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Year 3  


Posted 20/05/2022
by Luke O Dwyer

Pop Up Information Texts

Week beginning 16th May

English

Well, all we can say is that we are immensely proud of the effort Year 3 have put into their pop up books all about climate change.

Their books not only had pop ups, but levels and linkages, moving parts, lift up flaps and pouches! A really nice end to an important topic.

Their pop up information texts included ‘What is Climate Change?’, ‘How have humans and animals been affected by climate change?’ and ‘What can we do to help?’ All of the facts were researched and written up by the pupils themselves, and safe to say, they were proud of their work.

We focused on writing using formal language, making sure to use fronted adverbials and rhetorical questions.

We are moving on to play scripts and had a look at the features of them yesterday and today. Again, the enthusiasm was great and they are looking forward to moving forward with writing their own play scripts.

Maths

We have finished our unit on Fractions, and had an assessment on Thursday. Fractions can be tricky, but a lot of the pupils are really starting to understand clearly that greater denominators means a smaller fraction. We added and subtracted fractions and explored word problems. Although some found it tricky, they didn’t give up!

It’s time to move on to Time next week!

PE

We have been exploring how to field tactically in striking and fielding games. We looked at the over-arm throw and how throwing the ball back to the bowler is far quicker than running back with the ball!

IMPORTANT INFORMATION!

Well done to all of those pupils using Times Tables Rock Stars at home. Please keep using this resource as this improves rapid recall of times table facts.

Due to our whole school Jubilee celebrations, your child will need to come to school in PE kit on Tuesday and Friday (we have a specialist visiting school to deliver a ‘Day of Dance’).

Homework is attached below.

Spellings to be uploaded on Monday.

Have a lovely weekend, The Year 3 Team. 

 


Year 4  


Posted 19/05/2022
by Paula Reeve
















The Week We Went To Minions!

We had a fantastic time on our trip to Minions on Tuesday. We spent all day learning outside and loved every minute of it, despite the wind and the rain! We learnt survival skills and got to light our own fires. We even got to toast marshmallows over an open fire, yum. We also learnt all about the history of the hurlers stone circles at Mininons. According to an old folk tale, these stones were once men! The men were turned to stone for playing Hurling on a Sunday and failing to observe the Lord’s Day.

We managed to be a bit sneaky during the day and made some presents for Mrs Berridge to remember her last school trip. We presented them to her at the end of the day. We made all-natural paints using what we could find in the area. We used these to paint postcards for Mrs Berridge. We titled our paintings: ‘Berridge on Bodmin Moor’! We also made her some seed balls using forget-me-not seeds. She can sprinkle these in a wild place and hopefully some pretty blue flowers will grow there.

We must say a huge thank you to Wild Tribe for providing such a brilliant day. Also thank you to Mr O’Dwyer, Mrs Clayson, Mrs Brier and our parent helpers for helping to organise and for supporting such a great trip out.

Finally, we were also joined by some little friends in Year 4 this week. Our caterpillars have arrived! We are excited to be able to watch them transform into butterflies over the upcoming weeks.

 


Reception   Wadebridge Past and Present


Posted 19/05/2022
by Abigail Miskowicz

This week, our focused story has been ‘Six Dinner Sid’. We discovered how the cheeky cat went to different streets to have many, many dinners! This led us on to explore about our own town of Wadebridge. First, we discussed what was in Wadebridge.

 “It has the bypass and the high street.”
“It has the river and houses.”
“It has Barnecutt’s Bakery for pasties and sausage rolls and the river.”
“The river.”
“The bridge and some houses.”
“It also has St Breock School.”
“There’s the old bridge.”
“It has the park.”
“We got roads.”
“It has a toy shop.”
“There’s a giant clock!”
“There’s Tesco and loads of houses.”
“We have the cinema.”
“There are two places of fun stuff – ball pits and slides.”
“There’s the skate park behind Lidl’s.”
“There’s one behind Boots too.”
“There’s the fish and chip shop and the Michelin shop too.”
“The big brown bridge and also there’s a big and a small park.”
“There’s Egloshayle with the play park there.”
“There are three rivers.”

This led us on to learning the name of our river – The River Camel. We shared how this is why it is called ‘The Camel Trail’ and our rugby team is named after the river.

 

In our following Topic lesson, we explored how Wadebridge has changed over time. We shared and discussed different photos of Wadebridge from the present and from the past. We played a game of spot the difference! Here's a snapshot of our thoughts:

"I can see there's still the big clock."
"There's an old car."
"There's an old bus too."
"There's an old horse."
"The horse is there to do the crops."
"They use the horse to get home. There's not as many people."
"Maybe they use the horse to carry stuff."
"There's not as many cars."
"There a bike - look!"
"They have different clothes to us."
"He is in a canoe."
“They need the water for the boats."
"The park hasn't been built yet."
"There's not many cars on the road."
"It looks like a pathway instead."
"I don't think the pizza shop was there."
“There aren't as many houses because there's not as many people in the old days."
"The house look different."
"There are lots of windows in the houses."
"There's an old, rusty car."
"The houses are different."
"The clock is still there."
"They don't have to use boats to cross the river anymore because there's a bridge now."

 

In our COOL time this week we have been using a range of artistic skills to create different models of Wadebridge, worked in our floorbook to record our ideas on Wadebridge through time, practised using cutlery to make Six Dinner Sid a new dish, and much more!  In our maths learning, we have been learning how to add two numbers together using objects, pictures and number sentences.  A super week in Reception!

 

 


Year 2  


Posted 19/05/2022
by Janet Keat

It’s raining….. knowledge!!  

English

After a wonderful start to our Tankas last week, the children had the opportunity to edit, improve and write up in best. The children focused on their presentation and wrote up their Tankas for their Star Writer books. We are incredibly impressed by the progress in handwriting and can’t wait to share them with you. The Mousehole Cat learning journey however, is not complete. After the half term, the children will begin to explore a range of skills and themes to complete their own version of the story from the Storm Cats perspective.

Maths

In Maths this week the children have been refining their problem solving skills. We have been ‘Team work Turtles’ to revisit some prior learning and investigate strategies for solving reasoning questions. It has been lovely to witness their ‘Sticky knowledge’ and hear the discussion around times tables and number bonds. Keep going with Numbots and TT Rockstars at home, it is definitely having a positive impact!

Topic

In topic this week the children have been looking closely at the weather. They have been exploring the seasons, types of weather, warnings to look out for and activities you can do in certain weather. The children have used their knowledge learnt from Year One to build upon scientific vocabulary and immerse themselves into being meteorologists. The children’s learning of the weather, seasons and climates will culminate in a weather report, which will be performed in front of a green screen. So, hold on to your hats, it’s going to be a blustery ride!!

Things to know…

Next week, we will be celebrating the Queen’s Jubilee, the children will cover some of the Queen's history and watch her coronation! More to come about the celebrations. WATCH THIS SPACE! 

 


Head's Blog   Friday 13 May


Posted 13/05/2022
by Caroline Lucock

We have had another busy week and my goodness, we have worked hard. Year 6 in particular have worked incredibly hard completing their SATs tests and we are SO proud of them. They worked hard today in soaking their teachers in a water fight too and did a very fine job indeed! Year 2 are continuing with their SATs and we are so proud of them too. 

Tomorrow sees the awards ceremony for the winners of the Fowey Festival of Art and Writing too. We have had many more winners to add to those who were mentioned when I last wrote! Mrs Keat has said: 

Fowey Festival Awards
We have some exciting news that makes us very proud! 

Last week, the Fowey Festival judges released the full list of winners for the art and writing competition. As you can see, Wadebridge Primary Academy pupils featured strongly in the Commended and Highly Commended sections for both writing and art. 

This weekend, the 1st and 2nd prize winners have been invited to St Fimbarras Church in Fowey to receive their prize and accept their art work which has been mounted and framed.  The artists will also find out who has won the overall title of ‘Young Artist of the Year, 2022’.

We hope they enjoy their special celebratory day in Fowey.

Here is a list of the awards:

Art
1st place: Joseph Y2 (Sloth)
Joint 2nd place: Sydney Y1 (Bee)
Joint 2nd place: Merryn Y2 (Sloth)
Highly Commended: Mia Y2 (Leopard), Imogen Y2 (Sloth), Dot Y2 (Sloth), Olive Y5 (Under the Sea), Saoirse Y4 (Planet Earth), James Y6 (Weeping Willow).
Commended: Marley Y1 (Bee), Alice Y1 (Eruption), Alice Y1 (Flower Head), Stanley Y1 (Bee), Estelle Y4 (Tropical Sunset), Brooke Y5 (Leaf collage), Pippa Y4 (Chick collage), Molly Y6 (The beach), Jack Y3 (Land and Sea)

Story writing
Commended: Elodie Y5 (Pride the Lion)

Factual Writing
1st Place: Ryan Y6 (Dear Mr Johnson)
Highly Commended: Emily Y6 (Dear Mr Johnson)

A huge well done to all who put entries into the competition – you are all superstars. 

Shining Stars
Shining Stars this week were for embodying the WPA Learning Characters and the winners were clearly very difficult to choose! In fact, it was so tricky in Year 6 (they were all very much channeling their inner Keep Going Koalas), that Miss Bishop and Mrs Callister chose them all! And they were all very deserved. Staff Shining Stars were awarded to Miss Miskowicz in Reception for ALL that she does for the school and to Mrs Clayson for being wonderful in every way.  We are definitely very lucky to have them.  

Clubs
Clubs started this week – thank you to all who are taking part. A reminder that KS1 clubs finish at 3.40pm and KS2 finish at 3.50pm. Choir finishes at 3.50pm, even though both Key Stages are involved.  

Coming up
NEXT WEEK 16 – 20 May – Walk/Scoot/Bike to school week (there will be a prize for the most active class)
NEXT WEEK 16 – 18 May – Year 5 residential trip to Bideford Ultimate Adventure Centre

19 May SIBLING PHOTOGRAPH DAY – PLEASE WEAR SCHOOL UNIFORM IF YOU HAVE MORE THAN ONE CHILD AT WPA (and bring PE Kit if you have PE on that day)

25 May – Years R – 6 Platinum Jubilee Party in school
30 May – 3 June HALF TERM WEEK – SCHOOL CLOSED
6 June – school re-opens after Half Term (NO INSET day) 
6 – 9 June – Phonics Screening Check week for Year 1
10 June – INSET DAY (and Royal Cornwall Show) 

I hope that you have a lovely weekend and I look forward to seeing you all on Monday. Year 5 pupils and staff going on the residential – don’t forget to have a good night’s sleep on Sunday! 

Kindest regards
Ms Whitlock


 


Year 4  


Posted 13/05/2022
by Paula Reeve

Week 3 in Year 4

We started the week with a charity cake sale. In total, the children managed to raise £74.59 for a very worthy cause: Cancer Research UK. A huge well done to all of the children that organised this. They put up posters, supplied the cakes and dedicated their break times on Monday and Tuesday to selling cakes. Thank you to Mrs Jeffery, who did a fabulous job supervising the cake sale. We must also say a big thank you to the parents that supplied the delicious baked goods and thank you to everyone that spent their money on the cakes.

This week, we have had a big push in class on times tables practice. Please can parents try to encourage children to practise as much as possible at home. Following the link below will take you to a Maths frame activity that exactly mirrors the 'Multiplication Tables Check' that will be given to children in June.

https://mathsframe.co.uk/en/resources/resource/477/Multiplication-Tables-Check

If you would like to know any more information about the Multiplication Tables Check, please have a look on the government website: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/multiplication-tables-check-information-for-parents

We hope you all have a lovely weekend and we’ll see you next week!

 


Year 2  


Posted 13/05/2022
by Sorrel Beckett

Spring is in the air!

This week, Spring has well and truly sprung as Year 2 have welcomed some fluffy new arrivals into class. 

After twenty-one days of patiently waiting, tiny chirps could be heard from inside the shells and finally a little beak appeared.  We were all very excited, not to mention awe struck by the bedraggled bungle that popped out on its shell. 

Soon after chick number one appeared, his friends joined him and now we have five noisy fluffballs to look after!

We will keep them for a few days and then they will be off to their new home on a lovely farm where they can roam about freely.

 
English

Our Tanka poems are sounding great!  We have taken inspiration from the storm that is featured in our class story - The Mousehole Cat.  We have generated some really interesting vocabulary using stormy pictures to spark our imaginations and when we couldn’t think of an imaginative word, we used a thesaurus to create more.

Here is an example for you to read:

The Stormy Night

Thundering, huge waves

Snarl like a fierce, roaring lion

Whirling, whipping waves

Ebony, thundering clouds

Uncomfortable lightning

By Daisy

A Tanka poem comes from Japan and usually uses nature and feelings for inspiration.  It has five lines which always include the same pattern of syllables.  Can you work out what the pattern is by counting them in Daisy’s poem?

 

Maths

This week, we have learnt about capacity and volume.  We used the vocabulary of ‘full, empty, nearly full’ to describe the volume of liquid in different capacity containers.

Art

We wanted to say a big well done! To Merryn and Joseph from Year 2, who have won prizes at the Fowey Art and Writing Festival.  They will receive their awards this week which is very exciting and a brilliant achievement.

 

Enjoy your weekend,

Kind regards from

The Year 2 Team

 





 













 


 



 




 

 

 


Head's Blog   Friday 6 May


Posted 06/05/2022
by Caroline Lucock

We have had a busy week, I won’t lie.  

 

Year 5 thoroughly enjoyed their WOW Topic Day exploring all things Harry Potter.  The staff costumes were spectacular with Mr Smith as Harry; Mrs Botten as Dobby; Mrs Bryant as Bellatrix Lestrange; Mrs Smerdon as Professor Trelawney; Mrs Bodinnar as Hedwig and Miss Hawe as Fawkes the Phoenix – they were spectacular!

 

Year 3 performed their class assembly about how we need to save the world in front of parents on Wednesday and it was lovely. They had researched and written all of the eco facts themselves and their passion was clear to see. They were fabulous and we all really enjoyed the May 4th Focus.

 

The Years 5 and 6 Girls’ Football Team played against Charlestown on Tuesday after school and, true to form, they emerged victorious, winning 9:2. A huge well done to them as they battled hard.

 

Shining Stars

Shining Stars this week were for Progress in Maths. We had some lovely Shining Stars and I was delighted to hear just how much progress is being made – especially in Times Tables.  Staff Shining Stars were awarded to Mrs Jeffery in Year 4 for her kindness and dedication to the job; Miss Walby in Year 1 for her hugely hard work and willingness to go away above and beyond what is expected all of the time and Mr O’Dwyer for ALL that he does.  All three staff are SO appreciated and we are lucky to have them all!

 

Clubs

Clubs start next week (the week of 9 May). You will have been notified if your child has a place in a club, but do please contact the office if you have any questions.

 

PE Days

Please see below for the Summer Term’s PE days. Please come into school in PE Kit on your PE Days (unless your child is in Reception).  Please do remember that school jumpers or plain black or dark jumpers (not hoodies) are accepted PE kit, not anything else.

 

Year N

Tuesday

Year R

Monday

Year 1

Monday – Pro 20

Year 2

Monday

Year 3

Tuesday and Wednesday

Year 4

Thursday

Year 5

Wednesday and Friday (Outdoor Learning)

Year 6

Tuesday

 

Mrs Berridge

After 31 hugely enjoyable and not at all stressful years, Mrs Berridge has made the decision to retire at the end of the Summer Term. Whilst I battled hard to keep her for ‘just one more year’, she is adamant that now is the time! I will be writing to you all to tell you of our plans, but I just wanted to let you know as I know that Mrs Berridge has taught many generations of Wadebridge families and lots of you will have known her a teacher of you as well as a teacher of your children. We will make sure that we send her off with a bang (not literally), but do look out for an email.

 

School Platinum Jubilee Party

We are delighted to let you know that we are planning to celebrate the Queen’s 70 years of service (if only you had held on for a few more years, Mrs Berridge, we could have done the same for you…) with a Years R to 6 Jubilee Party. We will be writing to you to let you know the finer details closer to the time, but please know that we will be in party clothes that day. Whoop whoop! Nursery are having their party on Friday morning.

 

Coming up

This list is quite long, so please do take the time to read it – I promise you it is worth it!

 

Throughout May – KS1 Year 2 SATs (just for info)

9 – 12 May – KS2 SATS

16 – 20 May – Walk/Scoot/Bike to school week (there will be a prize for the most active class)

16 – 18 May – Year 5 residential trip to Bideford Ultimate Adventure Centre

 

19 May SIBLING PHOTOGRAPH DAY – PLEASE WEAR SCHOOL UNIFORM IF YOU HAVE MORE THAN ONE CHILD AT WPA (and bring PE Kit if you have PE on that day)

 

25 May – Years R – 6 Platinum Jubilee Party in school

30 May – 3 June HALF TERM WEEK – SCHOOL CLOSED

6 June – school re-opens after Half Term (NO INSET day)

6 – 9 June – Phonics Screening Check week for Year 1

10 June – INSET DAY (and Royal Cornwall Show)

 

Phew! I hope that you have a lovely weekend and I look forward to seeing you all on Monday. I especially look forward to seeing Year 6s for their SATs breakfast at 0815 on Monday morning – what a treat!

 

Kindest regards

Ms Whitlock

 

 

 


Year 1   Summer Term!


Posted 06/05/2022
by Katie Elkins

Sun, sand and sea. Why is the beach a popular place to be? 

The children have had a fantastic first two weeks back at school. We are excited to start our new topic, which will be all about the seaside. Please see our topic map at the bottom of this blog for more information.

This term we are going to be using 'The Singing Mermaid' by Julia Donaldson to inspire our writing. So far we have been learning how to write ? and ! sentences, apply suffixes such as s, es and ed. We are very impressed with the progress the children have made with their writing. Their presentation is particularly impressive! 

This week in Science the children were VERY excited to receive a letter from the Singing Mermaid herself! Unfortunately she has lost a precious scale and the children are going to learning all about materials, to help her find a replacement. The children have learnt all about materials this week. As you can see in the pictures, they had a great time going on a material hunt around the classroom and playground. Today they have been extending their vocabulary to describe the properties of each material. Next week we look forward to using our material knowledge to complete a science experiment to find the best material for a new scale. 

The children's Phonics knowledge continues to WOW us all! We are so proud of the determination from the children to learn and remember new sounds. As you know, the Phonics Screening Check takes place straight after the half term. All information about this (following the parent meeting last term), can be found in a previous blog. Please check your emails for an email from Ms Whitlock today with some more information. More resources will be coming out over the next few weeks to give children an extra little boost! 

Just a reminder of important days of the week...
Monday: PE kits for Pro20 football.
Tuesday: Library Books 
Friday: Books changed 

As always, please let us know if you have any questions.

Have a great weekend,

Mrs Lee- Elkins and Miss Warren 


 


Year 3  


Posted 06/05/2022
by Sarah Jayne Hill

Plant Power!

Week Beginning 2nd May

English

This week we have been exploring the features of information text, and their use of formal language. The children had a go at innovating short paragraphs, ensuring they use rhetorical questions and fronted adverbials.

We had our assembly on Wednesday, in which the pupils were able to share their facts about Climate Change and the effect on living things. Thank you to parents who came, we hope you enjoyed it!

Maths

We have continued our work on fractions, and linking our knowledge of division and multiplication to solve questions. We learned how to find unit fractions of different numbers, and non-unit fractions of different numbers. Although tricky, the perseverance of our pupils was great.

Topic

We have been delving deeper into the world of plants and understanding more about the life cycle of a plant. The vocabulary we have been learning has been very scientific – children have the knowledge of Germination, Pollination, Fertilisation and more, as well as being able to name lots of parts of a plant. Mrs Hill even showed Year 3 a video of her dog creating seed dispersal by running through a field!

We have set up our comparative test with our scientific question: ‘What does cress need to survive and thrive?’ We have place cress seed in different environments with different conditions. Outside, in a cupboard, no water, and as you can see from the picture, in the staff room fridge!

Reminders: PE is now on TUESDAYS and WEDNESDAYS – please send your child to school in PE kit.
Spellings will be uploaded on Monday, and homework is below.

Homework
Please see the link below for this week's homework; unusually every stage of homework has been covered in the one document.  If your child usually completes the Helping Hand homework, you child should look at the one star level.  If they usually go for the Going for Green stage, they should look at the two star challenge and Reach for the Sky is the three star challenge.  Oh, and parents, the answers are at the end!

Have a lovely weekend!

The Year 3 Team

 


Reception   Handa's Surprise!


Posted 06/05/2022
by Abigail Miskowicz

























This week we have continued our topic of 'The World Outside our Window' by exploring a contrasting place to where we live in Cornwall - we have explored the continent of Africa! We started by reading Handa's Surprise and discussed the setting and characters in the story.

We have danced to African drum music, created mud huts from clay, designed African necklaces by exploring the colours and patterns and much more! We ended the week by tasting some of the different delicious fruit that Handa had in her basket! What a brilliantly busy week- well done Reception!

 


Year 4   Latest News From Year 4


Posted 06/05/2022
by Paula Reeve

Can’t believe we’re at the end of Week 2 already! We thoroughly enjoyed Year 3’s Star Wars themed assembly on Wednesday this week. Well done Year 3!

This week in class, we continued with our Minibeasts and Meadows topic work. We drew minibeasts, considering the use of proportion and learnt about the different body parts of an insect. Did you know, an insect always has 6 legs?

In English, we wrote our own Minibeast poems titled ‘My Home’. Some of our poems will be selected to be entered into The Charles Causley Trust’s 2022 Young People's Poetry Competition. So, fingers crossed we will have some winners!

 


Year 2  


Posted 06/05/2022
by Sorrel Beckett

Guess who's back, back again...

Hi, I’m back!


It has been lovely to return to 2W (and Wadebridge Primary) and to see all of the children across Year 2 again. It was delightful to see lots of smiling faces on a Tuesday morning greeting me.

 

Year 2 have had a busy week. During Geography, the children have been consolidating their cardinal directions knowledge. This has been expanded upon by looking at quarter and half turns as well as left and right for directional use. The children applied their knowledge by creating a set of directions and directing their peers around the playground and myself: luckily there was only one time that I was directed into a bench!

 

Within RE, Year 2 have been learning about the Christian story of creation, which is followed on from their previous learning about inventors. Each class had seven groups and the children had to perform a ‘freeze frame’ of each of the seven days of creation. This was tricky as the children had no props and had to use their bodies to create their day. As you can see from the photos, the children were very creative with their ‘freeze frames’ and the rest of the class enjoyed guessing what day each group was portraying.

 

Finally, the children have been developing their observational art skills. Initially, the children explored their mark making with different pencils to see what effect this can have on the paper. This skill was transferred during the observational drawings and the children carefully chose what type of pencil they would need whilst thinking carefully about the pressure and stokes of their lines. Well done Year 2!

 

Have fantastic weekend,

Mrs Mullen

 


Year 3   Week ending 29th April


Posted 03/05/2022
by Luke O Dwyer

English
This week we have done a lot of research into the effects of Climate Change on our environment. We explored how animals have been effected, and what Climate Change is actually about. The children have been interested in what they have discovered, and are looking forward to sharing their findings in the Year 3 Assembly on Wednesday 4th May. Parents may come to this assembly, please be outside the school office at 8.50pm ready for 8.55pm. 

Topic
Sticking with an environment theme, the children dissected parts of a flower on Thursday. This allowed them to build on previously learned knowledge and add to their flower vocabulary! No longer do they just know 'petal' and 'stem', now they know vocabulary like 'stigma', 'ovary' and 'stamen', and can identify these parts of a plant.

Maths
In Maths we have been learning about tenths, and how fractions can be turned into decimal points. 

PE
We had our first Athletics lesson on Wednesday, and our key question is 'Does my running style change when running short and long distances?'. This week we focused on Sprinting, and learned 3 teaching points to make us more efficient sprinters.

Spelling
This weeks spellings can be found below. 

PE DAYS
Due to a timetable change and to ensure pupils have their allocated PE time per week, we kindly ask pupils wear PE kit every TUESDAY and WEDNESDAY. 

Thank you for your undertsanding.

The Year 3 Team



 


Head's Blog   Friday 29 April


Posted 03/05/2022
by Caroline Lucock

Welcome back to the Summer Term! We have had a lovely sunny week and already have been extremely busy. We welcomed Mrs Martyn to WPA and are delighted that it seems like she has been here forever. Some of the Year 3 and 4 boys took part in a local football festival on Wednesday and we won quite a few matches with the highlight for our Year 3 team being the match against our Year 4 team, which they won! Well done to all who took part and we look forward to the rematch…

 On Wednesday we were delighted to welcome the Grace Project into school. They are a local non-profit organisation who have two main purposes – to help families who would benefit from some clothing for their children and to help rehome pre-loved clothing. If you are interested in contacting them, please do either let us know via the secretary@wadebridgeprimary.co.uk email address or by contacting The Grace Project directly: grace@wadebridgeparish.org.uk.

Today we had lots on! Year 5 had an Arena ‘Alternative Sports Day, where they tried their hands at Archery, Capture the Flag, Boccia, Tri-Golf and Lacrosse. I sadly was not able to join in (despite my best efforts…) but they had a wonderful day and were thoroughly exhausted by the end of the day – I hope that they all sleep well tonight. The Year 5 staff most definitely will….. Years 3, 4 and 6 enjoyed RNLI Water Safety talks today too. We learned all about how to keep safe near and in the water and I was really pleased with how much information pupils retained when I quizzed them at the end of the day and I hope that they found the sessions useful and fun.

Class photos went really well too and I cannot wait to see the final pictures – they always look so fantastic and are really lovely to keep. As soon as we get the copies in, we will let you know, but thank you for your support with uniform and PE kits on the day.

 Clubs

Summer Term Clubs start the week after next – on 9 May. You should have heard from the office if your child has a place in a club, but please do contact us if you are not sure.  All clubs (apart from Jason Thomas Dance on a Friday and Pro 20 on a Monday) are new this term.

 

 Shining Stars

Shining Stars this week were for excellent relationships. Again, it was really tricky for all teachers to choose just three pupils from their class and we had some amazing winners, but my favourite was the pupil who was awarded a Shining Star for their much improved and now excellent relationship with English. Staff Shining Stars were awarded to Mrs Young, who is a much valued and vital member of the WPA staff. She is the most reliable, resourceful, creative and wonderful TA and we love her. Mrs Lucock, who most parents know as Caroline, was our other winner, and my goodness she deserved it. She can co-ordinate the most tricky of days and is worth her weight in gold. At least… Well done to all winners today; we are very proud of you.  

 

PE Days

A reminder one last time for see below for the Summer Term’s PE days. Please come into school in PE Kit on your PE Days  (unless your child is in Reception, where changing into PE kit is part of the curriculum).

 

Year N

Tuesday

Year R

Monday

Year 1

Monday  – Pro 20

Year 2

Monday

Year 3

Wednesday

Year 4

Thursday

Year 5

Wednesday and Friday (Outdoor Learning)

Year 6

Tuesday

 

Coming up

Year 6 have their SATs during the week starting 9 May. Year 6 parents please see the letter that went home today but please do get in touch if you have any questions.

 

Year 5 Residential

The Year 5 Residential Trip to Bideford Ultimate Adventure Centre is from Monday 16 to Wednesday 18 May. A reminder letter will be coming home next Tuesday but we are very excited that there are only 2 weeks of school before we go - whoop!

 

Finally, I hope that you have a lovely weekend and a fantastic Bank Holiday. We look forward to seeing you on Tuesday.

 

Kindest regards

Ms Whitlock

 

 


Year 5   Welcome Back and Arena Alternative Sports Day


Posted 01/05/2022
by Lindsey Smerdon

Welcome Back!

We hope you all had a fantastic Easter! 
The first few week back has flown by and we have all enjoyed the start to our new topic- Harry Potter.

This week we have began or next English unit of Letter Writing.

In Math's we have been focusing on decimals and the 4 operations. 

On Friday 29th April we were lucky enough to have 3 Arena Coaches come in to deliver a Year 5 Alternative Sports Day. The children took part in some fab activities which included Archery, Ultimate Frisbee, Boccia and Capture the flag. Lots of fun was had by all!


Our PE days are currently Wednesday and Friday. 
Don't forget this Friday we start our new Outdoor Education unit which I am very much looking forward to!

Year 5 are doing extremely well with their Reading Karate so far this year so please keep up the reading at home :) 


 


Year 2  


Posted 30/04/2022
by Sorrel Beckett

























Welcome back to Summer Term!

We hope that you had a lovely, relaxing Easter break and managed to enjoy some of the nicer weather.

The Summer Term is always a busy term especially as it’s a short, five weeks until our half term break.  We have a lot to pack in including SATs tests.  Many thanks to those of you who attended our meeting on Thursday.  If you were unable to attend or have questions then please do come and see us; we are more than happy to answer any queries that you may have.

Cornwall

We have started our new geography themed topic about Cornwall.  We will be learning a lot about our county including, where Cornwall sits within the world, what Cornwall is famous for and what the landscape of this beautiful county looks like.

Our first geography lesson looked at what Cornwall looked like on a map.  We learnt about the points of a compass and used geographical vocabulary of direction to plot some of the most famous physical and human features of the county.  

Perhaps, when you are out and about, you might find it fun to use the compass on your phone to navigate your route about town or even further-a-field.

If you have any interesting Cornish artefacts then we would be pleased to see them and add them to our Cornwall display.

Maths

This week, we have started to investigate the use of measure.  We used balance scales and the mathematical vocabulary of ‘heavier’ and ‘lighter’ to compare objects from around the classroom.  We discovered that even though one object was bigger, it was not necessarily heavier than another object.

English

We are using a lovely story about a small Cornish fishing village who face the perils of the mighty Storm Cat – perhaps some of you have or will visit this place.  The story is entitled ‘The Mousehole Cat’ and in the weeks to come, we will use the story and the storm scene as inspiration for some imaginative poetry.

Chicks!

We are very excited to be incubating some chicken eggs.  They are due to hatch in two weeks’ time so we will keep you updated on the new arrivals!

We hope that you enjoy our extended Bank holiday break and look forward to seeing you on Tuesday.

Best wishes,

The Year Two Team 



 










 





 

 

 

 

 


Year 4  


Posted 29/04/2022
by Paula Reeve
















Start of Summer Term

As lovely as the Easter Holidays were, we’re glad to be back in school and we’ve had a brilliant and busy start to the summer term.

We kicked off our new topic ‘Can we survive without meadows and minibeasts?’ by going out on a minibeast hunt. We found a variety of minibeasts on our school field and classified them using our Invertebrates Classification Key.

In English, we have started a unit on poetry and it’s no surprise to find that we have some brilliant poets in Year 4. In Maths, we’ve been learning how to use short division.

This afternoon, we were lucky enough to be visited by the RNLI. They spoke to us all about staying safe at the beach, the flags to swim and surf between and what to do if we, or anyone else gets into trouble in water.

We look forward to seeing you next Tuesday. Enjoy the bank holiday weekend!  

 


Year 6  


Posted 29/04/2022
by Amelia Bishop

RNLI

Introducing the RNLI's newest recruits!

 


Reception   Very Special Visitors!


Posted 29/04/2022
by Abigail Miskowicz

We were very lucky today to have had a visit from 10-day old Dave and Daisy, the lambs. The children were amazed that they had come to visit and quickly thought about many questions to ask Mrs Brier. All of the children sat and listened well and were extremely inquisitive. As you can imagine, the children were all extremely excited but behaved beautifully. The most exciting part for many was feeding Dave and Daisy with a bottle! A big thank you to Mrs Brier for bringing them in and giving the children the experience.

 


 


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