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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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Another Week Gone!

Posted by ks1blog on November 24, 2016

Time flies here at Homelands. It’s already been half term and we are hurtling towards Christmas. Our special Christmas sign is in the office window, telling us how many days there are to go until the big day – count along with us!

Spotty-Dotty!

Last Friday saw all of us wearing spots to raise money for the wonderful cause, Children In Need. Check out the Facebook page for some spotty children in the garden! We raised £182.50, a great amount that will go towards helping children who maybe aren’t as lucky as us at Homelands.

Amazing Assembly!

What a unusually loud assembly – Years Three and Four performed some Samba music! There were all sorts of things going on including: surdo drums, repinques, djembes, tambourims, agogo bells and ganzas. These were amazing performances put together in ten weeks thanks to Mr Collings and Miss Page!

Anti-Bullying Raps! 

Monday saw anti-bullying raps recited by Years Three to Six, all about either how not to bully or somebody who was being bullied. Let’s hope we don’t bully at Homelands and we all display our Homelands Values, which were introduced in 2012.

Remember, you are NOT being bullied unless it happens more than once! Always tell someone and don’t retaliate. If you are still worried, you can call Childline for free on 0800 1111. 

House Points:

Killer Whales: 363 house points (2nd place, I see you have made some improvement!)

Bengal Tigers: 270 house points (3rd place)

Kodiak Bears: 440 house points (1st place, well done!)

Golden Eagles: 239 house points (4th place, you can do it!)

Well done to Kodiak Bears for winning the house cup once again this term! They have now won the House Cup five times, more than anyone else! Come on Killer Whales, you haven’t won it once this year!

Attendance: 

Let’s check out attendance figures!

Foundation Stage Two: 90% (7th place, come on)

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

Year Two: 98% (2nd place, really close)

Year Three: 97.3% (4th place, in the middle again)

Year Four: 97. 4% (3rd place, 0.1% in it with Year Three)

Year Five: 96.2% (5th place, at least you were better than Year Six)

Year Six: 92% (6th place, your attendance has really taken a knock)

What’s happened to our attendance this week? We certainly haven’t been as healthy as most weeks! Let’s hope that our attendance is better next week!

Remember that next week we have the Christmas Fayre!

It’s been a great (if busy) week and we’ll give you more next week!

 

 

 

 

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Anti-Bullying and 2 Minute Silence!

Posted by ks2blog on November 17, 2016

2 Minute Silence:

Last week, on Friday 11th November, everyone in the school did a 2 minute silence in the playground to remember all of the soldiers that died in the WWI and WWII!

Anti-Bullying:

On Monday 14th November, we had an Anti-Bullying assembly. We got told that there are 3 stages of bullying, the 1st one is being mean. The 2nd stage is being rude and the 3rd stage is bullying! If you continuously show unkind behaviour towards someone it is classed as bullying!

House points:

Bengal Tigers: 354 house points (2nd place)

Golden Eagles: 251 house points (3rd place)

Killer Whales: 228 house points (4th place. Come on, What happened?)

Kodiak Bears: 410 house points (1st place)

 

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A Busy Week!

Posted by ks1blog on November 17, 2016

On Friday 11th November 2016, we held a two-minute silence in the playground at 11 o’clock to remember all of the brave soldiers who died to keep our country a free country. Mrs Colegate rang the bell and we all joined hands to remember. If you bought some poppy accessories, thank you – your donation goes to a good cause.

House Points:

Bengal Tigers: 354 house points.

Golden Eagles: 251 house points.

Killer Whales: 228 house points.

Kodiak Bears: 410 house points.

Well done to the Kodiak Bears who retain their winning streak, winning for the third time in a row. Come on, Killer Whales!

Attendance:

Let’s shine a light on this week’s attendance figures!

Foundation Stage Two: 90.3% (7th place. Come on!)

Year One: 94% (5th place)

Year Two: 91.6% (6th place)

Year Three: 98.6% (2nd place)

Year Four: 95.5% (4th place)

Year Five: 97.9% (3rd place)

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

Well done to Year Six for winning the attendance cup again! Let’s just hope that the attendance is better for other classes next week!

Anti-Bullying:

Last week, we all went to an assembly about anti-bullying. We all learnt lots of things and took away some important messages-it isn’t bullying unless it is done more than once. There is another important thought that we should all consider: ‘One kind word can change someone’s entire day!’

That’s all from us this week and we’ll update you on more next week!

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Poppy Merchandise Sold!

Posted by ks2blog on November 17, 2016

All week, last week year six were selling poppy merchandise and most of it was sold! There is still some time to get some poppies, poppy reflectors and some poppy pencils! Thank you to everyone who bought some poppy merchandise! This is for remembrance of the soldiers who fought in war!

House points:

Killer Whales: 214 house points (4th place. What happened?)

Bengal Tigers: 262 house points (2nd place. Well done)

Kodiak Bears: 295 house points (1st place. Yay well done)

Golden eagles: 252 house points (3rd place. Good try.)

Attendance:

Foundation Stage Two: 97.6% (4th place)

Year One: 98.6% (3rd place)

Year Two: 99.3% (1st place with 1 late. Well Done)

Year Three: 96.6% (6th place)

Year Four: 90.3% (7th place. Come On!)

Year Five: 97.5% (5th place)

Year Six: 99.3% (2nd place so close with 3 lates)

The school Average for the week is 97% Bye!

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Poppy Accessories Sell Out!

Posted by ks1blog on November 17, 2016

Thank you to everyone who has donated an amount of money for one of the poppy accessories. It all goes to a good cause- The Royal British Legion. This is the day where poppies and other items to do with poppies get worn to remember all the who fought in wars to keep us safe. If you haven’t already seen our last blog, the prices are on there.

House Points:

Here are this week’s house points results!

Bengal Tigers: 262 house points (2nd Place)

Killer Whales: 214 house points (4th Place. Come on!)

Golden Eagles: 252 house points (3rd Place)

Kodiak Bears: 295 house points (1st Place. Well done!)

Well done to Kodiak Bears for the second week running!

Attendance:

Let’s see what this week’s attendance figures are!

Foundation Stage Two: 97.6% (4th place)

Year One: 98.6% (3rd place)

Year Two: 99.3% (1st place with one late, well done)

Year Three: 96.6% (6th place)

Year Four: 90.3% (7th place, come on)

Year Five: 97.5% (5th place)

Year Six: 99.3% (2nd with 3 lates)

Well done to Year Two, who are victorious this week. Year Four, however, need to step up their game if they want to win it at least once this term! The school average for the week was 97%.

Thank you for reading and we will inform you on more next week!

 

 

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End of Term

Posted by ks2blog on November 4, 2016

Last week, Homelands Primary School had a week of so we were not able to blog but before half term, all of Homelands did an assembly about our British values!

The British values:

Year Three: Tolerance of faith and belief

Year Four: Individual liberty

Year Five: Rule of law

Year Six: Democracy

Today, (Wednesday 2nd November) Year Six will be going around the school selling poppies for twenty pence at lunch times

Prices:

Friendship bracelets: £1.00

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Wristbands: £0.50

Reflectors: £0.50

LED torch: £1.00

You can get all of this poppy merchandise for four pounds!

Attendance:

Reception: 98.6% (1st place. Well Done)

Year One: 98.3% (2nd place)

Year Two: 95.3% (6th place with one late)

Year Three: 96.3% (4th place)

Year Four: 88.8% (7th place. Come on)

Year Five: 97% (3rd place)

Year Six: 95.3% (5th place with no lates)

House points:

Killer wales:      ()

Kodiak Bears:    ()

Golden Eagles:     ()

Bengal Tigers:     ()

Well done to all the teams you made a great effort and the winning team                     for getting the house cup!

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What a busy week!

Posted by ks1blog on November 4, 2016

We’ve got loads of things to tell you about this week including: Harvest Festival, School Council and a whole lot more!

Harvest:

This week, we have been bringing in tins of food for ‘The Salvation Army’ to have. We have also had an assembly from a member of ‘The Salvation Army’.This is a good cause because it goes to families that maybe don’t have enough money to buy their own food or maybe they don’t have enough shelter for the whole family.

House Points:

Kodiak Bears: 381 house points

Golden Eagles: 313 house points

Killer Whales: 240 house points (Come on Killer Whales, you can do it!)

Bengal Tigers: 387 house points

Bengal Tigers won yet again, well done for the hat trick!

Attendance:

Foundation Stage Two: 99.3% (1st place, well done!)

Year One: 96% (5th place)

Year Two: 98.6% (2nd place)

Year Three: 92.3% (6th place)

Year Four: 88.1% (7th place. What happened?)

Year Five: 96.6% (3rd place)

Year Six: 96.3% (4th place)

Well done to Foundation Stage Two! Hopefully next week will be a healthier week for Year Four. The school average this week was 95.3%.

School Council:

This year, there are some changes to school council. Key Stage One now have to go into the ‘polling station’ (The School Hall) to vote as this year we are voting like adults do. There will be a boy and a girl from each class that have been voted for by the students in their class. The election will be on Tuesday 11th October. Good luck to everyone!

Thank you for reading and we will update you on more next week!

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CAP!

Posted by ks2blog on November 4, 2016

This week children from Key Stage 2 have been lucky enough to be having workshops from CAP (Child Assault Prevention.) Throughout the workshop, the people, Ami, Mel and Jess showed us a variety of different scenarios and we had to try and make it a better situation. We even practiced our safety yell!

We alsDSCF7085o had a mufti day on Friday 14th October where we had to wear spots and raise lots for a charity, RNIB. This is a charity where they help blind people! We all had to give a one pound donation! In total we raised for RNIB, £173! Thank You for your donations!

 

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Attendance:

Foundation stage 2: 93.3% (Seventh place)

Year 1: 97.6% (fifth place)

Year 2: 98.6%(third place)

Year 3: 99.3%(second place)

Year 4: 97%(sixth place)

Year 5: 98.3%(forth place)

Year 6: 99.6%(first place)

Well done year six for winning the attendance cup (again) this week! The average for this week was 97.6% so it seems nearly everyone achieved it! After Half term, we will update you with more interesting information. We will tell you the results for house points next term!

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