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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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Netball Match

Posted by ks2blog on January 26, 2017

Yesterday, some firemen came in for Years Five and Two there was an NSPCC meeting for parents but unfortunately only five parents arrived. Today (Wednesday 25th January 2017) , some Year Six netballers and Year Five netballers are going to compete in a netball match. It’s going to be played at home (The school) and parents are allowed to come and watch.

House Points:

Killer Whales: 180 House points ( 2nd place. Better Luck Next Time.)

Kodiak Bears: 215 House Points (1st place. Congratulations, Well Done.)

Bengal Tigers: 160 House Points ( 4th place. Come on.)

Golden Eagles: 163 House Points (3rd place. Maybe Next Time.)

Attendance: 

Foundation Stage Two: 95.3% (7th Place)

Year One: 98.6% (2nd Place, Maybe Next Time)

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)

Year Six: 96.6% (3rd place)

The School average for this week was 96.7% meaning only two classes got over the target and well Done to Year Three for having 100% attendance and winning the attendance cup. Also, well done to the Kodiak Bears for winning the house cup and getting 215 house points. We all hope you all have an amazing week and we will update you on more next week. Goodbye!

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Clubs Have Now Started!

Posted by ks1blog on January 19, 2017

It’s the second week back and clubs have started again! Cookery Club has started for  Year Two who have taken a shine to cooking! They have made some yummy food!

House Points:

Let’s check out the house points!

Bengal Tigers: 221 House Points (3rd Place)

Kodiak Bears: 258 House Points (2nd Place)

Killer Whales: 259 House Points (1st Place, well done!)

Golden Eagles: 216 House Points (4th Place, come on! You have yet to win!)

Well done to the Killer Whales who have finally won by one house point!

Attendance:

Let’s check out attendance for this week!

Foundation Stage Two: 97% (4th Place with two lates)

Year One: 97% (2nd Place with no lates)

Year Two: 93.6% (7th Place)

Year Three: 97% (3rd Place with one late)

Year Four: 94.4% (6th Place)

Year Five: 98.6% (1st Place, well done!)

Year Six: 96% (5th Place)

Well done to Year Five who have won yet again this year! Come on Year Six, you haven’t won in a while!

The school average for this week was 96.2%.

Key Stage One have been working really hard this week and we’ll leave you on the note that we’ve had a great week and we’ll update you again next week!

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Interesting P.E Lessons

Posted by ks2blog on January 19, 2017

This week, in P.E, Year Six played an interesting game called ‘Crab Football’. This game requires you to move around on your hands and feet and your bottom isn’t allowed to touch the floor. Year Six had a lot of fun playing this game and would love to play it again.

House points:

Bengal Tigers: 221 House Points (3rd place)

Kodiak Bears: 258 House Points (2nd place. So close, just 1 point away)

Killer Whales: 259 House Points (1st place. Well done)

Golden Eagles: 216 House Points (4th place. What happened?)

Attendance:

Foundation Stage Two: 97% (4th place. 2 late)

Year One: 97% (2nd place. 0 late)

Year Two: 93.6% (7th place. what happened)

Year Three: 97% (3rd place. 1 late)

Year Four: 94.4% (6th place)

Year Five: 98.6% (1st place. Well done)

Year Six: 96% (5th place)

The school average for this week was 96.2% meaning only 4 classes got over average!

That is it for this week! We will update you more next week. Goodbye!

 

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What A Colourful Friday!

Posted by ks1blog on December 1, 2016

On Friday 25th November, the whole school had a mufti day. All the pupils could dress up in what they liked. They were allowed to do this with no money to donate but donations to the Christmas Fayre came in instead.

Thank you for all of your donations to the Christmas Fayre – they’ll be raffled off so keep your eyes open for lucky numbers!

House Points:

Killer Whales: 313 house points (4th place, better luck next time!)

Golden Eagles: 320 house points (3rd place, come on!)

Kodiak Bears: 331 house points (1st place, again?)

Bengal Tigers: 327 house points (2nd place, really close!)

Well done to the Kodiak Bears who have won yet again! Killer Whales we need you to try harder next week!

Attendance:

What happened to our attendance this week, it’s absolutely abysmal!

Foundation Stage Two: 83% (7th place, what happened?)

Year One: 94.3% (4th place)

Year Two: 95.6% (3rd place)

Year Three: 97% (2nd place, you were so close!)

Year Four: 94% (5th place)

Year Five: 97.6% (1st place well done!)

Year Six: 92.3% (6th place, come on!)

Well done to Year Five for winning the attendance cup again this term! The week average for our attendance was 93.4%, miles away from our 96% target. Let’s be a bit more healthy next week!

Christmas Nativity!

On Monday 28th November, Years One and Two performed an amazing Christmas nativity! This Christmas nativity was called Christmas Counts! It was performed at the Princess Theatre, Torquay. Check out the Herald Express next week for some Christmassy fun! Thanks go to Miss Page, Miss Shorland, Mrs Maskell, Miss Burton, Miss Gogh, Mrs Harding, Mrs Burke,  Mrs Stephens, all of the Performing Arts club and everyone else who helped to make this performance a great one.

Cookery Club!

Last week at cookery club, the children cooked up a storm with their chicken fajitas, couscous and chocolate brownies! These Year One and Two children have really enjoyed their cooking this term and they will be sad to switch with another group of children next term! We’re especially sure that their parents will miss the children coming home talking about their wonderful, tasty creations!

Topics in Years One and Two!

This term, Year One and Two have been doing some really exciting topics! Year One have done ‘Old And New’ and Year Two have done ‘The Great Fire Of London’. Look out for some displays decorating our hallways and their classrooms! These classes have really enjoyed history this term and eagerly await next term’s topic!

What to expect from the Christmas Fayre 2016!

This year, at the Christmas Fayre, Performing Arts club are singing to open the fayre. They’re singing a bit later in the fayre too – listen out for them and remember they’re in the garden and by the tree!

As we mentioned earlier, there is a raffle, so grab your tickets and check your numbers. Also, look out for Santa in his grotto, refreshments and you can even try your luck at hook-a-duck.

It’s been a great week and we’ll update you with more next week!

 

 

 

 

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Year 3 Kent’s Cavern Trip!

Posted by ks2blog on December 1, 2016

On Tuesday 29th November Year 3 were lucky enough to go to Kent’s Cavern. They had lots of fun and had an enjoyable time there! On Friday 25th November we all dressed up in colourful clothes and brought in drinks and presents for the school fayre which is on Thursday 1st December (Tomorrow!)

House points:

Killer Whales: 313 house points (4th place. Better Luck next time!)

Golden Eagles: 320 house points (3rd place. Come on.)

Kodiak Bears: 331 house points (1st place. Again well done. Will they be able to win again next week?)

Bengal Tigers: 327 house points (2nd place. So close!)

Attendance:

Foundation Stage 2: 83% (7th place. What happened?)

Year One: 94.3% (4th place.)

Year Two: 95.6%  (3rd place.)

Year Three: 97% (2nd place. So close)

Year Four: 94% (5th place.)

Year Five: 97.6% (1st place. Well Done)

Year Six: 92.3% (6th place)

Average: 93.4%

Well done to year five for winning!

Once again thank you for all your donations for the Christmas fayre! Bye!

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