Saving our planet

Nursery have been exploring ways to save the oceans. They have been clearing the beach and ocean (sand tray and water tray!) of all the litter that was dumped. But they couldn’t use their hands to collect the rubbish, “As we might get hurt. There might be glass.” Nancy. Maxwell wanted to pick up all the rubbish outside of school at the park with Mummy. So we decided to use the litter pickers and learnt how to use them instead of our hands and tidied our outside environment. Superheroes!

You can’t catch me, I’m the Gingerbread Man!

Year 1 discovered a trail of flour running from our kitchen to the door. We looked a little closer and found a tray of gingerbread men, with a space missing! A note had been left: ‘Run, run, as fast as you can’. We followed the trail around the school and found more notes along the way from the Gingerbread Man. Eventually, we saw him hiding in the office. Thankfully nobody had eaten him. We are looking forward to learning more about the story in our new unit of work in Literacy.

Phonics Parents Meeting recording

Here you will find a recorded version of the Phonics Parents Meeting. It’s a useful introduction to Phonics or refresher for parents that are already familiar. In the recording, I talk about: what Phonics is; the definition of Phonics vocabulary; Phonics at Stoke Park Primary; supporting Phonics learning at home and assessments in Phonics. I have also attached the ppt used in the presentation so you can click on links mentioned. If you have any further questions, please contact your class teacher and they would be happy to help.

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1WGJgYm2lZG84h69pu96aopHUYnksJzh6/view?usp=sharing

That’s a wrap!

Our school community have completed our Marathon Month and raised over £6000!! We are so thankful for all the support. We have thoroughly enjoyed getting our trainers on, getting outside and spreading some joy to our local community.

Making headlines!

In case you missed the news, please click on the link below. We are so proud of our whole school community ❤️

https://www.itv.com/news/westcountry/2021-02-12/bristol-teachers-raise-3k-for-homeschooled-pupils-by-running-in-fancy-dress?fbclid=IwAR0IFRcL98btSpjkTjMxRLzDuAncICD6k9F_w_YWyETBlsUiDanQflFF9_w

Spreading joy ❤️

After school, our brilliant staff team added to their marathon miles by running through Lockleaze spreading joy to all our wonderful home learners, who have all been so fantastic this term. 

Tune in to ITV news at 6pm tonight to find out more about what we’ve been up to. 

If you would like to donate to our just giving page please follow the link – https://www.justgiving.com/campaign/SPPSmarathonmonth

Goats at Stoke Park

Yesterday, our Year 5 and 6 key worker group visited Stoke Park to meet the goats that are currently residing there. Mrs Annear, who is a goat expert, joined them to answer all their questions. We would really recommend taking a wander over to see them if you haven’t done so already. They are by the BT Tower.

Marathon Month support

Yesterday, we were thrilled to see that England and British Lions rugby player, Maro Itoje, tweeted his support for our Marathon Month. How exciting! Keep up the good work Team Stoke Park!

Marathon Month

Yesterday saw the launch of our whole school community Marathon Month. The staff and children of Stoke Park have set themselves a challenge of running the equivalent of a marathon across the course of the month. We know how important fresh air and exercise is for our mental health, particularly during these uncertain times, and we want to achieve something collectively we can all be proud of. We are also raising money through sponsorship so we are better able to support children with remote learning who may not have access to devices.

We will be sending out our ‘Marathon Mascots’ twice weekly to run the streets of Lockleaze so please do look out for them and give them a wave.

If you would like to sponsor us, please see the link below:

https://www.justgiving.com/campaign/SPPSmarathonmonth

Kandinsky collage – Year 1

In our Art learning, we have been looking at the work of Kandinsky. We took time to think about his approach to abstract art and focused on his piece ‘Colour study: squares with concentric circles’. We then explored collage techniques, before each producing our own piece at home. Here we have some of the collages from children in Year 1. Can you tell what materials we used?