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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

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Whole School Attendance

The schools total attendance is currently at:

91.1% (Since September 2020)

Reception

Sutton Park Trip

 

We will be visiting Sutton Park on Tuesday 28th June... please see the information below for everything you need to know. 

Queen's Jubilee

 

We had a wonderful day on Friday, dressed in red, white and blue for the Queen's Jubilee. We all got to have a lovely picnic in the playground, and complete lots of activities linked to the Jubilee. 

Welcome Back!

 

We hope you all had a lovely half term break, and enjoyed the weather (the little bit of sun that we had). 

 

We have lots to look forward to this half term, with a trip to Sutton Park for a picnic, celebrating the Queen's Jubilee, and beginning our transition for year one. 

 

As always we thank you for your support :). 

End of Half Term

 

It feels like only yesterday that we arrived back after Easter, but what a busy few weeks we have had. We've watched caterpillars turn into butterflies, visited the farm, visited the pond and fished for tadpoles and planted some cress seeds. We've been loving the water play in our outdoor area now the weather has warmed up, and Mrs McCoy taught us all about fires in forest school. 

 

We hope you have a lovely week off, and enjoy the Queen's Jubilee celebrations. 

Hatton Farm

 

We had such an amazing time at Hatton Farm. We rode a tractor, held a snake, lizard and guinea pig, fed some sheep and goats, and played in the amazing soft play, sandpit and outdoor play area. 

Fire Building

 

In forest school this half term, we have been learning about the fire triangle. Mrs McCoy taught us that fires need oxygen, heat and fuel to continue to burn. We then learnt how to take away these things to break the fire triangle and put out the fire. 

 

We collected sticks, and learnt that kindling and fire starters are excellent ways to start a fire. We built out fire up, and then toasted some halal marshmallows on the fire. We thought they were SUPER tasty. 

Caterpillars to Butterflies

 

To continue our work on lifecycles we had some caterpillars delivered to us. We watched as they fed until they were nice and fat, and then they formed into a chrysalis. After a week, they emerged from the chrysalis as beautiful butterflies. We fed them for a few days, using fruit and flowers, before releasing them into our gardens and watching them fly away. 

Junior Pond Visit

 

As we have been learning about life cycles, we made a visit to the Junior school pond to fish for some tadpoles. We learnt that frogs lay eggs that we call frog spawn, they hatch into tadpoles, and then the tadpoles grow arms and legs as they grow into frogs. We loved seeing the frogspawn, flies, dragonflies and bees at the pond, but were not lucky enough this year to see a frog unfortunately.

Planting Seeds

 

This half term we have been learning all about new life. We planted some cress seeds, and we have been making sure they have water and sunlight to make them grow. We will be sending home the plants with the children over the holidays, and would love to see how they grow at home. Maybe you could upload some photos onto your child's Tapestry journal. 

Hatton Meeting

 

If you didn't manage to make the meeting about the trip to Hatton, please see the attached information below. 

Hatton Trip Note

 

Dear Parents / Guardians, 

Please don't forget that you must pay for the trip to Hatton by Friday 13th May. Currently only 13 people have paid, which means at the moment, the trip cannot go ahead. The consent for the trip is also via the My Child At School app. 

Just to clarify, this is a separate trip to the one you have already paid for, for Sutton Park. That trip was postponed, and will be going ahead on the 27th June. 

If you are having problems with paying via the app, then please visit the junior site and ask to speak to Mr Bradley or Mr Ferris.

Kind regards, 

Mrs McCoy

Collins E-Books

 

We have now moved from sending guided reading books home to using Collins E-Books. You should have received a letter with your child's log in details for you to gain access. Each week, we will allocate the children their guided reading book for the week, and hope that you can spend 5 minutes a day reading this with them, and asking some questions to work on their comprehension skills. 

 

https://ops.collinsopenpage.com/sso/login?service=https%3A//ebooks.collinsopenpage.com/wr/index.html&eulogin=true

 

If you have any questions, or need a new copy of your child's log on details, please ask your child's class teacher. 

 

Happy Eid!

 

We hope you all had a wonderful day celebrating Eid... feel free to upload some pictures onto Tapestry so we can see what you got up to. 

Welcome Back!!

 

We hope you all had a lovely break for the Easter holidays. This term is a very exciting one!! We have caterpillars being delivered in the second week, a trip to Hatton Farm, seed planting and a trip to the KS2 pond. We will also be building fire and toasting marshmallows (halal-friendly) in forest school. 

 

We know that most of you will be celebrating Eid next week, so send you our best wishes for a wonderful day. 

 

Thursday 5th May is Election Day so the school will be closed (except for year 6) to children. 

 

Please remember we start PE this week:

Monday for RN

Tuesday for RP

Thursday for RL

... so your children will need their kit of a white t-shirt and black shorts in school. 

 

Mrs McCoy smiley

Happy Easter!

 

We hope you have a wonderful Easter holiday, and a good rest away from school.
We have some really exciting things happening next term which we just can't wait to tell you about.
We return to school on Monday 25th April. Please remember that we will be starting PE after half term, so the children will need their kits in school. RN will be on Monday, RP on Tuesday and RL on Thursday.
Thank you as always for your support,
Mrs K. McCoy

Forest School - Bird Feeders

 

We had a wonderful time making bird feeders to hang in the trees in our garden this half term. We used our fine motor skills to tie knots, and thread cheerios onto the string before hanging it in the trees.

 

Of course, we had hot chocolate and biscuits as a special treat to end our session. 

Parent Workshop - Reading in Reception

 

Thank you to those of you who attended the workshop on Wednesday 6th April. We hope you enjoyed it as much as we did, and felt that you got something from it. 

 

The powerpoint is attached below. 

Police Visit

 

This week we were lucky enough to have PC Manns come and visit us to talk to us about his job, and how he helps the community. 

He showed us his personal protective gear, and we learnt how he may use a baton, pepper spray, handcuffs and leg straps. We also learnt about the different things PC Manns may do each day. 

 

Some of us have decided that we might want to be police officers when we're older :). 

Reminder - Parent Workshop

 

Please don't forget we have our parent workshop all about Reading in Reception on Wednesday 6th April in the infant hall at 9am. We hope to see you all there. 

Circus Skills

 

We were so lucky this week as we got to see our friend Flip the Clown. This time, he brought his circus skills box with him, and after watching his show (which was hilarious), he taught us how to use some of the objects. We learnt how to spin plates, juggle scarves, use a diablo and balance on a see-saw. We had SO much fun. 

Porridge Tasting

 

This week for The Write Stuff, we have been reading the story of Goldilocks and the Three Bears. We needed to write a sentence using the tasting lens, so we made porridge and tasted it together. Some of us loved it because there was sugar on the top, where as some of us didn't like it and said it tasted 'boring'. 

Later this week we will be writing a recipe of how to make porridge, so we're going to need to remember the process. 

Thank-you!

 

Just a quick thank you to all of you who sent well-wishes, cards and gifts for our wedding. We are so grateful, and both of us just adore the wonderful children and parents we work with in our schools. 

 

Mrs McCoy :) 

Red Nose Day

 

We had so much fun dressing up as wild animals for Comic Relief's Red Nose Day, and raised an incredible amount of money in Reception, so thank you very much!

Fruit Tasting

 

This week we have been reading Handa's Surprise, and have learnt all about the different fruits Handa attempted to deliver to her friend Akeyo. We got to try each of the fruits, using our senses to explore the feel of them, the smell and the taste. 

 

Mango was definitely our favourite, but we weren't a fan of avocado or passionfruit. 

Ducklings

 

We were so lucky to have 5 eggs delivered in an incubator this week, and we got to watch them hatch over the space of a few days. Once their feathers were dry, we moved them to their cage and named them - Rocky, Charlie, Lily, Dotty and Junior. We learnt how to care for our ducks - how to clean them out, feed them, and how often they needed water. We all got to handle them, and spent wonderful afternoons watching them swim in the water. 

 

Yesterday, they were picked up to go and enjoy their lives on a farm in Yorkshire. 

World Book Day

 

We had such a lot of fun for World Book Day. We have been reading the story 'Walking Through the Jungle', so we all dressed up as animals from the jungle. 

Pancake Day 

 

We had such a lovely time celebrating Pancake Day on Shrove Tuesday. We worked together in our classes to measure out and mix the ingredients, before cooking our pancakes, flipping them and adding lemon and sugar to eat them. 

 

We learnt all about how Christians observe Shrove Tuesday, and how it begins Lent. We talked all about how Lent and Ramadan are similar in many ways, and both lead up to the festivals of Easter and Eid. 

Forest School - Bug Hotel

 

This half term we have been building a bug hotels for the bugs in our garden, during our forest school sessions. 

We searched for the bugs we might find underneath the logs, and then thought about the things bugs need to survive.

Each week we worked together, to carry the pallets and build the frame, saw bamboo for ants to run or hide inside, use a stanley knife to cut bottles in half to stuff with twigs and leaves and added tiles and logs to make lots of small spaces for the bugs to explore.

As ever, we finished our sessions with hot chocolate and biscuits to warm up. 

Chinese New Year

 

It was Chinese New Year this week for our Chinese friends, and we have been learning all about how they prepare, and how they celebrate. We found out that the years are named after animals, and this year is the year of the tiger.

 

We learnt how to use chopsticks, explored noodles in a wok, learnt mandarin numbers, wrote fortune cookie messages and learnt how to write good luck messages in mandarin. 

Sutton Park Trip - Postponed

 

Unfortunately we have had to postpone our trip to Sutton Park, due to staffing numbers. We will now be visiting Sutton Park in June. Information will be sent nearer the time. 

Flip's Puppet Workshop

 

We have a fabulous day this week when Flip the clown came to visit us. He performed a hilarious puppet show, and introduced us to lots of his friends. We talked about different emotions, and then Flip showed us how to portray these using our own puppets. We learnt how to move their mouths to make it look like they're talking, and how to show them feeling excited, shocked and worried. 

Falconry Visit

 

This week we have been reading the book Owl Babies, for our Write Stuff lessons. At the end of the week we have to write a non-chronological report, so Miss Lee arranged for Falconry UK to come in and visit us, so we could meet some birds and learn about their characteristics. We met three different types of owl, a tiny, rare falcon from Africa and a cheeky kookaburra from Australia. 

 

We really did have the best day!

Welcome Back!

 

Hi everyone, 

 

Welcome back to school. We hope you had a lovely holiday, and a wonderful new year. 

 

We have so many exciting things happening this half term... In January, we have Falconry UK coming to visit us with some birds of prey to support our learning of the book Owl Babies. We also have Flip the Clown returning with his puppet workshop, where we learn about lots of different emotions. In February, we will be learning all about Chinese New Year, Valentines Day, and we shall be taking our first school trip to Sutton Park where we will use our senses to explore the setting. 

 

Make sure you look out for the letter from us, and pay for the trips and visits and consent via the My Child At School app. If you need any help, please visit the junior office and ask to speak to Mr Bradley and Mr Ferris. 

 

We can't wait to see what your children get up to, and have some fun over the next few weeks :). 

Merry Christmas and A Happy New Year

 

We hope you all have a wonderful Christmas break and thank you for your continued support. We have sent some homework packs home with the children, so please work with them on their sounds, tricky words and high frequency words over the holiday. 

 

We will be returning to school on

Thursday 6th January 2022 at 8:55am. 

Nativity

 

The children worked so hard to learn their lines, dances and songs for our Reception Nativity play. Please see the video below to watch the performance. 

Reception Nativity 2021

Forest School

 

We've now completed our first half term of Forest School, and have loved making Christmas wreaths. We collected sticks to weave into our wreath wire, then added artificial fir leaves which we had to bend around the wire, and then we added red bows to make our wreath look extra Christmassy. We warmed up with hot chocolate and a biscuit afterwards.

Gingerbread Men

 

We had such a wonderful day on Wednesday, baking gingerbread men for our Write Stuff text - The Gingerbread Man. We've been learning all about the story, and writing our own fiction sentences for the action, tasting, thinking, touching and noticing lenses. For our non-fiction write we had to write a shopping list of the ingredients we would need, so we worked as a class to bake our gingerbread men to help us remember the ingredients. 

Christmas Craft Workshop

 

Thank you to those of you who came to our Christmas Craft workshop, to work with your children on their Christmas hat. Our children love having you come in to work with them, and talk about it for days after. 

Change of State

 

This week we have been looking at how different things change state. First, we talked about solids, liquids and gases and thought about a couple of examples for each. We thought about how our cornflakes turn soft and go mushy when milk is added, and how butter melts when we spread it on our hot bagel.

 

On Thursday, we experimented with a piece of chocolate. We held a square of Dairy Milk in our hand, and predicted what may happen. After a few minutes we all noticed that our hands were warm, and that the chocolate was beginning to get sticky and melt. We knew it was changing from a solid to a liquid, and predicted rightly, that if we froze it, it would become solid again. 

 

Luckily for us, our teachers told us we were allowed to eat it, and enjoyed licking our hands clean (don't worry, we did wash our hands first). 

Christmas Craft Workshop

 

We have sent a letter out, to invite you to a Christmas Craft workshop on Monday 6th December. We run this workshop every year, and our children and parents have always really enjoyed themselves.

You may be invited to the 9am workshop, or the 2:20pm workshop, depending on which key group your child is in. We have to separate you into two groups as we just don't have the space to all be able to work together at the same time.

During the craft workshop you will be working with your child to make a hat, and there will be other Christmas activities available.

We hope you can make it, and can't wait to see you :)

Photographs

 

Thank you to those of you who sent photographs in for this weeks focus activity. It was lovely to hear the children talk about their past experiences, and their families. 

We learnt all about what we can use to take a photograph, why we take them, and what we may do after them. We discussed how physical photographs don't seem to be as much of a thing now a days, because of camera phones and iPads, but the children agreed that they much preferred looking at a physical photo instead of a digital one. 

Children in Need

 

Thank you so much for your donations for Children in Need, and for making such an effort with dressing your children up in their spots and stripes. 

Anti-Bullying Week

 

As this week is Anti-Bullying week, we have been talking about different emotions that we may feel and why - shocked, surprised, angry, sad, happy and excited. We have explored the emotions in different ways: during PSHE lessons, at the creative table, in the outdoor area and we have written kind words to each other. 

Remembrance Day

 

This week we learnt all about what Remembrance Day is, and why we recognise it in the UK. We talked about the World Wars, and how poppies grew in the fields at the end of the war, which is why people wear them at this time of year, to remember those who lost their lives. We observed a one minute silence on the 11th November, which the children were incredibly well behaved for, and we've been making poppies this week and displaying them in our class rooms. 

Parent Workshop

 

Thank you to all of the parents who came to the parent workshop on Tuesday 9th November. We hope you enjoyed watching us teach a Phonics lesson, and participating in some of the activities with your children. We are now sending home reader and library books home with your child each week, so these will need to be read for at least 5 minutes every day, and brought back every Monday. 

 

There will be more parent workshops in the future, as we felt that this one was so beneficial, and we received some great feedback. 

 

If you have any questions, or there is a workshop you would like us to run, please talk to your child's teacher or email us at yr@anglesey.bham.sch.uk.

Diwali

 

We have also been learning all about Diwali this week. Mrs Satnam and Mrs Gurdev told us all about their plans, and what they were up to in the lead up to the festival of light, and then they told us what happened on the actual day once they returned to school. 

 

We learnt all about the story of Rama and Sita, and why Diwali is the festival of light. We role played making Diwali feasts, looked at Rangoli patterns and made Diva lamps using clay. 

Bonfire Night

 

This week we have been learning all about our Bonfire Night, and Guy Fawkes. We have learnt how we can be safe around fireworks, and what fireworks are made of. We've been exploring how to make firework pictures, and how to write the sounds fireworks make. 

Phonics and Early Reading

 

Thank you to those of you who attended the phonics and early reading workshop this morning, we hope it was beneficial in helping you to understand how we teach your children in school and how you can support them at home. 

 

We look forward to seeing you on Tuesday 9th November at 9am for the second part of the workshop. 

Welcome Back!

 

Welcome back everyone to Autumn term 2. We hope you had a lovely, restful half term, and for those of you who took part in Halloween activities, we hope you had a lot of fun. 

 

This half term is one of our most exciting. We will be celebrating Diwali, Bonfire Night, recognising Remembrance Sunday, and enjoying the run up to Christmas. 

 

We will all take part in a Nativity performance of The Wriggly Nativity, there will be a Christmas parent workshop, a Christmas party and the children will get to have a Christmas dinner. 

 

There will also be opportunities for you to join us in school for some workshops to work with your children in Phonics and Reading.

 

Over the holiday, we made some exciting changes to our unit, with the bike track being painted in the outdoor garden, and our front office wall being built to allow for a much easier free flow environment. 

 

We can't wait to see the progress your children make this half term, and thank you, as always, for your support. 

Black History Month - Story Teller

 

We were so lucky this week to have M visit us to tell us an old story from Ghana. We learnt about Anansai, and how he asked others in his community for food. We talked about the moral of story, joined in with repetitive refrains, and sang a wonderful song complete with actions. 

 

 

Black History Month

 

October is Black History Month, and Reception have been learning all about famous black people from past and present who are celebrated for the incredible things they do or did. 

 

We learnt all about Pele, Marcus Rashford, Harriet Tubman, Muhammad Ali and Mo Farah. 

 

We also learnt lots about Martin Luther King, and watched his iconic, ''I Have A Dream'' speech. We talked about how our skin colour shouldn't affect the opportunities we have or are given in life, and that we should all be treated equally and fairly. 

 

Together we discussed our own dreams for our futures, and wrote them onto our painted hand print. 

How Do I Put It On?

 

This week, our story of the week has been How Do I Put It On? The children have had a go at labelling the picture of the bear with his clothes. 

 

Our First Week

 

The children have settled into their new Reception classes so well, and have enjoyed exploring their new environment. They've adapted to the larger space, class expectations and whole class teaching, and are trying so hard with their learning. 

 

Take a look at the photos, to see what your children have been up to. 

Welcome to Reception

 

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Welcome to your new year group and class page. Every week we will update this page with photos, videos and information of what the children have been up to. We will also post important information that you will need to know here, and on Tapestry. 

 

The Reception staff are:

 

RL - Miss Lee (Year Leader) and Mrs Gurdev

RN - Mrs Noakes and Miss Mummery

RP - Mr Pendry and Mrs Satnam

Mrs Uredi is our Early Years Assistant Headteacher. 

 

Our children will start part-time in a couple of weeks, where they will need to attend school in their uniform with their red book bags, and a spare change of clothes, ideally in a school PE bag. Part-time hours are 8:55am - 11:30am. 

Monday 13th - New children to Anglesey.

Tuesday 14th - New children to Anglesey and Spring / Summer born. 

Wednesday 15th - New children to Anglesey, Spring / Summer / Autumn born. 

 

Children will start full time on Thursday 16th September where they will have their dinner here, and begin their lessons. Full-time hours are 8:55am - 2:55pm. Please be on time to collect your child, and drop them off on time in the morning. 

 

For any information you may need for your child starting school, please read the induction presentation below. 

 

We can't wait to meet you all, and begin what will be a fantastic year in Reception.

 

Welcome to Anglesey Primary School...Send your child in PE kit next week in an attempt to keep cool in the heat. If they have school shorts or a summer dress, then they can obviously wear those if you’d prefer…To apply for Free School Meals, go to Parents Information and news for more details... You are invited to the School Summer Fair, Friday 15th July, Infant playground, 3.30-4.30. See the parents information section for more information. Please bring lots of coins to spend!
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