Savile Park Primary School

Headteacher: Mrs J Boylan

Gold Book

gold-book

Every Friday morning each site holds a very special Gold Book Assembly.

This is a time for us to come together to celebrate the successes from the week gone by and share some of the learning we have been doing in our classes.

As part of this assembly, we share the names of the children that have been chosen to be in the Gold Book. Each Class Teacher chooses two children from their class who have had a particularly good week. For example, a child could be chosen because they have been very polite or helpful. They may also be chosen for a specific piece of work or because they have been a really good friend.

15th March 2019

Robins

Emaan for showing commitment in her writing. She is becoming much more independent when writing and is using the words she knows to work out words she is unsure of. She is remembering to use a capital letter, finger spaces and a full stop. Well done Emaan!

Bawar  for overcoming challenges in his writing. He sometimes finds it tricky but he keeps on trying and is proud of his achievements. Well done Bawar!

Wrens

Inaya – For being a helpful and caring member of the class, She has cared for her friends when they felt poorly during the week.

Kaveh – For showing commitment to his learning, He has worked particularly hard with his writing and lots of different challenges around the classroom


Hummingbirds

Max and Fahriya  – both for their good listening and their thoughtful approach to learning about different religions and celebrations.

Kingfishers

Kinshuk and Yasin who are developing the core value of commitment. Both boys came to Savile Park after the start of Year 1 and have done well to settle in and make new friendships. They are both creative and love practical activities but they are trying their best in all areas of the curriculum and their concentration is improving. Keep trying hard boys!

Puffins

Hafsa  – Hafsa has been demonstrating her caring nature outside on the playground. She always looks after children if they are feeling upset or sad about anything.

Ayushi  – for being able to describe and explain some of the objects used in a baptism ceremony.

Pelicans

Regina- After regularly attending Sunday school, Regina was able to speak about Christianity and what happens during Christian worship. She brought in some pieces of art work from Sunday School and spoke to the class about what they meant.

Advaith- A great understanding of different religious festivals! He was able to speak at length about Diwali in particular and why people celebrate this.

Toucans

Areeb and Olivia  – For their fantastic diary entry based on the book Juliana’s bananas. They use some fantastic informal language and showed me how the character felt without telling me.

Parrots

Sumaiya  always listens carefully to our discussions during RE lessons, she shares her ideas with peers and makes connections to her what she already knows. Sumaiya takes pride in her work and has produced some brilliant writing in RE that she should be proud of.

Laila is a kind and caring member of our class. She works well in groups and often supports her peers. In RE lessons she has been working with different people when learning about the Easter story and helped them put the order the story. Keep up the good work Laila!

Kiwis

Vinaya and her thoughtful contributions to class discussions during RE.

Hasnain for his caring and compassionate nature towards some of his peers and helping and supporting others in the class

Kookaburras

Tayab for his thoughtful contributions to RE and an inspired line in his acrosting poem using the word ‘unleashing’.

Kamissa for her oral contributions in RE and for excellent presentation and writing including her acrostic poems.

Kestrels

Aizah for producing a thoughtful piece of work in RE. After studying advice given by Luqman to his son in the Qu’ran, Aizah created a letter giving advice to a child.

Isaam has shown the Savile Park core value of commitment by consistently pushing himself to produce the best work that he can. He takes pride in what he does and is an enthusiastic member of the class who always enjoys taking part in class discussion.

Eagles

Warren for his thoughtful responses to RE in his writing, where he stresses the importance of tolerance and respect for other beliefs.

Zaeemah – for the care she takes with her presentation in her RE book and her extended answers on Charities.

8th February 2019

Robins

Ahsan enjoys using the class computer to play number games and matching games. His favourite game is the racing car number game. Ahsan has learnt how to turn the computer on and off and to try and find the program he is looking for. Ahsan also likes to use the interactive whiteboard. He likes to play the shape matching and pattern game, and he has shown some other children in the class how to use it. Well done Ahsan!

Pavan for showing enthusiasm for the ICT in the classroom. He enjoys drawing pictures on our touchscreen computer and he likes playing number games. He is becoming more independent in turning the equipment on and off. He also like to use the interactive whiteboard to play games and to practise letter formation.

Wrens

Deyvid – for super use of the interactive whiteboard to complete challenges. Deyvid also works hard on the computers and is able to use the iPad independently.

Aadam – for being brilliant on the computers. He is able to navigate the different apps and helps other children when they are stuck.

Hummingbirds

Ibrahim and Umar have been very enthusiastic about coding. They have given clear instructions to direct objects around. They have also started to create their own backgrounds and characters for a simple game.

Kingfishers

Eesa and Ibrahim have been doing really well with coding in Computing lessons this half term. They have learned how to choose an object and place it in the code window, then add instructions to make the object move in different directions. We are learning that a set of instructions for the computer is called an algorithm. Inaaya has mastered the skill of putting the instructions in the right order. Next we will be adding sounds and choosing our own background for our programs.

Puffins

Nina and Hanna – both girls have been practicing their touch typing skills at home. Touch typing is something we have been using in class. Both Hanna and Nina have taken an idea or area of learning we have been looking at typed up something related to it.

Pelicans

Rehaan – For some excellent research using the internet. Rehaan used safe search to research and find information about Space. Rehaan found different websites to help him understand how to find relevant information.

Freya – Whilst researching information about Space, Freya was able to filter out interesting facts and make notes from a variety of websites.

Toucans

Eesa  – For his fantastic efforts with his homework projects, thinking outside the box and linking his Egyptian homework to the skills we have been practicing in mathematics!

Ashan – For his commitment to learning in mathematics in order for him to develop and apply number skills to the range of problems he faces.

Parrots

Maira was very creative when using excel she drew different pictures by colouring cells and helped her peers with the different tasks. She had a good understanding of the program and has started to input her own data which linked to our statistics focus in maths.

Ayaan M – Ayaan has been working more independently in ICT. He is becoming more confident when using the laptops and could identify some of the different cells when using excel!

Kiwis

Halima and Adyan: They have used data given to them to plan a party for an unlimited budget using spreadsheets. They have added formula to calculate the totals and for given items before having to reassess due to a tighter budget being set.  They then had to create a specific party for a specific number of guests for a given budget.

Kookaburras

Ismael – For trying during computing to improve his touch typing writing e-safety brochures. Even though he finds it difficult, he has been persevering which has been a target for Ismael. Well done!

Hajra – for an amazing presentation on how to stay safe online filled with fascinating research and video links. She worked really hard with her partner and was determined to make it informative and appealing to a younger audience.

Kestrels

Isaam and Riyan – For their perseverance with our spread sheet unit.  They confidently spoke to the rest of the class and could explain the spreadsheets that they had created and the formula they had used to ensure it did what it was supposed to do.

Eagles

Aleena J and Haroon – For their skilful navigation around the software to create their Macbeth newspaper report.

1st February 2019

Robins

Ruqaya for demonstrating improved listening skills in our PE lessons. This week, Ruqaya has shown great listening skills which has meant that she could participate fully in our lessons, and be able to show and demonstrate her understanding of the skills we have learnt in gymnsatics and games. Well done Ruqaya!

Wrens

Nelson for his speedy running and spectacular dancing, he is always enthusiastic and tries his best in PE. Well Done Nelson!!

Grace for her superb singing in Music, she joins in enthusiastically with all the actions, is focused and sings in a beautiful loud voice!

Hummingbirds

Max and Alex – This half term in PE we have been playing hockey. Both Max and Alex have shown fantastic running and dribbling skills. They were also able to pass the ball to their partners with good control.

Kingfishers

Kinshuk. He is very enthusiastic about PE and he has worked hard on games skills using a balloon in Mr Richardson’s lessons.

Mohammed Ismail. He always takes part enthusiastically in singing and when playing percussion instruments.

Puffins

Hamzah and Musa  – both boys shown excellent skill during PE. Recently, they have been building on their hockey knowledge with Mr Piper and they have demonstrated great dribbling and control of the ball with the hockey stick.

Pelicans

Kaddy – for amazing dance skills and co-ordination during PE lessons.

Patrik – Even though Patrik is new to English he has amazing sports skills.

Toucans

Lampard and Katie – Nominated by Mr Piper for their excellent team spirit and never giving up on the challenges they face in PE lessons.

Parrots

Aaminah -Works really hard in PE lessons. Aaminah has listened to the instructions and has really improved in PE over the past half term. She thinks strategically and works well as part of team when we play dodgeball.

Satya – Since starting guitar lessons in school Satya has grown in confidence! She looks forward to her lesson every week, is making huge progress and should be very proud of herself!

Kiwis

Esa – fantastic teamwork and support when taking part in PE. Esa has a natural talent for some sports and can use this skill to help other children develop by working alongside them.

Ella – Her skill when taking part in music lessons has allowed her to develop her knowledge of different music and how this can be made up with different instruments and texture.

Kookaburras

Zaynah – for her amazing attitude in swimming. She has made so much progress and supports others in her group who are more nervous. She has demonstrated skills and techniques for other children to learn from and always puts in 100% every week.

Ismma – for her fantastic defending in PE and progress in swimming. I was amazed as she led her team to victory with some amazing defending. It is wonderful to see her grow in confidence.

Kestrels

Franek for enthusiasm and an excellent attitude in his ukulele lessons.

Ammar for a positive attitude in PE lessons and for always taking on challenges in PE.

Eagles

Abdul-Azim and Raheen for their constant teamwork approach, listening carefully to instructions to maximize their team points with tactics!

25th January 2019

Robins

Pranav  for trying really hard in phonics and writing. He is trying really hard to form the letters correctly in his name, and is starting to have a go at writing it independently. Well done Pranav, keep it up!!

Aisha for trying really hard with letter formation and writing her name. She has been practising holding her pencil properly which is helping her in her writing. Well done Aisha!

Wrens

Poppy for her fantastic writing about Daddy Penguin from the story The Emperors egg. She tried really hard to sound out most of the words by herself!

Nehaan for being determined to form the letters correctly in his name, he has been practicing and working very hard! Well Done Nehaan!

Hummingbirds

Katie and Zac have both been trying to work independently to write the beginning of a story. They have been trying to use capital letters, full stops and finger spaces correctly in their writing. Well done!

Kingfishers

Arouba is trying really hard with her speaking and listening skills and she is joining in conversations, especially with Mrs Jamil! She is working hard to improve her writing and can copy her sentences with good control. She enjoys listening to stories and she helps to make sentences with Mrs Jamil.

Aleena is talking much more now and she is learning phrases she hears. She likes to look at books and to talk about what is happening in the story. She tries hard when practising pencil control work.

Well done to both girls.

Puffins

Ayyaan has demonstrated his stamina for writing through our non-fiction piece of writing. He has produced a brilliantly detailed report about range of different planets in the solar system.

Frances has worked extremely hard to produce a detailed piece of writing. When editing her work, Frances has researched to gather more information to include into her work. She has tried exceptionally hard to use paragraphs so her writing is much easier for the reader to read.

Pelicans

Afiffah has greatly improved her attitude and stamina for writing. She has tried hard to write at length and use more detailed adjectives. Affifah has put lots of thought into describing how a character thinks and feels.

Nirajith has always worked hard during English lessons and his handwriting is joined and clear. Recently Nirajith has ensured that his writing makes sense and that he uses capital letters and full stops.

Toucans

Meelan and Subhan – For their fantastic character descriptions of an Egyptian queen using excellent year 3 vocabulary!

Parrots

Haider has planned an exciting story based on our trip to Cliffe Castle and has really tried to show and not tell the reader when he is describing Ancient Egypt. Haider is becoming more confident with his writing and tries to include lots of powerful vocabulary! I always enjoy reading Haider’s writing!

Safiyya is a very talented writer! She always tries to edit and improve her work and thinks carefully about her vocabulary choices. Safiyya also shares lots of her ideas with the class and thinks creatively. Safiyya loves to read and this passion and enthusiasm is shown in her own writing! Keep up the hard work Safiyya.

Kiwis

Dayyan for the effort and perseverance he has used to improve his presentation of work. He has started to monitor his work more closely whilst working which has led to more accurate use of sentence structure.

Idris has developed his speaking and listening skills in English through confidence and hard work resulting in better use of his ideas in his writing.

Kookaburras

Ibrahim has generated sentences using visual aid cards. His spelling is improving. Great punctuation and technical vocabulary.

Ayaan – Writing with clear sequenced steps. Good use of connectives and lots of technical vocabulary.

Kestrels

Jan has been working hard to learn some English words and to read some books in his first week at Savile Park.

Samreen has shown huge improvement in reading and writing. She is answering comprehension questions more carefully and taking more care over writing: writing more neatly, wnsuring that capital letters are used consistently and using ambitious vocabulary.

Eagles

Faiza – For writing an interesting newspaper article.  She tried really hard to use expanded noun phrases and relative clauses. She is really focussing on her writing in class (and it’s not easy in year 6). Well done Faiza.

Isaaq N – English is not his favourite subject but he has really started to concentrate and think about what he is writing.  He is editing his work, and carefully checking for sense.   I’ve seen a big improvement in his attitude to learning.  Very proud of you Isaaq.

18th January 2019

Robins – Reception children aren’t coming into assemblies yet.

Wrens – Reception children aren’t coming into assemblies yet.

Hummingbirds

Oscar – In maths we have been looking at 2 digit numbers and representing how many tens and ones each number is made up from.  Oscar is able to write down how many tens and ones are shown. He is also able to use a range of concrete materials to do this.

Zainab has tried really hard in maths. She is able to explain how many tens and ones each number is made up from. She is also able to use a range of concrete materials to do this.

Kingfishers

Rayyan has tried really hard to make and record 2-digit numbers. He only needed a bit of help. But the main thing with Rayyan is how much progress he is making in reading as well as maths. He is putting lots of effort into his work and he concentrates very hard on the task in hand. Well done!

Puffins

Laaibah – has made great progress this with her number skills this term. She has been working really hard to remember her times tables facts and is always the first person to raise her hand when we play our times table games.  She puts huge effort into the presentation of her work and this has had big impact on her accuracy.

Lukas  – Lukas has been working really hard in maths to attempt his work without any adult support. He has been making sure he uses the resources on the table to help him complete his calculations and he has been continually remembering to ask for help when needed.

Pelicans

Sasha is persevering when she finds some maths problems tricky! Well done.

Saif Ul-Islam for answering lots of questions.

Toucans

Irene and Alfie – For fantastic work when representing data in different ways and answering questions about data.

Parrots

TJ – TJ has worked really hard in maths so far this term. He has been able to interpret pictograms and answer complex questions about them. He even drew his own pictogram and bar chart with great accuracy! Well done TJ

Adil – Adil has been a super star in maths! Adil was able to interpret pictograms by using his knowledge of the 2 times table. He has also been working more independently when answering questions and participates well in whole class discussions. Keep up the hard work!

Kiwis

Sara and Musaddiq – Both for trying really hard with column multiplication, and taking on extra work.

Kookaburras

Farhan – Worked really hard on his presentation since we have come back from the holidays and won star presenter last week. Has worked on explaining problems clearly using mathmatical vocabulary and is always looking to challenge himself. Well done!

Ismma – Has come back from the holidays with an amazing attitude, listens really hard to instructions and follows strategies more independently. I am so impressed with her determination to challenge herself and she now puts her hand up all the time and contributes more in class. Well done Ismma!

Kestrels

Aliza has grown in confidence in maths throughout the year. She is now working much more independently to solve problems and is beginning to recall and use multiplication facts more easily.

Joshua works hard in maths and is developing more secure strategies for calculation. He perseveres when solving problems and is also able to work well as part of a pair to discuss mathematical problems.

Eagles

Sabah – fantastic work on forming equivalence with fractions and ratios and applying this to solve problems.

Haadiyah – Fantastic general all round maths knowledge which she can apply to all areas of maths to solve problems. She has shown a particular strength in algebra in which she can balance equations with decimal unknowns e.g. 2y+4 = 6y-46

Child of the Term – Autumn 2018

Robins

Bawar – Bawar is such a superstar! When Bawar started with us in Robins class he did not speak any English at all, and now we can’t stop him talking! He has made lots of friends in class and he loves spending time with them, playing games and having fun. Bawar gets on really well with everyone in class, he has a great sense of humour, and he makes us smile every day. Bawar is a great role model in class and he always tries to do the right thing and try his best. Well done Bawar, keep it up!

Amelia – for being such a wonderful member of Robins class. Amelia really is an ‘always child’, she can always be relied upon to make good choices and to set a good example. She is a fantastic friend, and shows a mature attitude to all her learning in class. Amelia is such a good listener, and she will take new learning into all areas of the classroom. Even if she finds things tricky, she will keep on trying. Amelia is very caring and looks after her friends if they are upset. She gets on well with everyone in class. Well done Amelia, we love having you in Robins class!

Wrens

Suhaib – Suhaib is a delight to teach. He has taken everything in his stride this term and has come on in leaps and bounds. He is a role model to the other children to try their best and regularly helps his friends with their work. Suhaib is kind and caring and is a friend to everyone who needs it. Suhaib loves to take on new challenges and will always try the challenge for the lesson whether that is in phonics, maths or a provision area in the classroom. Keep up all the hard work Suhaib!

Briony – Briony has been a super star this term. She has settled in to school life so well and is a fanastic member of Wren class. Briony always tries her best with everything she does and sees activities through right to the end. She is determined and enthusiastic and always produces work to the best of her ability. Briony is a fantastic friend to all of her peers and is regularly seen helping to zip up coats or helping with the fruit. Briony is an asset to Wrens class keep it up Briony!

Hummingbirds

Jatin – a fantastic start to Year 1. Jatin has worked incredibly hard to become independent this term. He listens well to instructions and follows the routine of the classroom. He shows great enthusiasm for his learning and is able to use his language more to explain his understanding, especially about owls. Jatin is extremely caring to others, in the classroom he has been working on sharing and is now able to wait his turn and understand when it is somebody else’s turn. He cares about others when they are hurt and is using his language more to express his care for others. I am so pleased with the huge progress he has made in all areas, keep it up Jatin!

Fahriya – Fahriya is a model student. She shows great commitment to her work across the curriculum. From the beginning she has worked independently on all challenges and has risen to any targets I have given her. She takes pride in all her work and presents every piece with beautiful handwriting and presentation. I have challenged Fahriya in her writing this term and now she is able to write longer pieces, use and and because to join sentences, include adjectives and use questions! She listens well and this shows in her work across the curriculum. Fahriya’s enthusiasm for learning is a joy to see and I hope this continues.

Kingfishers

Mohammed – has made really good progress this term and is now reading with more fluency and writing independently. He listens well in class has great commitment to learning in all areas of the curriculum.

Sara – Sara is a quiet member of the class who is becoming more confident. She has been chosen as child of the term as she is a great friend and she always works well with others. She keeps her concentration at carpet time and she is always helpful to others. She is a very kind and caring member of the class.

Puffins

Emmeline plays a strong role within the school community as she is an active member of the school council. She contributed many ideas for campaigns and shared her ideas with peers to try and further engage them in the activities. Emmeline has shown her creativity this term through her participation in her homework projects. She has produced excellent pieces of writing along with various art projects. her caring and compassionate nature shines throughout school. Emmeline is very caring towards her peers and teachers. She takes huge pride in work and cares about her presentation and all her books are immaculate. Her committed attitude is shown through her punctuality, work ethicand her attitude towards learning. Emmeline is always seeking for the next challenge in her learning. She thinks about strategies she needs to solve the challenges she is presented with.

Musa has demonstrated his involvement with in our school community by attending the winter fayre. He shows his commitment for school through his punctuality and attitude towards learning. Musa is always keen to complete his tasks and support his peers. He showed his creativity abilities through our recent unit of dance where he took on the role as character. He was able to think about their personality and movements to give the audience a clear impersonation. Musa ha s a very caring nature as he is often seen looking after his friends. Musa is always seeking to challenge himself and look for the new opportunities to succeed.

Pelicans

Aryan – is kind, polite, hard working and a great friend to everyone! In English, maths, topic and science lessons Aryan has made tremendous progress! His work brought in from home inspires other children to ask questions and seek answers. Aryan is a kind friend to everyone and he always respects others. I have no doubt that Aryan will do great things at Savile Park and beyond!

Juwairiah – has made a huge impact since joining our class. She is an outstanding pupil who works hard at school and home to further her own learning. Juwairiah is a highly intelligent, independent learner who has thrived in all subjects this term. She asks intelligent questions during lessons and reads and researches to find the answers. In all other aspects of school life Juwairiah has enjoyed taking part in clubs. She attends sports, science and homework clubs and loves helping others around school! Juwairiah is an all round model pupil and she is destined for great things!

Toucans

Alfie – This term Alfie has made a great commitment to his learning which has resulted in him making some excellent progress in all areas of his learning. He has faced many challenges across this term in school but has worked very hard to tackle these challenges, which hasn’t been easy. I am very proud of the effort Alfie has made in his learning and he has produced some fantastic writing, shared some fabulous ideas in our topic lessons and has tackled some hard challenges in maths! Well done Alfie.

Eesa – Eesa has had a great start to year 3. He is always committed to his learning in every area of the curriculum and has produced some creative pieces of homework linked to our topics and always completes all home learning tasks set for him.  Eesa doesn’t always find the challenges in year 3 easy, but every time he faces one he gives 100% and tries his hardest to solve any problem he overcomes, even if it means taking that little bit longer to achieve his goals. Well done Eesa!

Parrots

Safiyya is a hard working and caring member of Parrot class and it is a pleasure to teach her. She tries her best in every lesson and often challenges herself! She has recently been challenged in maths and has persevered with different problems even when she found them difficult to start with. Safiyya takes a lot of pride in her work and she should be very proud of the work that she has done this term in all areas of the curriculum! She has thought out of the box in DT when designing an emergency shelter and worked well as part of a team in some of the mini challenges that we completed! Keep up the hard work Safiyya!

Azaan is a polite, kind and caring member of our class. He always says please and thank you and many people around school have noticed. Every morning Azaan comes into school with a big smile and greets everyone which really cheers us all up! In class he works hard and shares lots of his brilliant ideas, he will keep working through a problem or piece of work when he finds things tricky and won’t give up! Azaan is the first person to volunteer to help people whether it is staff or his peers and has recently been both a play leader and a buddy! It is a pleasure to have Azaan in our class!

Kiwis

Noel is a model student who is a shining example of the ethos of the school. He regularly challenges himself in all areas of the curriculum and will often use his resilience and problem solving to succeed. Noels sense of care and community is often recognised and adults around and out of  school regularly comment on how well mannered, polite and mature he is. Noel will often support others in class and will be an imperative member of a group during team tasks often demonstrating the key skills needed to do well.

Sara is another example of role model in Kiwis and often leads by example. She regularly stands out for her fantastic choices and ability to handle challenging situations in a mature and effective way using her caring nature. Her sense of community will often be used to defuse situations and she will do her best to solve is a sensible way. Sara has begun to use her problem solving skills across the curriculum with tremendous results that have allowed her to make fantastic progress and has used this knowledge to support both hers and others learning.

Kookaburras

Tayab – He embodies our 5 c’s every day. He is always committed to his learning and tries his hardest every single day and perseveres when he finds things a challenge. I appreciate his kindness towards others and I know everyone is Kookaburras does too. He is always ready to help someone and makes sure everyone is included. I am so impressed by his caring attitude and positivity.

Rehan – There isn’t a challenge he won’t take on! He works incredibly hard in every subject, every day and works through difficult challenges with enthusiasm and perseverence. He kind and caring and supports the class inside and outside of school and sets a wonderful example for everyone. Particularly in maths he approaches challenging problems methodically and thoroughly and when he gets it wrong at first he enjoys figuring out his error and trying again which is fantastic to watch. Well done Rehan!

Kestrels

Musa stands out for his caring and kindness. He is an excellent friend to work with, always making sure that people in his group have a role and that no-one is ever left out. He is a fantastic role model and has taught other children how to work well as part of a pair. He has also showed a great attitude towards his work, always trying hard and making good progress as a result.

Simrah has impressed both myself and Miss Black with the thoughtful way she has helped other children and particularly Tawqir this term. She is always happy to help other children and does so in a way that helps them to learn: not just by doing everything for them! She shows enthusiasm and interest in class, always answering questions and taking an active part in lessons. She works hard in class and has excellent listening skills. Well done on a great term Simrah.

Eagles

Julia – This young lady is an excellent example of child of the term. Always wearing a smile, she is extremely kind and caring towards her fellow students. There is never a day she is not polite, helpful or considerate of others. Taking pride in every piece of classwork she produces that shows her hardworking attitude in the content and presentation of her work every day.

Bilal – A Hard working member of the class that always produces work to the best of his ability and never complains!  He is supportive of his peers both in and out of the classroom. A very well-mannered young man that is helpful and is always willing to help others.

7th December 2018

Robins – Reception children aren’t coming into assemblies yet.

Wrens – Reception children aren’t coming into assemblies yet.

Hummingbirds

Dyuti  – In history we have been thinking about the past and what this means. We thought about what we could do a year ago and what we can do now. With only a little support Dyuti was able to use her newly learnt English to explain what she did in India and what she does now in Year 1 at Savile Park. I am impressed with her willingness to share her ideas using the English she has already learnt.

Alex has shown great enthusiasm for our topic this half term. He has learnt many facts about owls and has been able to show this in his writing across the curriculum. He is always willing to share what he knows in class discussions and I am glad to see him enjoying his learning so much!

Kingfishers

Eesa shows great interest in all our topic work and he loves finding out about the world around him. He remembers lots of information and he enjoys talking about what he knows.

This week Ibrahim joined in with a discussion about nocturnal animals. He knows that different animals use different senses to find food and to stay safe. He is always enthusiastic about his topic work and he loves finding out new information.

Puffins

Riana – Riana has used the information given to her and created her own fact file. She has produced a wonderful piece of work which is very detailed and clearly explains who Edward Jenner was.

Mia (M) was able to use the images and retell the story of Edward Jenner. She has tried really hard with her handwriting to make sure all of her letter sit on the line and are the same size.

Pelicans

Saif for his fantastic knowledge about medicine through the ages! Saif was able to tell a visitor in school about how medicine has changed throughout time. He could remember facts about Edward Jenner and vaccines and how this helped to cure smallpox!

Kaddy for her amazing recall and knowledge of medicine through the ages! She could remember key facts and information from different eras. Ask Kaddy about Ancient Greece, The Stone Age, Edward Jenner or modern medicine

Toucans

Eesa and Zain: They have used the laptop well to carry out research about a specific volcano. They carefully selected information they needed and created a report about it. They used their touch typing skills that they have been practicing in ICT and typed up their report on purple mash.

Parrots

Inayah has been working really hard in Topic this half term. She was able to explain how a volcano was made and thought about the structure of the earth in her explanation! Inayah is very helpful in lessons and often helps her peers by changing the way she explains things to make it clearer and easier to understand!

Ayaan – has been asking lots of well thought out questions in topic lessons and always wants to deepen his understanding. He has enjoyed our extreme earth topic and has produced some work to be very proud of including predictions of what the world will look like in 1 million years!

Kiwis

Uzair and Rayaan For developing understanding of the Arctic and living things within it. They have used their developing knowledge from across the curriculum to assist them on planning their journey to the polar region.

Kookaburras

Faryal – for her fantastic engagement with the Arctic topic and use of topic vocabulary. She always tries her hardest and has done some great research to answer her own questions.

Hamas – Great home learning project on the Arctic where he created an Arctic box full of amazing information that has shown he has done a lot of research at home! He always works enthusiastically and has been improving his presentation.

Kestrels

Bradley for working well on our Seasonal food topic. Bradley listened carefully and joined in enthusiastically with a cookery session at Crossley Heath Grammar School and created a lovely vegetable tart. He also showed that he is a star washer-upper!

Arham made a vegetable tart at Crossley Heath Grammar School. He followed instructions carefully and worked well with a partner.

Eagles

Faizan & Zaeemah for detailed descriptive writing around natural geographic processes and those that are man-made that are linked to our water topic.

30th November 2018

Robins – Reception children aren’t coming into assemblies yet.

Wrens – Reception children aren’t coming into assemblies yet.

Hummingbirds

Dylenne – For brilliant use of scientific vocabulary across the curriculum. Dylenne was able to write a fantastic fact file about Barn Owls, using vocabulary such as carnivore and nocturnal. She was also able to explain what these words meant.

Amir – Amir was independently able to sort Nocturnal and Diurnal animals. He understood which animals are awake in the day and which animals are awake at night.

Kingfishers

Charlie for his work about the features of an owl. He listened well to our video and remembered lots of information. He could explain what each feature of an owl is for and he wrote clear sentences.

Sophia in for her maths this week. She worked independently to add three numbers by rolling 3 dice. She tried her best and produced some great number sentences. Well done Sophia.

Puffins

Hanna and Mia (F.B) During last week’s science lesson Mia and Hanna worked really hard to produce an excellent piece of writing about Louis Pasteur. The girls were able to clearly explain what Louis Pasteur and discovered and why is it important to wash our hands and keep ourselves clean. Both girls have demonstrated their understanding and created a beautifully presented piece of writing.

Pelicans

Sahil – for excellent questions and understanding of the reactions we looked at and good retention of information from previous weeks.

Parsa – for brilliant scientific working when completing an investigation.

Toucans

Subhan and Meelan for their interest and knowledge in science. They are able to work as part of a team and record results. They have enjoyed learning about rocks, soils and fossils and is excited to learn even more in the new topic – Animals including humans.

Parrots

Azaan for his work on the topic of ‘Rocks, soils and fossils’. He has worked well as part of a group and investigated and recorded his findings. He listens carefully so that he knows what he has to do.

Eysha for her work on interpreting data when looking at rocks. She is also able to contribute to class discussions and listens carefully to others.

Kiwis

Namish: for his excellent understanding of classification keys. Namish used his growing knowledge of characteristics to classify animals and plants into groups.

Joshua: his knowledge of living things helped Josh to classify his selection of animals into groups depending on specific characteristics.

Kookaburras

Sahil – Engaging in the classification topic and working so well in a team to classify different vertebrates. Always works methodically and asks thoughtful questions that show he is always listening.

Hanniyah – Always has her hand up to join in scientific discussion and uses scientific vocabulary with confidence. Always works incredibly hard and presents her work neatly and has applied her knowledge to make her own classification key.

Kestrels

Tawqir for excellent group work during science experiments. Tawqir has talked to members of his group and taken part to help make parachutes and helicopters. He has also wowed us with a homemade rocket!

Nafeesa has carefully planned science experiments in order to test what will make the best parachute and helicopter, showing good understanding of how to plan a fair test.

Eagles

Zubayr and Alisha for their fantastic work on the human circularly system.

23rd November 2018

Robins – Reception children aren’t coming into assemblies yet.

Wrens – Reception children aren’t coming into assemblies yet.

Hummingbirds

Maya  and Mishka – Both girls have been fantastic role models for others during our music lessons. Whilst learning the songs for the nativity the girls sing confidently and with great enthusiasm during all our practices. They also show great listening skills to others when it not their turn to perform. They know the words well already and encourage others to join in with their beautiful singing.

Kingfishers

Ayana for all her efforts in PE. She has worked hard to develop more control and coordination.

Inaaya for her great work in music. As well as joining in with rapping, she is trying hard to learn our songs for the Christmas show.

Puffins

Toby – for this excellent balls skills and coordination. Toby demonstrates excellent skills when playing invasion games.

Ava – Ava is brilliant at passing the ball. She helps direct her partner when practicing throwing and catching. Ava is very good at playing dodge ball. She is able to move into a space and try to pass the ball to her team members to enable them to score.

Pelicans

Affifah for her amazing boxing skills! During a recent P.E lesson, Affifah was lucky enough to work with Mr Iqbal who is a boxing coach! She skillfully punched the pads in a co-ordinated combination!

Sasha for her superb co-ordination and stamina whilst skipping! During our “boxercise” P.E lesson, Sasha was able to skip backwards and forwards!

Toucans

Srinita and Areeb for excellent Teamwork, coordination and synchronisation within their gymnastics routine.

Parrots

Kayaan – for working hard during PE lessons this term! He has learnt new skills and applied them when playing hand ball. Kayaan also works well as part of a team by communicating with them to help drive the team forward.

Laiba – never stops working in PE! She is always trying to move into a space to help her team score goals in hand ball. Laiba has applied all the rules that she has been taught which helps her team and she has made some fantastic passes to her team mates!

Kiwis

Amaan – his attitude and effort during PE over recent weeks has been exceptional and this has shown in his outcomes during handball. He has played an important member of his team and has been instrumental in his team’s success.

Leya has joined in and played a pivotal role in the teams she has played on over recent weeks. She has been making very quick decisions and creating space for herself to ensure she is in a position for a pass and then looking for the best pass to progress.

Kookaburras

Asib – For great team work during handball and making sure everyone is involved.

Kestrels

Hamzah for excellent team work during handball. Hamzah has been very focused, looking for spaces and making sure he passes well to team mates.

Aroush for improved confidence in PE. She is now taking opportunities to score goals and showing more attack in handball.

Eagles

Kamran and Areisha – They both showed an immense level of skill and agility in PE this week.  Our lesson was around developing movement skills to be able to complete a task safely and efficiently.

16th November 2018

Robins – Reception children aren’t coming into assemblies yet.

Wrens – Reception children aren’t coming into assemblies yet.

Hummingbirds

Rayhan – For following instructions well in ICT. Rayhan is able to confidently log on and off the computers and into purple mash. He is able to save his work and shut down a computer correctly. As well as doing this in ICT lessons Rayhan helps others do this correctly within learning jobs.

Zarah – is confident using the laptops and using her own logins for the computer and purple mash. She is often found helping others without being asked. She is a fantastic helper in all ICT lessons.

Kingfishers

Ayana worked on Purple Mash to create a block graph showing the most popular fruits in class. They followed instructions and completed the task all by themselves.

Puffins

Hassan has shown a great understanding of coding across Autumn term 1. He can solve problems quickly and easily. Hassan has shown great teamwork in computing. Hassan takes it upon himself to go and support his peers if they are struggling. He thoroughly enjoys this area of his learning, and it is safe to say he is better than his teacher.

Alisha has shown great resilience with her computing skills over Autumn term 1. She has persisted in making sure she has used the correct algorithm and has demonstrated an ongoing commitment which has enabled her to move onto new challenges.

Pelicans

Connor for greatly improving his ability to log on and select a program. Connor has worked extremely hard to log onto Purple Mash and his Bug Club program.

Regina for some excellent coding work with the help of Purple Mash! Regina has followed instructions and completed some excellent coding and problem solving work!

Toucans

Charlotte and Olivia: For their excellent work when learning how to touch type. They were trying their hardest to use the correct fingers for the right keys and not looking at they keyboard when typing. Each time they did it they improved their score and tried their hardest throughout.

Parrots

Haider – works hard during ICT lessons and follows the instructions carefully. During our coding topic Haider persevered with the challenges and supported his peers once he found a way to make the code work.

Maira – has made a fantastic start to our touch typing topic this half term. She positioned her fingers carefully on the keyboard and was able to type with increasing speed. Maira kept challenging herself with the games on purple mash and kept beating her high score!

Kiwis

Maryam and Musadiq -Both children have shown great skill in the use of a variety of programmes when using computers. They have developed coding skills and their understanding of online safety. They produce a fantastic piece of digital art based around remembrance.

Kookaburras

Fatima – for working hard to understand coding and using her new understanding to help others around her who were struggling.

Waris – for being so incredibly focused during computing and working through very challenging coding activities with amazing enthusiasm and perseverance.

Kestrels

Alfie is just a little whizz kid when it comes to computing. He completes his activities in record time but challenges himself by developing the work that he does.  He is also really helpful to other children in his class really supports them with their learning too.

Haadiyah sometimes find computing a bit challenging.  Previously she would put her hand up and ask for help quite a lot but she is becoming quite skilled at de-bugging and checking over the coding that she inputted to make sure the challenges are completed.

Eagles

Bilal and Warren – both these children try their very best in computing.  The curriculum in year 6 is very challenging and children need to be able to check their work very carefully to ensure that the correct information has been inputted, which then enables the programme to do what they want it to.  These 2 boys will always do this and are a source of knowledge for other children in the class.

26th October 2018

Robins – Reception children aren’t coming into assemblies yet.

Wrens – Reception children aren’t coming into assemblies yet.

Hummingbirds

Jatin created a fantastic piece of work inspired by the artist Andy Goldsworthy. He created this work as a  homework project and used materials similar to the artist. He thought hard to think about what we had done in class and created his design beautifully at home.

Katie has created a fantastic painting this half term inspired by the artist Andy Goldsworthy. She took her time to draw the stones and painted them each carefully. She worked hard to make her picture look like Andy’s sculpture.

Kingfishers

Jacob enjoys making models and representations of his ideas. He can use modelling kits like Mobilo as well as making things from scratch using only paper. He can talk about his models and explain what he has done.

Unas will spend a concentrated amount of time, building models with small bricks. He can express his ideas really well with the bricks and is always proud of what he has made.

Puffins

Hinanyyah for her excellent decoration and colouring of rangoli patterns.

Pelicans

Ameera for some brilliant finger painting and having a go at drawing her face. Well done.

Yaseen. During our recent joint celebration day, Yaseen used different media to create a “Super villain” out of his own photo!

Toucans

Srinita for her careful and detailed drawing through observational drawing this half term. She has drawn some beautiful poppies and a fabulous toucan, using oil pastels. She was able to blend the colours for a stunning effect.

Prithiv for his art work this half term. He has used observational drawing to produce a super ‘cave painting’. He has also created a wonderful toucan picture using oil pastels and was able to blend the colours to create a great effect.

Parrots

Laila thought about the purpose of stone age weapons and designed some super ones. She worked as part of a group to make some replicas of stone age weapons. Laila has also been working on her joining techniques and is much more accurate with these.

Sumaiya for designing a fantastic stone age cave and thinking about the shape and purpose of shelters. Anas worked well as part of a group and shared his ideas.

Kiwis

Lillie for showing fantastic listening skills when asked to design, make and evaluate her coil pot as part of the Shang Dynasty topic. Lillie also showed how she can work as part of a term and support her peers by helping people on her table to complete their pots.

Shravan for his resilience towards a task that did not go to plan as easily as it did for others. Shravan demonstrated great perseverance and commitment to the activity when his coil pot began to look unlike his design. He re-made part of his pot and showed good technique to blend the coils together.

Kookaburras

Raihan A – amazing designing and making of Shang Dynasty clay pots. He considered the design specification really carefully.

Eleeza for a wonderful design for her willow pattern plate that used the correct themes and ideas from the story we were inspired by.

Kestrels

Soorya for creative art work at home to make a bunch of poppies.

Ruby for carefully making a lovely poppy cushion at home.

Eagles

Haadiyah and Abdul Azim for their great effort and concentration when painting portraits, well done.

19th October 2018

Robins – Reception children aren’t coming into assemblies yet.

Wrens – Reception children aren’t coming into assemblies yet.

Hummingbirds

Subhaan has worked hard to reach challenges given to him. He has worked hard on tricky subtraction questions in Maths, he has worked hard to become an independent writer and risen to all challenges across the curriculum. I am so pleased with his determination to give every challlenge a go!

Zainab for the community spirit she brings to the classroom. Zainab is an excellent role model to her peers. She works hard and helps others when needed. She is often offering to help me with jobs around the classroom and helps to keep our classroom tidy and organised.

Kingfishers

Amaya – who is very creative. She draws and paints beautiful pictures and she takes great care with her work. She has a great sense of colour to express her ideas too.

Haleema – who always tries to be cheerful and who has a ready smile. She likes being friendly with others and she likes it when others are fair and kind.

Puffins

Anika demonstrates her core values on a daily basis. She takes extreme pride in everything that she does. She is kind and respectful to her peers and is always willing to help others.

Edward has a strong understanding of what ‘core values’ means. After discussions in class this week he has been trying to be respectful to others and his beginning to take much more pride in his work.

Pelicans

Izza for living up to her role as school councillor and caring for others. Izza helped to solve a difficult social situation by being honest and then kind when a person was upset.

Kayf for living up to her role as school councillor and showing a good sense of community! Kayf has been organising other children to play games at lunch times, including giving them Lego bricks and cars.

Toucans

Billy – for being such a caring individual and contributing to our school community by always looking after people when they are in need of care or help.

Katie for always rising to any challenge she is given. Always contributing to our classroom and school community, being kind and helpful and always having a smile . She has also made an excellent contribution to our community through being an outstanding play leader.

Parrots

Sufyan – is a kind and caring member of our class. He tries his best in lessons and shows great commitment to his learning.

Mominah – is very creative and has worked collaboratively in lessons to help produce some of our amazing Stone Age caves. She has also formed some firm friendships with her peers.

Kiwis

Alasdair – his commitment and care to tasks set for him allows him to complete his work to very high standards every time. He also shows a level of creativity across the curriculum including the ideas he uses in his writing.

Anousha – her caring empathetic nature allows Anousha to support her peers really well, particularly during group tasks. She has the ability to approach most challenges with an open and creative mind to support her high expectations.

Kookaburras

Rehan A – communicating maths ideas using maths vocabulary confidently, always kind and considerate and for his creative ideas when investigating Shang artefacts.

Hurrain – for growing in confidence and contributing in class, being so cheerful and kind to everyone, always trying her hardest and being a ray of sunshine in our classroom.

Kestrels

Hayyan is always polite and courteous to both adults and other children. He treats others kindly and is a great role model for others.

Raheem has been a fantastic talking partner this term. He has worked well in a pair and as part of a small group, always happy to help other children and explaining things clearly to help others. He takes turns and makes sure everyone is included.

Eagles

Danny has shown care within his school community by helping and taking care of younger pupils in school. He has shown a real maturity and it id pleasing to see.

Uzair has been trying really hard in class. He has shown commitment to the challenges that have been thrown at him and is really settling in to year 6.

12th October 2018

Robins – Reception children aren’t coming into assemblies yet.

Wrens – Reception children aren’t coming into assemblies yet.

Hummingbirds

Pradyumn and Chayton – both boys have worked hard to become independent writers since starting year 1. They are able to use word mats and their phonics to help him write clear sentences. I have enjoyed reading their work on Percy the park keeper this week.

Kingfishers

Riley has made great progress with his writing over the last few weeks. Although writing is not easy Riley has worked really hard with his sounds and his letter formation. He knows about stories and has written sentences to match pictures from the story about Percy the Park Keeper. Maybe he will be writing books of his own one day!

Olivia takes great care with her writing. She knows what she wants to write, says her sentences clearly then writes neatly. Olivia’s work always shows that she has tried her best with spellings, finger spaces and full stops, and this means her work is getting better and better. Well done Olivia!

Puffins

Raees – has been working really hard to collect their information about their significant person ready to produce their fact files next week. They have completed lots of reading tasks and have been able to work in a group to produce a presentation.

Pelicans

Ethan has made a huge improvement in English recently! He has tried independently to write some fact files about famous historical heroes.

Aryan has written some outstanding fact files about famous historical figures. He wrote with detail about three different important figures.

Toucans

Alfie for trying really hard with his handwriting and having some creative ideas for an ending to a stone age story.

Zain for writing a fantastic ending to a stone age story using all the year 3 features we have looked at so far.

Parrots

Amaya – for making some fantastic progress this term. Amaya wrote a fantastic ending to our story ‘Stone Age Boy’ and included lots of expanded noun phrases and adverb openers!

Aaminah – for continued hard work this week. She has been focused on her writing wrote a very detailed description of a stone age cave.

Kiwis

Noel for fantastic use of story language to engage the reader when writing his adventure stories on a pirate ship.

Charlotte for generating great ideas about her character and the adventure that he could go on to an island paradise.

Kookaburras

Yazid – working hard on joining his handwriting and having beautiful cursive writing. Trying incredibly hard all the time and becoming more independent.

Subhan – excellent effort when writing his adventure story using amazing vocabulary and always wanting to push himself to do better in a subject he finds challenging. Shown amazing perseverance and resilience.

Kestrels

Hadiyah for fantastic improvement and working on advice given to improve sentence openers and to have more precision in writing.

Shaun for using excellent ideas and vocabulary he has learned throughout his reading, in writing.

Eagles

Mozmmil and Laeeqa H have both written a wonderful letter in character as Zoe from our text Floodland. They used an appropriate form of writing with engaging and interesting vocabulary.

5th October 2018

Robins – Reception children aren’t coming into assemblies yet.

Wrens – Reception children aren’t coming into assemblies yet.

Hummingbirds

Zakariya – for thinking carefully in RE about his family, why they are special to him and how they care for him. He explained well why they were special to hom and listened well to others.

Aniyah – After reading the book ‘Something Else’ Aniyah was able to understand the moral in the story, that even though the character was different to everyone else it didn’t matter. She was then able to discuss well with her partner the differences and similarities between them and was very mature about how we can like different things but still be friends.

Kingfishers

Sana for being one of the kindest and friendliest children in the class. She always treats others with fairness and she keeps the class rules. Not only this, but she also tries her best at all times. She is a super star.

Samyuktha for working well with Mrs McCombe in RE. She has been looking at Christian parables and being a good friend. Keeps up the good work!

Puffins

Innayah came up with some wonderful vocab in class this week when we were talking about friendships in PSHE.

Nina was able to give great definitions of what it means to be a good friend and why friends are important.

Toucans

Tyler and Lampard – for summarising different creation stories well, comparing them and thinking of some interesting questions about different creation stories.

Parrots

Safiyya – for sharing her knowledge and contributing to the discussions that we have had about different creation stories in RE. She has taught me some new things this term and has a great way of explaining her ideas.

Kabir – has asked some very well thought out questions about the creation stories throughout our RE topic. He has worked hard during the lesson and has deepened his own understanding.

Kiwis

Hughie and Polly for their excellent, caring and thoughtful instructions for welcoming a new child into class.

Kookaburras

Fatima – enthusiastic input, engaged with the topic and thoughtful writing about Hannukah.

Omair – for being kind and considerate to his classmates, demonstrating his commitment to our care school value.

Kestrels

Jamey and Emmie-Lou for showing a real interest in different religions, and being very respectful of a range of beliefs in the classroom.

Eagles

Julia for making connections between religions.

Bilal for excellent answers to questions and images of the different Gurdwaras.

21st September 2018

Robins – Reception children aren’t coming into assemblies yet.

Wrens – Reception children aren’t coming into assemblies yet.

Hummingbirds

Fahriya – for her determination to work independently. Fahriya has been set some tricky challenges in Maths and has risen to everyone. She worked hard on one more and one less and counting in 2’s this week. I am very proud of her positive attitude towards her learning.

Zahra – Zahra has taken it upon herself to solve tricky one more and one less questions during her own time in learning jobs. She gave herself some large numbers up to 100 and even some beyond and told me what one more or less would be. A brilliant independent learner!

Kingfishers

Azaan and Inaaya have been working with number order, finding one more and one less and counting in 2’s. Both children have shown a good level of concentration and they have used the resources carefully to help them work accurately. Well done and keep up the good work.

Puffins

Toby has been working exceptionally hard this week. He is striving to receive a challenge every lesson. Toby has shown good understanding of his learning and is able to give clear explanation of how to complete different calculations.

Emmeline has shown a great understanding of addition and subtraction this week. Emmeline has not only been working hard to get through all of her own, but she has been providing peer support to the children on her table.

Pelicans

Juwairiah is settling into Pelicans class so well, and answering lots of questions in maths.

Mohammed – for fantastic and independent work in maths partitioning 2 digit numbers.

Toucans

Phu – for trying his hardest with some tricky year 3 place value work. He’s the ‘King of Maths’ as he calls himself.

Alfie – for always giving 100% in his maths lessons and showing some good thinking when addressing problems.

Parrots

Logan – for making a great start this year and always working hard in maths! He has been rounding numbers to the nearest 10 and 100, he also helped his peers on the carpet and explained the rule.

Satya – for putting in 100% effort in maths and working through questions that she finds tricky at first. She has been adding multiples of 10 to 2 digit numbers and has had a go at some difficult challenges! Keep up the good work.

Kiwis

Jennah – fantastic ability to apply her growing mathematical knowledge to her work with great outcomes.

Lewis – continuing to develop his understanding of new concepts in maths and starting to apply them to solve problems.

Kookaburras

Tayab – for presenting his work beautifully, persevering when he found Roman numerals challenging and always contributing in class.

Meerhab – for her wonderful positive attitude, great listening in maths, improved presentation and her willingness to challenge herself and try things she finds difficult.

Kestrels

Bradley and Sarah for excellent partner work in maths. They worked well together to solve reasoning problems, using what they have learned about place value and rounding to help them.

Eagles

Ibrahim – fantastic start to the year. Positive working attitude and showing good mathematical knowledge within the 4 operations.

Isaac – has demonstrated an enthusiastic approach to maths and shown strong understanding and application of the 4 operation.

28th September 2018

Robins – Reception children aren’t coming into assemblies yet.

Wrens – Reception children aren’t coming into assemblies yet.

Hummingbirds

Imaan – for her fantastic independent writing about Autumn. Imaan was able to use the word mat to help her with tricky spellings. She knew what the weather was like in Autumn and how animals prepared for winter.

Oscar – Oscar was able to share his knowledge of the season Autumn with the class. He then independently wrote about what happens to trees in Autumn. A super piece of writing, well done!

Kingfishers

Hafsa for the beautiful weather wheels. We have had the chance to talk about lots of different weather lately and Hafsa was careful to represent the weather on her wheels which show everything from sunshine to storms.

Puffins

Aizah – puffins have been learning about Harriet Tubman over the past couple of weeks. Following our research Aizah made a fantastic WANTED poster which gives great detail about Harriet Tubman’s appearance and personality.

Hishaam – following our research and findings about Harriet Tubman, Hisaam has retained to fantastic factual information which he has included in his writing.

Pelicans – Matilda and Anushri for their fantastic work on the Wanted posters.

Toucans

Zain for his excellent comparisons between our homes today and homes of the stone age.

Prithiv for his fantastic historical enquiry and inference skills when using evidence from the past.

Parrots

Muhammad – has made some great contributions to our discussions about The Stone Age over the last few weeks and asks well thought out questions. He has also brought in some fantastic project.

Hanaa – works hard in all her lessons. This week she made some great predictions about Scara Brea and compared her home to Stone Age homes.

Kookaburras

Kamissa – Thoughtful ideas on why the Shang empire chose to settle where they did, excellent atlas skills and some brilliant afternoon writing.

Imran – By far the most enthusiastic class member during topic. Always has his hand up with ideas, listening carefully, asking thoughtful questions and trying his hardest.

Kiwis

Roma for her great use of an atlas to find the different features of China including the Great Wall of China and the Yellow River.

Muhammad for his ability to work with others on his table and find information about the Shang civilisation.

Kestrels

Zahra has worked hard to research Ancient Greek gods and goddesses.

Ibrahim has shown good concentration and listening skills in topic lessons as well as always producing work of a high standard and always trying his best.

Eagles

Osman and Laiqah for producing fabulous river field study work: sketching and labeling the upper and middle river course, labeling the hydro-logic cycle with subject specific vocabulary and planning and performing river study activities.