Wow! The Last week of School!
Well done Class 8 for the last few days. You have all accepted different challenges and have learnt to persevere! Even when you tried to crack the code in Mathematics! A very big well done!
I hope you all enjoyed meeting your new teachers on Monday afternoon - your new teachers are amazed at your behaviour and politeness.
Please make sure you bring a big bag, or a few, on Friday.
Remember Class Party is next Monday. You may bring a change of clothing to wear for our party. :)
Stripey and I are so excited to dance with you all.
We certainly had our thinking hats on this morning Class 8!
We had lots of Sudoku Maths Problems - some of us used numbers and some of used colours.
We were all very successful! We preserved and, more importantly, enjoyed the challenge!
Well done Class 8!
Reports and Important Dates
Wow! I cannot believe we only have 2 weeks and 2 days before the end of the year.
I hope you all enjoyed your reports, children and parents/carers included. They were a real pleasure to write! I am very proud of each and everyone of you Class 8 and I hope your brilliance is shown in these reports.
The date for our Class Brilliance Assembly is Tuesday 7th July.
Open School is Monday 13th July.
I look forward to seeing you all there!
I hope you all enjoyed our Sports Day just as much as I did!
You all behaved brilliantly, your perseverance and attitude was fantastic!
I am very proud of all you for congratulating your friends who won and enjoying the morning!
Well done Class 8!
Polite Reminder - Please ensure you all have water bottles next week. It is suppose to get very hot! P.E Kits please return by Wednesday. Thank You!
I hope you all have a lovely weekend and enjoy this beautiful sunshine
Is there life in our pond?
Excitedly, we went pond dipping today! The children loved exploring the different creatures that lived in our pond. We all followed the safety rules and had a go at digging our fish nets deep to find different creatures! We loved it and the children were very well behaved!
Well done Class 8! Another interesting learning afternoon... one I will not forget in a hurry :)
Look what we found.....
Well done to all the Year 2s who completed their SATS Test. You all worked extremely hard! I cannot believe how much you have all learnt this year. Well done Year 2!
Throughout the week, we have learnt about the story Handa's Surprise. We designed our own fruit salad. As the children were very well behaved we then ate our fruit salad on the field. Yummy!
Remember It is the Phonics Screening Test this week. The children will be reading and decoding phonics sounds. Visit
www.phonicplay.co.uk to practise! :)
First Week Back
Welcome Back Class 8.
We have been just like our little visitors this week. BUZZING! The children loved learning how to round a number to the nearest 10. The children learnt a little song to remember. Can you practise this at home?
Show me the way to round a number
1 - 4 we need to round down
5 - 9 makes us round up
Lets have a go shall we now?
Sha la la la la la (Number)
Sha la la la la la (Answer.)
(Show me the way to Amarillo theme song.)
This afternoon we learnt all about our little visitors. We learnt about the Queen Bee, the Workers and the Drones. We loved learning interesting facts.
Afterwards we created our own flying insect. :)
Have a lovely weekend and I look forward to seeing you all on Monday.
Oh no! Here comes the minions! Thank you for your lovely costumes. You all looked fantastic!
The children have really been brilliant this week and it definitely showed in assembly when we won....
The Brilliance Cup!! A massive Well Done Class 8!
I hope you all have a safe and very fun week off.
Wyburns at the Movies
WOW! What a fantastic week!
The children started this week by watching our film Despicable Me! The room was filled with lovely giggles.
All this week the children have been designing their own minions, creating costumes for the minions and making rockets to steal the moon!
Our favourite activity was baking evil cakes to poison the villains.
Next we decorated the cakes and sold them to our friends. We had to make a reasonable price for the cupcakes and made sure the shop keeper gave the correct change back.
With a grin on our faces we then munched away until all our cakes were gone.
Please remember tomorrow is our minion day. The children are allowed to wear blue and yellow to celebrate their hard work or even a minion costume if you have it.
Toys R Us
This week we have been investigating old Victorian Toys. We had the opportunity to play with different toys from the past! The children loved playing marbles. We all sat in a circle, one marble was in the middle of the circle, we took it in turns to roll a marble - trying to hit the other. The class loved it!
Thank you for a lovely afternoon Class 8! I look forward to seeing you on Monday ready for our school trip. Please remember to bring a packed lunch - preferably in a plastic bag ready to throw away. The children are allowed to wear any trousers, they will be changing into their P.E tops before they board the coach.
The weather is suppose to be beautiful - remember sun hats and sun lotion.
We are very excited!
Have a fab weekend!
Happy Birthday to you
Happy Birthday to you
Happy Birthday dear Stripy
Happy Birthday to you.
We have had a fantastic morning today. The children needed to help Stripy with his party problems. He needed us to buy some food but only the right amount for each guest. We needed to complete lots of multiplication questions. We worked very hard.
We also made poems for Stripy to share with his friends at his birthday party.
The first poem was about Freddie...
There once was a boy called Freddie,
Who wanted to be like Eddie,
So much so,
He went home,
And hugged his teddy.
There once was a girl called Isabel,
Who turned into a Babybel,
She was very round,
She cost a pound,
Class 8 ate poor Isabel the Babybel.
I think Stripy is going to have a fantastic Birthday Party! Enjoy your long weekend Class 8. I look forward to seeing you Tuesday.
Our Learning Assembly
Thank you to everyone that came to this mornings learning assembly. We truly had a fantastic time - the children's thoroughly enjoyed themselves and were excited all day. They were telling their friends which parents got the answers wrong and right.The children then got to eat the remaining biscuits - which made the class very happy! Thank you for all your work and well done Class 8 for marking the work. It sits proudly on our topic wall!
NEWS JUST IN!
Sumdog is now available as a free android app for Kindle Fire HD6, Nexus 7 2013 and Hudl 2.
The children love Sumdog - it is a fantastic resource! Not only are the children entered into weekly competitions, the child with the most correct answers wins a certificate in celebration assembly. Keep playing Class 8!
Please remember it is our Class Brilliance assembly Tuesday Morning. The children will each have a learning area where they will be teaching all parents about their subject. Parents are encouraged to join in and learn in each station. Thinking caps on!
We are all very excited!
See you there!
Hello everyone! The sun has certainly been shining in Class 8 this week!
The children loved meeting the gymnast Danny Lawrence. They worked especially hard to try and raise lots of money! The children were doing star jumps, hops and even press ups! A lot of red faces!
The children were then wowed by Danny's performance! He showed us how he can cartwheel, flip and even backflip! Fantastic! One child said, "WOW his body is crazy!"
Danny was a great role-model for the children. The children's behaviour was fantastic and I was especially proud of how well Class 8 performed and listened! Well done Class 8!
Just a few reminders:
Sponsorship is due by Wednesday 29th April.
As the weather is warmer please remember to bring a water bottle into school.
Oh no! Lost Coat!
A pink winter jacket is lost! Please could you have a little look to see if your child has accidently picked it up. Thank you.
How does your garden grow?
The children have come back this term with a fantastic positive attitude! We have had a very busy, but exciting, first day back!
Firstly, the children were using CM and MM to measure their plants! Wow I cannot believe how quick some flowers grew in two weeks! Thank you to everyone who took part! We will be watering and doing lots of work with these flowers all this term! :)
After that, we measured some flowers from The Chelsea Flower show! We needed to make sure our ruler was straight and we were very accurate.
This afternoon our classroom turned into an artist studio. We learned how to create an observational drawing, we used the shading technique to colour! Super Artists Class 8! Well done!!
Special Solar Eclipse
Thank you for coming to this special event. Even though it was very cloudy the atmosphere was fantastic and the children thoroughly enjoyed themselves!
In the classroom the children watched Sky News and were able to witness what had happened. The children loved pretending The Sun was a rich tea biscuit. The children were able to nibble away until The Sun was completely gone. Full Eclipse!
Wow! What a week!
Well done to all the children who represented our school at The Racket Festival! The children's behaviour was amazing!
I hope everyone has relaxed over the weekend as another busy week is ahead!
Monday is the start of our very exciting Science Week! Class 8 will be working with Class 3 for a very creative Science afternoon.
On Thursday the Year 2 children will have a chance to shine for our Music Festival - I look forward to singing with you :)
Friday will be the amazing event of the Total Eclipse - remember the school will be opening at 8:30am! I cannot wait to share this magical event with you all.. fingers crossed for a beautiful day :)
Wyburns Got Talent
Wyburns got Talent auditions will be held on Friday 20th March in the afternoon. Children may choose to dance, sing or even become a magican! Children will have the opportunity to perform to their class - a selected few will then be able to show their talent to the whole school on Friday 27th March. Get practising Class 8!
Chris and Sue Govus
As some of you may know, Chris and Sue are a much loved Christian couple who have been hosting assemblies for over 25 years!
Their passion and love of life is infectious; with exciting songs and clear messages it is no wonder the children enjoy their assemblies.
Unfortunately, Chris and Sue are retiring. As a thank you Wyburns will be composing a Good Luck book, where each class will be writing messages to say ‘Thank You’. The couple have been hosting assemblies for many years, with many parents remembering them when they were in school. If you would like to contribute to our Wyburns Book please pass messages to your class teacher no later than Tuesday 10th March.
Yesterday, we investigated our senses. We tested our listening, hearing, smelling, touching and tasting skills! To be successful in this activity we needed to make sure we did not look.
The children smelt different smells and guessed what they were. The children thought it was very funny that they were smelling raw onion, vinegar and gravy! It was safe to say we had a very smelly classroom.
Afterwards, the children blind folded their friends. Their friend needed to guess where they were in the classroom - lots more giggles occurred when the children realised they were completely wrong!
Finally, the children closed their eyes, they were handed with a breadstick and had to guess what they were eating. Conveniently, most of the children prediction was accurate!
Next week our focus for Religious Education is "Special Objects."
It would be fantastic if the children could bring in a object that is special to them on Thursday 12th March.
Please do not bring anything that is too valuable, a small object or even a photograph would be great! I look forward to sharing my special object with the children.
This week we have been exploring silly, funny poems. The children have loved creating their own poem, they got the opportunity to perform their poems in front of the class.
We also had a very special visitor from the PDSA. This links into our new theme for this half term. "All Creatures Big and Small." The children learned how to look after animals and loved listening to Amy the Vet stories.
Try practising The Ning Nang Rap
On the Ning Nang Nong
Where the Cows go Bong!
and the monkeys all say BOO!
There's a Nong Nang Ning
Where the trees go Ping!
And the tea pots jibber jabber joo.
On the Nong Ning Nang
All the mice go Clang
And you just can't catch 'em when they do!
So its Ning Nang Nong
Cows go Bong!
Nong Nang Ning
Trees go ping
Nong Ning Nang
The mice go Clang
What a noisy place to belong
is the Ning Nang Ning Nang Nong!!
I'm A Parent Get Me Out Of Here!!
We are delighted to inviting all parents/carers to come along to Coffee Morning in the school hall on
Tuesday 10th March 9-10am
We will be joined by
Richard Westerman an Educational Psychologist who will give a presentation about Childhood Development.
Click on our poster for more information.
Feel Good Friday
What an adventure! Mrs Sansom hosted an emergency assembly this morning. Angrily, she informed us she had woken up early by Mr Donohoe. Mr Donohoe had been told that there was a disturbance in the school at 4 o' clock in the morning! We needed to investigate!
Walking on the field, we found three gigantic footprints and a huge birds nest.
The children was very excited!
After investigating the field, we were able to question Mrs Sansom, Mrs Mitchell and Mr Donohoe. We shared our ideas and wrote a fantastic newspaper report on - ready to share with others. The children were full of BRILLIANCE!
Thank you Class 8 for your amazing 500 word stories and your aboriginal art. The 3D ones were fantastic! A huge thank you and well done.
I hope you all have a very safe and relaxing half term.
I look forward to some brilliance when we get back. :)
Safer Internet Day – Let’s create a safer internet together.
Today is Internet Safety Day!
This afternoon we learnt how to be safe on the internet. We looked at different things we may do on the internet and explained what was safe and what is unsafe.
We create three captions that helped us to keep safe:
We created brilliant actions to help us remember!
We also shared a Key Stage One smile to encourage a safer internet!
In science we have been learning about animals. The children have been very busy, classifying the animals in accordance to what they eat and what they need to survive.
Unfortunately, the pond was very wet so we decided to go on a habitat hunt! We walked into the forest, looked under rocks, logs and leaves. The children loved exploring and the things they found were um... interesting!
Rayleigh Methodist Church
On Thursday 5th February we walked to the church! The children loved this experience, we learnt how to christen a baby, what happens when adults get married and we even completed a hunt! We looked for significant symbols and objects in the church and found out why they are important. The children loved the stain glass window. :)
Dates, dates and more dates!
Hello everyone! A very busy class we are. Just a few reminders :)
We are walking to the church this week - Thursday 5th February. If you haven't already done so please return your permission slip. :)
Aboriginal art project - this is due Monday 9th February. I have seen some of the children's art pieces and they are excellent! The children are very excited to show you me their fabulous home learning! Thank you very much.
500 word stories - this is due Friday 13th February. We are creating our own stories in class. The work the children are producing is exceptional! Keep it up Class 8!
Pond Dipping - Hopefully, you would have heard the children talk about their interesting Science lessons. We have been learning about life cycles which leads itself nicely into pond dipping. If it is not to cold, we will be pond dipping on Monday 9th February. Please could your child bring a pair of wellies for this activity.
Phew... Lots to remember.
Please let me know if you have any questions.
Today we watched clips of Madagascar at the Circus. The children will be comparing settings, and learning about direct speech. Next week the children will be creating their own Madagascar story using the characters in the story.
Watch this space!
Friday Fun Day!
We certainly had fun today! The class was transformed into a restaurant, although the restaurant only served different types of chocolate. I think it was safe to say dark chocolate was not our favourite.
The children thought of different adjectives to describe the texture, smell, look and taste of the chocolate. We then wrote a poem using similes, onomatopoeia words and texture adjectives. They were brilliant!
The day got even better! We created our own piece of circus music, using pictorial score to record our tune. Fantastic!
Try our new game
The children had the opportunity to choose their own library book. The children choose a book of their choice, ranging from factual non-fiction books to interesting stories. This book is for you to share with your child at home. We will be changing their library books every Tuesday.
We hope you enjoy this new service, the children loved it!
Class 8 you have been brilliant this week! Our work is looking wonderful on our wall and look at the certificates we have earned. Well done!
Remember our class target is to be independent! Keep it up!
Wasn't Professor Socket very funny? He taught us about the effects different gases have in balloons. One balloon made a loud bang. Can you remember what gas it had inside?
What about we learning about this term?
Please find attached the curriculum overview for "All the fun at the Circus."
Last week we learnt about the history of the circus and completed fantastic aboriginal art based on circus animals! Super work!
Have you been using Sumdog?
Remember your login and username is at the front of your home school diary.
Happy New Year
I hope you all had a very relaxing break. The children are full of brilliance this week. It is lovely to see them all with their very happy faces.
The theme for this term is 'All the fun at the Circus.'
Learning about texture adjectives and sentence openers is only the beginning.
Today the children created fantastic aboriginal pictures linked to the circus as well as learning about our emotions. The children created empathy glasses whilst we learnt how to deal with our emotions.
Thank you everyone for your contributions to the party. The children had a wonderful time dancing and playing games. I hope you all have a very Merry Christmas and a happy New Year.
Just to remind you that our Christmas party is on Wednesday. The children are welcome to bring in a change of clothes for this.
We are also allowing the children to bring in their own games for Friday if they wish. Please do not bring in anything too valuable :)
What a lovely class you all are! Oh yes you are! We had a fantastic day at the pantomime. The children were very well behaved and the show was brilliant! It was a pleasure to see the children so engrossed in the tale. Thank you for a lovely day :)
Bring on Christmas dinner! Yummy!
Design and Technology
We have been designing our very own lunch boxes. We made sure they were colourful, magical and wonderful. On Thursday we used our design to make our boxes. Look at these pictures! They are fantastic!
Love from all of class 8.
(The children in class 8 have helped me write this!)
Melvin the Scientist
Melvin wrote to class 8 today. He had made us a potion; the potion smelt like strawberries. It was friendly, fresh and fantastic!
Melvin wanted us to make another potion for his factory. He gave us special liquid that made our potion bubble! We wrote a letter back to Melvin to tell him the ingredients we used and what happened when you drank it. An excellent effort, we hope Melvin likes them.
Please remember children, costumes are due in Wednesday 3rd December.
A letter has gone out regarding tickets for our special performance. Remember it is a first come first served basis.
We are very excited to perform!
We had a very busy week last week. I hope you all found the information about which characters you are in our school Christmas play! We are very busy rehearsing!
Look after Each other !
Last week was looking after each other week, we were very lucky and teamed up with class 4. We worked together to design new car seats, new helmets and our very own zebra crossing. The children worked very hard together. Well done Class 8 and Class 4!
Welcome Back Everyone!
We have had a great week learning about fractions. We used smarties to help us divide quantities into halves or quarters. Some children even found the fraction for the different coloured smarties in the tube.
We had a fantastic time learning about fractions, but an even better time eating the smarties!
I wish to take this opportunity to say a massive thank you for your science home learning projects. They are simply wonderful. :)
Terrance The Tortoise
What a fantastic visitor we had today! Key Stage One had a special visit from Terrance the Tortoise. We all stroked Terrance and learnt how to bath him. Whilst listening to sea music we wrote instructions on how to bath Terrance. Amazing writing Class 8 well done!
I hope you all love your new home learning folders. Please keep these nice and tidy. Remember your home learning is due next Wednesday and your fantastic Superhero project is due Thursday! I look forward to seeing them all.
Have a lovely weekend.
Class 8 had a fantastic day today. We had some real superheroes visit us - the police!
We learnt how to keep safe and the children got their fingers printed!
A big thank you to the police for their visit. We had a wonderful time.
We have loved Mega Maths this week! Well done for learning our new songs so quickly. I wonder if you could teach your parents our new maths songs.
Who rocks the maths? WE rock the maths!
Six Dinner Sid
This week we have been learning about Six Dinner Sid. Sid was a very cheeky cat who did not eat just 1 dinner... he ate 6!
The children have thought of great adjectives to describe Sid. Well done Class 8!
Hello Class 8
Spellings will be given out on Friday 26th September, please practise these at home.
You can try,'look, cover, write, check!', OR you could count how many times you find these words in your reading book.
Another great idea is to write the words on the floor using chalk.
Well done to everyone for reading at home! It is amazing to see some people have reached "New York" already!
Keep it up Class 8!
Superheroes and Villains!
What a great week we have had! First we designed a superhero to help Mr O'Donohoe clean the school. Then a very nasty villain came into school and ruined our reading tree!
Thank you Class 8 for designing fantastic wanted posters to help find the villain!
Welcome Back Class 8!
We have had a fantastic few days! I hope you all enjoyed the new rainbow walls and our new reading corner!
Please remember next week to bring a water bottle every day.
We will be doing P.E next week so if you haven't already done so, please bring your kit into school.