The Solar System

Since we have had our alien visitors in Reception we have been fascinated by what might be really out there. So this week we have been learning lots about Space and the planets we find there.

This song has helped us to find out information about the different planets.

The children have written their own non-fiction book all about the different planets to tell others about the facts they have learnt.

The children learnt the order of the planets and knew that they orbit the sun.

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We used pastels to create our own solar system pictures.

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Listen to our fabulous planet song.

New Kit!

The football team’s new kit has finally arrived. Although there are no scheduled matches for the near future, we will be looking to enter any upcoming competitions. If anyone knows of any in the local area then please leave a comment with the information.

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Mr Platt 🙂

Phonics

This week the children have learnt 4 new sounds, c, k, e and u. They also learnt that when we see ck together they only make one sound. This is called a digraph, where 2 letters make 1 sound. Watch the videos to see how we say the ‘pure’ sounds and how the rhyme helps us to form the letters correctly.

Thank you for your continued support with the children’s phonics learning. We are very impressed with their enthusiasm to learn new sounds each day. Please continue to use the formation sheets we send home as a guide to support your child’s learning.

Spock and Zoob Have More Fun!!

We were very surprised to receive a phone call from Spock and Zoob’s mum and dad this week. They wanted to make sure that Spock and Zoob had arrived safe and were having a lovely time. They are missing them and so some of the children decided to paint and draw pictures of them to send to Planet Zog so they could see how much fun they are having.

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We thought they might like to try some of our favourite foods so we made mini pizzas this week.

First we prepared our ingredients by chopping and slicing them.

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Then we put our toppings on the pizza bases.

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Spock and Zoob were impressed and have certainly had a fun week in Reception!

Football Team

Tonight, the team played their final set of matches in the league at Tong High School. Knowing that they needed to win at least five matches to have a good chance of finishing in the top two, the team faced a difficult task as first up was a strong Woodside Academy. However, they battled hard and half way through the match the ball dropped to Lewis who calmly put the ball in the back of the net for what proved to be the winning goal. Mr Platt was ecstatic!

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Contrary to previous weeks, the team continued their strong start by following up the victory over Woodisde with another two 1-0 wins against Knowleswood and East Bierley respectively, Lewis again with the decisive goals. St Paul’s then drew 0-0 with All Saints in a match of few chances.  In the following game, Bradford Academy took advantage of some poor defending from St Paul’s and gained an early lead. Then some fantastic goalkeeping, combined with a few good chances being put over the bar meant the scoreline stayed the same and the team unfortunately lost 1-0. In the final match, by which time everyone involved was freezing, the team got back to winning ways and finished the tournament with another good 1-0 win against Ryecroft A.

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Woodside                         0 – 1      St Paul’s (Lewis) 

Knowleswood                  0 – 1      St Paul’s (Lewis)

East Bierley                      0 – 1      St Paul’s (Lewis)

All Saints A                      0 – 0      St Pauls

Bradford Academy          1 – 0      St Paul’s 

Ryecroft A                        0 – 1      St Paul’s (Hashim)

Managers Players of the Night: Lewis and Alfie

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Over the course of the night, and the tournament, all players involved can feel very proud of the way they have trained, played, behaved and represented St Paul’s C of E Primary School. If results are kind over the last two weeks of the tournament then the team have an outside chance of finishing in the top two which would be a fantastic achievement for a team that have only been playing together for two months.

Played: 18   Won: 12    Drawn: 3    Lost: 3     Scored: 17   Against:  5    Points: 45

Again, a big thanks to Miss Charles, Mrs Durrani and the parents for helping with transport to and from the event. A bigger thanks to the players for their effort over the three weeks of the tournament. Hopefully we will be able to enter a few more competitions in the near future and wear the new kit!

Mr Platt 🙂

 

Spock and Zoob

Our alien visitors, Spock and Zoob are having an amazing time in Reception.

They have been playing games of Duck, Duck, Goose.

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Trying out tasty delights from our fantastic new mud kitchen.

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Having a much needed rest in their very own handmade bed.

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As part of Anti-Bullying week we talked about how we can make each other happy in Reception class so everyone feels safe and valued.

Eli – “We can play games together.”

Kierey- “We can ask them if they want to play.”

Finlay- “We can read a story together.”

Eleanor -“If they are sad give them a hug.”

Rose- “Sometimes when I’m sad my mum reads a story with me.”

Amos- “We can play football.”

Phoebe C- “If we play with them they will be happy so they won’t cry.”

Lily- “I will make them a picnic.”

To make Spock and Zoob feel welcome in our class the children drew pictures and wrote about what they would do together.

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“I will read a story with Spock and Zoob.”

“I will play in the rocket with them.”

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“I will play hide and seek with Spock and Zoob.”

“I will draw a picture.”

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“I can play tig.”

“I can play in the home corner.”

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“I will paint with you.”

“Please can I come to your planet?”

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“Spock and Zoob’s family.” (so they don’t miss them)

“I can draw a smiley face.”

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“I will draw a picture. I will read a story.”

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“I am going to play with you forever.”

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“I will play hide and seek with you.”

We are so proud of the children as they are starting to write the sounds they have learnt in their writing and understand how their own actions can affect others in a positive way.

Anti-Bullying Week Year 6

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This week is anti-bullying week. Children around school have been talking about bullying and what we can do to help.

On Tuesday, in assembly, Mrs Cook talked about the types of bullying and how it makes people feel.

This morning in Year 6, we watched this video with Tinie Tempah and came up with some advice for anyone struggling with bullying.

Can you comment anymore advise or something you have learnt about bullying?

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This week & next week we are learning:

Maths – 3D shapes and their nets

English – Leaflets – planning and creating our own

Topic –  Ordering Monarchs through time – dates

Science – Electricity

PE – Dance

Problem Solving Maths – working backwards

ICT – Digital Media/ video

Hope you all enjoy it, Tel me something new you learn.

Miss C

Alien Visitors in Reception!!

We were very surprised this morning to find a rocket had landed in our playground but were delighted to find two alien visitors had come to see us!

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We took them into school to find out more about them.

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They are from the planet Zog and are called Spock and Zoob. They want to find out all about children on Earth and how we learn in school. The children made a list of all the things we can show Spock and Zoob while they stay with us.

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They certainly had a fun morning with the children learning lots of new things.

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Learning how to do a jigsaw.

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Enjoying stories.

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Trying new foods like fruit and milk.

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Wearing new hats made for them!

And Spock even joined in with our numeracy lesson today. The children taught him all about shapes and how to continue a repeating pattern!

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After all the fantastic fun and learning our new alien friends were hungry. We found out they like to eat rocks so the children very kindly shared their lunch with them and they certainly found our food a lot more tasty than rocks!!

First they showed them how to wash their hands ready for lunchtime.

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The children were very kind sharing their lunches.

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What pudding shall we try today?

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Ooh those sausages look yummy.

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After such a busy day our new friends were tired so the children put them to bed in their rocket to get some sleep ready for a new day tomorrow.

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Tonight in our after school club we have been discussing anti-bullying week. We watched a short story called ‘for the birds’ and talked about what bullying is, what to do if we are being bullied and how we can stop bullying from happening.

Each child made a link for the friendship chain with a helpful tip on ‘how to be a good friend’. We also made some friendship bees to remind us to ‘Be a good friend!’

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