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Week beginning 4th July

Last week we consolidated our understanding of fractions in Maths; wrote brilliant 'Brazil' themed stories and found out about the famous footballer 'Pele'. We also said our goodbyes to Miss Webb and we wish her all the best in her new job in Swindon.

A special well done goes to Luke and Daisy who were very brave to perform dances on stage to parents in this year's 'Bitton's got talent' final.


This week, children in Ash class will be learning about direction and movement in Maths, writing diary entries in English and investigating the differences between things that are living or dead in Science.

Also we will soon be learning about growth and life cycles in Science through our Sex and Relationships education. The videos we will be watching can be viewed in the Year 6 classroom at 9:15 am, Monday 4th July.


Year 1 and 2 children will be raising money for families in Brazil affected by the Zika virus by watching 'Rio' during lunchtime, Thursday 7th July. The children will need to pay a minimum of £1 to attend and can bring 20p for a cup of popcorn! Please refer to the letter sent home for more information.


And finally.. learners in Ash class will be meeting their new teacher during Friday's 'Move-up morning'. How exciting!


Week Beginning 27th June


Last week we had a very successful week with some fabulous non-chronological reports produced all about Brazil! Children also showed a brilliant understanding of our multiplication and division skills and how they could use these as a 'sneaky help' in their 144 club!


Hopefully all of Ash Class are now Brazil experts and ready to move on to learning about Pelé! This is our chosen significant person in History and we will be studying him this week. As well as this we will also be working on our story writing in English. Today we have created our main characters for these based on the film 'Rio'. In Maths we will be looking at fractions and particularly fractions of shapes which we have started on today.


As this will be my last website post I would like to take the opportunity to say a MASSIVE thank you to you all and your children in Ash Class who have made me feel so incredibly welcome and have been so kind and helpful. I feel very lucky to have spent my final placement in Ash Class and Wednesday will be a very sad day for me! I wish you all the best for Year Three.


Have a lovely week, Miss Webb.

Week Beginning 20th June


So this week has been full of excitement as we became chefs on Tuesday and traveled to Brazil to bake you some pão de queijo (otherwise known as cheese bread)! We hope you enjoyed it! We have been hard at work in Maths and English and have produced some wonderful poems as well as performing one to follow!


We finished our week with a bang today by spending our morning mixed in our house groups building dens for "Save the Children". The children worked fantastically together and Ash Class had amazing ideas! Today finished with Bitton's Got Talent - The Semi-Finals. Ash Class were so supportive of their peers and congratulations to Luke and Daisy (along with her older sister) from Ash Class friends who have gone through to the finals!


Next week we shall be looking in Geography at Brazil and how it compares to the UK. We will be working hard in English towards a non-chronological report on Brazil and in Maths on some multiplication and division.


Hope you all have a lovely weekend!

Week Beginning 13th June


We had lovely start to the term this last week exploring some Brazilian art and making our own sculptures of inspirational people. Children in Ash Class also had lots of fun celebrating the Queen's 90th Birthday on Friday, they all looked very smart for the occasion!


This coming week we will continue our investigation of Brazil by looking at some of the Geography of it and also exploring some Brazilian cuisine! In English we will be looking at poetry creating some poems of our own as well as in Maths we will be focussing on some addition and subtraction work


Just a reminder that PE Kits will be needed on Tuesday and Thursday during this term so please ensure your child has one on their peg.


As always, if you have any questions about our learning do come and find us in the playground!



Term 6
Week beginning 6th June 2016


Welcome back! We hope you had an enjoyable half term.


Last term finished with some really exciting days with our Bitton’s Got Talent auditions as well as Sports Day and our Celebrations of Home Learning. Ash Class had been very busy at home!


Here are some of our favourite moments of our last week:

So here we are in the last term of this school year! Our topic for this last term will be:

What are Brazilians proud of?

This term, learners in Ash class will be finding out about Brazil in the run up to this years Olympics, with a focus on Geography and Art. We will be investigating the art and culture of Brazil including some cookery, which hopefully will produce some lovely snacks to bring home! Children in Ash class will, as always, be working hard in Maths and English getting ready for Year Three.

Home Learning
Please ensure your child's yellow home learning book is in school every Friday. Do not bring in Children’s University passports until the last week of term.

As with last term there will be a weekly:

 Spelling task and Maths task.

Alongside daily reading at home
Answering the ‘little questions’ are optional home learning tasks that must come into school Thursday 21st July to be eligible for credits.


Please also ensure that your child’s book bag and reading diary come to school every day.


We would also like to ask that  as the sun seems to be coming out more often you ensure your children has sun cream on for their time at school and brings this in their book bag if they need to ‘top themselves up’ during the day!

Other business and dates for the diary


Outdoor PE will be Tuesdays and Thursdays this term (Football and Team Games)

Week beginning 23rd May


Well done to all of Ash Class on their amazing attitude to our 'quizzes' this week. Every single one of the children tried their best and we could not be prouder of them.

Well Done!


Coming up this week on Thursday morning we will be celebrating our home learning for this term. Please remember all home learning books and your Children's University Passports to receive any stamps . 


Thursday afternoon will be the in class 'Bitton's Got Talent' auditions. We know lots of Ash Class have been practising hard and we look forward to seeing what they have all come up with! The class will vote for their favourite three acts to go through to the semi-finals in Term 6.


 Friday morning will be Key Stage One's 'Sports Day'. You are welcome to attend and stay for lunch with your child on the field. You will need to bring your own picnic. We look forward to seeing you there!



Week beginning Monday 16th May


Learners in Ash class will be sitting Key Stage 1 SATs this week. As you may already know, the new Spelling and Grammar tests have been cancelled so we now only have 4 tests to complete:

Monday 16th- Reading paper A (30 minutes)

Tuesday 17th- Reading paper B (40 minutes)

Wednesday 18th- Mathematics Arithmetic (20 minutes- not strictly timed)

Thursday 19th- Mathematics Reasoning (35 minutes- not strictly timed)


We have practiced reading comprehension, mathematical calculations and word problems regularly throughout the year so we're confident that the learners are ready for these 'quizzes' as we like to refer to them! The results will simply inform part of their final teacher assessment at the end of the year.

We simply ask that learners are wide awake after hopefully having an early night beforehand! My only worry is that learners are tired, unable to concentrate fully and showcase the best of their learning to date.


As well as our 'quizzes' we will also be getting stuck in to our topic of 'toys' in the afternoons with a design and technology project, if you have any pieces of cardboard or empty cereal packets we could make great use of these next week!



Term 5
Week beginning 11th April 2016

What toys did your grandparents play with?

This term, learners in Ash class will be finding out about toys, with a focus on history. Children in Ash class will also be working hard in Maths and English ready for this year’s SATs; and practising their skills in Athletics ready for sports day on the last day of term.

For your information, your child’s learning this term is available to download below.

Home Learning
Please ensure your child's yellow home learning book is in school every Friday. Do not bring in Children’s University passports until the last week of term.

There will be a weekly:
1) ‘Spelling’ task relating to the week’s phonics lessons. There will also a pair of homophones to discuss and two 'tricky' words that do not follow a spelling pattern. Please practice these spellings with your child.

2) Maths task. We are focusing on times tables and related division facts (the ‘144 club’- letter attached below).

and 3) Daily reading at home. Please hear your child read every day, recording comments and new vocabulary that you have discussed.

Answering the ‘little questions’ are optional home learning tasks that must come into school Thursday 26th May.

Other business and dates for the diary


Outdoor PE will be Mondays and Wednesdays this term (Football and Athletics)



This will be in week beginning 16th May 2016. The children will be well drilled by then, I simply request that learners are wide awake!


Home learning celebrations

Thursday 26th May- please bring in home learning books, reading diaries and Children’s University passports as home learning will be validated on this day.


Sports day (and last day of term)

Friday 27th May- KS1 will be in the morning followed by a parent’s picnic at lunchtime.

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Hello, my name is Kim Webb and I am a PGCE student from UWE. I am excited to return to the Meadows after spending the beginning of the school year in Reception. This time I will be in Ash Class on placement until the end of June; starting full time on the 9th May. The children have been so lovely and welcoming the past two weeks and I am looking forward to spending more time with them and getting to know them better. If you see me in the playground please do come and say hello!