Newsletter : Friday 2nd February 2018 Another fantastic week at Bilsthorpe, I have shown lots of guests around school over the past few weeks. Everyone has said how amazing school looks and how fantastic the children are. I agree! The class ambassadors have done an brilliant job explaining what Bilsthorpe Flying High means to them and showing off their work. We have been busy collecting lots of photos of all the superb things that have happened already this year. We have turned them into a SMSC display- (spiritual, social, moral and cultural display). If you have any photos of the summer fair, bonfire night, charity events, celebrations etc. Then please email them to me for the display. Have an amazing weekend- let’s hope the sun shines :-) Mrs I F o u n d a ti o n W O W S Wow moments This week Pre school have enjoyed hearing the stories The very hungry caterpillar and Dear Zoo - The children have really got involved with saying the phrases “so we sent him back “ and laughing at the thought of an elephant, lion and a naughty monkey as pets ! They got very excited at the transformation of a very fat caterpillar as it turned into a beautiful butterfly. F1—Building trolls bridges outside in Wednesday wellies amazing character voices when retelling and acting out the story of 3 billy goat gruff .Had fun recognising our names and numbers written on the banana’s at snack time. FSU2—We have had some great proud clouds from parents about the fantastic things they have done at home. We have been writing rhyming words and some children have done them independently. We made bird feeders last week and have done some great writing about them. K e y s t a g e 1 W O W s Year 1 –Have been brilliant at retelling the story of The Little Red Hen and using all of the talk for writing actions. They are reading at home a lot more. They are sharing how much they enjoy reading and how they are getting better with their reading. Year 1 have really got stuck in with learning to count in 2’s! Year 2's visit to church their happy excited faces ...Nathan saying it was the best day ever. Our fantastic displays are WOW x Key stage 2 WOWS Year 3 –Have created some fantastic newspaper articles based on the Stone Age boy this week. As part of our PSED lesson year 3 came up with some great ideas about how we are respectful towards each other and our school. This week year 3 have done a great job in taking care of our classroom, cloak room and the school environment. Year 4 –Wrote newspaper reports based on the plague. A Cross appeared on the door marking the plague and the children could link their prior learning and predict what might happen next. They also finished perimeter and area and the children were sad to see it go! They all did really well :) Year 5 -The whole class for their great ideas for our shared letter write linked to recycling in the village. Year 6 -Monday we had our first Grammar War (red v blue) we covered ourselves with face paint then answered as many grammar questions in the treasure hunt as possible. Attendance Our award this week goes to year 1 with 97.3% Our school attendance this week is 90.1% Our school attendance so far this year is 94.3% this is below target.