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We grew our own potatoes and made Potato wedges! Yummy!

Term 6

Welcome back Fire class! I hope you have enjoyed this week off and celebrated the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee!

Wow! Where has this year gone? I cannot believe that we are in our final term together. It has been a pleasure teaching you all this year and you should all be incredibly proud of your progress. We have a fun term ahead and Miss Marvier will be with us for 2 more weeks until she completes her final placement. We wish her all the best for the future!

Enchanted Woodland

If you go down to the woods today you’re in for a BIG surprise. Foxes and badgers, voles and mice, beady eyed owls in the swaying tree tops. Beneath the leaves are tiny footprints – animal or imp? You decide.

We could make a teeny tiny home for a woodland fairy. Then let’s party down in the woods with Mr Fox and all his woodland friends. We’d better not get lost. Let’s leave a trail of conkers as we go. At last, it’s time to rest by the woodland fire, listening to stories and toasting our sweet, gooey marshmallows. Yum, yum.

 

Just a reminder that we do PE on Mondays and Thursdays and children should come dressed in their appropriate Kit.

 

Reading books will now be changed on Tuesdays and Fridays. Please can the children keep their books in their bookbags at all times so that we can hear them read in school.

 

Learning logs are handed out on Fridays and need to be returned the following Tuesday. Any home learning not completed will be done during break or Golden time. Please let me know if you have any issues.

Our class book for this term is

 

Term 6 prayer

 

God of all, 
you sent your Spirit to be with the disciples, 
filling them with joy, peace and courage. 
May we also be filled with your Spirit, 
be brave and share your peace in our world. 
Amen.

Easter bonnet parade

Carnival day and mask making

Term 5

Happy Easter Fire class! I hope you have all had wonderful break and have enjoyed lots of chocolate and sunshine.

I am looking forward to our topic this term and would also like to welcome our student teacher Mrs Marvier who will be teaching alongside myself this term.

 

Rio De Vida

Dancing feet, step to the samba beat. Shake it, shim-my, hands in the air, wave your flags in the cool night air. Come join the party down in Rio, keeping the rhythm with your party shaker. Bright colours, pat-terns and feathers. Can you make a headdress or party mask? Meet magical crea-tures from Brazil’s myths and legends and create your own too. Be as fancy as you like. Let’s get down to Rio where football is king, and practise our skills on golden beaches. Now we need to plan a celebration with fab-ulous music and song. Let’s invite parents and friends to come along. Bem-vindo ao Brasil os meus amigos.

 

 

 

Just a reminder that we do PE on Mondays and Thursdays and children should come dressed in their appropriate Kit.

 

Reading books will now be changed on Tuesdays and Fridays. Please can the children keep their books in their bookbags at all times so that we can hear them read in school.

 

Learning logs are handed out on Fridays and need to be returned the following Tuesday. Any home learning not completed will be done during break or Golden time. Please let me know if you have any issues.

 

 Alleluia, alleluia, praise the Lord,

        Alleluia, alleluia, praise the Lord,

        As we listen to the story,

        Let us praise Him for His glory.

        Alleluia, alleluia, praise the Lord.

 

 

Forest School

Victorian day

Our field trip around Aylesham village

Our trip to the library

KCSP Science day! Fire class tested how far their rocket mice would fly!

School days

 

 

 

 

Welcome back to Term 4!

I hope you have had a lovely break and are ready to learn and have some fun.

In the School Days project, your child will have the opportunity to take part in a traditional Victorian class and will learn about the differences between schooling in the Victorian era and schooling today. They will learn about objects found in a Victorian classroom and how they were used. They will research Samuel Wilderspin, an important figure in the development of schooling for young children in the Victorian era, whose ideals are reflected in schooling today. They will learn to describe the passage of time through study of past, present and future tense vocabulary.

 

Just a reminder that we do PE on Mondays and Thursdays and children should come dressed in their appropriate Kit.

 

Reading books will now be changed on Tuesdays and Fridays. Please can the children keep their books in their bookbags at all times so that we can hear them read in school.

 

Learning logs are handed out on Fridays and need to be returned the following Tuesday. Any home learning not completed will be done during break or Golden time. Please let me know if you have any issues.

Loving God, 

We thank and praise you  for all the gifts you have given us.  But in a world of plenty  too many people go hungry. 

We pray that you may work through us,  so our small acts of love  make a big difference  and everyone may have enough to eat. 

Amen.

 

Prayer: Catherine Gorman/CAFOD

Forest School

Winter Olympics

Chinese dancing

Cloud Art and exploring shadows in Science

Science/DT- Does the wind change direction? Can you design a building to withstand a hurricane?

Jesus you are good and wise I will praise you when I rise. Jesus, hear this prayer I send Bless my family and my friends. Jesus, help my eyes to see All the good you send to me. Jesus, help my ears to hear Calls for help from far and near. Jesus, help my feet to go In the way that You will show. Jesus, help my hands to do All things loving, kind, and true. Jesus, guard me through this day In all I do and all I say.

Amen.

Splendid Skies

Imagine floating high above land and sea on a bed of clouds, silently sweeping by on a billowing breeze. Back down to earth, let’s take a walk outdoors. But what should we wear? Wellington boots? A sun hat? Maybe a warm coat? How do we know what the weather will be like today? Read and write poems and postcards, and, if you don’t like today’s weather report, why not write your own? Make a weather station to find out more about the weather in your area. What weather do you prefer? Sunshine, snow, storms or showers? Get your wellies on and let’s go.

Fire and Water performed the Nativity 'Whoops a Daisy' Angel to their families. It was wonderful!

Sports Giants Christmas 'Dance off' with Fire and Air class

Some of the children came back for 'Storytelling'. They enjoyed listening to Christmas stories and having biscuits and hot chocolate!

Oh yes we did! We had a fabulous time at the Pantomime of Jack and the Beanstalk

Fire class had a fantastic afternoon exploring natural materials. They also enjoyed hot chocolate and toasted marshmallows!

Thank you so much for attending the Phonics workshop on Wednesday.

I have added the PowerPoint to our class page which has the link to the YOU TUBE clip on how to pronounce the different phonemes correctly.

Phonics workshop Powerpoint

Fire class visited the local library

Fire Class had a Royal Tea party

Bright lights, big city

Term 2

In the Bright Lights, Big City project, your child will take part in a royal garden party and learn about Queen Elizabeth II. They will learn about the countries that make up the United Kingdom, including their location, capital cities and some of their physical and human features.

They will research the cause and impact of the Great Fire of London and look at some famous London landmarks. They will learn about other countries and their cities around the world, including Trinidad and compare how they are similar and different to London.

Jesus, help my eyes to see
All the good you send to me.
Jesus, help my ears to hear
Calls for help from far and near.
Jesus, help my feet to go
In the way that you will show.
Jesus, help my hands to do
Things that are loving, kind, and true.
Jesus, may I show I care,
Sharing your love and peace everywhere .
Amen.

Fire Class had a great afternoon at Forest School!

Week 1 done!

What a busy exciting week it has been! The children have settled in beautifully and have enjoyed our topic. Here are a few highlights of our week….

GRRRRRRR!!!

Fire class had a visitor on Tuesday with a letter!

 

Prehistoric landscapes

 

The children created their own prehistoric landscapes using natural materials gathered around the school.

They had to make sure their structures were strong enough for their dinosaurs to live in!

Prehistoric landscapes

Observing and exploring fossils

 

  • Researching fossils in non- fiction books
  • Making rubbings with crayons
  • Handling real fossils bought in by Eva
  • Digging for fossils and carefully cleaning them to find out what they are

Hello Fire class!

Welcome back! I hope you have all had an enjoyable Summer break and have done lots of exciting things which you can’t wait to share!

I hope you are ready to learn and enjoy the school year. We are looking forward to welcoming you all on Friday.

Mrs Austin, Mrs Lloyd-Yates and Miss Kirby 😊

 

Key Information for September 2021

 

 **Please wear your PE kit to school on a Monday and Thursday starting on Monday 6th September ** 

 **If we have warm weather please remember to apply plenty of Sun Cream before your child arrives at school**.

Please bring Reading Records to school every day. 

Our normal school day will be 8.40am - 3.05pm

Please continue to practice putting on hats, gloves, coats, shoes, jumpers, zips and buttons at home.

Please name all jumpers, hats, gloves, scarves, coats, shoes, packed lunch bags/boxes

 

Help us to love and care,

To be gentle and fair.

Help us to work and play together.

Help us to live and grow together.

To always be glad to help each other.

Let us stay happy in your loving care.

Amen

 

 

 Dinosaur Planet

 

Watch out everyone – the dinosaurs are on the prowl. They’re rampaging across the dusty earth, swishing their enormous tails and baring their fearsome teeth. Let’s explore the Dinosaur Planet. Imagine you’re a palaeontologist (that’s a scientist who studies bones and fossils). Dig deep and discover dazzling dinosaur facts. Create a dinosaur museum and invite visitors to see your awesome dinosaur artefacts. You could even do a dinosaur dance or produce some prehistoric percussion. Which is your favourite dinosaur? The Tyrannosaurus, the Brachiosaurus or the Micropachycephalosaurus? Doyouthinkhesawus? Yes, he did. Run!

 

 

 

 

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What a crazy and incredible year it has been!

I am incredibly proud with every single child in Fire class who has got through one of the most challenging years in history. 

Myself and Mrs Lloyd- Yates will miss each and everyone of you and wish you all the best for Air Class! laugh

 

Class Medal Award 

Summer 2021

This was a very difficult decision to make as lots of children were deserving of the award this term.

This young lady has been hardworking, kind and enthusiastic throughout the year. 

She is a lovely friend and an excellent role-model!

She always tries her best and is always up for a challenge!

Well done to.....

Grace!smiley

 

Our Class medal award winner Grace

A snapshot of Science week in Fire class.

To find out more head over to the Science page!

 

Science week home learning activity

To tie in with our wonderful Science week and our upcoming Sports day I have added an extra special home learning task for you to do if you wish. Please email the office any wonderful learning so that it can be added on to our School website. The activity sheet can be located below.

Enjoy J

Science home learning activity

Term 6

Beachcombers

 

Oh, I do like to be beside the seaside. Do you? That’s good, because you’re about to become an expert beachcomber. Head to your nearest beach to look for interesting and unusual objects, using your senses to spot, sniff and seek them out. Have you seen the rock pools yet? We can take a peek into the cool water to learn about the weird and wonderful animals and plants in their microhabitats. Maybe we can kick back in a deckchair and do a little reading. What’s your favourite book about the seashore? Let's invent an amazing rock pool resident. What features will it need to survive happily in its watery habitat? Make a 3-D model of your plant or creature. Got your shorts and sunglasses on? Bucket and spade at the ready? Let’s get beachcombing.

 

We are very excited for a class trip to Dover Beach on Monday 14th June.

 

As stated in the letter we will be getting the train and walking to Dover beach where we will be exploring the coastline and looking for any sealife and identifying coastal features. The children will have the opportunity to collect things and use a clearly labelled bucket and spade if they wish as there is also a sandpit they can use too.

They must wear suitable clothing for the beach and make sure they have plenty of sunscreen and water to drink as well as a packed lunch. A hat is a must and we encourage that all items are clearly labelled. We will not be paddling or swimming due to health and safety issues so they will not need swimwear.

An additional £2.50 may be brought for an ice-cream.

 

 

 

 

Key Information

New **Please wear your PE kit to school on a Monday ** 

New **Now that the weather is warmer, please remember to apply plenty of Sun Cream before your child arrives at school**.

Please bring reading books and Reading Records to school on Friday. 

A new reading book will be sent home on Monday

Our school day will be 8:50m – 2:50pm. Please do not arrive before 8:50am

If you have siblings in school, you can arrive at school with their class

Air/ Water 9am, Earth 8.40am

Please practice putting on hats, gloves, coats, shoes, jumpers, zips and buttons at home.

Please name all jumpers, hats, gloves, scarves, coats, shoes, packed lunch bags/boxes

Unfortunately your child is still not allowed to bring anything to school from home. 

 

Holy Spirit, help us to be kind to others when we don’t feel like it.

Help us to think about those who are lonely.

Help us to love everybody.

Help us to think of ways to help at home and at school.

Fill our hearts with your energy and kindness.

Amen

 

 

Block printing pirate flags

Year 1's Forest school club clearing the flower beds to plant vegetables.

BFG - Dance worskhop with Fire Class

Fire Class PE - Sports Giants teaching Tennis

Term 5

Land Ahoy

Ahoy me hearties!

Arggh! Welcome back me hearties! I hope you have had a wonderful Easter break and are ready and raring to go for our exciting term.

Yo ho, yo ho, it’s a sailor’s life for me. Get your sea legs on, it’s time to sail the salty seas. Navigate, investigate and explore the world, just like Captain Cook. Make a boat, sink a ship, fly a pirate flag. Speak like a pirate, write like a poet, then weigh and measure a pirate’s booty. How do rescues happen at sea? Find out about brave volunteers and young Miss Darling, rowing her boat across stormy seas. Sing a sea shanty whilst cleaning the poop deck, then search the school grounds for Captain Longbeard’s hidden treasure. There’s land ahead. Let’s get this ship to port.

Our class reading book this term is

Knowledge organiser

God made you and God made me,
He made the world for us to see.
God loves you and long ago,
He sent his Son to tell us so.

Jesus showed us many things,
To love and share and dance and sing.
To learn and pray, to help and care,
He promised he'd always be there.

He died but then came back to life,
Let's celebrate for he's alive!

Amen.

 

Key Information from 19th April

Reading books to be brought to school on Friday.

Our school day will continue to be 8:50am – 2:50pm.

If you have siblings in school, you can arrive at school with their class

 Air 9am, Earth 8.40am

Please name all jumpers, hats, gloves, scarves, coats, shoes, packed lunch bags/boxes

Please wear your PE kit to school on a Thursday.

Please dress your child appropriately as we do need to ensure that there is good ventilation in the classroom.

Unfortunately your child is not still allowed to bring anything to school from home. 

 

Picture News Special 9th April 2021

Following the sad announcement of the passing of Prince Philip earlier today, we have produced a short resource you may like to use or share with your children and families. The resource attached provides information to help inform and guide conversations with children about the life and experiences of Prince Philip.

Year 2 Forest School

Holy week in Fire Class

Home learning activities Term 4

Movers and Shakers

 

 

Our History themed topic this term is called 'Movers and Shakers'.

This project teaches children about historically significant people who have had a major impact on the world. They will learn to use timelines, stories and historical sources to find out about the people featured and use historical models to explore their significance.

Knowledge organiser

World Book Day

Who are you dressed up as today?

What is your favourite book?

Most improved reader of the week

 

Well done

Daisy

 

Dear Fire class,

We made it!

I am super proud with how hard you have all worked and adapted during this lockdown and you should all give yourselves a big pat on the back. Mums, dads and carers also need a big 'Bravo' for your commitment and support of your child's learning too!

It's the last week but don't give up! Do your best!

Remember it is WORLD BOOK DAY on Thursday 4th and I look forward to seeing your constumes! I will be wearing mine!

Myself and Mrs Lloyd-Yates cannot wait to welcome you next week!

cheeky

 

 

Myself and Mrs Lloyd- Yates are only an email away and are available between 9am- 3pm, Mon –Fri should you need any support or help with anything.  We may be teaching in school on certain days but one of us will be available for online learning support.

Please can you email me and let me know what work your child is doing, especially if it is the work set on the class page. You can screen shot it and send it to me to have a look at.

We will be contacting anyone who is not regularly accessing the learning to see how we can support you.

All the web links to the sites we recommend are below and should you require logins, please email and I will send them straight away.

 

Below is the Home learning star for week beginning 18th Jan.

 

Kind regards,

 

Mrs Austin and Mrs Lloyd- Yates J

Email: faye@stjosephs-aylesham.org

nicola@stjosephs-aylesham.org

 

Dear God, 

Thank You that You are loving and forgiving. 

During this Lent, help us to love people in the same way as You have loved us. 

Help us do generous things for others because we love You. 

Amen. 

Top tips to support Keystage 1 children reading at home

Our New Class Reading Challenge!

Below are useful links for you to access your child's learning. Please email myself or Mrs Lloyd-Yates if you need further login details.

TERM 3 

HAPPY NEW YEAR! 

 

I can't believe it was for only one day. I am so sorry that we are put in this position again. 

I think we all know now what we need to do. Thankfully I am organised and remote learning is all ready to go. 

Just click on the home learning star below to access the timetable of learning. 
I will be adding some Purplemash 2do's for the rest of the week to go alongside the timetable of learning.

Please try to follow as much as you can and let me know how you are getting on. 

Please contact me during school hours with any questions, help, login issues or to show learning.

faye@stjosephs-aylesham.org

 

 

Keystage 1 prayer

Jesus you are good and wise I will praise you when I rise. Jesus, hear this prayer I send Bless my family and my friends. Jesus, help my eyes to see All the good you send to me. Jesus, help my ears to hear Calls for help from far and near. Jesus, help my feet to go In the way that You will show. Jesus, help my hands to do All things loving, kind, and true. Jesus, guard me through this day In all I do and all I say.

Amen.

 

 

Paws, claws and whiskers

 

Soft fur, sharp claws and twitching whiskers. What’s your favourite animal? One that meows? One that barks? Or maybe one that scurries or slithers? From pets at home to animals in the zoo, let’s find out what animals like to eat and where they like to sleep. Do you know how to look after a rabbit? A cat? Or even a snake? Find out how the elephant got his trunk and how the rhinoceros got his leathery skin. Perhaps you know how the dog got his waggy tail? Can you make a food chain to show who eats who? Who is a herbivore and who is a carnivore? When a gaggle of mysterious pets arrive at the local pet shop, it’s up to you to take care of them. Feed them, clean them and discover their daily needs. After all that work, curl up and take a cat nap.

Fire Class Long Term Plan

Key information:

 

  • PE kits to be worn every Thursday. Please ensure your child is wearing the correct PE kit. If your child wears earrings they must be taped up before they come to school or removed for health and safety reasons.
  • Reading books will need to be handed on Fridays ready to be changed on Mondays. This allows you time to reread the book and to ask comprehension style questions to ensure that your child has understood the text and to develop their fluency. You can record other books that they read from home too. Please can you return any books that your child had from their previous class if you have not done so already.
  • Water bottles must be in every day. Make sure their name is clearly written and it is washed and cleaned everyday. Water only, no fruit juice or squash.
  • Uniform must be clearly labelled.
  • No pencil cases or belongings from home ( unless requested)
  • Learning logs to be handed in on 

 

 

  • Unfortunately we have already had a few cases of 'headlice' reported in class. Please can you check your child regularly and treat their hair as soon as possible to ensure it does not spread.

 

 

 

If you have any concerns or queries, please email

faye@stjosephs-aylesham.org.

I will aim to reply within 24 hours. If it is urgent, please telephone the school office.

Hi Fire class members,

 

If you are self isolating then follow the home learning star and you will find your timetable of learning. Try and do as much as you can and do your best. 

Work will be monitored and marked by myself and Mrs Lloyd- Yates on Purplemash.  Remember to access Spelling shed for Phonics and Big Cat for reading.

Any work completed through the website can be sent to me via email. This can be done by sending photos of your learning.

Although some of us will be at school we still expect you to do some learning from home and we will be checking in of we do not see any activity.

Any problems, please email  me at,

faye@stjosephs-aylesham.org.

 

We hope to see you back soon!

Take care,

Mrs Austin and Mrs Lloyd-Yates J

Well done to Derry in Year 1 who has been awarded the St Joseph's medal for his enthusiasm and progress!

Fire class nativity 2020

 

This year we have filmed our class Nativity to tell the very special story of Christmas.

We hope you enjoy watching and listening.

Click on the star below to watch the clips.

Dear Fire class,

We may not be together at the moment but myself and Mrs Lloyd-Yates are still here for you all.heart

I know it will feel different and a bit strange learning from home but you have a timetable of learning for you to do.

All we ask is that you just try your best!smiley

Click on the Lockdown learning star and you will find your timetable of learning.

 

If you have any questions or queries then please email me.

 

Please can you get an adult to screenshot any work you do on paper and email it to me.

We will be available during normal school hours to answer any questions and respond to work on Purplemash.

faye@stjosephs-aylesham.org

 

Children in need

Friday 13Th November


 

Fire class came dressed in their PJ’s and slippers for the day!

They also joined in with Joe Wicks PE workout.

Remembrance Day

Term 2 Prayer

We are reading Mrs Austin's favourite author this term

'Roald Dahl'.

We have just finished reading

'George's Marvellous Medicine'. 

Our next book is

'The Twits'

Memory Box

Next week we will be starting our class topic called Memory box. It is a history focus which delves into the children's own past looking at how they have changed as well as looking at family member's past. By the end of the topic they will celebrate by designing their own boxes to hold their treasured memories.

Below you will find our topic web for this term as well as our Medium/Long term plan so you can see what topics we will be covering for the year. 

There is also a copy of the Knowledge organiser which the children will have in class.

 

Next Friday the children will be bringing home their Learning Logs. There will be a menu choice of activities for your child to choose from over the term and they can be done in any order. Learning logs will need to be returned on a Tuesday to quarantine ready to be handed back on a Friday.

Fire Class Prefects