Month: October 2019
2HB Home Learning – Autumn 1
Look at some of the amazing home learning that the children have been bringing into school. We have been learning about the famous Victorian heroine, Grace Darling who rescued passengers from the ship, The Forfarshire, wrecked near her lighthouse home…hence the lighthouses!
Look out for more photographs of our super work coming soon!
Maths problems and a little more
We have been finding and using mathematical vocabulary to create these lovely word problems.
We have also created dioramas. I have included a couple of photos of work completed this week which is too good to miss.
As the children become more settled into the nursery environment, they are beginning to feel more adventurous and are happy to explore more freely. Last week (23rd September) we were particularly excited to venture into the outdoor playground and develop our confidence in this area!
End of half term fun!
What an incredible first half term in Reception! We are so proud of all the children for settling so well and engaging in all learning opportunities. Here are some pictures of the fun we had on the last day of the half term, including pe games and classroom fun. We hope you all have a really lovely half term.
2RF Home Learning
Here is some of the amazing home learning 2RF have created this half term, from lighthouses to Victorian outfits via lots of food…
Autumn Term in LB2
Whether it is drama for writing, writing our own story introduction, exploring character in our new book, Tin Forest, Celtic art, shields for theme, ancient hill forts or mountains in different medium, LB2 have worked hard to produce some stunning, insightful and imaginative work. What an amazing first half term! Well done LB2!
Fun Family Friday!
We would just like to say how much fun the reception team have had with all of the children and their grown ups today! It was fantastic to see such a big turn out of mums, dads, nans, grandads and family friends. It really was a lovely afternoon and we look forward to many more family events throughout the year!
LB 1 Communicative Play
As part of their communication session today, Monday 14th October, Reception and Yr. 1 pupils in LB 1 took turns to play games. The aim of the session was to identify when it was their turn to wait and listen and when it was their turn to lead and talk.
The groups favourite activity was Buckaroo. They enjoyed using their fine motor skills to balance objects on the horse before the horse bucked and everything fell off.
The pupils used ‘My turn, Your Turn’ cards created by Miss Morris (SaLT) and quickly identified the appropriate times to talk before stopping to allow their peers to concentrate on their balancing task. Lovely.
Thank You Year 6
We had our EYFS open morning this week and 14 children from Yr6 were chosen to meet the new families, escort them around EYFS and answer their questions about LHPSN. On their way out every single visitor, without fail, commented on what lovely children they were, their wonderful manners, how knowledgeable and proud they were of their school and how welcoming they had been. Thank you
Cordelia, Caitlin, Toby, Otis, Ewan, Arham, Carla,
Olivia, Alex, Dylan, Lily, Sophie, Sam and James.
Thank you for representing our school so well.
Good mental health, just like physical health, is vital for everyone. The government’s first “State of the Nation” report on children’s wellbeing was published this week to coincide with World Mental Health Day on Thursday 10 October. 7,000 young people aged between 10 and 24 were questioned about their mental wellbeing. According to the findings of the report, 83% of those surveyed reported having high ‘life satisfaction’. Meanwhile, 94% of children said they felt happy with their family, 92% said they felt happy with their friends and 96% per cent re-
ported feeling in good or very good health. One of the key reasons for reported unhappiness or poor mental wellbeing was bullying, including cyberbullying. The study’s findings are important because we should be pleased that so many young people are resilient to the pressures of 21st Century life however as a school we aim to support those who struggle too. The Mental Health Foundation website states that “Good mental health allows children and young people to develop the resilience to cope with whatever life throws at them and grow into well-rounded,
healthy adults.” T
hey also add things that can help keep children and young people mentally well including:
being in good physical health, eating a balanced diet and getting regular exercise
having time and the freedom to play, indoors and outdoors
being part of a family that gets along well most of the time
going to a school that looks after the wellbeing of all its pupils
taking part in local activities for young people.
Other factors are also important, including:
feeling loved, trusted, understood, valued and safe
being interested in life and having opportunities to enjoy themselves
being able to learn and having opportunities to succeed
accepting who they are and recognising what they are good at
having a sense of belonging in their family, school and community
feeling they have some control over their own life
having the strength to cope when something is wrong (resilience) and the ability to solve problems.
As educators, we welcome the report https://www.gov.uk/government/news/first-state-of-the-nation-report-marks-world-mental-health-day. It recognises some
of the good practise we already have in place at LHPSN but will also help us better understand patterns and issues to make sure appropriate support is in place
when and where needed.