25th September 2017
Year 4 have begun African Drumming lessons this half term. They have loved learning the different sounds the drum can make and the different rhythms that can be made using their hands. They can’t wait for next weeks session!
13th October 2017
As Willow was feeling poorly today, the children ,looked after her and gave her plenty of water. The children would like to make get well soon cards for Willow!
6th October 2017
In todays session, the children enjoyed helping Willow try fancy dress outfits. After the session, the children described Willow using their senses.
Child A: Willow is as cuddly as a teddy.
Child B: Willow is a soft as a fluffy rabbit.
22nd September 2017
The children wrote a set of instructions for Miss Gilroy and Willow. They had to explain the steps for Willow, to help keep her teeth clean! The children thought of toys that may help Willow when she’s teething. Next week, the children are going to learn how to brush Willow correctly. Willow also visited Hedworth Field Primary School!
15th September 2017
Meet and Greet session. This is our pet therapy dog, Willow. She will be coming into school every Friday to see our children! The children love looking after Willow and are showing her how to be a true Valley View girl. Willow lost her first tooth today. The children wrote letters to Dotty, the dog fairy to let her know! Dotty wrote back to the children and they were so excited! Dotty asked the children to write a set of instructions on how to clean Willow’s teeth.
This is our new pet therapy puppy, Willow. She enjoyed coming in this morning for a meet and greet session with our children. She absolutely loved her visit and has now gone home for a nap!
Pupils from Years 4,5 and 6 enjoyed a trip to Thurston. We enjoyed taking part in lots of different activities whilst working as a team.- There are more photos which are available on a DVD.
” I never want to leave Thurston!” – Year 5 Pupil
KS2 French Café
KS2 and their family and friends had a fantastic time at our French Café this term and wowed us all with their French skills! The children worked hard to learn French words and phrases and took the role of waiters and waitresses! They also showed off their singing skills when singing a variety of French songs! What a brilliant day! Thank you to family and friends for your generosity and enthusiasm during the day! We can’t wait for the next one!
We would like to say a HUGE thank you to all parents and children for their enthusiasm at our Dress Up and Dance day. All funds were raised for Macmillan.
Our children enjoy learning their times tables using Maths Rocks! This is available on any iPhone or android device. Please feel free to watch our Maths Rocks Videos!
All children will be taking part in the Big Pedal from Monday 20th-Friday 31st March 2017. We ask that you encourage your children to cycle/scooter to school every day. We also encourage parents/carers to pedal to school as your point counts too!
Thank you for your continued support.
We will be celebrating Red Nose Day on Friday 24th March 2017. The children can come into school in non-uniform and dress in something red (no football strips please). We would also like to ask for any small donation to raise money for Red Nose Day.
The nursery children have been learning about Robots!
They have been reading stories about Robots – No-Bot The Robot with no bottom and Harry and the Robots!
We have been doing music and movement activities and learning new robot songs. We have found it particularly fun leaning to move and talk like a robot!
We have been exploring various toy robots and learning about the features and how they move and work. We have been working with the Beebots and have been learning how to program them to move in different directions. We attached pens to the Beebots so we could make marks whilst the robots moved! We have also enjoyed making our very own robots too with shapes and with construction materials.
We have been fixing poor robots whose control panels have been lost! Thankfully we have been excellent workers in the play dough and maths areas, using our careful counting to make sure that we counted out the correct number of buttons to fix them again and make the robots happy!
We have been developing our fine motor control and improving dexterity in our fingers by exploring the nuts and bolts and doing our tricky challenges by matching and making patterns.
We have improved our writing skills by completing the robot pattern cards and drawing pictures of robots and labelling them on the writing table.
Our robot theme is continuing on next week and we can’t wait for more fun learning!