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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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New Computers

Posted by ks2blog on February 22, 2017

Hello Everybody, For the new term, Homelands Primary School have had new computers put in the Computer suite. we are ! There was also a netball match on Tuesday 7th February which resulted in Homelands Primary School coming third place! This week we are focusing on being kind to each other and being a bucket filler not a bucket dipper! In the kindness assembly, we were told everyone has an invisible bucket and if you are kind,  you’re filling up their bucket with happy thoughts and memories and when you do that you don’t just fill theirs you fill yours! When you’re a bucket dipper, it means you take out their happy memories and thoughts and fill their bucket with sad, scary and bad thoughts and memories!

Attendance:

Foundation Stage Two: 91.3% (6th place, Unfortunate!)

Year One: 95.3% (5th place, Unlucky!)

Year Two: 97.3% (3rd place with 4 lates, only one more late than 2nd place!)

Year Three: 97.3% (2nd place with 3 lates, so close!)

Year Four:90.7% (7th place What happened?)

Year Five:98% (1st place Congratulations. Could you win it next week again?)

Year Six:96.6% (4th place, Good job!)

The average for this week is 95.2% meaning only 5 classes were above average, well done!

House points:

Bengal Tigers: 152 House Points (4th place. Come on, What Happened?)

Killer Whales: 171 House Points (2nd place. Just a couple more, Maybe next time?)

Kodiak Bears: 166 House Points (3rd place. So Close!)

Golden Eagles: 178 House Points (1st place. Well Done!)

Well done to the Golden Eagles for winning for one of the first times in a while! Keep it up.

Lets hope all of Homelands Primary School stay healthy and well behaved! Also all of the school still have to wear coats outside because the weather is still quite miserable. Hope you all have a wonderful week, goodbye!

 

 

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A Very Icy Week!

Posted by ks1blog on February 3, 2017

This week has had some extraordinary experiences for Foundation Stage Two. They have been learning about space. They now know all the names of the planets in the solar system! They have also looked at space rockets and have had lots of fun!

In addition, they have also learnt about Chinese New Year and dressed up as a dragon, they also danced like a dragon. They have also looked at a Chinese New Year calendar.

Lastly, they have been great number hunters and have found lots of numbers!

This week sounds like a great week and we hope they have had lots of fun, inside and outside!

Attendance: 

Let’s check out attendance figures!

Foundation Stage Two: 89.3% (7th Place, not great!)

Year One: 96.3% (3rd Place)

Year Two: 93.6% (5th Place)

Year Three: 96.6% (2nd Place)

Year Four: 92.2% (6th Place)

Year Five: 94.3% (4th Place)

Year Six: 97.6% (1st Place, well done)

Well done to Year 6 for winning the attendance cup once again this term! Come on Year Four and Foundation Stage Two, you need to pull your socks up if you want to win the attendance cup! The school average for the week was 94.2%, way below our target of 96%.  We only had three classes out of seven above our target. We’ve had a bad week from an attendance point of view, so let’s hope for a better week next week. We’ve had lots of illness but we send a big Homelands Get Well Soon to those who are ill, and lots of hope out to those who aren’t, so that we can award a 100% Attendance Certificate next week!

House Points: 

Let’s take a look at attendance figures!

Kodiak Bears: 203 House Points (2nd Place)

Bengal Tigers: 186 House Points (3rd Place)

Killer Whales: 212 House Points (1st Place, Well Done!)

Golden Eagles: 178 House Points (4th Place, Come On!)

Well done to the Killer Whales for winning the house cup for one of the first times this term! Come on Golden Eagles, you are still yet to score!

Parents, please remember that every single child MUST have a coat in school until half term because a lot of the forecast is wet, windy and cold and without a coat, your child CANNOT go outdoors because they will become wet and/or cold and have to wear their PE kit. Also, please remind your child not to jump in the puddles at break time because their shoes will become wet. Thank you.

It’s been a great (if cold and wet) week and we’ll be back with more next week!  

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A Rainy Week

Posted by ks2blog on February 3, 2017

This week, the football club was unfortunately cancelled due to the wet weather! Netball club also had to be held inside and because they can’t play netball inside they played Bench-ball.  Even though net-ballers weren’t able to play netball they still had a really fun time playing Bench-ball. At playtime and lunchtime, every child in the school has to wear a coat outside other wise they will have to be sent back in.

House Points: 

Killer Whales: 212 House Points (1st place. Could this be the start of a winning streak)

Kodiak Bears: 203 House Points (2nd place. So close)

Golden Eagles: 178 House Points (4th place. Better luck next time)

Bengal Tigers: 186 House Points (3rd place. What is happening)

Well done to Killer Whales for winning the House Cup.

Attendance:

Foundation Stage Two: 89.3% ( 7th place)

Year One: 96.3% (3rd place)

Year Two: 93.6% (5th place)

Year Three: 96.6% (2nd place)

Year Four: 92.2% (6th place)

Year Five: 94.3% (4th place)

Year Six: 97.6% (1st place)

Well done to Year Six for winning the attendance cup and we will update you on more next week! Hope you have a nice day and have fun. Remember to wear a coat in the rainy weather and stay healthy so that your class might have a chance at winning the attendance cup next week. Goodbye.

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Some Exciting Events!

Posted by ks1blog on January 26, 2017

This week, Foundation Stage Two went to Pizza Express! They had a very fun time creating and eating their very own pizzas! They had a special Pizza Express chef hat and they now know how to make pizza for tea! They also had certificates and kept their chef hats. Sounds like a yummy day out!

On Tuesday 24th January 2017, firemen paid a visit to Years Two and Five to tell the children about what they do in an emergency. The children were extremely grateful for the visit and we are hoping we will get another one soon!

Attendance:

Let’s check attendance. Have we had a happy, healthy week.

Foundation Stage Two: 95.3% (7th Place, what happened?)

Year One: 98.6% (2nd Place, so close!)

Year Two: 95.6% (5th Place with two lates)

Year Three: 100% (1st Place, well done!)

Year Four: 95.5% (6th Place)

Year Five: 95.6% (4th Place with no lates)

Year Six: 96.6% (3rd Place)

Well done to Year Three for winning the attendance cup and for having everybody in school and healthy all week! The school average for this week was 96.7%.

House Points:

Have we had a good house point week? Come on Golden Eagles, you are still yet to win!

Golden Eagles: 163 House Points (3rd Place)

Killer Whales: 180 House Points (2nd Place)

Bengal Tigers: 160 House Points (4th Place, what happened?)

Kodiak Bears: 215 House Points (1st Place, well done!)

Well done to the Kodiak Bears for winning the house cup once again this term! Maybe next time, Golden Eagles!

We had a very healthy week this week and well done to Year Three for 100% and to Kodiak Bears for winning the House Cup again. Have a lovely week and we will update you on more next week!

 

 

 

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