Friday, 3 February 2017

Week Ending 3rd February 2017

Another hard-working week at Eaton Bray Academy!

Deer Class enjoyed an investigative science lesson, which involved measuring one another's arm length and head circumference, and displaying their results as a flow chart - the "Deer Classification System!"

Otters looked at different materials, and talked about their various properties - they learnt some new descriptive words including "opaque" and "transparent", which are very grown up words for Year 1 children...  Squirrels children learnt some new words too - they discovered that you can change some nouns and verbs into adjectives by adding the suffix "-ful."  Meanwhile, Hedgehogs have been practising their maths and handwriting skills.

On Tuesday evening, parents were invited in to school for a Curriculum Evening.  The evening was well attended, and we would like to thank everyone who came along - we hope you found it useful.

The meeting was a follow up to the successful Ofsted meeting we held earlier in the term, and was an opportunity for parents to find out how we support different groups within the school, for example, High Achievers.  Parents were also given an update on the work of our EBA Enterprise children, and more information about the Young Enterprise scheme.  Please see below for a pupils report of all that they have been doing this year.

Children in Early Years (Hedgehogs and Hamsters) have been continuing their work on traditional storytales.  This week, they have been looking at The Three Little Pigs, and have enjoyed a puppet shows, and crafts related to this story.  The weather has been rather wet and windy this week, but we have had the occasional spring like moment, which has allowed Hamsters children to have fun playing outside and take part in Forest School.

Next week is Book Week at EBA, and everyone is very excited about all the fun activities that we will be doing, with a view to encouraging children to develop a real love of books and reading.  In preparation for the event, many of the classroom doors have been artistically transformed into book covers, and various new displays have sprung up around the school... watch this space next week for photos!

On Friday of next week, there will be a Valentine's craft stall in the hall after school.  A group of children have been busy working away at Craft Club on Monday afternoons to produce some lovely handmade gifts and trinkets - perfect for a loved one!.  So please do make sure you have some spare change with you when you collect your children next Friday!