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It’s Nearly Summer!

Posted by ks2blog on June 5, 2017

This week the sun has been shining bright so remember to bring sun cream and a hat to protect your eyes and skin. If you would like, you could bring up a drinks bottle onto the field so you don’t get too hot! It will also keep you from having to come down from the field too much. This week is also art week where each class will focus on a different country because this focus is all around the world!

Art Week Focuses:

Foundation Stage Two: Africa – Elephants

Year One: Africa – African masks

Year Two:

Year Three: Northwest Pacific – Dream Catchers

Year Four:

Year Five:

Year Six: Native American – Totem Poles

 

House points:

This week was quite a disastrous week as none of the house groups achieved over 100 house points.

Killer Whales: 99 house points (1st place, So close but not quite!)

Bengal Tigers: 85 house points (2nd place, Well done!)

Kodiak Bears: 69 house points (Joint 3rd place, What happened?)

Golden Eagles: 69 house points (Joint 3rd place, Oh no!)

Well done Killer Whales for winning but the Golden Eagles really need to step up because they

Attendance:

Foundation Stage Two: 96.6% (Joint 3rd place with no lates)

Year One: 96.6% (Joint 3rd place with no lates)

Year Two: 91.3% (6th place)

Year Three: 92% (5th place)

Year Four: 98.5% (2nd place, so close but you still haven’t won this year!)

Year Five: 93.3% (4th place)

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

This weeks average was 95.2% meaning only 4 classes got over the average! Hope you had a great week and see you next time bye!

 

 

 

 

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Year Two’s SATs Done!

Posted by ks1blog on June 5, 2017

Year Two, who have done some tests, have finished them now, Yesterday, they did their last test, which was Maths. Well done to all of the Year Twos, who have been brilliant with all their tests! Remember, the next time you’ll have to sit SATs will be Year Six, but that doesn’t mean you stop being brilliant!

House Points:

Killer Whales: 99 house points (1st place, well done!)

Kodiak Bears: 69 house points ( joint 3rd place)

Bengal Tigers: 85 house points (2nd place, so close!)

Golden Eagles: 69 house points ( joint 3rd place)

Well done to the Killer Whales for winning the house cup this week! Unfortunately, Golden Eagles have yet to win this term although the scores were very close this week!

Attendance:

Foundation Stage Two: 96.6% (joint 3rd, no lates)

Year One: 96.6% (joint 3rd, no lates)

Year Two: 91.3% (6th place, catch up next week!)

Year Three: 92% (5th place)

Year Four: 98.5% (2nd place, really, really close)

Year Five: 93.3% (4th place)

Year Six: 98.6% (1st place, just scraping a win!)

Well done to Year Six, who just about scrape a win over Year Four, who STILL haven’t won this year! Come on Year Four, we believe in you! The school average for the week was 95.2%, still not at our 96% target.

Art Week:

This week, it’s Art Week and the theme for this year is ‘Around the World’. Each class is doing different things to contribute to the display.

These are some pictures of the artwork from each class:

 

 

 

Every piece of artwork is made by the children – 100% effort has gone in to making these and they will look wonderful on display when the parents come to view your work!

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Prickly Ball Farm Visit!

Posted by ks1blog on May 18, 2017

On Wednesday 17th May, Foundation Stage One are going to Prickly Ball Farm. This is their school trip for the year and they have been visiting for a few years now. Prickly Ball Farm got its name because they have rescued hedgehogs which our youngest children will thoroughly enjoy handling. Unfortunately, the weather is not in their favour but this will not dampen their spirit. Here’s hoping that they have a really good time learning about the animals!

House Points:

Golden Eagles: 110 house points (joint 3rd place)

Killer Whales: 110 house points (joint 3rd place)

Kodiak Bears: 148 house points (1st place, well done!)

Bengal Tigers: 128 house points (2nd place, so close!)

Well done to the Kodiak Bears for winning the house cup this week. A draw at the bottom between the Golden Eagles and the Killer Whales secures only the second draw this year!

Attendance:

Let’s check out the attendance figures for this week:

Foundation Stage Two: 95.6% (3rd place with no lates)

Year One: 98% (1st place, well done!)

Year Two: 92% (7th place, come on!)

Year Three: 95.5% (5th place)

Year Four: 94.8% (6th place)

Year Five: 95.6% (4th place with one late)

Year Six: 97.6% (2nd place, you were really close!)

Well done to Year One who secure the attendance cup this week. Year Six were really close to them but just couldn’t catch them up, even in SATs week. The school average for this week was 95.5% – still not hitting our 96% target.

Please bring a coat to school although Summer is upon us – we haven’t moved to Spain in the last week (see last blog post) and it could rain at any moment because this is just the typical British weather, being unpredictable. If you do not bring a coat you may not be allowed outside since it is wet and cold. Foundation Stage One and Two need adequate waterproofs: a waterproof jacket; a pair of waterproof trousers and wellington boots.

Please, this is a reminder to the whole school to remember to bring their P.E. kit on P.E. days.

Here are P.E. days for the whole school:

Foundation Stage Two: Wednesday and Thursday

Year One: Thursday and Friday

Year Two: Wednesday and Friday

Year Three: Monday and Wednesday

Year Four: Tuesday and Wednesday

Year Five: Thursday and Friday

Year Six: Monday and Thursday

Please make sure your P.E. kit is in school on the days corresponding to whichever class you’re in otherwise you cannot do P.E.. Even if your school shoes are already trainers, you need a change of shoes or you can’t take part.

It’s been a great week and we’ll be back with more (and some Foundation Stage One children who can say they’ve held hedgehogs) next week!

 

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SATs!

Posted by ks2blog on May 18, 2017

As you know, last week Year Six had an exciting but stressful week because it was SATs. Although they had some difficult tests they had a relaxing afternoon where they could: go on the field, do arts and crafts or cook some delicious cupcakes! On the Friday afternoon, Year Six went to Cary Park as a reward for their hard work and dedication all the way through the week. Even though it was SATs, there was still an assembly with house points and attendance so here they are!

House points:

Golden Eagles: 110 house points (Joint 3rd place, what happened?)

Kodiak Bears: 148 house points (1st place, well done Bears!)

Bengal Tigers: 128 house points (2nd place, nicely done!)

Killer Whales: 110 house points (Joint 3rd place, oh no!)

Attendance:

Foundation Stage Two: 95.6% (3rd place with 0 lates, your getting there!)

Year One: 98% (1st Place, good job guys!)

Year Two:  92% (7th place, what happened?)

Year Three: 95.5% (5th place)

Year Four: 94.8% (6th place)

Year Five: 95.6% (4th place with 1 late)

Year Six: 97.6% (2nd place, during SATs week!)

The average for this week was 95.5% meaning only 5 classes got over our target. We hope you had a good week and goodbye!

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SATs Coming Up!

Posted by ks1blog on May 4, 2017

Year Two have their end of Key Stage One SATs coming up next week so we have some useful tips.

  1. Don’t worry about them! They’re only tests – just do your best.
  2. At home, play lots of games but remember your reading – there’s a reading test.
  3. Remember, all of your teachers are there for you: if you want a chat, just ask.

We hope these tips helped you and you smile right through the SATs!

House Points:

Here’s hoping the house points have gone up!

Golden Eagles: 212 House Points (4th place, come on!)

Kodiak Bears: 241 House Points (1st place, well done!)

Killer Whales: 235 House Points (2nd place, really close!)

Bengal Tigers: 220 House Points (3rd place, better luck next time!)

Well done to the Kodiak Bears who have won again.

Attendance:

Let’s hope that the attendance is on the up since we’ve had lots of lates and absences this last term.

Foundation Stage Two: 93.1% (6th place)

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

Year Two: 94% (5th place)

Year Three: 96.5% (3rd place)

Year Four: 95.5% (4th place)

Year Five: 98% (2nd place, so close!)

Year Six: 92% (7th place, what happened!?)

This week’s average was 95.3%. The attendance has gone up a bit, though Year Six, who had 100% last week, have dropped significantly! Year Four haven’t won this at all this year, not very good!

This week is a four-day week, so there will be no star of the week or assembly but there will be a house points double rollover so we will we giving two lots of house points next week.

You don’t have to bring a coat in now as it’s the summer term but you need adequate PE kit: shorts, t-shirt and trainers or plimsolls. Girls, if you’re wearing tights, you need PE socks and a jacket is helpful for colder days. It’s summer, but please remember that we live in England, not Spain (where some of you have been on holiday), so the weather is unpredictable!

We hope you have a great week and smile through your SATs!

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Auditions!

Posted by ks2blog on May 4, 2017

Today (Wednesday 3rd May), there are going to be auditions for the Year Six play. We don’t want you to worry just try your best and no matter what part you get remember its your end of term play so have fun! The auditions will carry on to next week which for the Year Sixes is also SATs week!

Here is a timetable for their days during SATs:

Monday: Reading test

Tuesday: Grammar and Spelling

Wednesday: Arithmetic and Word Problems

Thursday: Second Word Problem paper

Friday: Fun Day out

House Points:

Golden Eagles: 212 house points (4th place, What happened?)

Kodiak Bears: 241 house points (1st place, Well done!)

Killer Whales: 235 house points (2nd place)

Bengal Tigers: 220 house points (3rd place)

Attendance:

Foundation Stage Two: 93.1% (6th place)

Year One: 98.6% (1st place, Good job!)

Year Two: 94% (5th place)

Year Three: 96.5% (3rd place)

Year Four: 95.5% (4th place)

Year Five: 98% (2nd place)

Year Six: 92% (7th place, Come on what happened)

The average for this week was 95.3%  four classes got over this weeks average well done

Hope you all had a great week and we’ll see you next time. Bye!

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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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