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May 2011

CavTell

Issue No. 4

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Ground to Grub Cavell Café Vert is now cooking it’s own fresh and tasty lunches. The number of children choosing to eat a meal at the school is increasing, and we hope that as word gets round, this number will increase even more. The children are enjoying trying different foods, and we will continue to adjust the menu where necessary.

Summer Fete

We are also changing lunch time arrangements so the children will no longer need to queue for their meal as it will be served at the table. They can then use the extra time to go out to play. Very soon the children will be able to harvest some vegetables from the allotment which can be included in the meals. They will then fully be able to understand the ’Ground to Grub’ philosophy. Each class is spending one morning a week on the allotment, where they are enjoying the chance to work in the fresh air and to learn in a different environment. As the sun is now starting to get stronger, could you please ensure that your child has sun cream applied on their allotment day, and they have a sun hat to wear. We have been spoiled with dry and sunny days this spring, but please keep your fingers crossed for some heavy rain as our large water butts are nearly empty!

Term Dates 2011-2012

Educational Visits

Progress Reports It’s the time of year for us to start preparing the end of year reports. We hope to get them out to parents in the middle part of next term. We are also in the process of organising the new class structures for next year. These will be based on what’s best for the children and for their progress. As recently quoted in the Ofsted report “Progress has accelerated since September because the teaching is good”. There are a number of staffing changes to tell you about but that information will follow in a separate letter soon. By making the correct decisions in the class structures for next year, we wish to build on the success of this year and ensure that every child will be able to make the best progress they can. We are sure you will be able to read of the good progress being made this year in your child’s report.

Head | Simon Wakeman | head@cavell.norfolk.sch.uk Duckett Close| Norwich| Norfolk | NR1 2LR 01603 621927

Eco-Schools

Dates for your Diary


Class Assemblies During the summer term, classes will be holding parent assemblies to let them share the work they have been doing in class this year. These will be held at 9.05am. The dates confirmed are as follows; Year 1– 1st July; Year 2 - 7th July; Year 3 - 16th June; Year 4/5L - 23rd June; Year 4/5B - 8th July; Year 4/5E - 17th June; Year 6 24th June

Term Dates 2011- 2012 Autumn Term Wed 7th Sept - Fri 16th Dec

Spring Term

Summer Term

Wed 4th Jan - Fri 30th March Mon 16th April - Fri 20th July

Half Term

Half Term

Half Term

24th - 28th Oct

13th - 17th Feb

4th - 8th June May Day 7th May Inset Day 27th June

School Trips Several school trips have been arranged this year. So far we have had enjoyable and informative visits to Easton College, The Playhouse Theatre, and Oulton Broad. We still have several exciting trips to come, such as Gressenhall Museum & Farm, Thrigby Wildlife Park, Whitlingham Broad and Bewilderwood.

Leapfrog Project Earlier this year, the school applied for a grant from the Leapfrog Project to allow the school to replace the damaged liner in the pond. The school had a strong application and has reached the final 8 of all the schools in the country which applied. The Leapfrog project are interested in our pond as it will be a haven for wildlife due to it’s location next to the Lakenham Way. We are waiting for confirmation of the grant which we should receive in the Autumn Term.


Eco School Group The Eco-Group hold regular meetings, and the Group Action Team are in the process of writing an Eco Code for the school. They also recently completed an environmental review of the school to identify Eco Targets. They have decided that the school needs to increase both the amount of composting and recycling undertaken. Procedures will be put in place soon, to allow this to happen. The school will aim to achieve the Silver Eco Award by the summer.

School Council We are continuing to have a very active school council. Our recent school jumble sale was a great success raising approximately £200, and our jewellery campaign raised £74. Thank you for all your support. They are on course to reach the target of raising £250 by the summer. A ‘target mountain’ illustrating the amount raised is displayed in the hall. All the ideas have been thought up and organised by the school council - so well done to all involved!

Summer Fete and Car Boot Our annual Summer Fete will be held on Saturday 18th June between 12pm-4pm. We will have all the usual stalls, as well as a bouncy castle and donkey rides. There will also be stalls run by each class. We will be showcasing talents in the arena. A guest celebrity will be opening the event. There is also a car boot—please book your pitch in advance or turn up on the day. Pitches will cost £5. If you are able to help, please sign up on the list of 30 minute slots in the classrooms. Please help to make this event a fantastic day!

Fundraising Our Easter raffle raised an amazing £163. This has been put towards our Heartstart Defibrillator fund. We now only need to raise a further £200 and we will reach our target and be able to purchase a defibrillator for use in the school and immediate community.


Foundation Stage Nursery & Year R -‘Mary Seacole’ Class (1805 – 1881)Mary Seacole was born in Jamaica and made her mark on British public life when she went to the Crimea to bring comfort to the wounded and dying soldiers. She was awarded a Crimean medal, and in 1857 published her autobiography, The Wonderful Adventures of Mary Seacole in Many Lands.

Plants, Flowers and Food This term Nursery and Reception classes are learning all about growing plants and flowers and food. We will be growing sunflowers and planting a variety of vegetables. Reception children continue to have a weekly session on the school allotment. We are tasting and cooking vegetables and fruit. We will be sorting, counting and describing different foods and tasting food from different cultures. This term Nursery will be going on a trip to Bewilderwood and Reception will be spending the day at Whitlingham Broad exploring local wildlife. As part of SEAL (social, emotional aspects of learning) we will be exploring friendships and relationships. In the second half of term we will then be looking at changes in preparation for our new class in September.

Count the flowers

2 of the best … www.bbc.co.uk/schools/websites/eyfs /www.bbc

Links to BBC websites

www.ictgames.co.uk

Maths and English games to play


Year 1 – ‘Florence Nightingale’ Class (May 12, 1820 – Aug 13, 1910) was an English nurse coming to prominence for her pioneering work during the Crimean War

Transport Our topic will be transport for the whole of the summer term. We kick started the topic by setting ourselves a challenge to see how many types of transport we could travel on in one day. Our trip took us on a coach, boat, tram, bus, train and of course our feet! Do you think you can add to that changing the transport you use to and from school? Each two weeks will have a transport theme ranging from on the sea to in the air. The children will learn about how transport has changed over time and look at similarities and differences. They will make timelines to show the changes as well as research inventions which have been created over recent times. Later in the term we will be visiting Gressenhall where we will look at transport on the farm as well as having a lovely day. The children will be looking at how they get to school, collecting data and putting this into simple tables and graphs. We will create maps to describe our routes so the children can begin to look carefully about what they pass on their way to school. Later in the term we will be walking around the local area, looking at different types of transport and how we can keep safe.

It’s not as easy as you think … How many forms of transport can you think of? Write a list, draw, make a poster or a model, sort into sea, land and air. Bring them into school so we can make a display of them. Here’s a few to get you started. Do you know what they are?

3 of the best … www.eatm.org.uk

Find out about the transport museum. Look at pictures and the map to see where we visited.

www.crickweb.co.uk/ks1literacy.html

Practice reading transport words by matching the words to the pictures.

www.bbc.co.uk/schools/barnabybear

Find out where Barnaby Bear has been and what forms of transport he has used.


Year 2 – ‘Ellen Ochoa’ Class (Born May 10, 1958) was a former American astronaut and engineer

Transport We will be learning: Literacy – To read and learn about fun poems. To design and create a shape poem based around a type of transport. To write an imaginary story set in another world! History – How has transport changed? What did old cars look like? How did we start to fly planes? What weird and wonderful inventions have there been? Geography – Children will look at the world from afar and learn more about the different countries and the weather in different parts of the world. They will look at how transport changes across the world with transport like the tram, the bus, a bicycle and a camel! Technology and art – Children will draw futuristic transport like cars and planes. They will design and make paper aeroplanes and will design and make a form of transport using our resources at school. The Big Picture – Why is transport important? Why is it so different in countries like Ethiopia or parts of China? What harm does transport do to our environment and what is being done about it.

It’s not as easy as you think … Design and describe what a type of transport might look like in a thousand years.

3 of the best … www.eatm.org.uk

Find out about the transport museum. Look at pictures and the map to see where we are visiting.

www.crickweb.co.uk/ks1literacy.html

Practice reading transport words by matching the words to the pictures.

www.coolmathsgames.com

A fun website with lots of maths games to play.


Year 3 – ‘Jane Goodall’ Class (Born April 3, 1934) is a British primatologist, ethologist and anthropologist

Young and Old This half term in our topic we are concentrating on history. We have been taking a step back in time to the Victorian era to learn about what children’s lives were like. The children are researching the types of jobs pauper children did and then writing a non-fiction report about it in their literacy. Our trip to Gressenhall workhouse is supporting this learning. Children are being encouraged to dress like a Victorian child so they can enter into the whole spirit of the day. They will write about their experiences on their return to school. PE throughout the summer term will be on Mondays and Fridays so it is best to keep PE kits in for the whole week. They will need shorts, t-shirts and trainers or plimsolls.

It’s not as easy as you think … Can you use the four numbers below and any of the four number operations to make the target number 34?

4

10

5

1

3 of the best … www.bbc.co.uk/schools/primaryhistor y/victorian_britain/

This website has lots of information about Victorian children at work, home and play.

www.woodlands-junior.kent.sch.uk/ Homework/ vctorians/children/

Another great website on a Victorian childhood.

www.uri.org/kids/world_juda.htm

Log on to this to support learning on the Jewish religion in RE.


Year 4/5E - Friederike ‘Joy’ Adamson Class (Jan 20, 1910 - Jan 3, 1980) was a naturalist and wildlife conservationist.

Survival For the next term our topic will be Survival. We will be learning all about where our food comes from and how some of it is grown, designing a healthy menu for a new restaurant in our area, and finding out what work takes place on the farm before we see our food in the supermarket. As part of our learning we will be visiting the farm at Easton. We will also be learning how to make bread before having our own cooking sessions to create and taste our own food.

Our PE sessions will take place outside this half term on a Tuesday afternoon and a Thursday morning. Pupils will need t-shirt, shorts/trousers and a change of shoes.

It’s not as easy as you think … Can you work out what comes next in these sequences? Snake

Human

Pig

Insect 25

1

4

9

16

mm

cm

m

??

?? ??

3 of the best … www.climatechoices.org.uk/pages/foo d1.htm

Information on where food comes from and what people eat all over the world.

http://sites.ext.vt.edu/virtualfarm/ main.html

Visit a virtual farm!

www.foodafactoflife.org.uk

Play games, follow recipes and watch cooking videos.


Year 4/5L – ‘Rachel Zimmerman’ Class (Born 1972) is a Canadian inventor and astronomer.

Survival For the next term our topic will be Survival. We will be learning all about where our food comes from and how some of it is grown, designing a healthy menu for a new restaurant in our area, and finding out what work takes place on the farm before we see our food in the supermarket. As part of our learning we will be visiting the farm at Easton College and taking a trip to Thrigby Wildlife Gardens. We will also be learning how to make bread before having our own cooking sessions to serve in our own Cavell restaurant! Our PE sessions will take place outside this half term on a Wednesday afternoon and a Friday morning. Pupils will need t-shirt, shorts/trousers and a change of shoes.

It’s not as easy as you think … Claire cannot decide what to have in her lunch box. Apple 20p

Banana 25p

Crisps 15p

Kit-Kat 12p

Penguin 14p

Yogurt 8p

Milk 32p

Orange Juice 34p

Cheese 10p

1. Claire has £1.00 to spend, what could she buy? (Give three alternative selections) 2. Claire has 32p she needs to buy a piece of fruit and a chocolate bar, what can she buy? 3. Claire has bought two apples. How much change will she have from 50p? 4. Claire would like a drink and some crisps. How much money does she need? (Give two alternative selections)

3 of the best … www.climatechoices.org.uk/pages/foo d1.htm

Information on where food comes from and what people eat all over the world.

http://sites.ext.vt.edu/virtualfarm/ main.html

Visit a virtual farm!

www.foodafactoflife.org.uk

Play games, follow recipes and watch cooking videos.


Year 4/5B – ‘Dian Fossey’ Class (Jan 16, 1932 – Dec 26 1985) was an American zoologist who undertook an extensive study of gorilla groups.

What’s on the menu? This half term in Literacy we have been researching and writing Explanation Texts about tsunamis, which is something the children showed an interest in last term, following the recent events in Japan. In our topic work we have been really enjoying starting up our own class restaurant. This has involved cooking, tasting, planning, making badges and looking at where our food comes from. We have also enjoyed a fantastic trip to Easton College where we learnt how food comes from the farm to our forks! Next half term we will be continuing with this topic and developing it further! Here is a picture of our wonderful display from last term for our rainforest topic.

It’s not as easy as you think …

Can you join all nine dots with four straight lines without taking your pencil off the paper?

You cannot go over any line twice!

3 of the best … http://www.foodafactoflife.org.uk/ index.aspx

A lovely website with recipes and videos

http://www.juniorcitizen.org.uk/kids/ farmsafety

A website with information and games to promote safety on farms

http://www.weatherwizkids.com/weat her-earthquake.htm

We have used this website to research tsunamis


Year 6 – ‘Rachel Carson’ Class (May 27, 1907 – April 14, 1964) was an American marine biologist and nature writer

All the Fun of the Fair SATs are now out the way, so we can relax and have fun exploring fairground rides and the science behind them e.g. forces, electricity and magnetism. We will be making our own model rides and games, using the skills and knowledge we acquire. Hopefully, some trips will further consolidate this learning – ‘where’ is a secret for now! Even our literacy and maths will get in on the fun: designing leaflets for our fair and calculating quantities for fairground food! PE

and

games

afternoons. trainers or plimsolls, and a

sessions

continue

on

Monday

and

Tuesday

Please continue to provide appropriate clothes and

swimming kit on Mondays.

It’s not as easy as you think … Word Ladders You can only change one letter at a time. Each time it still needs to be a real word! cat cat

Can you change ball

pin can

pan

pin

goal ?

3 of the best … http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/ks2bite Always a good starting point – info, quizsize/science/physical_processes/ zes and animations http://www.woodlandsjunior.kent.sch.uk/revision/Science/

Fantastic portal to lots of science websites that cover physical processes

Can you put the mechanisms together to catch the grain? Prepare to be frustrated! http://www.sciencemuseum.org.uk/on linestuff/games/grain_strain.aspx?key words=grain+strain


Cavell Primary & Nursery & School

Dates for the Diary Date

Event

Fri 27 May

Last Day of Term

Mon 6 June

Return to School

Thurs 9 June

Years 1 & 2 visit to Gressenhall

Sat 18 June

Summer Fete & Car Boot

Wed 22 June

‘Mathemagician’ Morning—division

Thurs 30 June

School Closed—Royal Norfolk Show

Fri 1 July

Nursery visit to Bewilderwood

Mon 4 July

Reception visit to Whitlingham

Wed 6 July

Nursery Induction

Thurs 7 July

Year 4/5L visit to Thrigby

Mon 11-Wed 13 July

Year 6 Transition Days to Hewett

Tues 12-Wed 13 July

Year 6 Transition Days to CNS

Tues 12 July

Class change over day

Wed 13 July

Reception Induction Meeting

Tues 19 July

Sports Day

Thurs 21 July

Nursery Sports Party

Fri 22 July

Last Day of Term

We would like to hear from you.. If you have any suggestions, questions or concerns, please let us know in order for us to deal with it. We have a Parents’ Suggestion box in the main entrance foyer, or alternatively email us at office@cavell.norfolk.sch.uk.


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