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Newsletter for the week ending 13th July
Jul 13, 2018

We had year 5 singing opera to their parents today amongst a number of other amazing things this week, so please read on to find out more...

AROUND THE SCHOOL

Thrift Club
Last paying in day before the holiday will be Monday 16th July. Next pay in day after that will be Monday 10th September.

Library Books
Please look for any books your children have borrowed from their classrooms or the school library and return them before the end of term.

AROUND THE CLASSES

FSU have had a very action packed week this week! On Monday we made our own medals and had our own mini sports day standing on podiums to receive our medals. On Tuesday we looked at objects to decide if they would float or sink and tested them out to see if we were right or wrong. On Wednesday we had a great morning visiting the Lifeboat Station and Dolphins took part in the Sports Afternoon. On Thursday we went to The Jungle to make boats from materials and tested them out, we also helped to settle our visiting Turtles and Dolphins. On Friday we wrote about our trip to The Lifeboat Station and painted pictures of the lifeboat.
On Tuesday 17th July we have our Open Afternoon. At 3pm please come to the FSU so we can sing you some songs and share our Learning Journey's with you. If your children doesn't attend Turtles on this session please see Mrs Duda to arrange a time to share your child's Learning Journey with them.

On Thursday year 1 got to try out being Year 2 for the day. We had a great morning with Mrs Stanbury and are all very excited about becoming Year 2. In Writing we have changed the key features of The Lighthouse Keeper's Lunch and next need to rewrite the story. In Maths we have continued to learn about time and have compared different times using vocabulary such as faster and slower. On Tuesday we walked to The Lookout and sketched the view. We have also learnt about the difference between physical and human geographical features.

Lundy Puffins have published all their stories based on 'The Dragon Machine' and they are all now on display outside the hall. Please take a look - they are fantastic! They've also written 'Traction Man' stories which are almost ready to add to the display. On Tuesday, they went for a walk to 'The Lookout' and sketched the view. In the afternoon, they used watercolours to paint them. On Thursday morning, there was much excitement when they visited their new classroom for September. They had a great time.

Seahunter have been exploring many aspects of life in Ancient Egypt this week, including mummification. They even mummified Theo! They had to do a good job, following each stage carefully to make sure that he would go on to the afterlife. After successfully mummifying him, everyone produced a detailed guide on mummification.In maths, they practised division with remainders and realised the importance of learning their tables facts to be able to calculate more efficiently. Finally, in science, they concluded their forces topic with a jelly race! It was a great way to find out about friction and what happens when there is too much or too little. They had to carry jelly cubes using chopsticks then, in the second round, someone sneakily added oil making it a bit more challenging!

HMS Echo have been writing acrostic and shape poems linked to our topic rivers. We have carried on our learning about habitats in Science and went into the jungle to carry out a mini-beast hunt. The children have continued to practise their rounders skills in P.E and have taken part in a cricket session run by a cricket coach. The class have completed their final end of term assessments for Maths and reading to see the progress they have made. We had a good selection of acts perform in class to audition for Appledore School's got Talent and voted for the best group to go through to the finals next Wednesday!

Beechcroft have been busy finishing off work and thinking about getting ready for Y6. They have written letters applying for different roles and responsibilities to start in September. Today they performed their Carmen work which they have been preparing with Mrs Smale; this all supports their Arts Mark award. It is the last swimming session on Monday for Y5. If pupils are still not able to swim 25m they will continue with lessons in the autumn term. Those still needing to complete their bikeability course will do this on Wednesday.

Year 6 enjoyed performing their play 'Let Loose' at the beginning of the week. They certainly co-operated and their hard work paid off! They have been exploring with Kodu, making paper rockets and solving a maths challenge 'Escape the Room'. Bideford College students enjoyed their transition and there has been lots of chatting about new experiences. The last cricket session with Mr Hayter took place this week - a massive thank you from us all - the sessions have been great! Thank you to all of you who have returned forms for sailing on Thursday - please return by Tuesday if you haven't done so already - children cannot go without their form being returned. 

The last week will fly by; we have already sent many things home but please check at home and return any Appledore resources before Friday! 

We wish you all a super weekend
From Jeremy Cooper and all the staff and children


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