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Year 2   Slip, stick and roll!


Posted 01/07/2022
by Janet Keat

English

In English this week, we continued our learning journey based on the book ‘The secret of Black Rock’ – We covered a range of skills, looking at using adjectives, nouns, verbs and adverbs to describe a character; suffixes, time connectives and story sequencing. We have now planned our own version of the story. 2B are working on the ‘Snowy Mountain’ and 2W are creating their story called ‘The winding, wamping, willow tree’. We have now drawn story maps in preparation for next week, where we will start writing up our stories. These will go in our new English books going up to Year Three as our ‘Match it or better it’ pieces!!

Maths

In maths this week, we finished our learning journey of statistics. We finalised our learning with block diagrams and some children generated their own data and recorded it independently in their books. We then completed our end of unit assessments. We are so impressed by the progress we have made! Next week, we will start our new learning journey for 'position and direction' – We will use these skills  in our topic map work, making us expert geographers.

Topic

This week our topic work was extremely exciting!  We were historians and learnt all about the tin mining industry. We then linked this learning to Art and created our own clay tin mines. We had to learn a range of techniques such as; rolling, pinching, mark making and using a slip to join. All of the tin mines were different, and had their own special touches from their creators. WATCH THIS SPACE – They will be coming home soon!

Our ‘WOW’ day is slowly approaching on Tuesday 19th July (Miss Beckett’s Birthday, WOOHOO!) – Please come dressed to school in Cornish colours or Cornish Theme. We can’t wait to see your outfits!

RE

In RE, we have been learning all about special places. This week in particular we learnt about synagogues – We had the chance to look at the different artifacts, as well as discuss some of our own special places. Next week we will be exploring mosques!

We now only have 3 weeks left, WOW!! Keep an eye on the blog for important dates that come up towards the end of term.

As always, have a lovely weekend.

Kind regards,

The Year Two Team 

 


Head's Blog   Friday 1 July


Posted 01/07/2022
by Caroline Lucock

Hot off the press! SWIMSAFE Final Success
Both the Year 5 and the Year 6 Swimsafe Teams did brilliantly today - with the Year 6 Team coming THIRD in the whole of Cornwall. This is an amazing achievement and I am so very proud of all who took part. Wahoo!

Assemblies
5W’s assembly this week went really well – we were dazzled by magic and treated to some superb singing. It was much enjoyed by all and we thank you for all of the support and the (I suspect) hours of practice that would have taken place at home. 5B and Year 1 have their turn next week and we can’t wait!   

Shining Stars
Shining Stars this week were for excellent presentation and were awarded once more to very deserving pupils – well done to them all as they are all definite Shining Stars. Staff Shining Stars were awarded to Mrs Reeve and Mrs Gallie, both of whom are amazing colleagues and friends and whom we love dearly. Mrs Gallie has in fact taken over from the marvelous Marcia Momber, whose final day at WPA was last Friday. Marcia was never one for a fuss, but she was thoroughly spoiled in her last week and took with her many memories, gifts and cards from all of us. We miss her terribly, but Mrs Gallie is doing a wonderful job and, as ever, thank goodness for Caroline. 

Year 5 and Year R continue with their Bikeability and are doing extremely well – Year 5 continue into next week too. We are loving see their cycling confidence grow and we are very grateful to Bikeability for their hard work and patience. 

Mrs Berridge 
As I mentioned a while ago, Mrs Berridge is very sadly retiring at the end of this term. Talking to her about what she treasures most from her time at Wadebridge Primary, she said that her class photographs and the lovely notes that she has received from her past pupils is waaaaay up there and so I have a big ask for all of those of you who have ever known the lovely Mrs Berridge: if you were ever taught by Mrs Berridge, or you knew her as the teacher of one of your children, please could you send her a note of some kind – either involving a memory or just some good wishes. We will then put them all together so that she has her very own magnificent box of (WPA) memories.  Email or real paper very welcome but if sending an email please send to: secretary@wadebridgeprimary.co.uk. Thank you.

Now, there are many, many things coming up, but first, please see some messages from our ever fantastic FOWPA: 

FOWPA Ground Force Day A Big Success
Last Saturday, members of FOWPA and some very helpful pupils made great progress on the environmental garden. FOWPA hope that with a couple more days work on the area, which includes erecting the teacher's chair and completing the brick edging, it will soon be ready for the children and staff to enjoy. 

Finally, a shed to be proud of: THANK YOU COUNTY SIGNS
FOWPA are so pleased to now have their very own shed, where they can store all of the equipment needed for their fundraising activities and their groundforce days. The shed could not have come at a better time when lots of storage is needed for the Summer Fair taking place on Saturday 16th July 2022. FOWPA received a very generous donation of £250 from COUNTY SIGNS based at Winnard's Perch, who specifically wished to help FOWPA fund the purchase of this shed, so THANK YOU VERY MUCH 'COUNTY SIGNS'; your generosity is very much appreciated.
Also, thanks to the fantastic Tom and Emma Taylor who put the shed together last weekend, which you can see was then tested by some very happy children in the FOWPA groundforce team!

PLAYGROUND PLANTERS ARE BURSTING WITH COLOUR THANKS TO TRELAWNEY GARDEN CENTRE
The planters in the school playgrounds have been given a fantastic burst of colour with some lovely bedding plants. FOWPA would like to extend a VERY BIG THANK YOU to Trelawney Garden Centre for their generosity in assisting with this. A huge thank you too, to Wendy Pool, a member of FOWPA, who kindly gave up her day yesterday to plant the flowers. Not only do these look fantastic for the children and staff to enjoy, but the planters are now also more wildlife friendly too, so THANK YOU!

Summer Fair news: 
Don’t forget to fill in the FOWPA consent form sent out last week if your child or children would like to take part in the Summer Fair Talent Show and, last but not least, we are collecting 2nd hand toys and books on Monday morning (4 July) and 2nd hand uniform on Wednesday morning (6 July). Thank you all for your support – we are getting really excited now! 






Coming up
Week of 4 July Year 5 Bikeability (please see specific letters which give dates) 
Week of 4 July                                Year 6                Secondary School Transition Week (Mon – Thurs)
Monday 4 July Whole School FOWPA Second Hand Toy Collection
Tuesday 5 July Year 1 Year Group Assembly – Parents welcome – 0900
Wednesday 6 July Whole School FOWPA Second Hand Uniform Collection – AM
*Wednesday 6 July Year 3 Trip to Treraven Woods *
Wednesday 6 July 5B Class assembly – Parents welcome - 0900
Wednesday 6 July Nursery Sports Day – 0900 start – Parents welcome
Week of 11 July                          Whole School    Art and Creative Week 
Tuesday 12 July Year 1 BEACH TRIP 
Tuesday 12 July Year R Year Group Assembly – 1400 start - Parents welcome
Wednesday 13 July                      Years R – 5          Transition to new classrooms
Friday 15 July                  Whole School    Reports Home to parents
Saturday 16 July                      Whole School FOWPA Summer Fair
Tuesday 19 July                          Year 6              End of School Play to parents: 0930 and 1800 
Wednesday 20 July            Nursery    Pirate Party 
Wednesday 20 July                  Whole School Julie Jubilee Party (to celebrate Mrs Berridge’s retirement) 
(more details to follow)
Thursday 21 July                            Year 6              End of Primary School Prom
Friday 22 July                            Whole School END OF TERM – EARLY FINISH. KS1 and EYFS 1245. KS2 1300.

And to finish, we found this useful poster which we thought made good sense. As we near the end of the Summer Term and school year, it might help. Have a wonderful weekend and we look forward to seeing you on Monday.  
Kindest Regards,

Ms Whitlock

 


Year 4  


Posted 01/07/2022
by Paula Reeve

A somewhat quieter week in Year 4 this week, not that we’re complaining! We were able to finish off our persuasive letters in English and start a new unit of learning in maths: properties of shape. On Wednesday, we used our right-angle finders in the playground and around the classroom. To quote one very excited Year 4 child: ‘The right angles are everywhere!’

In our Topic lessons, we have been botanists and have been learning about the life cycles of flowering plants. Unfortunately, our experiment to explore the transportation of water in plants didn’t seem to work! Despite this, we enjoyed predicting the outcomes.

 


Year 2  


Posted 25/06/2022
by Janet Keat

Everyone’s a winner…!

Sports Day:

Year 2 can be very proud of their brilliant participation in Sports Day.  Everyone took part enthusiastically, encouraging and cheering on their team mates and trying their best.  There were lots of skills involved in the different events from throwing to jumping and running to balancing. 

A very well done to everyone who took part.  You were amazing and we are very proud of your sportsmanship!



English:

Our class story this week is ‘The Secret of Black Rock’.  We began our Learning Journey by looking at the front cover and using our VIPERS skills to make predictions about the picture. 

There were many different but sensible suggestions about the plot and who the character might be.  We decided that it looked like an exciting adventure story but was the rock a good or bad place to visit?  We had to wait until later in the week when we finally read the story.  Ask your child to summarise the story and find out what happened in the end!

Maths:

This week, we learnt about statistics and how to gather and interpret different kinds of data.  We started by using a tally chart and explored the reasons for its use.  Then, we moved on to look at how to use a pictogram. We solved lots of different types of problems involving missing data.

Some of you wanted to practise your times tables using BBC Super Movers.  We have included the link below.  It’s free and fun – why not try it at home.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/supermovers/times-table-collection/z4vv6v4

WOW Day!

Our topic on Cornwall has been a fascinating subject to learn about and to bring it to a close, we will celebrate by putting on a WOW Day on Tuesday, 19th July.  We are asking the children to come dressed as a Cornish character, eg. tin miner, farmer, an inventor - Goldsworthy Gurney, Richard Trevithick or come in Cornish colours – black, white, gold. You may also have your own idea.

Thank you for supporting our topic Wow! Days so brilliantly.  We will look forward to seeing what the children choose to dress in.

 

We hope you have a lovely weekend.

The Year 2 Team

 

 

 

 

 


Head's Blog   Friday 24 June


Posted 24/06/2022
by Caroline Lucock

And there I was thinking that last week was busy… 

This week we have had the Year 6 Activity Week – where our wonderful Year 6s experienced ‘Hangloose’ at The Eden Project, Big Dunk’s Laser Tag, Flambards, Camel Creek, a camp out AND a Sports Day. Phew. They *should* sleep well tonight.  I can also confirm that the hoodies have indeed been worn all week (despite the warm weather). 

We have also had lots of other events and things happening – Year 5 and Year R have had some bikeability sessions (more next week for Year 5), Year 4 gave us a marvellous assembly on Minibeasts (I LOVED the ‘Bee and Me’ story – if you have not seen, please do Google it; it is on You Tube and is by Alison Jay) and had a wonderful Minibeast day with a real live minibeast expert. We have had three out of our four Sports Days and they went REALLY well. A massive well done to all who took part and to all of the support that you have given us as families. Well done too to all those who took part in the parents and carers races – my goodness you are a speedy and competitive group! Sorry for the bike track rocks at the end – we will start the other way next year :/. We are so grateful for all of the hard work that Mr O’Dwyer put in to make the sports days run as smoothly as they did – hurrah for things going like clockwork! All we need to do now is keep our fingers crossed that we did well enough to be up there for podium places in the Bridge Schools Games – come on Wadebridge!! Nursery did their Big Toddle and they were also fantastic – they made good use of both the Mountain Bike Track and the Athletics track  

We have also been told this week that the Year Five Swim Safe Team also got through to the Cornwall County finals – this is fantastic news and we are so proud of all those who took part. The competition for both teams is next Friday (1 July) and we wish you the best of luck!

Shining Stars
Shining Stars this week will be for progress in Sport – we are doing our Shining Stars assembly for this week on this coming Monday as we had so much on today. This means that there will be two lots of Shining Stars to report next week – hurrah for Shining Stars!

FOWPA Summer Fair
A reminder please to KEEP SAVING THE DATE AND OFFER YOUR HELP at the FOWPA SUMMER FAIR 
Please keep Saturday 16 July free as it is the FOWPA Summer Fair. Thank you to all of those who designed covers for the programme – we are in the process of choosing a winner but there are some really fantastic entries. 

Don’t forget that there will be a Talent Show at the Summer Fair too! A letter will be coming out with all of the details but here they are again, just in case: 
Summer Fair Talent Show
Does your child have a talent they would like to show us at the Summer Fair on Saturday 16th July, either on their own or with their friends? 
Singing
Dancing
Acting
Martial Arts
Poetry Reading
Telling a Joke
We would love to have as many of the WPA Pupils as possible showing off their talents.
A letter will be sent home next week for you to give us your consent for them to take part.  We will then send out a timetable of when the children will be showcasing their talent!



Coming up
Week of Monday 27 June Year 5 Bikeability (please see specific letters which give dates) 
Wednesday 29 June 5W Class Assembly – parents welcome – 0900

*YEAR R ASSEMBLY – PLEASE NOTE NEW DATE BELOW*

Week of 4 July                      Year 6                     Secondary School Transition Week
Tuesday 5 July Year 1         Year Group Assembly – Parents welcome - 0900
Wednesday 6 July 5B                 Class assembly – Parents welcome - 0900
Wednesday 6 July Nursery                 Sports Day – 0900 start
Week of 11 July                    Whole School    Art and Creative Week 
Tuesday 12 July         Year R         Year Group Assembly – 1400 start - Parents welcome
Wednesday 13 July             Years R – 5          Transition to new classrooms
Friday 15 July                  Whole School    Reports Home to parents
Saturday 16 July                  Whole School FOWPA Summer Fayre
Tuesday 19 July                   Year 6              End of School Play to parents 0930 and 1800 
Wednesday 20 July            Nursery            Pirate Party 
Wednesday 20 July             Whole School Julie Jubilee Party (to celebrate Mrs Berridge’s retirement) 
(more details to follow)
Thursday 21 July                 Year 6              End of Primary School Prom
Friday 22 July                       Whole School END OF TERM – EARLY FINISH. KS1 and EYFS 1245. KS2 1300.

Two points to note 
1)If your children cycle, scoot or skateboard to school, please make sure that they have a helmet. It is really important that they also keep safe on the pavements where possible.

2)A message from PCSO Pete Sobye: If your child walks home, please remind your children to keep a close eye out for any strangers and to tell you if they see anything out of the ordinary. If they tell you of anything strange, please report it to the police. 

I hope that you have a wonderful weekend and look forward to seeing you all on Monday. Fingers crossed that the weather miraculously improves for the weekend. 

Kindest regards
Ms Whitlock


 


Year 4  


Posted 24/06/2022
by Paula Reeve

What a Week!

What a fantastic week we’ve had in Year 4. Wednesday was Minibeast Day! All of the children looked brilliant – big thanks to the adults at home that worked hard to make sure the children had a minibeast costume. We kicked off the day with our Year group assembly. The children did an awesome job sharing their learning from this term so far. Thank you to parents/carers, Year 1 and Year 2 for being such a great audience.

We were lucky enough to have Mark from Mark’s Ark come into school accompanied by many huge minibeasts! Mark shared a lot of information about each minibeast and his passion for wildlife conservation. The children were so brave – they held a millipede, a thorny devil stick insect and even a….tarantula!! Mrs Reeve and Mrs Berridge were not that brave.

We also made and ate a minibeast picnic, went on a minibeast walk around the school and produced some lovely minibeast themed pieces of art!

As if all of that wasn’t enough, on Friday we had our Sports Day! The rain held off and it was a glorious morning. The Year 4 children did us proud and all tried their very best. Well done to our podium finishers and to the cormorants for winning overall.

 


Head's Blog   Friday 17 June


Posted 17/06/2022
by Caroline Lucock

What a busy week!   We have had two sports events: the District Athletics, in which we did brilliantly, winning lots of medals and the Safer Swim event which took place yesterday. Eight pupils in Years 5 and 6 took part and we came second overall, which means that we now go forward to the Cornwall County Finals – whoop!

 

Mr O’Dwyer says:

District Sports

Nearly 90 KS2 pupils represented WPA at District Sports which was back after a 3 year absence! The atmosphere was brilliant and the friendly competition was excellent. WPA had a HUGE medal haul, getting Bronze, Silver and Gold in nearly every event! Events included middle distance running, sprints, long jump and Javelin. Thank you to Wadebridge School and their sport leaders for organising such a good event. 

Swim Safe

8 children from Year 5 and 6 attended a Swim Safe competition on Thursday. The event included races involving rescuing casualties, retrieving objects from water and floating for 60 seconds before sprinting across the pool. Safe to say we have some lifeguards for the future! Wadebridge Year 5 came 3rd and Year 6 came 2nd, meaning they are through to you Cornwall School Games Swim Safe Finals in July! Congratulations! 

 

Next week sees Sports Days, the inaugural Bridge Schools Games, the Year 4 Year Group Assembly and Minibeast Day and the Year 6 Activity week. Phew! The Year 6s received their beautiful (and warm…oops) leaver’s hoodies today and they look fabulous. They will now be wearing them proudly for the rest of the term, whatever the weather.

 

We also did very well in the Royal Cornwall Show – our entries scooped Firsts, Seconds, Thirds, Fourths and Highly Commendeds and we are DELIGHTED!  Please see the fabulous photos attached for our winning entries. All those who went said that they had a wonderful time too and we are VERY excited already for next year. 

 

Shining Stars

Shining Stars this week were for Progress in Writing and all of the recipients were again marvellous choices.  Staff Shining Stars were awarded to Mrs Keat (the teacher!) and the Year 6 teachers. Mrs C and Miss B have had a day of external moderation this week and they have worked their fingers to the bone preparing for it – which worked, as it went very well. Phew. All three are key, vital members of the WPA team and all work incredibly hard, which is why we love them.

 

Last week’s Shining Stars were for Progress in Reading and again we had some wonderful winners. The Staff Shining Stars last week were awarded to Mrs Keat (the TA) (yes, there was a very awkward moment when both got up, I will not lie…) and Mrs Callister, both for just being fantastic. I agree.

 

KEEP SAVING THE DATE AND OFFER YOUR HELP at the FOWPA SUMMER FAIR

Please keep Saturday 16 July free as it is the FOWPA Summer Fair. It is getting better and better but do keep an eye out for any communication. This weekend’s job is to design a cover for the programme – letters went home today. Please do get your entries back in by Wednesday 22 June so that FOWPA can choose the winner.

 

FOWPA would also like to announce that there will be a Talent Show at the Summer Fair – hurrah! A letter will be coming out with all of the details but here they are, just in case:

 

Summer Fair Talent Show

 

Does your child have a talent they would like to show us at the Summer Fair on Saturday 16th July, either on their own or with their friends?

Singing

Dancing

Acting

Martial Arts

Poetry Reading

Telling a Joke

We would love to have as many of the children as possible showing off their talents.

A letter will be sent home next week for you to give us your consent for them to take part.  We will then send out a timetable of when the children will be showcasing their talent!

I hope that you managed to make notes of all of the events coming up but here are next week’s just in case:

 

Coming up

Monday 20 June                                                                               Year 5 Bikeability (select pupils only)

Monday 20 June – Friday 24 June                                              Year 6 Activity week and camp

Wednesday 22 June                                        0900 - 0930         Year 4 Assembly

Wednesday 22 June                                        0930 - 1130         Years 3 and 5 Sports Day

Thursday 23 June                                             0900 – 1100        Years R, 1 and 2 Sports Day

Friday 24 June                                                   0900 – 1000        Nursery Big Toddle

Friday 24 June                                                   1030 – 1230        Years 4 and 6 Sports Day

 

I hope that you have a wonderful weekend and look forward to seeing you all on Monday, bright and breezy.

 

Kindest regards

Ms Whitlock

 


Year 3  


Posted 17/06/2022
by Luke O Dwyer

A stitch in time...

Week beginning 13th June

English

This week we finished our unit on Play Scripts. The children wrote a short scene involving 2 characters – George and Grandma from George’s Marvellous Medicine! All children have developed their ability to write scripts to include features such as stage directions, adverbs and detailed setting descriptions.

Maths

We have finished our unit on time! It has been a challenge for most of Year 3, but they have shown great resilience! We are sure that, give it time, they will be fine!

We also had a visit from Mr Magic Maths! This was an amazing show which had everyone applauding and wondering how on earth he did these tricks! 

Topic

We have been sewing! The children explored running stiches and back stitching. Another tricky task but met head on by all pupils who really concentrated and enjoyed practising! The aim is to design and make our own cushions – watch this space!

PE

We have been practising for Sports Day and the Bridge Schools Games 2022! Sports day is Wednesday starting at 9.30am. If you are attending, please say behind the rope – this will be the spectator area. You will be able to move around this area to get closer to activities your child will be on.

Have a lovely weekend, practise those spellings, and we will see you on Monday!

The Year 3 Team. 

 


Year 2  


Posted 17/06/2022
by Sorrel Beckett

Sun's out, paint brushes out! 

English

In English this week we have been finishing off our Mousehole Cat learning journey by writing a setting description, describing the storm. We used adventurous vocabulary to ensure that our writing was interesting for our readers. We thought about interesting nouns, adjectives, verbs and adverbs and we included similes and used our senses to imagine the setting.

Next week, we will be starting our next text, ‘The secret of Black Rock’. The story is about a young girl who longs to sail out to sea with her mother but she is warned against the dangers of black rock. Let’s wait and see if she heeds her mother or not.

Maths

In Maths this week we started our new learning journey on statistics. First of all, we looked at tally charts and how to gather data using charts and tables. Then we answered questions and solved problems related to the data. Some of them were quite challenging!

Topic

In topic, we explored the question ‘What is the landscape like?’ by looking at pictures of the Cornish countryside and coast. We studied the pictures carefully and used them as inspiration for our watercolours and collages.

Next week, we will be looking at the history of Cornwall and how it has changed over the years. As you may know, the children brought home a questionnaire for you to fill in. We will use the data in our learning and discuss our findings. If you have not yet filled yours in, then it’s not too late. Please hand it in by Tuesday 21st June 2022.

Important information!

Please ensure your children have:

A named hat, water bottle and sun cream to mitigate the effects of hot weather.

Please enjoy your weekend,

See you on Monday!

The Year Two Team 

 


Year 4  


Posted 17/06/2022
by Paula Reeve

Latest News from Year 4

Over half term, our butterflies emerged from their chrysalides! Although we were gutted not to have all seen them emerging in school, Mrs Martyn took some videos for us. In 4W we had 6 beautiful butterflies keeping us company in our classroom last week. We went up onto the school field to release them last Friday. It was amazing to watch their life cycle and see them flutter away. 4B also had some interesting visitors….newts!

This week, we completed our Multiplication Tables Check! Phew! We’re really proud of how every child in Year 4 conducted themselves on the test day. Well done! On Thursday, a magician came into school. We were lucky enough to have him spend time with each Year 4 class and he explained how he did his tricks. Turns out that every one of them relies on maths! In Maths, we have been working on time and in English we have started a new unit of work all about persuasive writing. In our topic learning we explored food chains and drew minibeasts.

Next week will be a busy one. We’ve got our Year 4 assembly/Minibeast Day on Wednesday and Sports Day on Friday! We're looking forward to seeing lots of parents/carers in school on these days. 

 


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