Barn Owls News!
Happy Canada day!
Class 8 are having a Canada themed week as part of the school Multi-Cultural Week.
July 1st is Canada day, which will start our week off beautifully.
We are having a Zumba Session first thing this morning...I wonder what we will do next?
Watch this space to find out.
Year 2 Trip
Watch this space! Exciting News soon to be announced.
It is Sports Day this coming Tuesday, 18th June. We are doing all of our races on the track this year, starting at 1.30pm.
Sunhats, drinks and a team coloured t-shirt are needed please, as well as lots of supporters!
Thank you for your support
The summer fayre raised over £2,000 - £319of which came from the Chocolate Tombola.
Your support is amazing, thanks so much.
Thank you so much for all of the chocolate items for our Tombola stall at the Summer Fayre. Miss West managed to resist eating them!
We have finally finished designing and making our fridge magnets using Funky Foam.
We have been using clay to make Diwali Diya Lamp Holders
Summer may be coming at last!
After glorious weather at the weekend, it seems that summer may finally be on its way.
Please can the children have a hat to wear at play times and also some sun cream for them to apply as needed.
A bottle of water is also essential please.
This Long Eared Owl is happy and content. It is possible to tell this becuase it has its ears sticking up.
Look who came to sit next to me on the bench!
I got to fly and hold this beautiful Eagle Owl...wow!
This is Nick-Nick...can you find out what type of owl he is?
The Tawny Owl was very camera shy, but I snook back quietly and caught her peeping out of her nest box.
A beautiful snowy owl
This is Joe a 5 year old Barn Owl, one of Barney's cousins.
Miss West met him and some of his owl friends last week...keep checking back to see more very different looking owls!
Joe came out to meet us and fly with us, there was not very much wind though so he was not very energetic or keen to fly around.
Have a lovely long weekend, I hope that the sun shines and we can all relax and have fun. Will it be warm enough for my first ice cream of the summer?
Learning about Diwali
We tried a version of Barfi - a Diwali food...I guess we liked it as I could not get a picture quickly enough!
We have started to work to complete our SAT's tests. We are spreading them out over a few weeks, so that we do not become very tired Barn Owls.
This means that it is even more important than ever that we are all at school every day.
Hannah proudly collected our 100% attendance certificate...can we get another one this week perhaps?
Miss West spent an evening with lots of different owls last weekend and even got to hold two of them. Do you know how many types of owl there are?
...pictures to follow.
I am on a First Aid Course for three days next week, if there are any problems please see Mrs Mills or Miss Ross. Lessons will carry on as usual with Miss Ross, Mrs Mills, Mrs Oliver and Mrs Hills help.
I hope that you all had a lovely break. It seems that spring has finally sprung, so lets hope for lots of sunny and warm weather until the end of term now.
Please can the children not bring footballs from home now. Balls will be provided by school to use at playtime.
We have been making Easter Nest Cakes...they look delicious, and smell very tasty. Will Miss West get one I wonder?
Lewis and Ruby are in the roll of honour this term. Well done to them!
Holly, James and Neave managed to get here every single day, braving snow and illness. Well done.
Can more of us achieve this next term?
Special Visitors to Class 8
(They did not know we were scary Barn Owls!)
School Concert and Art Exhibition
'The Art of Music'
This coming Friday afternoon (22nd March) in the school hall. Come along and see the wonderful art work and hear our budding musicians play.
We break up on Wednesday 27th March at 2.30pm and return on Monday 15th April for the summer term...let's hope the weather takes note!
I hope that you have a lovely 2 weeks.
World Book Day & Comic Relief
The children looked amazing in their costumes last week, there is a lovely picture of us all dressed up in the gallery. Thank you for the 50p donations too.
This Friday is Comic Relief.
We would like everyone to come either dessed in red or as a monster. There will be a disco in the hall for those who wish to take part in the afternoon. Again we would encourage a donation of at least 50p if you can manage it please.
Many thanks for your support.
What are we learning about this term?
Florence Nightingale in History
Electricity in Science
Sketching and drawing carefully in Art
Joining letters in Handwriting
Rhythm in Music
Ball skills in Games
Writing in different styles and making our writing interesting to read in Literacy
Parents Evening Letters
Appointments are being filled as the letters are returned. The letters were in book bags on Monday. Any queries, please let me know.
I hope that you all have a lovely half term break after what has been an interesting start to 2013 due to snow, ice and so much illness.
The class winner this week is: Duncan with 43points. Well done!
The scores are:
We seem to have lots of poorly Barn Owls at the moment. Please make sure that your child has a warm coat, hat, scarf and gloves for playtimes as well as long trousers and a P.E. jumper, as we are usually outside unless it is raining or icy.
Well it is snowing again and although over 300 schools are closed in Norfolk, those of us who could get here are having some fun in the snow.
I hope that you all had a lovely Christmas and celebrated the New Year in style
Please remember that school closes at 2.30pm tomorrow
We all hope that everyone has a wonderful Christmas and a very happy and safe holiday.
See you all in 2013!
Roll of Honour
Congratulations to Chloe and Jayden!
It was very hard to choose this term.
Here they are with their certificates.
We are the class with the best attendance in the infants this term.
Can we keep it up next term?
Our Christmas Party is on Monday.
Children may wear their party outfit all day but please remember that they will be playing and working in it, so nothing too precious please.
A small party tea in a lunch box, including a non-fizzy drink is also needed.
Our Christmas play went very well, the children were brilliant! Thank you for coming along to watch it too. There are some lovely photographs in the gallery pages and in the reception area of the school. Do have a look.
Rehearsals for our Christmas
performances are going welland the children are very excited to be performing foryou all next Monday 10th
and Tuesday 11th December
starting around 1:30pm for approximately an hour.
Creative Club next half term is FULL.
Thanks for being so entusiastic.
Neave, Lily, Ruby, Brad, Leah, James, Isabella & Holly all have places.
Please can all library books be returned as soon as possible.
We collect them all in over Christmas so that they do not get lost amongst the wrapping paper!
Are you coming along to our School Quiz onThursday 6th December?
performances are next week.
and Tuesday 11th December
starting around 1:30pm.
Letters were sent home 3/12/12 for places at Creative Club next half term.
All children who wish to attend need to return a slip in order to secure a place, even if they have come along this term.
We will continue to enjoy a range of craft activities using different resources to those usually available in school, all for a bargain price of 50p a session.
Get in quickly, return slips to Miss Ross please.
A Winter Wonderland!
There were only a few flakes of snow in Cromer this last weekend but winter has certainly taken its grip of the corridors in school.
If you come to see the Christmas play, do have a look to see if you can spot the displays and work by the Barn Owls.
Our 'Advent Box' linked to the story 'One Snowy Night by Nick Butterworth.
Our Mobiles ... can you guess the theme of them this year?
Our Winter Poem display.
We are making a Glove Puppet in D.T.
We have the shape cut out of felt...next the sewing...
Some of us are nearly ready to start to decorate our puppets. Others are still sewing.
Monday and Tuesday's performances.
If your child is a sheep in our part of the performance, a letter was sent home on Friday 30/11/12.
All other costumes are provided.
Many Thanks, we look forward to performing for you all next week!
Read, Write Inc Meeting
Wednesday 28th November
Unfortunately this has had to be postponed until the New Year. Sorry for any inconvenience.
The Winter Fayre raised £1500, thanks for your support.
Winter Fayre - This Friday at 1.30pm
Year 2 are running the tombola and we would be very grateful to receive any items that can go onto our stall.
A letter is in Book Bags (20/11/12) about the arrangements.
A 3rd Attendance Certificate
100% again...Well done
Children in Need 2012
£374 raised. Thank you everyone!
Pudsey and Blush would like to invite you tocome to school covered in as many multi-coloured spots as possible on Friday!
50p minimum donation for wearing spotty mufti. Celebration disco at the end of the afternoon.
Letter in book bags 13/11/12.
Orders need to be placed before Thursday 29th November in order to be able to enjoy our lovely Christmas Lunch this year.
We hope that you like the cards and gift tags that you ordered. We think that they are beautiful and that the children should be very proud of themselves.
Well done to everyone who bought a poppy or attended the Remembrance Service at the War memorial on Sunday.
Some of the Year 2 children enjoyed their first week of the club. We made chocolate sparklers and Funky Foam poppy themed badges this week to link in with Guy Fawkes night and Remembrance Sunday.
Have a look at the Clubs page to find out what we did connected with Diwali this week.
We will be doing something connected to Thanksgiving in America next week...what could it be?
We have learnt about Remembrance Sunday and why we wear poppies.
There are some good website links to learn more further down the page.
What are we learning about?
September to Christmas
Health & Growth
Geography & History
A study of Coll linked to the Katie Morag Stories
The Great Fire of London
Art & D.T
Mother, Nature, Designer
Skills with Mr Groves, linked to topic work
Stories that Jesus told
The Christmas Story
Throwing & Catching
Making Games with a partner & in groups
Singing games & some instruments
Exploring duration,pulse & rhythm
Getting on & Falling Out
Saying No to Bullies
Read, Write Sounds
Counting & ordering numbers to 100
Mental & written addition & subtraction
Adding & subtracting 9 and 11
Money, recognition & use of coins to make totals & solve problems
Naming & describing 2D and 3D shapes
Measuring in cm & m
Collecting data using a tally chart
Presenting data using a Venn Diagram, Pictogram, Block Graph
Ordering numbers, addition & subtraction, finding the difference & making totals
Have a lovely half term holiday - we finish at the usual time on Friday afternoon
First 100 words
We have practised and tested the first 60 of these so far. Please practise any that are highlighted in yellow on the lists in book bags. (No list means all of the 60 were correct)
10 Times Table Certificate
Can you answer the 20 questions correctly any faster?
You could try the 5 and 10 times tables too.
We have been enjoying hearing about Katie Morag and where she lives on the island of Coll in Scotland.
This is an interesting Powerpoint presentation link that you could use to share what we have been doing in Geography at home.
Where is Katie Morag set?
Welcome to Lewis!
We were joined by a new Barn Owl this week called Lewis. He is settling in well and we all hope that he has lots of happy times here.
A Parliament of Owls
A very large group of Barn Owls have found a home in the corridor outside of Class 8.
They are looking for some worms, shrews or mice to eat.
Thank you to everyone who contributed to our Harvest display. The food will be greatly appreciated by the elderly in Sheringham.
Some of the Year 2 children were brave enough to read during our Harvest Festival assembly.
This is what they read:
H is for the Harvest given by God for us to grow wheat and cereals.
A is for apples. Golden, rosy and red as well as for all of the juicy fruit we enjoy.
R is for rearing farm animals to give us food. Milk, butter and cheese from cows.
V is for vegetables grown in gardens and fields. Beans, potatoes, cabbages and carrots.
E is for eggs. Free-range from chickens allowed to wander out of doors.
S is for sharing our plenty with the many poor of the world.
T is for thanking God, the Lord of the Harvest.
What do we need to do at Harwest time?
We got a 100% attendance certificate awarded again for the second week running.
The class winner this week is:Duncan with 49 points. Well done!
The scores are:
The Rainbow Book
I wonder who will be in it this week?
14.9.12 - George & Reggie
21.9.12 - Holly & Chloe
28.9.12 - Charlie M & Charlie T
5.10.12 - James & Ashton
13.10.12 - Lewis & Jamie
20.10.12 - Florence & James
27.10.12 - Freddie & Brad
09.11.12 - Isabelle & Jayden
16.11.12 - Isabella & Ruby
23.11.12 - Hannah & Jayden
30.11.12 - Lily & Isabelle
7.12.12 - Neave & Henry
14.12.12 - Chloe & Freddie
11.1.13 - Lewis & Reggie
25.1.13 - Freddie & Reggie
1.2.13 - Charlie T & Jamie
8.2.13 - Florence & George
15.2.13 - Lily & Holly
1.3.13 - George & Charlie M
8.3.13 - Ashton & Leah
22.3.13 - Lily, James & Hannah
19.4.13 - Chloe & Hannah
26.4.13 - Ruby & Jayden
3.5.13 - Neave & Isabella
10.5.13 - Leah & Henry
17.5.13 - Lily & Holly
24.5.13 - Ruby & Isabella
7.6.13 - Brad & Charlie M
14.6.13 - Leah & James
21.6.13 - Freddie & Reggie
Barney and Bonsai have been having some amazing adventures every weekend. Keep an eye out below to see what they have been getting up to.
I have already spent the weekend with lots of people.
When I went to Leah's house I was allowed to play on her scooter and I tried doughnuts and chocolate milkshake for the first time. I also met a big and quite scary dog.
When I stayed with Reggie, I was allowed to sleep during the day as usual. After dark I had great fun playing with his toys.
During the weekend I spent with Holly, I went to this big pond, called Splash, I had to get changed in a dark cupboard called a locker. It is a good job I am not like Plop the owl in the book I am listening to in class, as he would have been very afraid.
At Charlie's house I found out that I am very talented when it comes to playing the guitar and I tasted my very first chip. Charlie lives in a barn house, it was just right for me!
I went to the woods this weekend with Ashton and his family, including their dog Tilly. I found a tree with a lovely nest hole, but it was already lived in so I decided not to stay there.
I had a lovely weekend at home with Ruby. I went swimming, but had to watch and then tried fish and chips as Ruby had eaten all of the tasty worms.
I wne to the cinema with Henry. I enjoyed Madagascar 3 even though there were no owls in it.
I have just found out that I am going to spend a whole week with Isabella. I remember that her sister Colette is very kind and looked after me well once before. I am very excited and flapping my wings wildly!
When I went home with Isabella for the half term holiday, I had great fun. We got to play with Play-Doh and we had our faces painted at Holkham Hall for Halloween. It was very itchy. I got to watch CBBC and I tasted Weetabix and McDonalds food for the first time. Isabella tried to get me to play her guitar, but my wings were not very good at holding down the strings. I did enjoy the hot dogs and hot chocolate that she shared with me though. Finally there were lots of fireworks. I like the pretty colours but the noise is a bit scary.
I spent this weekend with Neave. The weekend was a little scary at first as we went to a pet shop and saw lots of rabbits in cages. I wondered if Neave was going to put me in a cage too! Neave's mummy is going to have a baby soon. If it is a boy, I hope that she calls him Barney after me. We went to play on some very exciting toys at the park near to the beach and we saw all of the poppy wreaths at the war memorial on Sunday.
I had a lovely weekend with Lewis. He looked after me ever so well. On Sunday we went to a city called Sheffield. I thought I was going to be able to really practise my take off and landing because I would be flying there, but it was a very long way so although disappointed at first, in the end I was very glad that we travelled by car.
I have just flown back from Charlie T's house. We had a lovely weekend. I watched television and helped her to choose some brand new purple boots to wear. Something very strange happened though...Charlie's mummy put a tree up inside the house! I wanted to go and sit on the branches but she would not let me. Instead lots of lights and baubles were put on it. Apparently it is there ready for something called Santa. What is that?
I have spent a fun weekend with hannah and am now resting on my branch again. She also put up one of these funny indoor trees that apparently are not for owls like myself to roost in but for ornaments and chocolates to hang on! I had more chips and am really getting to like them. I also tasted a kebab and garlic bread...ooh my beak did smell after that!
I am a very tired Barn Owl today. I spent a very active, football filled weekend with Freddie. We played lots and lots, Freddie must really enjoy it. He is quite good I think, not that I know much about football! I also got to go to 2 parties, 1 for Neave and 1 for Freddie's grandma.
I quite liked the large bird bath that Freddie's mum organised for me...or I thought that was the case, until Freddie jumped in and I had to sit on the side and watch...I was a little unhappy about that, but I did nto let them see that my feathers were ruffled!
I had a very exciting weekend with Chloe. I did some gymnastics and went to two birthday parties. Lily and Jayden both had lovely celebrations.
This weekend I went to see James and his family. I definitely want to go there again. They were the first family to let me go into the trees, I felt very much at home. I spent lots of lovely time in the garden with James.
Well, it was a very interesting weekend with Brad, filled with yet more new experiences. Brad shared his Friday night treat of Pizza and ice cream with me. It was scrummy. I was really excited at the thought of watching Brad play football, as I have heard that he is quite good. It was postponed though due to the heavy rain, so I got to watch television instead. I was very relieved not to be getting wet...that is until Brad decided that it was bath time! Not for him...but for me! He was very gentle though but I did not like getting the water in my eyes. Brad read me a lovely section of his book. I expected lots of lovely pages to turn but he has a funny computer thing called a kingle? I missed my mummy on Sunday, but I got to help make Brad's mummy's day very special, which was nearly as good.
Thanks for a fun weekend Brad, but I hope that I do not have to have any more baths!
I am now enjoying my rest on the classroom windowsill and am really looking forward to next weekend.
I am having a lovely time watching Class 8 learning in Maths lessons. I am listening very carefully so that I can help to practise maths with the lucky person who takes me home every weekend.
When I went to Brad's house, I used my counting skills to carry out a traffic survey. We saw 60 silver cars, 42 black cars and 9 white vans when we were on the way to Norwich.
During my weekend with George I went shopping and learned that when a drink is on offer at 2 for £3 that it means they cost £1.50 each.
At Chloe's house I was allowed to help her to make some scrumptious chocolate cakes, we had to split a bar of chocolate with 24 squares in it in half. We worked out that made 2 piles of 12 squares. It was hard to resist eating the chocolate when chloe's mummy was not looking.
When I went home with James, he bought me a big and very cold ice lolly. We also practised taking away 9 by adjusting like we had been doing in class. We got so good at it that we were using 3 digit numbers.
I made some Chunky Monkey cookies this weekend with Lily and got to sit in the scales. I found out that I weigh 125g, the same amount as the sugar that went into the cookies! Miss West said that her cookie was very delicious when she tasted it today.
At Freddie's house I got to eat Pizza, sleep in a lovely warm bed and I went to a party. I did though have to do loads of maths, including fractions! I got dressed up for the party and am still wearing my tie today!
I am so proud of my tie that I wanted my photograph taking. I think I look very smart, what do you think?
I went to buy things from the Bakers shop with Florence and bought an ice cream too.
I have just heard that I am going to spend a week with Jayden. We will be able to do loads of maths. I wonder if we will count how many spiky bits he has in his hair one day?
Well, I did not count all of the spiky bits in his hair because there were too many, but I did have to count lots and lots of 1p coins for his Great Grandma. She had 1,100 altogether, making £11.00! I also helped Jayden to count his football cards as well as with doing the shopping.
I liked it at Jamie's house because maths involved counting and eating doughnuts. Yum! Yum! I could not manage to eat one without licking my mouth...can you do that? It is very hard. I also got to play a new game called Monopoly. Jamie's family must be very rich as I got to buy 3 hotels and 5 houses. Wow!
Can you think of any other interesting facts?
Harvest Festival - Wednesday 10th October
We would be really grateful to receive any donations of tinned foods (in date please) or fresh fruit and vegetables.
Following our special celebration in school this will all be donated to the Age Concern Centre in Sheringham.
Getting Ready For Christmas!
All of the children will be bringing home their Christmas Card design this week. It is part of a fundraising initiative in school and is a chance for you to buy some very special Christmas Cards this year.
There will be a letter telling you all about it and orders need to be made and paid for byMonday 15th October so that they can be made by the company and be available to you before December.
100% attendance certificate awarded.
Our Fun-filled French day.
We all arrived at school with our passports and headed onto the aeroplane for the short flight to France.
We headed first to Bayeux and looked at a video of the famous tapestry before trying some embroidery ourselves. We also made French crepes from fabric and French flags using Hama beads.
After play, we moved onto the French Alps and warmed up for a go at skiing by practising 'Heads, Shoulders, Knees and Toes' in French. We all then had a go on some special skis. We had to work in teams, co-operating and communicating with each other. We were thirsty after all of this so we tried some water from the French Alps, Evian.
After lunch we tried some French toast and sparkling water (champagne) as well as trying to flip our mini crepes, before going into the hall to see what everyone else had been doing during the day.
We had great fun, especially watching two of our teachers try to use the special skis.
Letters and News
Letters sent home Friday 5th October about making appointments.
Please remember to return the slip if you would like a family photograph of your children.
European Day of Languages - Wednesday 26th September
There are letters in Book Bags 20/9/12
We will be spending the day 'in France' and will be learning some French words, trying some typical foods and making all things French.
Children may come to school dressed as a French person or in the colours of the French flag - red, white or blue.
These were decided upon by the children at the start of term:
1) We will talk quietly in class
2) We will give ourselves enough space on the carpet
3) We will be polite saying please and thank you
4) We will take it in turns to speak and listen
5) We will work quietly, trying our best and listening to our teacher
These are sent home on Friday and it would be lovely if they can be returned by Tuesday, when we can share and celebrate everyone's efforts.
Well done to all of the Barn Owls who did some fabulous drawing and writing in their Learning Logs again last week. I enjoyed reading about some very delicious foods.
I wonder what the challenge will be this week?
14/9/12 - L.O. To keep a food diary.
21/9/12 - L.O. To share lots of information about yourself.
28/9/12 - L.O. To share some facts about France.
5/10/12 - L.O. To give some examples of human and physical features in the local area.
12/10/12 - L.O. To find examples of 2D shapes at home.
19/10/12 - L.O. To measure things at home in cm and m.
26/10/12 - L.O. To write sentences about the holidays.
9/11/12 - L.O. To share some information about Remembrance Sunday.
16/11/12 - L.O. To record the times that you do things during the day.
23/11/12 - No Learning Log but please do lots of Reading instead.
30/11/12 - L.O. To show what you know about 1/2 and 1/4.
7/12/12 - L.O. To find objects made from wood, glass or metal at home.
14/12/12 - No Learning Log but please do lots of Reading instead.
11.1.13 - L.O. To Make a New Years Resolution.
18.1.13 - L.O. To write about the Snowy Weather.
25.1.13 - L.O. To show how to count in groups.
1.2.13 - L.O. To practise giving change.
8.2.13 - L.O. To describe your bedroom.
15.2.13 - NO LEARNING LOGS - Please read and practise the first 100 or 200 words and the 2,5,10 times tables instead.
1.3.13 - L.O. To draw a view from a window.
8.3.13 - L.O. To draw a poster to show the dangers of electricity.
15.3.13 L.O. To show what you know about Red Nose Day.
19.4.13 L.O. To list and draw fridge magnets from home.
26.4.13 L.O. To draw and write about a nocturnal animal.
3.5.13 - L.O. To draw and describe a favourite story character.
10.5.13 - L.O. To draw and describe a plant using adjectives.
17.5.13 - L.O. To write about a celebration that you have been to.
24.5.13 - No Learning Log - Please read lots and enjoy the break!
7.6.13 - No Learning Log - Please read lots.
14.6.13 - L.O. To write 10 facts about Sheringham.
21.6.13 - No Learning Log. Please read lots.
Barney the Barn Owl
Barney is our class mascot. He spends the week sitting on his branch (the windowsill) but gets very lonely if he stays at school at the weekend.
He had a lovely time with one of the boys last week and he is very excited to see who he will be spending time with next weekend.
He particularly likes helping to complete a page in his diary when he has a weekend away. This can include: photographs, drawings, tickets...anything at all.
Bonsai the Maths Monkey
Bonsai is our Maths friend. He spends the week sitting in his tree (the windowsill), eating any left over bananas, but gets very lonely if he stays at school at the weekend.
He had a lovely time with one of the boys last week and he is very excited to see who he will be spending time with next weekend.
He really likes helping to complete a page in his diary when he has a weekend away. This always shows us all of the maths that he has enjoyed.
It could include receipts, tickets, photographs, writing, drawings...anything at all. He is good at weighing and measuring, especially when baking cakes and he loves going shopping, if he gets to pay with actual coins or notes rather than credit cards! He likes to see how change is calculated and how coins can be combined to make a larger amount.
Please have a look inside the front cover of the diary for more hints and tips when he comes to stay with you.
I wonder who he will be visiting this coming weekend?