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At Anglesey, we are a vibrant and nurturing school community, where children are given the skills to become, inquisitive, resilient, independent learners. Our curriculum provides a range of creative, challenging and inspiring experiences for all. This equips our children with the life skills to be happy, flourish and be successful...Today, tomorrow and in the future

Attendance

Whole School Attendance

The schools total attendance is currently at:

91.1% (Since September 2020)

Reception

Nativity practice

 

This week we have been going to the hall some days and learning songs and dances for our Nativity (“A wriggly Nativity”) performance in December.

We are having a great time rehearsing with our friends and teachers!

 

Look at the photos below to see how much fun we’ve been having!!!

Anti-bullying week

 

This week during carpet time we have been learning and talking about bullying. We have discussed how to spot if you are being bullied, what to do if you or someone else is being bullied, how you can help yourself or someone else who is being bullied and how to help someone that is being a bully.

It has been really important for us all to learn and talk about this subject as it can of course happen at school and in other places and can happen to anyone: children or grown-ups.

 

If you would like more information about bullying please see the NSPCC section on their website for information and support. The link is below:

 

https://www.nspcc.org.uk/what-is-child-abuse/types-of-abuse/bullying-and-cyberbullying/

Remembrance

 

On Wednesday this week we participated in Remembrance Day by holding a 2-minute silence at 11am to remember all those that we have lost to conflict.

As a follow up activity, we talked about why people wear poppies and we painted our very own poppies using bottle ends and red paint. Below are some lovely photos of us doing this activity.

Learning about Diwali

 

This week we have been learning about Diwali and the festival of light.

We explored Rangoli patterns, diva lamps and the story of Rama and Sita. Have a look at the photos below to see what we got up to!

Fireworks and Bonfire night

 

This week we have been learning about bonfire night, fireworks and fire safety. As a child-initiated child activity, we set up a painting station where children could explore colour mixing and create their own firework picture!

We all had LOTS of fun doing this!

Half-term learning activities

 

We are now officially on our half-term holiday and the children are to come back to school on Monday 2nd November.

 

During this time we won’t be putting up daily learning for you but instead we have designed a range of activities you can do as a family to help your child with their learning.

 

We hope you enjoy the activities and we will see you on Monday 2nd of November!

We are missing you all very much and can’t wait to see you all.

 

Friday 23.10.20

 

Phonics

Today is Friday and on Friday we always learn a new tricky word and some high-frequency words.

Today’s tricky word is ‘into’ and our high-frequency word is ‘like’.

 

Work your way through the powerpoint below for today’s exciting activities!

 

Maths

Today we have a fantastic maths activity for you!

 

Watch the video below and follow the activities where you will learn about matching objects into unequal sets.

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/matching-objects-in-to-unequal-sets-6muk6d?activity=video&step=1

 

Child-Initiated Play / Adult focus

This week we would have done a special activity with the teacher where you would have compared the sizes of different boxes.

 

Have a look at the lesson below and respond to the activities.

 

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/ordering-objects-by-size-cthked?activity=video&step=1

 

 

Reading

Don't forget to read your reading book in your book-bag and also remember to log into your Oxford Reading Buddy (on the internet) and have a go at reading the books and doing the quizzes to help you with your learning.

 

Thursday 22.10.20

 

Phonics

Today we are working on the initial (first) sound in words.

 Open the powerpoint below and work through the day’s activities.

 

Maths

Today we have a fantastic maths activity for you!

 

 

 

 

 

Child-Initiated Play / Adult focus

Yesterday you had a go at making your own musical instruments.

 

Maybe today you could sing your favourite song with your family and play your instrument along to the steady beat!

 

Reading

Don't forget to read your reading book in your book-bag and also remember to log into your Oxford Reading Buddy (on the internet) and have a go at reading the books and doing the quizzes to help you with your learning.

Wednesday 21.10.20

 

Phonics

Today we are learning the new sound digraph ‘ll’.

 Open the powerpoint below and work through the day’s activities.

 

Maths

Today we have a fantastic maths activity for you!

You will need a dice and 6 objects (the can be different objects).

Roll the dice (or use the dice generator powerpoint below) and see what number it lands on. Then select the number of objects to match the number on the dice. Once you have done this, put the objects into a pile again and roll the dice again and repeat several times for 10 minutes.

 

 

Child-Initiated Play / Adult focus

Yesterday you watched the short animation ‘One Man Band’.

Today I wonder if you can make your own musical instrument? You could put some rice or pasta into an empty bottle and play it like a shaker, or turn a pot upside down and bang it with a wooden spoon like a drum, or make a home made guitar!

Below are some pictures to give you some ideas.

 

 

Home Learning

As you know we have closed the school for the rest of this week. We have given you homework papers today for your child to work through at home.

 

Also, each day this week, we will be putting Phonics, Maths and focused activities which are great for some extra learning.

 

Tuesday 20.10.20

 

Phonics

Today we are learning the new sound ‘l’.

 Open the powerpoint below and work through the day’s activities.

 

Maths

Can you match and compare the amounts on the 5 frames?

Use the ppt document below and have a chat about them together with your grownup. 

- below are some questions prompts to help you discuss and compare:

How many ____ are in this group? (e.g. How many apples are in this group?)

How many ____ are in this group? (e.g. How many butterflies are in this group?)

Are the groups equal? How do you know?

Which group has more? Which group has less?

 

 

 

Child-Initiated Play / Adult focus

Today we started to watch the short animation ‘One Man Band” in our Write Stuff session.

Here is the link below.

 

https://www.metatube.com/en/videos/134375/Disney-Pixar-One-Man-Band-Animations/

(Don’t forget to watch with the sound turned on!)

 

We watched up until the point (1min 1sec) where the little girl Penny held a shiny golden coin in her hand.

I would like you to watch the rest of the video and think about the sounds of the instruments- e.g. the drum banged and boomed and the cymbals crashed and clanged! Can you think of any other words to describe their noise?

 

 I then want you to think about what Penny thought about their music: did she like it?

How do you think she feels?

Discuss these points and the video with your grownup.

 

Reading

Don't forget to read your reading book in your book-bag and also remember to log into your Oxford Reading Buddy (on the internet) and have a go at reading the books and doing the quizzes to help you with your learning.

Harvest, Autumn and making soup

 

This week we have been learning and discussing what happens during the season Autumn. We have also talked about the vegetables that are harvested at this time of year.

 

We had a fantastic time making soup with vegetables. We carefully used knives to cut them up and then we put them into a machine to make soup. After that we all had the chance to try our delicious home-made soup, which was a real hit with some of our children!

Black History

 

During this month we are celebrating Black History.

We talked about Martin Luther King and his famous and important speech. During this discussion we spoke about what we dream of and how people should be to be a good person and for us all to feel equal and valued.
 

We then each looked at our own skin tone and selected an appropriate colour of paint to create a handprint. The handprints have then been used to make a fantastic display in our classrooms.   

Name writing

 

This week we have been focusing on our name writing. Below are some photos of us having a go at writing our names.

 

Don’t forget to practice at home using your laminated name-card and whiteboard pen. If that is too easy… then have a go at writing your name on a piece of paper with a pencil from memory!

Homework 

02.10.20

 

Please click the link below for this week's homework. Your child was handed a copy on Friday, along with a whiteboard pen and laminate card of their name to practise writing it independently. 

Forest school

 

Every Friday some of our children go outside into our garden and learn about Forest School. During each of our recent sessions we have created our very own bug hotel to encourage nature and insects. Have a look at our photos to see how we’ve worked together as a team and what progress we’ve made so far!

Reading Letter

 

Dear Parents,

As of Monday 28th September, we will be sending your child home with a reading book every week. They will receive their book every Monday, and we will take it back on a Friday. It is important we receive the books back, a lost or damaged book will incur a charge of £5.00.

Please spend some time reading with your child for 5-10 minutes each day. Due to COVID-19 and the time missed from Nursery, our children have missed some vital parts of Phase 1 Phonics. This is where they learn how to blend sounds (when you say… c…a…t… out loud and they can blend the sounds together to say cat). It is important they practise this skill every day… alongside recognising the sounds in their books.

Reading isn’t just about the actual reading of words. It is also about the child’s understanding. Please ask them questions that include: who, what, when, where, why and how.

Oxford Reading Buddy is a wonderful tool to use for reading at home if you have access to the internet and a device. We have attached your child’s log in and recommend they read on here once a week at least. There are fun quizzes to complete and if your child completes 12 quizzes at 80% they will be able to move onto the next level. Please ensure you are letting the children do the work!!

If you have any questions, please email yr@anglesey.bham.sch.uk and include your child’s name and class in the subject. Or, you can wait until all children are dismissed at the end of the day to speak to your child’s teacher.

Kind regards,

 

Miss Lee

Reception Year Manager

Dinner times

 

We have been settling in really well to our dinner time routines. The children have been choosing their own food and clearing their trays away with the help of the dinner ladies. Check out our photos of us in action!

 

Remember...

 

Your child needs to have a red book bag in school every day. They are £3.75. If your child does not have one, please send in an envelope with the exact money and your child's name and give it to your child's teacher. 

 

Flu forms need filling in and returning to school ASAP please. That is whether you want your child to have the flu spray or not. 

 

Welcome Back

 

What a wonderful start to the new year we have had. The children have settled into their new classes wonderfully, and are eager and enthusiastic to learn. Below are some photos of things we have been up to!

 

Our classes this year are:

RB - Miss Bradbury & Miss Mummery

RL - Miss Lee & Miss Mahmood

RP - Mr Pendry & Mrs Satnam

Support staff - Mrs Dhinsay. 

 

Welcome to Reception

 

Wow! How is it September already?! It hasn't quite been the year we all anticipated has it?

 

We're so excited to have your children with us in their new classes... our taster mornings have been so much fun, and it's been lovely to see so many smiley faces.

 

As of Monday 14th September, we will be full time - 8:55am-2:55pm.

RP and RB will continue to drop off and pick up from the garden, where as RL will continue to drop off an pick up through the Reception office entrance (there is a sign on the gate). This gate operates on a timer and will be open from 8:45 - 9:00am. If you arrive after 9:00am, your child will need to go to the office to sign in as they will be late. 

 

A letter will be sent home regarding breakfast club next week.

 

Please ensure your child has a clearly labelled spare change of clothes in school, and you have purchased a bookbag for £3.75. If you do not have one, you can send an envelope with £3.75 inside, and your child's name labelled clearly. They will then be given a bag at school. 

 

Your child has a labelled cup of their own in school which is washed every evening, so they do not need water bottles in school. 

 

Please ensure all of your children's uniform, and coat is labelled. 

 

Your staff in Reception this year are:

Mrs Uredi - Early Years Assistant Headteacher

Miss Lee - Reception Year Manager and Class RL Teacher

Miss Bradbury - Class RB Teacher

Mr Pendry - Class RP Teacher

Miss Mahmood, Mrs Satnam, Miss Mummery & Mrs Dhinsay - Class Teaching Assistants

 

Due to the current COVID situation, we do not have the time during pick up or drop off to discuss things in depth with parents. If you would like to talk to your child's teacher, please wait until the class has been dismissed at the end of the day and we will be able to talk to you then. Or, you can book an appointment with us for a telephone consultation. 

 

We're going to have the best year, and we can't wait to get started smiley!

 

Induction Information for New Parents

 

Following your consultation meeting with your child's new teacher, please read through the information in the powerpoint link below. 

 

Thank you

Welcome to Anglesey Primary School...Your Children in Need contributions totaled an amazing £401.40, thank you everybody!...We have 2 vacancies for parent governors. Look at the 'Important Information for Parents' section of our website for further details...Parents of Year 6 children need to apply online for Y7 secondary places, before the end of October. Families need to apply online at https://www.birmingham.gov.uk/schooladmissions or Direct link to the application page is https://eadmissions.birmingham.gov.uk/prefs.php...Parents...We currently have places available in our Nursery school. If you have a child who is 3 years of age and born between September 2016 to August 2017 they can start nursery with us now. If you have a child who will be 3 years of age between September and December 2020 we will be able to offer them a place in January...
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