Maths Workshop – Nov 2013
Last week the parents and carers of team wood end spent time developing their number knowledge at our Maths workshop. The children helped the grown-ups use a range of resources to solve number problems. All the adults were impressed with our skills and enjoyed learning how to use numicon, 100sqs, cubes and dienes to support maths thinking.
The children demonstrated how to work out 10 more and 10 less, how to partition two digit numbers, how to add numbers and lots more important number knowledge.
It was an informative learning experience and was enjoyed by all members of the team.
Phonics Workshop – Sept 2013
Our popular parent workshops started last week and the Year 1 and 2 teams began with a focus on phonics. Many parents and carers worked with their children to develop their phonetic knowledge. They joined in a phonics session and played games to apply their
learning. The children demonstrated their skills through a variety of activities such as buried treasure, alphabet rap, snap and word detectives. The children and adults enjoyed the sessions and we all learnt new information too which is helping us to become even more confident readers and writers. Article 28 – Every child has the right to learn and go to school.
We used maps to locate different areas and followed clues to move from one part of the Lido to another. We walked around the woods, had fun on the adventure playground and we made lots of sandcastles too.
Lunch was enjoyed on the beach with an ice cream for dessert. We shared all our learning, experiences and skills we had used at the Lido during our celebration assembly. Every child was awarded a compass to help us to
continue our adventures as explorers during the summer holidays.
Thank you to Mr Twiggins and Mr Smith for driving us and to all the parents who made our fantastic day possible.Article 28 – Every child has the right to learn and go to school
Article 31 – Every child has the right to relax, play and take part in cultural and artistic activities
Team Wood End Choir performed a range of musical delights to members of the local community. They entertained 20 members of the Bright Hour club who are a small group of elderly people that meet once a week in Northolt Methodist Church. Parents and carers enjoyed the show too!
On behalf of Bright Hour I would like to say a very BIG thank you to the children in the school choir and their teachers for the delightful concert we were treated to this afternoon. Our members were really thrilled and were talking about how much they had enjoyed the concert all the way home! One of our members is profoundly deaf but she said she was able to hear all the singing and was ‘over the moon’. It was great to have so many parents there to see their children give so much pleasure to our group. One of our number asked if we were coming again! Written by Janet Bettaccini leader of Bright Hour group.
Team Wood End had a visit from a variety of reptiles, amphibians and nocturnal animals last week. Simon Airey and his team of animals spent the day with the children and adults. There were 30 animals in total and they ranged from hedgehogs, tarantulas, chameleons to snakes. The children learnt lots of interesting facts about the animals and had the opportunity to hold the beautiful animals. We all developed a better understanding about the animals and many of us overcame fears too.
The visit inspired the children to want to find out more about animals. We are currently researching and learning about where the animals live and what their habitats are like. We are finding out about their life cycles, the food they eat and how they catch their prey.