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Autism Awareness Week

Posted by ks2blog on April 27, 2017

This week is Autism Awareness Week so all of Homelands Primary School is focusing on what its like to have autism! A pupil in Year Six has autism and was able to talk to us about it! Here are some questions we asked:

Questions:

  1. Does it feel different being autistic?    “Yes it’s quite different having autism because it makes you feel different to everyone else because it make it harder to make friends because you find it hard to be social.”
  2. Does autism effect how you behave?  “Yes it makes it so I get angry about things others don’t get angry about.”
  3. Did you get affected when you’re younger?  ” Yes but not as badly because it made it easier to do work and make friends.”

House Points:

Killer Whales: 98 house points (3rd place)

Kodiak Bears: 99 house points (2nd place)

Bengal Tigers: 92 house points (4th place, What happened Tigers?)

Golden Eagles: 106 house points (1st place, Well done!)

Attendance:

Foundation Stage Two: 96.3% (3rd place)

Year One: 87% (7th place, what happened?)

Year Two: 88.3% (6th place)

Year Three: 97.9% (1st place, Well done!)

Year Four: 92.9% (5th place)

Year Five: 94.6% (4th place)

Year Six: 97.3% (2nd place, So close!)

Hope you had a great week, bye!

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Preparing For Red Nose Day!

Posted by ks2blog on April 27, 2017

This week, all the children have been buying red noses to prepare for red nose day on the Friday 24th March! Thank you to to everyone who brought a red nose for comic relief and well done if you managed to get the ultra rare Frankenstein red nose!

Attendance:

Foundation Stage Two: 91% (6th place)

Year One: 90.6% (7th place)

Year Two: 96.6% (2nd place)

Year Three:95.1% (3rd place)

Year Four: 95.6% (5th place)

Year Five: 97.6% (1st place)

Year Six: 95% (4th place)

House Points: 

Last weeks:

Killer Whales: 166 House Points ( 2nd place  So close)

Bengal Tigers: 167 House Points (1st place well done Bengal tigers!)

Golden Eagles: 149 House Points ( 3rd place ,come on guys.)

Kodiak Bears: 140 House Points  (4th place, what happened?)

Well done to the Bengal tigers for winning the house cup!

This weeks:

Killer Whales: 71 House Points (4th place, what happened?)

Bengal Tigers: 87 House Points  (3rd place come on)

Golden  Eagles:91 House Points  (2nd place better luck next time!)

Kodiak Bears: 102 House Points (1st place well done)

Well done to the Bengal Tigers for winning last week and well done to the Kodiak Bears for winning this week!

We hope you have a great red nose day and have a wonderful week goodbye!

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Science Afternoon!

Posted by ks1blog on April 27, 2017

On Friday, most of the school took part in a science afternoon. Most children invited their parents to this interesting event. They viewed what the children had been learning about and what they had been making. The parents, if they wanted to, could help the children with their experiments. This all resulted in some very exciting creations!

Science Creations:

Foundation Stage Two had an exciting time seeing the frogspawn in the pond!

Year One made slime, zappy zoomers and hover balls!

Year Two experimented by putting a coin in vinegar!

Year Three had fun making sycamore helicopters!

Year Four had a circuit building race against each other!

Year Five made some amazing parachutes using plastic bags!

Year Six made working fans using an electric circuit!

House Points:

This week we did not have any house points because of the animals who kindly paid a visit but we will have a double rollover next week. This is the same as star of the week – there will be two from each class, one from this week and one from next week. Remember assemblies are now at 9:00 on a Friday morning.

Attendance:

Let’s hope attendance is on the up!

Foundation Stage Two: 91.6% (6th Place)

Year One: 94% (3rd Place)

Year Two: 92% (5th Place)

Year Three: 97.9% (2nd Place)

Year Four: 92.5% (4th Place)

Year Five: 91.3% (7th Place, Come On!)

Year Six: 99.6% (1st Place, Well Done!)

Well done to Year Six, the winning class once again! They’re on a streak now! The week average for this week is 94.1%. Oh dear! From this (un) scientific experiment with attendance figures, Mrs Andrews and Mrs Proctor have found this: attendance is not on the up. Everyone needs to try a bit harder to come to school next week!

The animals came to Homelands School, hurrah, hurrah!

 

Red Noses!

This week, the children from Year Six who are hoping to receive money for their Civic Award charities are helping to run the Red Nose sale. Each Red Nose costs £1. They are being sold at the glass cabinet located in the middle of the school at lunchtimes from 12:30pm until the end of lunch time. Red Noses are being sold until they all run out and they are selling fast now everyone NOSE about them, so come with a pound to bag your Red Nose! We have also sung the Red Nose Song in Singing Assembly and we will have a video of the children singing this song next week so please come along and watch it! We will not show any of the children’s faces to protect identity so we will be filming from the back of the hall. We are also having Red Nose Day Mufti Day on Friday 24th March, so please come along in your red clothes with your Red Noses on and a pound, which will go to Comic Relief Charity Appeal. If you donate money, you will be one of the hundreds of thousands of super stars to add to the Big Amount at the end of the telethon. The money will go to help children and young people in poorer countries.

We’ve had a great and busy week so come back next week for our house points double rollover and our Red Nose Extravaganza!

17/3/17: We are sorry to say that the Red Nose Sale has been discontinued due to high demand and a sell out. Sorry to anyone who wanted a Red Nose, but they are being sold in Sainsbury’s Torquay for a pound.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Life Education Wessex Bus!

Posted by ks1blog on April 27, 2017

This week, each class throughout the school had an opportunity to visit the Life Education Wessex Bus! Each child has thoroughly enjoyed the visit. They learnt new things and each class (other than Year Six) had a visit from Harold the giraffe! This bus visits Homelands every two years so if the children are not ill, they will have at least four visits during their time at the school. Every two years, the children are very excited about this event and are amused by the outcome. These visits last for at least two hours and the children come back telling everyone what they’ve learnt!

Attendance:

Let’s check out attendance!

Foundation Stage Two: 93.3% (7th place)

Year One: 99.3% (1st place, well done!)

Year Two: 98% (4th place with two lates)

Year Three: 98.6% (2nd place, so near yet so far!)

Year Four: 96% (6th place, you really need to pull your socks up!)

Year Five: 98% (3rd place with no lates)

Year Six: 96.6% (5th place, come on!)

Well done to Year One for winning the attendance cup for the first time this half term. A few classes really need to pull their socks up if they want to win, especially you, Year Four! The average attendance for the week was 97.1%.

House Points:

Let’s see how good the house points are!

Killer Whales: 175 house points (1st place, very well done! Could this be the start of a winning streak?)

Kodiak Bears: 161 house points (2nd place, so close!)

Bengal Tigers: 127 house points (4th place, what happened?)

Golden Eagles: 146 house points (3rd place)

Well done to the Killer Whales for winning the house cup! Could this be the start of an unbroken winning streak?

As storms, wind and rain are forecast, please make sure you have got a coat in school in case of cold or drizzle. If you do not have a coat in school, you cannot go outside at lunchtime.

World Book Day will soon be upon us! It will be a fun day with no uniform. You can dress up as your favourite book character and bring in the book they’re from, provided that it has your name in it. It promises to be an exciting day, so come along as your favourite book character on Thursday 2nd March!

The upcoming World Book Day brings our annual Book Fair! Ranging from Welcome to Reading (2 years+) to Read Alone (8 years+), there’s something here for everyone, so be sure to bring along some money to bag a new read! It runs from Thursday 24th February – Tuesday 28th February, before school at 8:30am and after school at 3:15pm.

It’s been a great week so we’ll be back with more next week!

 

 

 

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Interesting Science Afternoon!

Posted by ks2blog on March 22, 2017

On Friday 10th March 2017, all of Homelands Primary School took part in a science afternoon. If they had time to, parents could have come to work on the subject that their class was doing! Each class were focusing on a different subject! Thank you to all of the parents that came to visit!

Class Focus:

Foundation Stage 2: Had an exciting visit to the frog spawn in the pond!

Year One: They made some slime, some zappy zoomers and hover-balls!

Year Two: They experimented by putting some coins in vinegar!

Year Three: They made some exciting sycamore helicopters!

Year Four: They had a circuit building race against all the other children in the class!

Year Five: They made some brilliant parachutes out of some plastic bags!

Year Six: They made a circuit to make a working fan!

Attendance:

Foundation Stage Two: 91.6% (6th place)

Year One: 94% (3rd place)

Year Two: 92% (5th place)

Year Three: 97.9% (2nd place)

Year Four: 92.5% (4th place)

Year Five: 91.3% (7th place, what has happened Year Five?)

Year Six: 99.6% (1st place, well done Year Six! Could this be the beginning of a winning streak?)

The average for this week was 94.1% meaning only 2 classes got over the average! O What happened?

House Points: 

This week we unfortunately have no house points because of the science afternoon so we will have a rollover next week! This applies to the star of the week this week too – there will bet two of them, one from last week and one for this week!

Red Nose Selling:

This week, the children are selling red noses to hopefully raise money for their chosen civic award charities. They are being sold in the middle of the school at lunch times for only £1 each! This year, there is some new red noses around so make sure you bring a pound to school maybe have a chance of getting a new red nose!

We hope you enjoyed reading our blog this week! Hope you have a great day, Goodbye!

 

 

 

 

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Blogging Assembly

Posted by ks1blog on March 9, 2017

On Monday, the bloggers did an assembly to talk about blogging. The outcome was great and we got some amazing ideas from multiple children for what we could include in the blog. These suggestions are written down and anyone can add to them. There will soon be a Blog Box in the ICT suite where anyone can write their ideas. There will be pieces of paper and a pencil by the side and we hope to get as many ideas as possible!

Interesting News!

In Year One, they have caught some tadpoles. These tadpoles are now in their classroom for the children to view!

Blog Suggestions!

Year One: Artwork, spelling practices, the tadpoles, science and everything else they have been learning about.

Year Two: The Wonder Wall winner each week, Star of the Week, photographs of the children working and information about what they’re learning about. Photographs of school trips have also been suggested along with photographs of visitors, photographs of examples of the Keys to Independence like the children communicating, working together and playing.

Year Three: They have a king or queen for the day.

Year Four: Include information about what the school council are doing.

Year Five: Include important events. For example: school residential (school trips) and mufti days.

Year Six: Put the blog in chronological order (the order that they happened in.)

House Points: 

Bengal Tigers: 114 House Points (1st Place, Well Done!)

Kodiak Bears: 95 House Points (4th Place, What Happened?)

Golden Eagles: 101 House Points (3rd Place)

Killer Whales: 106 House Points (2nd Place, You Were So Close To Having A Winning Streak!)

Well done to the Bengal Tigers for winning the house cup this week. You stopped the Killer Whales from winning again!

Attendance:

Foundation Stage Two: 90.3% (6th place)

Year One: 98% (3rd place)

Year Two: 93.3% (5th place)

Year Three: 98.6% (2nd place with 3 lates)

Year Four: 95.1% (4th place)

Year Five: 86% (7th place, you really need to try harder!)

Year Six: 98.6% (1st place, well done)

Well done to Year Six who have won again, adding another victory to their list! Year Four and Year Five, you need to start coming to school! The school average for the week was 94.3%

 

 

 

 

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Blogging Assembly!

Posted by ks2blog on March 9, 2017

On Monday 6th March 2017, all the Bloggers held an assembly to tell all of the school about the blog and asked them for their incredible ideas and suggestions! In the ICT suite, from next week, there will be a blog box so all the children can put their ideas, as long as they  are sensible and are appropriate to write about. In the assembly, we had a lot of wonderful suggestions so we may write about them soon! Here are some suggestions from each classes:

Year One: They have tadpoles that they want us to write about and interesting science!

Year Two: The Wonder Wall winner and Star of the Week could go on, photographs of them doing work about what they are learning about, photos of school residentials (school trips), photos of visitors, photos of examples of the keys to independence like us communicating and working together and playing!

Year Three: They have a king and queen in each class that they would like us to write about!

Year Four: Put on the blog things that the school council are doing!

Year Five: Put on important events that have happened like: School trips and mufti days!

Year Six: Put the blog in chronological order (the order that things happened in)!

There was also a netball match on Tuesday 7th March where we unfortunately lost 8-7 nil to Torre School. All the netballers had a great time and still had a lot of fun even after their unlucky loss. Well done Homelands Netball Team!

Attendance:

Foundation Stage Two: 90.3% (6th place)

Year One: 98% (3rd place)

Year Two: 93.3% (5th place)

Year Three: 98.6% (2nd place with three lates if only there was one less!)

Year Four: 95.1% (4th place)

Year Five: 86% (7th place, what happened?)

Year Six: 98.6% (1st place with two lates, well done!)

Well done to Year Six for winning the attendance cup! it was so close, if only there was one less late in Year Three!

House Points:

Bengal Tigers: 144 house points (1st place, Well done!)

Kodiak Bears: 95 house points (4th place, What happened to the winning streak Bears, come on!)

Golden Eagles: 101 house points (3rd place)

Killer Whales: 106 house points (2nd place, oh no, the winning streak is over!)

Well done to the Bengal Tigers for winning the House Cup! What has happened Bears, where has the winning streak that you had gone? Unfortunately, the new winning streak that the Whales had is now over too!

We hope you enjoyed reading our blog today, make sure to come back next week where we will be writing about the schools amazing suggestions and ideas!

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New Blogging Style!

Posted by ks2blog on March 8, 2017

This week the bloggers have planned an assembly for ideas for the blog from other people in the school! The assembly will be held on Monday 6th March 2017 and we are looking forward to everyone’s suggestions!

House Points:

Golden Eagles: 96 House points (Joint 2nd Place with Bengal Tigers)

Killer Whales: 113 House points (1st Place, Well Done)

Bengal Tigers: 96 House points (Joint 2nd Place with Golden Eagles)

Kodiak Bears: 91 House points (3rd place, Oh No, What Happened)

Well done to the Killer Whales for winning the house cup again! This is the beginning of a winning streak! Unfortunately, for all the other teams, what happened this was not a good week.

Attendance:

Foundation Stage Two: 98% (2nd place, so close!)

Year One: 97.6% (3rd place)

Year Two: 98.6% (1st place, congratulations. Well done)

Year Three: 94.4% (5th place)

Year Four: 93.3% (6th place)

Year Five: 92.3% (7th place, What happened?)

Year Six: 96.3% (4th place)

Well done to Year Two for winning! Lets hope you stay healthy for a chance to win again next week! Well we hope you all have an amazing week and we look forward to you reading our blog again next week and remember the weather is very rainy so wear a coat! Bye!

 

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Life Education Bus

Posted by ks2blog on March 8, 2017

Throughout the week, each class in Homelands Primary School went in the life education Wessex bus! Each class learned about a different topic and had a lovely visit from Harold the giraffe! Unfortunately, Harold was scared of the Year 6’s and so they did not get a visit from Harold the giraffe!

Attendance:

Foundation Stage Two: 93.3% ( Seventh Place, What Happened)

Year One: 99.3% ( First Place, Well Done)

Year Two: 98% ( Fourth Place, Two Lates)

Year Three: 98.6% (Second Place, So Close!)

Year Four: 96% (Sixth Place)

Year Five: 98% (Third Place With No Lates)

Year Six: 96.6% (Fifth Place)

This week’s average was 97.1% meaning only 4 classes got over it, good job!

Well done to Year One for winning the attendance cup for the first time this half term! Make sure you all stay healthy so you have a chance to win the attendance cup next week.

House Points:

Kodiak Bears: 161 House Points (2nd place. Good job bears)

Bengal Tigers: 127 House Points (4th place. What is happening)

Golden Eagles: 146 House Points ( 3rd place Better Luck Next Time)

Killer Whales: 175 House Points ( 1st place Well Done!)

That means the winners for this week are the Killer Whales who won with 175 points, Congratulations.

Hope you all had a good week back and are still staying healthy so you can win the attendance cup and get house points so you and your team can win the house cup bye!

 

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New Computers!

Posted by ks1blog on February 22, 2017

This week, all of our old computers are being tested before going to a charity to make way for our new computers, which have Windows 10 and we will hopefully soon all have our own blog accounts. This is very exciting and everybody would love to have a go on the new computers! The screens are bigger and the server is new!

This week is kindness week and our focus is being kind to each other. Each class has a glass pot which they put folded up paper in. This paper can include something that you did that was kind or something that someone did to you that was kind. These kind things will be taken into the assembly and read out in front of the school.

Attendance:

Let’s hope we’ve had a happy, healthy week!

Foundation Stage Two: 91.3% (6th Place)

Year One: 95.3% (5th Place)

Year Two: 97.3% (3rd Place with 4 lates)

Year Three: 97.3% (2nd Place with 3 lates)

Year Four: 90.7% (7th Place, come on! What happened?)

Year Five: 98% (1st Place, well done!)

Year Six: 96.6% (4th Place)

Come on, Year Four! You haven’t won yet this year! The week average for this week is 95.2%.

House Points:

Come on Golden Eagles! You have won the least!

Bengal Tigers: 152 House Points (4th Place, what happened?)

Killer Whales: 171 House Points (2nd Place, really close!)

Kodiak Bears: 166 House Points (3rd Place)

Golden Eagles: 178 House Points (1st Place for one of the first times! Well Done!)

Well done to the Golden Eagles, who flew to victory for one of the first times this term!

Parents, please remember to send your children in with a coat as it is still winter and very cold. Without a coat, your child CANNOT go outdoors because they might catch a chill. It is also very rainy at the moment and in slight drizzle, children are still able to be outside, but with a coat. Thank you.

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