Mr Raynor and Mrs Hyner are the main adults in the classroom, trying their best to help your child grow up to be a brave, strong, respectful and resourceful person. Magdalen Academy is a wonderful school with amazing pupils. As children at the top of the year groups, it is Owls job to be role models and support the other years with their learning as they learn themselves.
Monday 14th October
Another busy week has passed us by. Thank you to all who came to the church for the harvest festival. The children were brilliant. We are now learning how to write non-fiction writing; a biography about George Stevenson. We are getting closer to the end of Clockwork by Phillip Pullman and we are learning more and more French. We are now confident at adding and subtracting and we will practise using the inverse this week.
There are two things happening this week in OWls. We are in Norwich for a science visit on Wednesday afternoon and 4 children from Magdalen are representing KWEST at Hillcrest in football.
We are planning our jar lesson this week so if you haven’t, please bring in a glass jar.
Here is the script we are learning. The better the children learn it the better their writing will get.
Monday 7th October
What a busy time we’re having at the beginning of the year! Owls were amazing at the Victorian school and loved every minute. Each one of them got into character superbly. When ma’am said stand up, they stood up; when she said sing louder, they sang louder. They have now had a great experience of being Victorians, not just learning about them. See the gallery for pictures. There was another visit for some children as they went to play handball to experience a new sport with children from St Germans and other schools at Lynn Sport.
Back in the school, the children have shown that they can add and subtract using formal methods and they have all written a story. I was very impressed! This week we look forward to seeing you on Wednesday at the Harvest Festival.
We would also like each children to have a glass jar as well for a lesson.
Thanks for reading.
Monday 22nd September
Another lovely week. Full of Power Points, maps, Victorians, recorders and circuits. Rounding in maths and describing in English. It’s been a lovely week and the children are doing the school proud. Pass on the praise for me.
Here is the Power Point from the Meet The Teacher Meeting on Wednesday. Any questions about anything, ever, please ask.
Application for Digital Leaders are due in on Wednesday 24th September. Congratulations to 4 OWls children who are going to be playground leaders.
Let’s have another brilliant week and lets keep improving all our skills in every subject.
Monday 15th September
Owls have done a few things this week. We have had interviews with Mr Raynor to find out how we feel about the class and what we can do to be a good team player. Some children want to be Digital Leaders or Playground Leaders. Others are happy to be classroom monitors. They have all agreed that they need to be role models for the rest of the school. We have looked into a mystery box, only to find a tea bag. We have started learning our new story. The link is below to find a copy of the story. We have learned about place value in numbers up to 1 million. We have been given our home learning and our first set of spellings. We have looked at Sir Jon Everett Millas (an artist) and played some drawing games. We learned a little about the Victorians already. We have had a good time swimming and playing a game with strawberry shoelaces. We look forward to the second full week and hopefully our digital leaders will be writing the next blog.
The start of a new era
This is the first entry in our weekly blog. It is my intention for the children to complete them each week. I’m very excited to start a new year and see where the children end up at the end.
There are already a few things to be aware of.
Within the first few weeks there will be a meeting in the classroom where parents can come to discuss the year and meet their new or not-so-new teacher. So please look out for a date.
There is swimming and PE on the first Thursday back so please bring in the appropriate kit.
Tuesday 1st October – Visit to Great Cressingham Victorian School.
More information will be available very soon but our first topic is going to focus on the Victorians.