Green Fingered Kids Voucher Scheme – Woodcote Garden Centre

Green Fingered Kids is a home-grown initiative, now in its 14th year, which seeks to encourage children within the local area to pick up their gardening gloves and step outside!
This initiative works through a voucher scheme, that runs during the Spring, in which customers can collect vouchers from their in-store purchases (25p for every £10 spent) and donate these to local schools and youth groups who are signed up to the Green Fingered Kids initiative. These vouchers are then claimed back and can be spent in-store on products which benefits the children’s gardening experience.
Woodcote Garden Centre are proud to run this scheme as not only does it encourage children to step outside and begin gardening but schools, and youth groups, have used the money to help create interactive lessons to teach kids about the importance of the environment, healthy eating and the natural life cycle. Please give the vouchers to your child’s teacher. Happy collecting!

This Weeks Learning – w/c 17.06.19

Topic

This week Year 1 discussed the similarities and differences of flowers. We learnt that even though there are different types of flowers, the structure of flowers are all mostly the same. This then helped us when we examined our sunflowers that we planted and we could see the steam and the leaves beginning to grow! We also learnt about the famous artist Vincent Van Gogh through the stories “Camille and the sunflowers” and “Katie and the sunflowers”. These two stories really helped us understand what inspired Van Gogh to paint and to know what his different artwork was called! Finally we recapped the features of a story and looked at the different parts of “Katie and the sunflower” and discussed the setting, characters, problem and resolution.

Maths

We started the week by recapping the story of Mr Greedy and the Giant. Then using dienes we investigated what 10 more than any given number is and then writing a number sentence in our books (e.g. 23+10+33). Using our knowledge of 10 more we then began to investigate what would happen if we had to work out 10 less than any given number. We were introduced to Tom the cat who took peas of Mr Greedy’s plate when he was asleep, but he always only took 10. This helped us understand that less than was another way of saying subtraction (e.g. “I know that ten less than 34 is 24 because the number has decreased by 10″ and ” 34-10=24″ ).

Class Teacher Awards – w/c 17.06.19

Well done to the following children who were chosen to receive a class teacher award for demonstrating one of the Avenue Values in their classes.

Ants:  Nicole and Shriya

Crickets: Oviya and Sam

Grasshoppers: Fejiro and Louie

Ladybirds:  Michael and Lucia

Below is a reminder of our Avenue Values.

Resilience.

Pride in achievements and self confidence.                         

 Building relationships and team work.

Perseverance.

Mutual respect and tolerance.

Year 1 Sports Day 2019

Further to the letter which was sent out on Friday 24th of May (see attached below), this is just a reminder that the Year 1 Sports Day will be taking place on Wednesday 10th of July from 8:45am to 10:00am.

The event will take place on the main school field, which is only accessible via the Avenue Road entrance. Please bring your children to school via the Dorset Road gate as normal, before heading to the field.

Pupils will wear their school P.E. kit for the event and will be put into teams by their teachers. You do not need to provide any additional clothing.

We hope to see as many of you there as possible!

Summer Fair Dance 2019

Further to the letter which was emailed out on Friday 24th of May (attached below), this is just a reminder that the Avenue Summer Fair will be taking place on Saturday 6th of July this year!

The children have been working very hard on a dance performance which we invite you to come and see. The performance will begin on the school field at 12:40. Please bring your child to the main entrance of the school (via the office) at 12:20 on the day.

The theme of the fair is ‘Summer’ so we would be grateful if your child could come wearing summery clothes. This can include sunglasses, hats, Hawaiian shirts and sandles, but no flip-flops due to health and safety.

We look forward to seeing you on the day!

This Week’s Learning W/c – 10.06.19

Topic

This week in topic we have been writing dairies! We looked at the story of ‘Jack and the Beanstalk’ last week and this week we became the character of Jack and wrote his diary! We started by looking at the features of a diary. We read different fairy tale characters diary’s and saw if we could identify which character had written it. We learnt that we needed to write in first person with means using ‘I’. Next, we began planning the diaries by collecting different vocabulary that we could include, such as adjectives and verbs. Next, we finally wrote our wonderful diary entries and had lots of fun sharing them. To finish off the week we went on an amazing adventure outside to identify and name some wild and garden plants. We have also been watching our sunflowers carefully to see if they have been growing!

Maths

This week, the children have been completing lots of fun maths activities to demonstrate what they have learnt so far this year. Well done to all of the children for putting in so much effort and for being resilient!


Class Teacher Awards W/c – 10.06.19

Well done to the following children who were chosen to receive a class teacher award for demonstrating one of the Avenue Values in their classes.

Ants:  Leo and Milo

Crickets: Muna and Gregory

Grasshoppers: Tharuka and Hannah

Ladybirds:  Maisie and Alberto

Below is a reminder of our Avenue Values.

Resilience.

Pride in achievements and self confidence.                         

 Building relationships and team work.

Perseverance.

Mutual respect and tolerance.

Home Learning – Summer 2

Today the home learning for this half term was sent home. Please remember that, although we do not mark the work, we still enjoy looking at any projects (which make great Show and Tells) or maths or writing work. It is available to download below in case it gets lost or damaged over the half term.

Topic:

Maths: