W/E: 11th May 2018


It has been another week filled with exciting learning at Northwood Broom.


Nursery have started a new topic this week all about Mini Beasts. They were very excited to have a special delivery of caterpillar eggs and they can’t wait to see what the eggs will turn into. In English, the children have listened to Julia Donaldson’s 'What the Ladybird heard' and have wowed their teachers by how well they can hear the rhyme in stories and continue a rhyming string. In Maths, the Mickeys have been learning about 1 less by taking spots off  ladybirds and seeing how many there are left.  The Nursery children have also been hunting for different mini beasts in the school grounds and were very excited to find worms, spiders, snails and even a ladybird!  The children have been very creative this week whilst painting and collaging ladybirds. What super artists they are becoming! In true patriotic style, they have also been making crowns, designing cakes and wedding dresses, and dressing up as princes and princesses in honour of the Royal wedding this weekend!  The children (and the staff!) have also enjoyed their second Forest schools session. They love being outside, exploring the school grounds and building mini beast homes.


In Reception this week, the children have continued to impress with their use of story language. The children used the story maps that they had created last week to write their very own versions. Miss Slinn and Mrs Robertson enjoyed using the MAGIC stampers for some fantastic work! In Maths, the children used Numicon to improve their doubling skills and they made jumps along the path to get from the forest to Grandma’s house. ‘Field Friday’ has involved the children solving addition problems using natural resources. The children combined two groups, found the total, and then made the answer using the resources outdoors. 


It may well be the Royal Wedding this weekend but there are plenty of other reasons to celebrate in the Year 1 Dinosaurs classrooms! Wedding bells are ringing and love is the air, particularly in Year 1 where their love for learning in English is outstanding. They have been innovating the character of the cricket in 'Giraffes Can't Dance" by changing it to an animal of their liking using some amazing adjectives! In Maths, the children have really 'vow'ed their teachers by solving tricky division problems using practical and pictorial methods. In Topic, our tech-savvy children have been using the 'I-Move' app to create a video of the story 'Noah's Ark' using their animal figures from last week. Can they continue their fantastic learning next week? 'Aisle' certainly be impressed if they do!


This week the Year 2 Incredibles have been working hard during their Y2 special SATs quizzes. All of the children have shown their ‘Alice attitude’, ‘Incredibles I can learn’ and ‘Goofy gumption’. They have been applying all of the skills that they have learnt this year. Well done for your super efforts Incredibles! You deserve a lovely treat from your adults at home! LOL!   Year 2 have also been finding out facts about their favourite animals and have used their creative skills to make interactive fact files. How clever they are! The children have also engaged in 2 lessons of PE and team building games with Mr Price in the lovely sunshine and started to learn the songs for their leavers’ assembly (sob!).


Wishing you all a ‘royally’ lovely weekend! 


Mrs Moran, Mrs Carrigan, Mrs Clark and Miss Simpson