Flying start in Dragonfly class

Reception children have had a fantastic start to school life! They have settled in brilliantly to school routines and have been busy having fun with their learning. The children voted to change our class story from Owl Babies to Hedgehog Babies so we made hedgehogs out of salt dough and made hedgehog bread! We hope you like the pictures.

Hazel class discover an alien invasion!

The children discover a crash landing with clues that aliens have landed in our school. We read the story The Aliens Are Coming! The children created fabulous posters and presented their ideas on how to scare the aliens away, such as, make a trap, make scary masks and dazzle them with lots of camera flashes.

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Going the distance!

A huge congratulations to an enthusiastic group of Year 3, 4, 5 and 6 children who travelled to St Bede’s to compete in a Cross Country event this evening. Despite there being approximately 70-80 children per race, each and every one of them persevered and encouraged each other to complete it to the best of their ability. A special mention to one of our Year 5 pupils who came a fantastic third place, earning them entry to represent North Bristol in the finals on Sunday 20th November! A big well done to all who participated! Go Stoke Park!

Re-launch of the Walk to School project!

The walk to school project run in partnership with Bristol City Council and the Living Streets charity is officially back at Stoke Park as of Monday 17th October!

Lots of children have been asking whether they can continue to earn their active badges this year and after resolving some technical difficulties, I am very excited to announce that it has all been set up for our last week of Term 1!

The theme this year is ‘My Neighbourhood’ and the children can get their first badge if they travel septembers-badgeactively to school this Monday (17th). Walking, scooting, cycling or parking and striding (a combination of parking nearby and walking at least 5 minutes into school) will earn their first beach-themed badge! Miss Meek will be out in the playground from 8.15am on Monday to issue badges to children who travelled in one of the ways listed above.

The excitement of travelling actively does not stop there though! As it is the last week of term, the children will be able to collect October’s badge in just one week! If they travel actively on either Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday or Friday, they will gain their second (mining-themed) badge!octobers-badge

Please see the attached flyer for further details or speak to Miss Meek if you have any questions!

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Tricky Calculations!

Last week, Year 6 tackled some tricky maths problems related to short and long multiplication. They were able to discuss their understanding and related the value of the digits to their understanding of their place value unit!

This week, we have begun looking at the short method for division. We discussed how it is the inverse of multiplication but that our knowledge of our times tables can actually help us to divide! Tomorrow’s challenge will be to learn the method for long division. I am sure that we will report back on how brilliantly we have been able to learn this soon!

A super start for Year 1!

Hazel Class should be very proud of the way they have settled into the new routines of school. Well done!  They have enjoyed re-enacting the story of George and The Dragon as well as creating their own stories using puppets. They have enjoyed sharing home work too.

We are excited to go on our trip to Cardiff Castle – please return your slips as soon as possible. It’s great to see so many children reading at home – please keep commenting and they will receive a special stamp in their reading record book. Please check book bags for spellings handed out on Fridays and tested the following Friday.

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Problem Solvers!

Year 6 have returned from their summer holidays with a fantastic attitude towards their learning. This week in maths, they have applied their knowledge of the addition and subtraction column methods to one and two-step word problems! Keep up the good work Year 6!

Reception Phonics Meeting

We will be holding a Reception parents phonics meeting next Monday 26th September at 9am. This is a chance for us to talk to you about how we teach your children to read and write in school. It will be a really short session but invaluable in helping you to support your children at home with their reading. We will discuss how each of the sounds are taught and you can even have a go yourself!

We will also be talking about our new reading books and how reading books will work in Reception as well as handwriting.

We hope to see you all there!

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A Fond Farewell

IMG_3356Thanks everyone for all of your kind wishes and generous gifts today – not to mention the surprise party! It really was a surprise! I don’t know how you kept that one secret! It was lovely to spend some quality time with the children – you’re all fabulous and you’ve given me so many wonderful memories to take away with me. I wish you all a fabulous summer and I’m already planning a return surprise visit of my own!
Best wishes,
Miss Andrews