Tuesday 25 November 2014

Egyptian information

During guided reading these boys have been demonstrating their knowledge of headings, diagrams and captions. Here the boys have each produced some information about Egyptian pyramids.

Lovely work boys. Thanks for sharing your work with me!

Marvellous maths

Another hard worker in Plane class. Lauren has been learning about using written methods for adding and subtracting number. Lauren has also been learning about place value.

Congratulations Lauren for working so well!

I hope you continue to work just as hard.

Impressive independence Jack!

I popped into Plane class this morning to see some stunning maths calculations that jack had completed.

Very well done Jack. I'm delighted to see you working so hard.

Keep it up!

Tuesday 18 November 2014

Hayden has been learning about Information books

Well done Hayden on producing two fabulous pieces of work. Hayden has been learning about features found in information books such as the glossary and the use of captions to describe illustrations. I am so pleased to see that you can create your own glossary and captions!

Congratulations to Hayden for her fantastic work. Your family will be so proud of you.

Keep it up!

Thursday 13 November 2014

Super calculations

Well done Daniel on your fabulous achievement. 100 questions in 3 minutes is very impressive

Congratulations Daniel!

Monday 10 November 2014

Incredible writing by Samuel

I was truly astounded by Samuel's writing that he did completely independently in class this morning!

I am very impressed Samuel. Thank you for reading your work aloud to me.

Well done!

Thursday 6 November 2014

Space Topic Book

I am so delighted to see Razia's fabulous topic book about Space!

Razia has completed lots of amazing work including a little books of facts and this rocket.

Well done Razia!

Wednesday 5 November 2014

Egyptian Mummy Cake!

Jessica baked a cake as part of her homework project in Year 3/4, Hornbeam class.

This is a fabulous cake that represents Jessica's understanding mummification!

Fab cake - looking forward to tasting it!

Problem Solving with words and letters!

Hannah and Paul knocked on my door to explain that they had been the first to solve a problem set in Maple Class!

Each letter of the alphabet had been given a monetary value, i.e a = 1p b = 5p etc.

Paul and Hannah found a word that when the letters were added together equalled £1 which was the nature of the challenge!

Well done both of you!

Tuesday 21 October 2014

Terrific writing

Joshua has been writing a biography about a made up character called Jack Lee. Joshua used an Alpha Smart to type his work before transferring to a computer.

This is Joshua proudly showing off his fabulous work! Well done Joshua.

Monday 20 October 2014

Fantastic fractions

It is truly fantastic to see that Annabelle has been learning how to find fractions of amounts. Annabelle was the first to finish her assessment.

Wow that is a wonderful achievement. Well done Annabelle!

Thank you card

Amelie created this brilliant thank you card to send to the Friends of Ivy Chimneys. The FOICs have recently purchased lots of new toys and games for use during wet weather.

The FOICs are really touched by your card.

Well done Amelie!

Football trophy

I'm delighted to see that Orlando has achieved a football trophy for playing football at the weekend.

Well done Orlando!

Thursday 16 October 2014

Phillip's Pop Clip Pop Song

I popped into Hornbeam class this afternoon and was delighted by the music that Phillip has written. He performed his music to the class and I recorded it for the Wonder Wall.

Well done Phillip!

Phillip's Pop Clip Pop Song

Wednesday 1 October 2014

Lauren's book

Super work Lauren I've really enjoyed seeing your book! I love the story idea and the pictures!

Well done Lauren.


Well done to Phillip who has been learning about using pronouns.

Phillip understands that you can use pronouns in place of someone's name.

Thank you for coming to share your wonderful work with me!

Wednesday 24 September 2014

Wonderful writing

I'm delighted to have been visited by two boys this morning, Jack and Harry. I have read two great beginnings to stories they have been writing this morning,

I'm looking forward to seeing the finished stories and chance for you to race my RC car!

Keep it up boys.

Wednesday 17 September 2014

Sophia's fact file

Sophia has shown me her beautiful writing containing lots of information about Egypt.

I am very impressed with all of your work. Very well done Sophia!

Tuesday 22 July 2014

Times Table champions!

It's always great to see our children succeeding! On the last day of term we have four wonderful learners achieving well in their times tables.

Well done to Daniel, Guy, Olivia and Bonnie!

Friday 18 July 2014

Ruby's School Journey Project

Wow I'm so impressed with the mountains of work in Ruby's project.

Ruby has used lots of innovative ideas for presenting her amazing work. Thank you for sharing it with me.

Well done Ruby!

Superb achievement

Bonnie has achieved sixteen gold awards this year! Yes, sixteen!!

We are all super proud of your hard work and commitment to learning. Thank you so much!

Well done Bonnie!

Marvellous Topic Book by Holly

I am overwhelmed by the quantity and quality of the work presented in Holly's Topic Book! I'm really impressed with the care and concentration you have shown in all of your work.

I can see why the Dragonfly Fact File is something you are most proud of!

Well done Holly!

Thursday 17 July 2014

Ben and his brilliant writing!

I've had a wonderful conversation with Ben about his writing. We have been talking about using commas and apostrophes. I'm looking forward to seeing his next piece of writing!

Ben has worked very hard this morning as you can see in the photo! He has used speech marks and commas today.

Well done Ben I'm really pleased!

Wednesday 16 July 2014

Sixteen Gold Awards

Gosh, twice in one day!

This is a momentous occasion and a great achievement. Very well done to you!

Daisy's Rivers project

Wow! I'm so impressed with Daisy's hard work and presentation of her project on Rivers.

Each of the pages are very carefully illustrated with beautiful handwriting. Daisy has chosen her favourite page as seen in the photo!

Well done Daisy!

Friday 4 July 2014

Congratulations Alexis

I am delighted to hear that you have been super-hardworking in class this week and have demonstrated great manners.

Well done for being polite, kind and thoughtful towards others!

Well done Alexis!

Thursday 3 July 2014

Toby has shown kindness and thoughtfulness

I'm really proud to hear that Toby has shown thoughtfulness and kindness towards another pupil.

This recognises your amazing contribution to our school and the help that you give towards others.

Thank you Toby!

Thursday 26 June 2014


Well done Javi for creating an amazing Story Map all by himself! Super story and what excellent ideas. You have made me very proud of you and I'm sure your mum and dad will be too!

Keep it up!

Sunday 22 June 2014

Perfect poetry

I'm immensely proud of Amelia and Daisy who popped their heads around my door hoping to share their poetry with me.

I'm very glad they did because it is amazing. So amazing that I wanted to record their poems for everyone to listen. What do you think? Add your comments below!

Well done girls! Listen to their poems... (Daisy reads hers first!)

Monday 16 June 2014

Amazing and fabulous!

Yet again I am amazed by Razia's work and the things she has learnt. Razia started by describing the photographs on her cork board and the learning that has taken place.

Delving into Razia's scrapbook reveals yet more fabulous learning. Well done Razia!

Keep it up!

Wednesday 21 May 2014

Telling the time

I'm excited to have been visited by James who has been learning to tell the time. James knows how to read an analogue clock using o'clock, half past and quarter past.

I tested James and he got all of my questions right! Well done James!

Friday 16 May 2014

Poem by Lois

How impressive is Lois' poem!?

I am absolutely staggered by the quality of your poem. It is amazing!

Thank you so much for sharing this with me!

Well done Lois!

Fabulous Story Writing

Thank you for sharing your fabulous story with me. I'm really impressed by the ideas you have in your story mountain.

Miss Phillips and I are delighted with your work.

Well done Lauren!

Friday 9 May 2014

Tyrese's writing

Some excellent writing from Tyrese who has described the visit from Florence Nightingale.

I'm so pleased that you completed this writing all by yourself!

Well done Tyrese!

Rayan's Writing

I popped into Birch class this morning and was delighted to read Rayan's writing about Florence Nightingale who visited last week.

What a superb piece of writing. Well done Rayan!

Wednesday 7 May 2014

Super Spider!

Super work from Hannah who has written about spiders and has labelled a fantastic drawing of a spider!

Your writing has improved dramatically and you clearly have a great interest in spiders! I know who to call if ever there is a spider in my office!

Well done for working so hard in everything that you do.

Friday 2 May 2014

Target Writing

Archie has impressed by Mrs Mckenzie and myself with his target writing book.

Archie has demonstrated that he can use fantastic adverbs, punctuation and connectives in his writing.

Very well done Archie!

Recount of the Go Run for Fun event

Well, well, well! I have been blown away by the quality and quantity of writing that Tilly has produced following her trip to the Olympic Park yesterday!

This photograph shows some of Tilly's writing that she completed in just one hour. Incredible!

I know that mum and dad will be so delighted, as indeed we are!

Well done Tilly!

Playground development

These Year 5 children have presented a fantastic analysis of the current playground design in the Ivy Chimneys Park.

Their design work is clearly annotated with photographs of the existing equipment. Wow! I'm looking forward to seeing their designs for the new park!

Well done team!

Ivy Chimneys Playground

Anna and Lauren have been working on designing and developing a new park for the Ivy Chimneys Playground next to our school.

Today they have created a budget sheet detailing the equipment and the cost of each item. The girls have even calculated how much concrete is needed for each item depending on its size and the cost of the concrete.

I am so impressed. Well done girls!

Thursday 1 May 2014

Isabelle's fabulous story

Isabelle has shown me some of her work from this morning. She has written a story called 'Apple White and the Ten Bunnies' which sounds a bit like 'Snow White and the Seven Dwarves'.

I'm really delighted to see your great writing with speech marks and capital letters!

Well done Isabelle!

Wednesday 30 April 2014

Henry's diary entry

I've also had a visit from Henry who has shared his writing with me. I've recorded Henry reading his work aloud which you can listen to below!

I'm mightily impressed with the vocabulary choices and use of adverbs in his writing.

Well done Henry!

Wonderful writing with alliteration!

I'm delighted to be visited by Dharia who has done some amazing diary writing in class this morning.

I'm particularly impressed by the use of alliteration!

Well done Dharia!

Friday 25 April 2014

Greater independence!

Really impressed with Elvan's independence this week.

Aimee and I are really delighted that you are doing more things for yourself!

Very well done to you!

Amazing reading!

I really enjoyed listening to Janet reading her book to me. Janet has worked amazingly hard to improve her reading and has moved to Yellow books!

Janet also received a merit certificate this week!

Well done Janet!

Thursday 27 March 2014

More Science Best Books

I'm delighted to see so much fabulous work from children in Hornbeam class. Erin and Jodie are both very proud of their Science Best Books.

You have learnt so many amazing facts and information about the human body and animals too.

Well done girls!

Science Best Book

Alex has come to show me his brilliant Science Best Book. Miss Williams is very proud of Alex's achievements and so am I !

Alex has learnt about a range different parts of the body looking at the skeleton, bones and teeth.

Fantastic work Alex!

Friday 21 March 2014

Hannah's Emotive Poem - Missing Malaysian Aeroplane

Hannah shared the most amazing poem in our achievement assembly this morning. It is so emotive and so thoughtfully written. Wow, well done Hannah!

Listen to Hannah read her poem aloud.

Working with money

Daniel has delighted me this morning with his work on money and finding the number of coins needed to make a certain amount of money.

Daniel has explained the strategy that he has used to solve the problems. I'm very impressed. Great explanation Daniel!

Well done.

Thursday 6 March 2014

Amy's Greek Myth

Amy has come to show me her fabulous Greek Myth that she has written. Amy is particularly proud of the descriptive vocabulary she has used.

Amy has learnt how to use more adjectives to enhance her writing.

I'm really delighted to see your amazing writing. Thank you for sharing it with me!