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Amazing Advent Calendars

I have been delighted by such creative advent calendar making and writing. A very creative class, who love using their learning powers. I have also seen some beautiful table decorations. Today in class we chatted about bringing in the table decoration for tomorrow. I am sure Year 6 will be lovely hosts to our visitors at Christmas dinner. I have had so many adults mention about their letters and the children have loved receiving their replies.

We then move on to Christmas parties on Thursday. If you are unsure of what the children have offered to bring in then please ask your child to check the list. Any donations are always gratefully received. Please could I also remind you to check products as we have children with allergies within school.

Another Carol Service gone, it only seems like yesterday that we were on last year's. They do say 'Time flies when you're having fun'!

 See you all tomorrow.

Mrs Stewart

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Autumn 2 Week 5

Another week in Class 3 has flown by! 

This week in Maths we learned all about Data handling. Together as a class we made tally charts for our favourite fruits, animals and colours. We then used this information to create a pictogram and bar chart. We also answered some tricky questions looking at our graphs such as 'How many more children liked blue than red' or 'What is the most/least favourite animal in Class 3'.

In Literacy we read different versions of Little Red Riding Hood and focused on directed speech in our writing (using speech marks correctly!) as well as finding synonyms for 'said' (i.e. replied, whispered, shouted, muttered etc).

This week the children also created some lovely art work. We mixed primary colours to create different secondary colours and then used those to paint colour field paintings in the style of Rothko.

This week's highlight was the 'Experience Christmas' day as well as making Christmas decorations. We can't believe it is only two weeks until the start of the Christmas holidays! 

We wish you all an enjoyable weekend! 

Mrs Weston and Mrs Pateman

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Class 4

Wow what a busy few weeks! I feel like I always say that, but we are still getting busier!

Thank you for all our PTA donations today for the Christmas fair which is next Friday!

We had a great time on our Roald Dahl Trip, the children were so excited to learning about him and his writing and the learnt a lot about the importance of editing! Well done to all the children for excellent behaviour and enthusiasm on the trip.

In English we are looking at The Day The Crayons Quit and the children have written some brilliant letters of resignation and job adverts as crayons!

In Maths we’ve continued to learn about fractions including solving sums of fractions of amounts. We’ve realised how much we use our times tables in this! Keep practising!

On Tuesday, we had our Experience Christmas day. It was a lovely experience for everyone involved and a great opportunity to be reflective and learn RE in a different way.

Please ensure correct PE kit is in school at all times.

Indoor - Navy shorts and white t-shirt.

Outdoor - Navy tracksuit bottoms and jacket. Not leggings.

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Awaiting Advent

Another couple of busy weeks that seem to have just flown by. On the 21st we were astounded by the wonderful performance of 'Private Peaceful' at the 'Letchworth Broadway Theatre. At the time of seeing this, we were half way through the novel by Murpurgo. Even though we know how the story ends we have continued to work on various purposes for writing.I have to say, they are as moving as the story is. At the end of term we shall be writing a range of work out to go on a display, as we are in the process of purple polishing and editing our work. 

It was lovely seeing so many parents at both parent appointments and pleased to share how well your children have been working.

At the end of a long week I appreciated the lovely range of cakes from Class 5 at their cake sale.I was also blown away by the wonderful class assembly that they delivered today. Being next door I have been able to see, close up, some of their wand designs.

On Monday it was my favourite collective worship, and as you will have seen from the earlier blog by Mrs Peddie it was Stir Up! The children sat watching the creation unfold infront of them and the smell in the hall was delicious. I can't wait, along with Class 6, to have a little taste.

I was so proud of all the children in my class with their recent sporting acheivements both inside and outside of school. The footballers returned extremely happy after their win on Tuesday morning. By the afternoon they were back in and back to learning with comprehension and our history topic of The Mayans.

Carrying on with the preparation of festive events each class was busy creating their traditional christmas hoops. Helpful volunteers were at the ready and now they are up they look beautiful. The christmas treats continued this week after school on the Wednesday. A range of fantastic activities were on offer and such a lovely atmosphere in the hall.

So amongst all of this creative curriculum, we still have managed to squeeze in wonderful writing, great geometry, deeper thinking in RE (sharing this with Revd Ginni),history and PE this week. Apologises for the state of the PE kits that should have arrived home with you. I made sure that the children took them home, along with trainers, as some of them had not taken them as requested on the Wednesday. As I explained, it was important to take them or the kits may get home on their own if left to the end of term.  

I do hope you have a lovely weekend and no doubt some of you shall be helping your parents put up Christmas decorations and opening your advent calendars tomorrow.

On Monday we shall sort out the rota for Christmas post delivery slots as the postbox opens, along with planning this years task of Class 6 christmas stalls for the fair on the 14th.

Look forward to seeing you all next week.

Mrs Stewart



Swimming on Monday

PE kit washed and returned for PE in the week.

Spelling Test Monday

Last week of clubs next week.

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Sports Apprentice of the Year 2018

On Tuesday evening, I attended the 2018 Hertfordshire Service to Sport Awards with Mr Smith who had been nominated and shortlisted for the award of ‘Apprentice of the Year’.

It was a very prestigious event that recognises and rewards the outstanding contribution of clubs, teams and individuals in all manner of sport and physical activity across the whole of Hertfordshire.

I am absolutely delighted to tell you that HE WON! We are all so proud of Mr Smith’s achievement; it rightly recognises his commitment to sport at St Ippolyts and the impact he has on the whole school.

Well done Mr Smith!


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