you are looking for any activity, here is an opportunity to enter a writing competition.

Below there is a link to a resource pack, which you can use for some guidance on writing a short story.

Enter your 500-word story online by the 28th of October for a chance to win incredible prizes!

Free Sleep Workshop

A online workshop to help parents of children who struggle to sleep is available free of charge. I know that many of you have children with sleep issues so it might be worth a look.

Do you children struggle to Self-settle ?
Are they calling through the night ?
Waking too early ?
Thanks to funding from Victory Housing Trust Handelsbanken fund and the Family Fund through Norfolk Community Foundation we are delighted to offer three free ZOOM Sleep Workshops for parent of children with sleep deprivation.from 10 am – 12 noon on
18 November
2 December or
9 December
The Zoom Sleep Workshops cover:
How sleep works
Sleep information and strategies
Developing a good bedtime routine
Self settling
Early waking
Maintaining a good sleep pattern
Contact to book your free place.  Please specify which date
Joy Bishop
Lead Sleep Counsellor

Robin Class News: 16.10.20

This week, the children enjoyed creating their Robin Cauliflower Christmas card. They are lovely and colourful and if you decide to order some, I’m sure you will enjoy sending them out to friends and family this Christmas. Here is a photo of four of the cards.

It has been lovely to see some of the things that the children have brought in for show-and-tell sessions. This week Amelie brought in a bag that she had made at home, George had photos of the trophy he had been awarded and Laurence brought in a new book, which he and Imogen read to the class. Here are some photos.

In English lessons, the children were looking at non-fiction books and learning about using alphabetical order. We discussed when alphabetical order is used, such as in a dictionary, thesaurus, class list, index and glossary. They enjoyed creating a Fairground Glossary and were very good at suggesting different rides that could be included. Here is a photo of George and Laurence gluing their glossary cards into their English book in alphabetical order.

The Drama lesson this week was called The Grand Parade and after listening to descriptions of various shops, the children used their imagination to create a shop in groups of three, or four. Their shops sold clothes, toys, cakes and sweets and they enjoyed selling me a range of goods, including a posh dress, hat and a box of chocolates! Here are a few photos of them planning their shops.

Finally, it was great to see so many children dress up on Friday as a fruit, or a vegetable. Well done for being so creative at home – certainly not easy outfits to produce! Many thanks for all the donations of food that the children brought to school. Here are some photos taken in the school hall.

The Robin Google Classroom has been set up, alongside the other classes. If you haven’t signed in yet, please can you assist your child to accept the invitation to join the class.

The parent meetings have all been booked and you should have received your invitation. Please be ready at your allotted time and I will then let you into the meeting. Please be aware that the meetings will not be able to run over the given time. I look forward to speaking to you online.

Mrs Brownsey

Swan News 18.10.20

Sorry for the late news, I have been preparing for the parent meetings next week.

I understand that the Swans made a fantastic effort for the Harvest Day. I enjoyed looking at the photos.

Next week we will celebrate Apple Day on Wednesday and we will be making an apple bird feeder. If you are able to bring an apple to school that would be great. If not don’t worry I will bring extra.

Also the Friends of Hemblington are organising a dare to be different day. For a 50p donation children can wear something different to school. I will have to rummage in our dressing up clothes!

This week we finish at 1:30pm on Wednesday. Dragonfly group can do their show and tell on Wednesday instead of the usual Thursday. An activity that they might enjoy doing for show and tell is ‘who can make the longest apple peel’ using a peeler to peel an apple without the peel breaking. I will do this at school on Wednesday morning.

Google Classroom seems to be working for most of you. If you haven’t signed in yet, or are having problems let me know. If you have more than one child in school make sure you log out of their account before logging on to the swan classroom as it seems to confuse accounts.

Parent meetings. These are all booked and you should have your invite. Please be ready at your allotted time and I will then let you in to the meeting. Please be aware that the meetings can not run over the given time.

This half term has flown by, thank you for all for being so supportive during these tricky times. I look forward to speaking to you online.

Hemblington Primary School

Headteacher: Miss Kendra Collier

Telephone: 01603 713243

Fax: 01603 716994