In P.E. this term, Year 1 have been learning how to travel around in different ways using the Gym equipment.
Making a ‘Supertato’
Sparrow class had a wonderful time showing their parents how to make a ‘Supertato’. We told them all about the local superheroes we have been learning about and then they helped us to write stories.
We had Miriam Cousins from Maidstone Police Station visit us. She showed us the different parts of her uniform and let us try it on. She also told us about her job and said she would come back and see us again soon. We are all very excited about seeing her again!
Sparrow class invited their parents in to share their magical learning. There were different tricks to try including making bubbling potions, rainbow patterns with Skittles and watching what happens when milk and washing up liquid mix together. We had lots of fun, even though it was quite messy.
Yoga Lessons in P.E.
This term, Sparrows class have been learning how to do Yoga in their P.E. lessons. They have all been doing amazing work and you can even see some of the positions they have managed to complete.
Visit from Marli the Magician
Sparrow Class had an exciting visitor to start our magic topic. Marli the magician came to show us some magic tricks, teach us some magic words and tell us about how magic began. We had so much fun!
Art – Julie Mehretu
In art, we have been learning about the artist Julie Mehretu, and we have even been painting in the same style as she does. You can see some of work below!
Visit from a Local Author
On Tuesday 26th September, we were lucky enough to receive a visit from a local author named Richard Dodd. He came into the school and spoke to all of us!
Gerald the Giraffe
On Thursday 21st September, Robins and Sparrows had a special visitor. Gerald the Giraffe came to see the children and read his two favourite books. We listened to Room on the Broom and the Gruffalo. After that, we chose the part of the story we liked best and created a freeze frame of the scene. We even told our own stories to our friends.
We really enjoyed having Gerald in our school. We hope he can visit again soon.
Good teaching is allowing pupils to make up for previous gaps in their learning. Pupils have good attitudes to learning because teachers plan activities which maintain pupils interest and enthusiasm. Pupils are proud of their work and this is reflected in their books, which are very neatly presented.
The academy provides well for pupils of all abilities. The most able pupils are given work which is at the right level and are encouraged to do as well as they can and so they make good progress.
Pupils enjoy reading and use the well-stocked library to choose a different book each week. Daily reading sessions, together with well-taught phonics (the sounds that letters make) help to secure pupils good achievement in reading.