Class Blogs

Owls Class


How safe do we feel?

15th October, 2019

Mrs Parr talked to children from Y1 to Y6 about how they kept safe and how they felt in school and at home. Pleae read their responses.

Almost £95 raised by the change Challenge! Squirrel class were the most successful.

A really successfull week in school for our children.

We are aware that some children are using an App called Tik Tok, in which they dance to music, post their videos online and invite others to comment. This is very dangerous as they cannot control or tell who is observing them. Children have described making these videos in their bedrooms, placing them at risk. Please can we ask all parents and carers to be vigilant and check? Tik Tok is rated 12+ on the Apple app store and “teen maturity” on Google Play. However, there is no system in place to verify a user’s age, so anyone can download it. Because of the access to inappropriate content, and the use of popular music that may contain explicit language, this is not an app for young kids.21 Aug 2018 – guidance Please don’t forget that the school is closed for staff training on Friday. Have a great half term break! House Points: Blue 373 Yellow 355 Red 345 Achievement Awards for 14.10.19: Rabbits – For his super effort with forming his letters in writing Squirrels – For making the right choices in his games Badgers – For completing all of his work with enthusiasm and a smile Owls – For improvement in the presentation and quality of her written work. Rabbits are talking about what makes us happy. The Squirrel Class will be practicing addition and subtraction in maths. Welcome to Badger Class, where we will be writing a poem inspired by Tyger, tyger by William Blake. Owls are developing their understanding of vocabulary choices in a text.

Why not read the latest newsletter for more details.

Our Pupil Parliament discussed the issues regarding the football games at lunchtimes. They suggested a number of ways forward: timetables around school; coloured bibs to denote teams – no bib, not to play; staff to supervise the selections of the teams; opportunities to play together as KS2 to reconcile the two classes together! Well done to our Owl class for showing an excellent attitude, behaviour and respect at Kingswood! House Points: Blue 275 Yellow 259 Red 271 Achievement Awards for 07.10.19: Rabbits – For her super effort in phonics Squirrels – For showing outstanding comprehension skills in her reading maths Badgers – For wonderful independent writing, with use of phonetic knowledge, in his English lesson Owls – For her facing every new challenge with enthusiasm at Kingswood. Rabbits are reading the Elmer stories. The Squirrel Class will be partitioning tens and ones in maths. Welcome to Badger Class, where we will be making a compass in Science. Owls are report writing in English and exploring methods of calculations in maths.

Kingswood Residential

6th October, 2019

Years 5 and 6 had a great time at the Kingswood residential trip last week. They experienced many different activities, including: zip wire, den building, climbing wall, go-kart, aeroball, mini olympics, nightline, archery and lots more!

Pupil Parliament Meeting: 02.10.19

1. The Pupil Parliament met today to discuss the Pupil Parliament awards and certificates.

2. The Pupil Parliament were welcomed by Mrs Parr.

3. The clerk will write to the MP, Mr Hancock, to invite him to talk to the Pupil Parliament.

4. Football: Suggestions to resolve the issues included – a timetable; two days a week; bibs; staff to select the teams; no bib, no football; keep a team for the week. All agreed that we needed to reconcile the Badger and Owl classes.

5. Next meeting: Football – feedback from the Football Free Friday’s scheme.

News from the Worship Council

26th September, 2019

Meeting: 26.09.19 1. The council introduced themselves. 2. The Worship Council discussed the role of the council:  Certificates  Encouraging good behaviour  Worship songs  Prayers. 3. Worship Council members have elected a Y6 to the Pupil Parliament. 4. The Worship Council wrote certificates for the next Celebration Assembly.

Hurray for Harkirat!

26th September, 2019

We are very excited to welcome our friend Harkirat Singh from the Leicester Sikh Education Service to the school this afternoon.

Autumn has arrived!

23rd September, 2019

Another sunny weekend – and probably the last of the ice cream Fridays.

Looking forward to welcoming Harkirat Singh from Leiceter on Thursday and the Cake Sale on behalf of Macmillan Cancer Care on Friday.

Please check out the newsletters, Friends and policy pages for updates.

Busy week in Owls Class

22nd September, 2019

Owls Class enjoyed a busy week last week. Here’s a few pictures showing rounding numbers in maths; Walking through the Old Testament in RE; Year 6 Sports Festival at Thurston Community College and printing in art.

Eco Council

18th September, 2019

Eco Council Meeting: 15.09.19 Item:  We established our aim: to help the environment around the school.  We talked about the impact of throwing away rubbish, especially plastic, and the destruction of the rainforests.  The council decided to host a Cake Sale to raise funds for an eco space in school.  Next meeting – Feedback from the Pupil Parliament

About the Teacher

This is my eleventh year of teaching and I feel privileged to call myself a teacher. I am a Maths Specialist Teacher, so maths is definitely a passion of mine. I enjoy making my lessons motivating, exciting and challenging. When I am not teaching, I like to spend time with my friends and family, go on country walks, visit new places and read, or listen to, a good book. Mrs Smithson

Term Dates

  • 2019 - 2020
  • PD Days: 02 & 03 September
  • Autumn Term 1: 04 Sept - 17 Oct
  • PD Day: 18 Oct
  • Autumn Term 2: 28 Oct - 19 Dec
  • Spring Term 1: 06 Jan 2020 - 14 Feb
  • Spring Term 2: 24 Feb - 03 April
  • Summer Term 1: 20 April - 22 May
  • Summer Term 2: 01 June - 17 July
  • PD Day: 20 & 21 July

October 2019

MonTueWedThuFriSatSun
1
  • Lunchtime Basketball Club
  • Badger Basketball Club
  • Owl Basketball Club
  • KS2 Basketball Club
2
  • Football Lunchtime Club
  • UKS2 to Kingswood Activit…
  • Rabbit Football Club
  • Squirrel Football Club
  • EYFS & KS1 Football C…
3
  • Kigswood Day 2
  • Team Games Lunchtime Club
  • Badger Hockey Club
  • Owl Hockey Club
  • KS2 Hockey Club
4
  • Kingswood Day 3
  • Rabbit Balance Bikes Club
5
6
7
  • Badger Swimming at Diss
  • Tapestry Meeting for Rabb…
8
  • Lunchtime Basketball Club
  • Badger Basketball Club
  • Owl Basketball Club
  • KS2 Basketball Club
9
  • Football Lunchtime Club
  • Rabbit Football Club
  • Squirrel Football Club
  • EYFS & KS1 Football C…
10
  • Harvest Festival
  • Grandparents' Lunch
  • Team Games Lunchtime Club
  • Badger Hockey Club
  • EYFS Talk to parents &…
  • Owl Hockey Club
11
  • Rabbit Balance Bikes Club
12
13
14
  • Badger Swimming at Diss
15
  • Lunchtime Basketball Club
  • Badger Basketball Club
  • Owl Basketball Club
  • KS2 Basketball Club
16
  • Football Lunchtime Club
  • Rabbit Football Club
  • Squirrel Football Club
  • EYFS & KS1 Football C…
17
  • Individual photos
  • Team Games Lunchtime Club
  • Badger Hockey Club
  • Owl Hockey Club
  • KS2 Hockey Club
18
  • PD Day: Staff Training
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
  • Children back
  • Badger Swimming at Diss
  • Parents' Evening
29
30
  • Football Lunchtime Club
  • Rabbit Football Club
  • Squirrel Football Club
  • EYFS & KS1 Football C…
31
  • Owl Class Assembly
  • Team Games Lunchtime Club
  • Badger Hockey Club
  • Owl Hockey Club
  • KS2 Hockey Club

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October 2019

MonTueWedThuFriSatSun
1
  • Lunchtime Basketball Club
  • Badger Basketball Club
  • Owl Basketball Club
  • KS2 Basketball Club
2
  • Football Lunchtime Club
  • UKS2 to Kingswood Activit…
  • Rabbit Football Club
  • Squirrel Football Club
  • EYFS & KS1 Football C…
3
  • Kigswood Day 2
  • Team Games Lunchtime Club
  • Badger Hockey Club
  • Owl Hockey Club
  • KS2 Hockey Club
4
  • Kingswood Day 3
  • Rabbit Balance Bikes Club
5
6
7
  • Badger Swimming at Diss
  • Tapestry Meeting for Rabb…
8
  • Lunchtime Basketball Club
  • Badger Basketball Club
  • Owl Basketball Club
  • KS2 Basketball Club
9
  • Football Lunchtime Club
  • Rabbit Football Club
  • Squirrel Football Club
  • EYFS & KS1 Football C…
10
  • Harvest Festival
  • Grandparents' Lunch
  • Team Games Lunchtime Club
  • Badger Hockey Club
  • EYFS Talk to parents &…
  • Owl Hockey Club
11
  • Rabbit Balance Bikes Club
12
13
14
  • Badger Swimming at Diss
15
  • Lunchtime Basketball Club
  • Badger Basketball Club
  • Owl Basketball Club
  • KS2 Basketball Club
16
  • Football Lunchtime Club
  • Rabbit Football Club
  • Squirrel Football Club
  • EYFS & KS1 Football C…
17
  • Individual photos
  • Team Games Lunchtime Club
  • Badger Hockey Club
  • Owl Hockey Club
  • KS2 Hockey Club
18
  • PD Day: Staff Training
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
  • Children back
  • Badger Swimming at Diss
  • Parents' Evening
29
30
  • Football Lunchtime Club
  • Rabbit Football Club
  • Squirrel Football Club
  • EYFS & KS1 Football C…
31
  • Owl Class Assembly
  • Team Games Lunchtime Club
  • Badger Hockey Club
  • Owl Hockey Club
  • KS2 Hockey Club