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.

20th June 2019

Robins

Layla for showing a real interest in our topic on farms. She loved our trip to Hesketh Farm and found out lots about all of the animals. Layla could tell me all about the trip when we came back to school and could remember all the activities we had done. Well done Layla!

Ashton for showing such enthusiasm in our topic on farms. He has really enjoyed finding out about all the different animals and he loved feeding and holding the animals at Hesketh Farm. He wanted to bring a chick back to school! Well done Ashton!

Wrens

Stevie for her fantastic writing about the different farm animals she saw at Hesketh Farm. She wrote all about what the different animals eat without any support from an adult.

Archie for making lots of progress throughout the year so far. He has been working hard to try to ask for the things that he needs and can do this! Well done Archie!

Hummingbirds

Fahriya and Zahra S for their super map drawing skills. They were able to draw a map and add features to their maps, like forests, hospitals and hills. They understand what can and can’t be added to a map. Fahriya and Zahra were able to follow a route and list the places they passed en route from one location to another.

Kingfishers

Ismail and Haleema – They have both worked hard in Science and have enjoyed planting the beans. Let’s hope the beans grow and produce some pods later in the summer.

Puffins

Bilal for working really hard and attempting to accurately label a map of the UK to identify different coasts.

Hanna for being able to recognise the physical and human features of seaside locations.

Pelicans

Anushri for her amazing projects and work based on our topic. All throughout this year, Anushri continues to amaze with her wonderful projects! Recently she produced a detailed fact file about deserts around the world. It included maps, illustrations and a wealth of information.

Ruby – At the end of our South Africa topic Ruby worked with a partner to create a wonderful pop up poster to include details of what we had learnt. She included facts about animals, history and famous people. This poster can be seen on display in the corridor!

Toucans

Prithiv for his outstanding imaginative robot homework. He used Scratch on the computer at home to programme a robot to speak to its audience and respond to answers given to questions. Some real high level coding!!

Billy for great explanations in topic about certain jobs that different robots do. He gave great reasons as to why the robots were invented and why they do the jobs better than a human.

Parrots

Logan really has got involved with topic this half term! He is very articulate and described what a robot was in a lot of details. He has been working hard during the lessons and has produced some work to be very proud of! He also thought about the different jobs of modern day robots! Keep up the hard work!

Laiba has made a fantastic start to this half term topic about robots! She has brought in lots of home projects including a brilliant robot out of materials that she found at home, a fact file and an in depth description of the Bat-Angel_Dragon from our class text ‘The Iron Man’.

Kiwis

Alasdair – sharing his fantastic knowledge of out current topic ‘Romans’. Alasdair always contributes to class discussions and can recall an incredible amount of facts.

Lillie – Using her developing knowledge of Romans to plan a very detailed Roman tapestry that has used the key elements of the Roman army.

Kookaburras

Meerhab led her group to create amazing Roman projects where they created a Roman army and researched their strategies, clothing and lifestyles. She showed off her creativity and it was wonderful to watch her enthusiasm.

Rehan Awan – Because he has an amazing attitude to all his learning, he produces work that shows all our new vocabulary and it is always incredibly neat which meant he earnt his pen licence this week! We had visitors this week who questioned Rehan about our topic this year and they were amazed with his eloquence and knowledge. Well done!

Kestrels

Sarah and Hafiza for good research into different aspects of Trinidadian geography and for developing their map work skills.

Eagles

 

14th June 2019

Robins

Mohammad-Saif for his fantastic questions and answers on our trip to Hesketh Farm. He knew lots about the animals and asked lots of questions to further his knowledge, Well done!

Pranav for his amazing questions about our trip to Hesketh Farm. Pranav said clearly ‘Mrs Holmes what was your favourite animal at the farm?’ I then asked him the same and he said ‘my favourite animal was the big tortoise.’ Well done Pranav!

Wrens

Vashvika for showing brilliant curiosity about the world around her. She asks lots of questions and always thinks about what she has seen.

Saffah for brilliant work when we were looking at plans. Saffah could say all the things plants need to grow and worked well with Mr Smith when they were trying to make beans grow in plastic bags.

Hummingbirds

Dyleene and Zarah A both children have been eager to learn and participate in discussions when grouping animals by their features. They have also been looking at the main groups to group the animals. Well done and keep up the good work!

Kingfishers

Jacob – Not only has he worked with enthusiasm in class during our project about animals, but he also continued his research at home. This has developed his knowledge and understanding and has also meant that he has made good progress with his reading. Because he was interested, he wanted to find out more! Well done Jacob.

Yasin who is a quiet learner. He listens and remembers lots of information about what we are doing in class. He likes his engines best, but animals are also quite interesting! Keep listening Yasin.

Puffins

Nina and Emmeline for their accurate labelling of food chains and good use of scientific vocabulary.

Pelicans

Maryam and Mahnoor – for asking and answering lots of questions during science and having good knowledge of the parts of a flower.

Toucans

Katie for her knowledge and enthusiasm on the topic of ‘plants’. She has observed a plant over time and recorded and changes. She has been able to label flowers and understand the job each part plays. Katie has enjoyed growing and planting the plants in the school garden.

Subhan for his knowledge and understanding on the topic of ‘plants’. He was able to make careful observations of a plant over a period of time. Subhan was also able to investigate the transportation of water through a plant. He too, has enjoyed growing and planting the plants in the school garden.

Parrots

Haider and Inayah for their knowledge and understanding on the topic of plants. They were able to observe and record changes to a plant over a period of time. They were also able to plan and carry out a science investigation looking at the best conditions for a healthy plant to grow. Both Haider and Inayah could explain how water travelled around a plant and show their evidence. They have listened well and used scientific language in their writing.

Kiwis

Maryam for her fantastic use of scientific vocabulary when explaining processes linked to the digestive system and teeth.

Lewis for showing a great understanding of the use of human teeth and the correct order for the digestive system.

Kookaburras

Hannayah – For taking on the challenge of all the new scientific vocabulary for our recent digestion topic, supporting others around her when completing scientific enquiries and engaging in whole class discussion and enthusiasm.

Ibrahim – Even though he can find all the new vocabulary a challenge, he listens really carefully, and has done really well learning the names of the teeth and how we digest our food. He tries hard in every lesson and shows amazing perseverance.

Kestrels

Ibrahim and Nafeesa for their research into animal lifecycle.

Eagles

Faizan and Areisha for working cooperatively and collaboratively within our new topic on light.

24th May 2019

Robins

Zayn for showing us his amazing skills in gymnastics this week with Mrs Rayner. He could follow instructions really well and was able to add to and improve the sequence he had practised. Well done Zayn!

Essa for showing us enthusiasm and determination in gymnastics this week with Mrs Rayner. He has persevered with things he found tricky and has shown an improvement in following instructions. He even volunteered to demonstrate his sequence to the class. Well done Essa!

Wrens

Alfie loves a challenge in P.E. He has mastered throwing and catching with a range of different objects. He has fantastic control with everything he does and always helps ones who struggle.

Eliza spends most of her playtime upside down doing cartwheels. She practises every minute she can. The effort she puts in she also shows in every P.E. lesson.

Hummingbirds

Kim and Leon , both children are very enthusiastic about P.E. The have worked hard on games skills in Mr Piper’s lessons. They listen to instructions carefully and are good team players.

Kingfishers

Ibrahim for his 100% in P.E. He listens well to instructions and then always gives his best. His speed, control and coordination have improved over the year and he keeps trying, even when he finds a skill difficult.

Ayana for her work in Music with Mrs McCombe. She listens carefully and joins in with the activities. Ayana’s voice can always be heard at singing times as she puts in lots of effort.

Puffins

Hanna – for her great tennis skills. She has demonstrated her amazing abilities throughout this term and just keeps getting better and better. Well done Hanna!

Hishaam has been working really hard during tennis to keep control of the ball. He can now balance the ball on top of the tennis racket whilst walking/jogging without dropping it.

Pelicans

Kaddy – for her tennis abilities! Kaddy has been able to use her improving hand-eye co-ordination to balance and hit forward strokes.

Asher – for his improved co-ordination in tennis! Asher can now hit the ball over the net within the green court.

Toucans

Irene and Prithiv for their fantastic putting skills during our first golf lesson this week. They had a perfect stance and managed to hit all the targets they were given.

Parrots

Ayaan A – Throughout year 3 Ayaan has had guitar lessons and has shown a keen interest in learning how to play the instrument. He is always eager to go to the lesson and enjoys telling me about what he has learnt. We are looking forward to watching him play a piece that he has learnt.

Ayaan M – Ayaan is a talented cricketer, he has shown his ability at both batting and fielding! In P.P> this half term we have been focusing on cricket with Mr Iqbal. Ayaan has learnt how to bat with confidence and often scores 6s! He is also a key part of the team when fielding and tries to support his team by defending the boundaries.

Kiwis

Muhammad – Showing great determination and perseverance when swimming. His motivation has allowed him to make fantastic progress and is showing more confidence.

Polly – Trying her best when faced with a challenge and overcoming barriers to develop her life skill of swimming. Polly always tries her best and this has led to great progress.

Kookaburras

Subhan – For fantastic listening skills in P.E. that enable him to learn new skills and use those skills to support the rest of his team or partner.

Fatima – for always working hard to improve in P.E. even though at times she has found it challenging at times. She always works well as part of a team and supports those around her.

Kestrels

Simrah for always working well as part of a team in P.E. lessons and for her competitive spirit.

Raheem for always giving 100% in P.E. lessons.

Eagles

 

17th May 2019

Robins

Saarim for trying really hard to write his name and complete his challenges. He sometimes finds it tricky but keeps on trying. He has written about the ducks hatching in his duckling diary. He has been trying hard to sound out the words he is writing. Well done Saarim!

Zohra for continuing to practise writing her name and even her surname! She now wants to write it all the time! She has written about the ducklings, and has been trying to remember how to write the tricky words. Well done!

Wrens

Okaasha has been working very hard on his sounds at home and at school and can now hear the sound in words and is beginning to write them.

Luther has also been working hard on his sounds. He is becoming much more confident with his writing and is now beginning to write in sentences independently.

Both boys have worked hard over the last two weeks writing about the ducklings in their duckling diary.

Hummingbirds

Zackariya is always focused on the task given. He has worked incredibly hard to produce a detailed piece of writing. He takes great pride in his work and is able to check his writing to make sure it makes sense. He is now using exclamation marks and adjectives in his writing.

Taanvi has some great ideas and is working hard to get them written down independently. She uses her phonics to help her with spellings and check her writing to make sure she has used capital letters, full stops and adjectives.

Kingfishers

Azaan for his great recount of our trip to Yorkshire Wildlife Park. He really pushed himself this week and he put a lot of effort into his work. He remembered lots of information from the trip and he used clear sentences to describe the animals we saw. Keep up this good work, Azaan.

Olivia who always tries her best. (And not only when she is writing!) Olivia is remembering to use full stops and capital letters in her work and she can extend her sentences using ‘and’ and ‘because’. She remembers ideas she has read or heard and she uses them in her own work. Great work, Olivia.

Puffins

Musa for his effort and improvement with his handwriting. I can now read his handwriting much more easily.

Edward – significant improvement in his presentation.

Pelicans

Izza – For a huge effort in improving her grammar skills. Izza completed several activities involving finding apostrophes, commas, adjectives, nouns and verbs.

Ethan – For a huge improvement in his independent writing skills. Ethan worked hard to write an African traditional story. Ethan wrote more than ever before!

Toucans

Katie – has written a fantastic story about flying frogs based upon the book ‘Tuesday’. She uses some fantastic year 3 sentences and her story has great flow and excitement!

Ashan – For participating well in project X reading sessions and producing some very good written answers in guided reading.

Parrots

Inayah used lots of descriptive features in her story based on our class story Tuesday. She has been working really hard and thinking about editing her own work to engage the reader with her story.

Adil has been independently writing sentences about our trip to The Piece Hall. He has been using full stops, capital letters and spelling some of the words on his own.

Kiwis

Sara has continued to improve her writing and has begun to introduce a wider range of features into all her writing across all areas of the curriculum.

Hasnain – for a fantastic improvement in his handwriting and overall presentation across all subjects. He has started to think about the structure of his sentences more and this has led to continued improvement.

Kookaburras

Kamissa – Has worked independently at challenging herself to use formal language and powerful detailed phrases to write an informative entertaining biography. She always wants to improve her work and it shows with her amazing progress!

Farhan – Has worked really hard on his spellings and using adventurous vocabulary to write an entertaining biography. He has contributed to the class and supported people around him.

Kestrels

Uday for producing longer pieces of writing and adding more detail to his sentences, he has worked hard to produce a first person recount of the Blitz.

Hayyan has worked hard to improve his handwriting and to use a greater variety of sentence openings.

Eagles

Aniya – not just for her own progress in English but for the support that she has been giving to a peer. She’s been really supportive and helpful to one of her class mates.

In her own work, she is starting to really think about what she is writing and is trying to make sure that she’s writing for the purpose and including all the year 6 punctuation.

Laurence – he’s been trying really hard to develop his writing and is thinking about what he writes.  He is starting to ask more questions in class and this is showing in his work.

 

10th May 2019

Robins

Rayhaan- for working really hard with Miss Foulkes counting objects up to 10. He can recognise the number and find the correct amount of objects to match. Well done Rayhaan!

Jakub -for trying really hard with counting in 2s and 10s this week. He has found it a bit tricky but he has kept on trying. He has used practical resources to help him and he has asked an adult for help if he needed to. Well done Jakub!

Wrens

Maya – For fantastic counting in 10s to 100. You were able to count all the way up to 10 without making any mistakes. Well done.

Teddy – For super counting in 10s to 100. You were confident and you knew which number would come next, you knew how to correct the few mistakes you made. Well done.

Hummingbirds

Subhaan has been working very hard in maths. He is able to have a go at task independently. He has become more confident in whole class discussions and is eager to learn. Well done Subhaan and keep this up!

Amir is really trying hard in maths he will have a go at answering questions.  He is now trying to work independently with some tasks. Amir is very eager to learn. He is putting a lot of effort into his work and he concentrates very hard on the task in hand. Well done!

Kingfishers

Amaya-who worked like a superstar in maths this week. She could find one and ten more and less to fill in a cross shape from the 100 square. She did this all by herself and could show what she had found using Numicon. Keep up the good work, Amaya.

Sara- who, although she found this work difficult to begin with, did not give up. Sara persevered and, after practising with the Numicon, understood what to do. Then she completed the missing numbers more confidently. What a great attitude to your work Sara. Well done.

Puffins

Wajeeha’s overall presentation in her maths book has dramatically improve. She is beginning to take pride in her work and is also seeking challenges. She is an active participant during maths lesson as she is very keen to reason and share her knowledge.

Zack – His confidence has improved and he is now able to tackle problems/questions without using concrete resources. He is beginning to remember different methods to support him with his working out. Keep up the good work!

Pelicans

Sasha – For improving her confidence and ability in maths recently. Sasha always gives her best in all lessons and she has greatly improved her ability to solve longer problems. Recently she has completed longer problems involving inverse operations with X + – and division!

Connor- For great improvements in his ability to use resources and complete number problems on his own! Connor will now complete problems involving + and – with the help of cubes and counters.

Toucans

Irene and Phu – A brilliant effort in finding fractions of amounts, well done both of you.

Parrots

Aaminah has been working hard and her attitude towards her work has improved! She has been finding fractions of numbers, adding fractions and making fractions into a whole. Her work is set out clearly and she has taken a lot of pride in her work.

Kabir has been working hard in maths over this last unit of work. He has been applying what he knows about fractions to answer more complex questions. Sometimes Kabir finds the work quite tricky but he has worked hard and asked for support when he needed it. Keep up the hard work!

Kiwis

Uzair has developed his knowledge of mathematical processes to enable him to solve arithmetic questions quickly and confidently. He is starting to apply his skill to all his maths which is leading to fantastic progress.

Lillie is working hard to develop her mathematical knowledge which is leading to some very detail explanations of the processes she has used to solve mathematical problems.

Kookaburras

Ethan – for improved listening and following the strategies to complete his independent questions since coming back from half term.

Zunairah – always pushing herself onto more challenging questions and is using fractions and decimals vocabulary to answer problem solving questions more confidently.

Kestrels

Musa for improved confidence and independence in maths. Musa has worked hard in maths throughout the year and is now able to tackle problem solving and reasoning problems by himself.

Simrah has taken part in thoughtful discussions around reasoning about shapes. She is able to say whether statements are true or false and can justify her answers.

Eagles

Zaki and Amina -For showing a positive attitude towards the subject and working with determination to ensure sustained progress on the run into SATs. Both pupils are showing good consolidation of number facts and their recall, and the processes used with both formal and informal algorithms in their arithmetic work. They have also been working hard within group work to demonstrate reasoning and problem solving skills when working on complex multi-step solutions to mathematical statements and questions.

 

5th April 2019

Robins

Mikaeel for asking lots of questions and making links between different aspects of his learning. Mikaeel can often be found outside collecting things (sometimes worms!) and he loves to find out about the things he has collected. Mikaeel is very observant and he can make sensible comments about the things he has found out. Well done Mikaeel!

Raabia likes to find out about new things. She can make connections between different things we have learnt about in class and she asks lots of questions to further her knowledge. Raabia can make valuable contributions during discussions and she works well in a group. Well done Raabia!

Wrens

Hashim has such an inquisitive nature and is always questioning the world around him. He is interested in finding out how things work.

Briony is very good at noticing observational changes over time, she has a good understanding about the world and is always keen to learn more.

Hummingbirds

Zahra  and Zakariya  – for their work on ‘The 5 Senses’. They have observed carefully and been able to use simple scientific language. They have both remembered new facts and been able to record their findings.

Kingfishers

Sara and Azaan – for their conscientious work in Science. We have been finding out about senses and Sara and Azaan have listened well and taken part in lots of exploring and testing. They know about the 5 senses and which sense to use in different activities for successful finding out.

Puffins

Hinanyya and Aizah – beautiful presentation and great scientific for diagrams.

Pelicans

Ruby for her good use of scientific questioning and reasoning in science lessons. Recently we have been looking at different habitats and designing a “mini-beast hotel.” Ruby used her prior knowledge of different materials to show how different mini-beasts would be attracted.

Ameen- For his good use of scientific questioning during science and topic lessons. Ameen asks interesting questions about how things work, including the weather, oceans and planets! He has a curiosity which leads to him improving his general knowledge.

Toucans

Billy for his enthusiasm in the topic of ‘Forces and Magnetism’. He is eager to share interesting facts and is able to use relevant scientific language.

Eesa who is conscientious and always gives 100% in lessons. He has made careful observations, is able to make sensible predictions and draw conclusions from investigations.

Parrots

Kayaan and Hanaa for their work in the topic of ‘Forces and Magnets’. They have made careful observations and have been able to use relevant scientific language. They both have shown interest and were able to record their results in investigations.

Kiwis

Ameerah always eager to learn and participate in group when planning and conducting an experiment.

Poppy always contributes giving very subject specific answers using scientific vocabulary. She works well with others and is always eager to learn.

Kookaburras

Umama – Planned and carried out a sound test writing a detailed method and looking at the effect different variables had on the sound. She was really independent and used scientific vocabulary confidently. Well done Umama.

Eesa has made a huge improvement in his independence, listening skills and use of scientific vocabulary. He carried out an experiment where he made his own phone and had lots of interesting ideas where he used the vocabulary we have been learning. He has also been trying to improve his afternoon presentation.

Kestrels

Eesa for showing good understanding of the life cycle of plants, including pollination and seed dispersal.

Hira for good work in science when searching for seeds and deciding on the method of seed dispersal.

Eagles

Ayatulia -Through research, using Linnaeus classification she has been able to find characteristics of given a phylum – a sub-division of animal and plant kingdoms.

Armaan -Through application of common sense, prior knowledge and internet research  he has been able to identify how different species have adapted to their habitats.

29th March 2019

Robins

Jasmine for her amazing skills in reading. Over the last few weeks she has become more and more fluent. She is using her decoding skills to work out unfamiliar words. She asks and answers questions confidently during guided reading sessions, and she always asks for a trickier book to read! Her skills in reading are now influencing her writing and she is beginning to write independently. Well done Jasmine!

Emaan Y for using the phonics she has learnt to help with her reading and her writing. She is remembering the tricky words we have learnt and can spot them during reading sessions. She can say what she wants to write and she is working really hard to have a go at writing by herself. Emaan has found some of the letter shapes tricky to form, but she has kept on trying and her hard work is paying off. Well done Emaan!

Wrens

Hishim – For making amazing progress with his writing from the start of the year, Hisham has worked very hard with his writing and it shows! Well done Hisham.

Alisha – For her amazing reading, Alisha has made lots of progress with her reading and can now read words without needing to sound them out anymore, Well done Alisha!

Hummingbirds

Aniyah has always worked hard in English lessons. She takes great pride in her writing, her letter formation is clear. She is able to check her writing to make sure capital letters and full stops are in the correct placesand that it makes sense. She is also beginning to use exclamation marks in herwriting.

Chayton works hard in English lessons and is very focused on the task given. He is beginning to use adjectives in his writing. He is also able to check his writing to make sure capital letters and full stops are in the current places and that it makes sense.

Kingfishers

Charlie has a natural ability when writing. He can use phrases from stories and he has good ideas of his own. He can use accurate punctuation and he remembers the spellings of words using his sounds. His reading is fluent and he can understand what is happening in the story. Now he is starting to put expression into his reading. Well done, Charlie. Keep reading lots – especially at home.

Hafsa has made a big effort in the last few weeks to improve her reading and writing. She has practised her writing at home and now she will ‘have a go’. Her writing is getting clearer and she is beginning to use ideas from stories. Keep up the good work, Hafsa.

Puffins

Anika has been working really well on her use of vocabulary in English. She has really enjoyed the pieces of writing we have been doing around Tiddler.

Hamzah has been working really hard on presentation.His letters are now beautifully formed with entry strokes. Hamzah’s last piece of writing demonstrates how much effort he has been putting into his writing. I am very proud of his work ethic – keep it up!

Pelicans

Ridha for her huge improvement in quantity of writing and presentation! Over the year, Ridha has really tried hard to complete pieces of writing and make sure that her presentation is neat in her book.

Dayyaan for some recent detailed pieces of writing. In topic lessons, Dayyaan has completed a fact file about the different oceans. He worked as part of a team to research facts and information, using the internet and books. Then he wrote a detailed piece of writing!

Toucans

Alfie and Ashan For their excellent diary entries about world book week. They’ve both used some great year 3 sentences including a range of openers and conjunctions, some fab year 3 vocabulary and thought carefully about their paragraphs. The boys have made excellent progress in writing this year!

Parrots

Adil works hard during English lessons. He is becoming more confident and shares lots of ideas with his peers. He is working independently to write his own sentences.

TJ has started to work more independently in English lessons and is remembering to include lots of different features especially when we wrote some diary entries based on our class story! TJ has also spent a lot of time practicing his handwriting.

Kiwis

Noel for his use of poetic devices within his writing to aid cohesion and provide the reader with opportunities to connect with his characters and settings.

Leya for her imaginative writing that allows readers to get lost in her work. She uses a wide range of vocabulary to link ideas together and create suspense within her work.

Kookaburras

Zunairah – For never giving up when she is given a challenge in English. Although at times she kind find it difficult she is always looking for how to make her writing better and using resources independently to move her writing forward. Her writing has really improved and her recent setting description was full of amazing vocabulary.

Muskaan – For writing such detailed and funny descriptions full of beautiful imagery that shows how much she reads. She has a book in her hand every spare second and it has really shown in the imagination and style of writing that she is producing. Her character description was particularly brilliant. Well done!

Kestrels

Hafiza for always producing thoughtful, careful writing which draws upon the books she has read and makes use of great vocabulary.

Riyan for improved writing: Riyan is now taking more care withe handwriting and is making sure that his sentences make sense by re-reading and checking his work.

Eagles

Danny – He is really developing his writing.  He thinks carefully about the content of this work along with starting to use some impressive vocabulary and good punctuation choices.

Isaaq – He is becoming really skilled with his reading comprehension and this is being transferred into his writing. He thinks about what he is trying to say and ensures it fits with the purpose of this writing.

22nd March 2019

Robins

Roshaan for giving really quick answers in maths and making connections. Roshaan can remember previous learning and use this to help him when he is learning something new. He can use the  resources in the classroom to support his learning. Well done Roshaan!

Adam for his super quick number skills. He can tell me the number that is one more or one less and he is confident when dealing with numbers larger than 10. He can use the skills he has learnt to solve problems and challenges. Well done Adam!

Wrens

Hollie – For being a super star with number. She is trying hard with her addition and recognising all her numbers. She was able to find the pairs of numbers to 5 and 6 using cubes to help her. Hollie is getting more confident to not ask for help from an adult.

Achintya – Is a maths whizz. He loves numbers and loves to do challenges with numbers. He was able to find all pairs of numbers to 6, 5 and 10. He is able to add numbers and loves to have a challenge to make his brain work hard.

Hummingbirds

Rahyan and Maya have been really trying hard in Maths. They have been adding one and two digit numbers to 30 and beyond. Both children have used a range of concrete materials to do this. They have put lots of effort into their work and concentrated very hard on the task in hand. Well done!

Kingfishers

Jacob for his logical approach to maths. He enjoys a challenge and works things out carefully. He can work with or without resources. This week we have been concentrating on addition and number bonds to 20.

Hafsa has increased in confidence with number work over the last few months and now she will ‘have a go’ all by herself. She uses the number line effectively when adding and subtracting to get accurate answers.

Well done to both mathematicians!

Puffins

Faryaal – great reasoning skills.

Hassan – working hard and using the manipulatives to show/explain his answers.

Pelicans

Nirijith- For his persistence and effort in learning new methods and improving his fluency. Nirijith is now flying in maths! He is able to carry out column addition and subtraction and work on varied fluency problems.

Chloe- This young lady has worked hard in First Class at number to improve her confidence in maths! She now carries out lots of tasks and challenges independently. Recently Chloe has completed challenges involving column additions and subtractions!

Toucans

Tyler – For his excellent work on length.  He has been able to use different measurements, convert measurements, order them and solve some length problems. He has also done some fantastic perimeter puzzles! This year Tyler has worked very hard in maths and made excellent progress.

Irene – For her excellent problem solving skills and never giving up in maths when challenges are tough! She has also done some fantastic reasoning with lengths using mathematical vocaubulary!

Parrots

Amaya – During our measurement topic in maths Amaya has been working really hard. She has carefully and precisely measured the lengths of different lines using cm and mm. Amaya applied what she knew about regular 2D shapes when we looked at perimeter and was able to answer some complex questions! Keep up the hard work Amaya!

Satya always work hard in maths! In our measurement topic She has been able to convert between cm and mm and then use this to order different lengths and calculate the perimeter of different shapes. Satya has worked methodically to answer different problems and can clearly explain how she has reached an answer!

Kiwis

Ella: showing a fantastic amount of determination when facing a new mathematical concept. Despite finding her work difficult, Ella showed great commitment to overcome the challenge and complete her work.

Rayaan: his perseverance and attitude towards his maths has meant that Rayaan regularly completes very challenging work in maths. His sense of community means that he passes on his knowledge to support his peers.

Kookaburras

Faryal – for her amazing focus during our fractions topic where despite missing a day she came back and worked incredibly hard to understand the strategy and catch up with everyone. She has made great progress because she works through a challenge with enthusiasm.

Hamas – fantastic fractions work where he has pushed himself to try some of the greater depth questions and has applied the strategies clearly because he listens so well in class. He tries hard every day and is determined to challenge himself. Well done Hamas!

Kestrels

Arham for an enthusiastic, hard-working approach to maths.  Arham tries hard in class and always completes maths homework to a high standard.

Aizah for working well in maths lessons and often taking on maths challenges to develop her problem solving and reasoning skills

Eagles

Ehsan – has worked hard all year in Maths and made good improvements. He has demonstrated sound knowledge and understanding of number and has been able to apply this to the wider context of maths e.g. using times table facts to solve missing angles given as an equation. He also demonstrates that he is capable of solving problems and giving explanations to his reasoning. With full concentration in his SATs revision there is a good chance he should meet the Higher National Standard. Well done.

Alina R – knows that she hasn’t always found Maths easy but has worked consistently hard throughout the year to make improvements. However, she has always been confident with pure arithmetic and is now becoming more confident to apply those skills in number to problem solving and reasoning. She is working hard to secure the language of Maths to help her formulate a calculation from a worded problem. When she accomplishes this she more often than not gets the answer correct. Well done.

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.