Here are some of the stars we celebrated this morning. An over arching theme of being kind and helpful shone through.
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Here are some of the stars we celebrated this morning. An over arching theme of being kind and helpful shone through.
My name is Kathryn Cummings but I tend to be called Mrs. C. I’m looking forward to getting to know everyone at Langton Primary school really well. I live in York and love being outside in the countryside with my dog, I also enjoy cricket, James Bond films and reading books.
I am delighted to have joined the team here at Langton and I am really enjoying my new role at the school. I have been teaching now for many years and I have previously taught across all ages in Key Stage Two with the majority of my experience being in Year 6. I have come from a much larger outstanding primary school where my responsibilities were behaviour and safeguarding. At Langton as well as being Class 3 teacher it is my role to lead Maths and PE.
I live in a small village on the outskirts of York with my wife and two young children. My personal life revolves around my family and I really look forward to the time we spend together. We go on camping holidays and days out whenever possible and I also have a keen interest in sport, cinema and music. I really enjoy participating in most sports although I seem to spend more time cheering for my children than playing myself now!
Rye Class Curriculum Letter Spring Term 2021
First of all, I would like to wish you a Happy New Year and I hope that you have all had a great Christmas. It is not the start to the New Year that many of us were expecting but I have been really pleased with the quality of the home learning that I have received so far. There are only a few children in Rye class at the moment, who are completing the same tasks as everyone learning remotely. I will be a maths and English task each day combined with either topic, computing or science. Outlined below is a summary of the areas of learning that we will be covering this term.
In Literacy we will learning about myths and legends stories. We will learn about the key features of each and the similarities and differences between them. We will then have a go at planning and writing our own myths and legends stories.
In Maths the children will be increasing their knowledge of fractions, decimals and percentages. This is an area lots of children find tricky so we will be working hard to improve their skills and confidence. The children have been working hard to learn their times tables so this should really help. All children in class are set Mathletics activities to do at home whenever possible which covers the whole maths curriculum and really improves their mathematical knowledge. If you could encourage them to do this at home too please it would be very much appreciated and really beneficial.
We were slightly depleted in numbers today, due to illnesses. However these are the children we were congratulating this morning. Well done Superstars!
On a beautifully bright and breezy Autumn afternoon, the entire school set out for our annual welly walk. The theme this year was wizards and a few hats and signs of them were found along the route. All the sponsor money raised is for our school funds. Well done to all the walkers, it is a fair way for little legs, and to the grown ups who came to help and support. A very big thank you to Jenny Johnson for organising, preparing and arranging our afternoon and to Mrs Howard-Vyse for allowing us access to her land. We returned to school for refreshments just before hometime.
First of all I would like to wish you a very Happy New Year and I hope that you have had a great Christmas. Outlined below is a summary of the areas of learning that Class 3 will be covering this term. This term’s topic is Britain since 1948. Class 3 will be investigating what every-day life was like in post-war Britain and how it has changed through the decades. The children will also be looking at the changing trends in music, fashion and pastimes; how working life has changed; changes in population; and advances in technology. This time period is also home to some amazing people and events and the children will have the opportunity to explore some of these historic milestones.
Our topic will start with a cookery lesson where the class 3 will prepare and sample meals made only with ingredients available during rationing. From there we will work our way through the decades, ending with a quick look to the future at where some of this decade’s breakthroughs could take us. Throughout the topic, the children will be gathering information which they will bring together in the form of a multi-media presentation. Throughout our English lessons we will investigate key figures since 1948 in the form of autobiographies and biographies, the use of instructions that present detailed guidelines as well as looking at the difference between formal and informal writing. Class 3 will also evaluate reports, information texts and create comparisons for a travel catalogue along with writing stories & poetry associated with key events since the 1940s. We have also entered the Ryedale Debating competition based on ‘Is Social Media a danger to children?’ so be looking out for debaters coming home!
In Maths the children will use steps to solve word problems, look at number equations and be able to use their multiplication skills to work on all Maths based activities, particularly when using fractions decimals and percentages. They will also learn about algebra, graphs, space and measurement whilst also producing 2D work based on the properties of shape. We will continually use the online system, MyMaths, and another maths resource, Abacus, throughout maths lessons so that children can learn in a variety of ways.
In Science this term our topic is electricity. We will begin with a revision of simple circuits and then we will have lots of hands on experience with symbols, diagrams & incomplete circuits. We will inquire about the length of wire in a circuit, the use of cells, compare series & parallel circuits whilst doing lots of practical experiments. In RE this half term, the children will study about key inspirational leaders, including looking in depth at influential people like Martin Luther King.
Each year a number of our Year 6 pupils are selected to become prefects. These children have demonstrated that they are role models to other children within school and are given the title of prefect as a reward for their efforts.
Prefects are given extra responsibility such as lunch-time monitors, office monitors and playground buddies.
At Langton, we also employ a "Buddy System" for our new Reception pupils in order to help our new pupils settle in, build relationships across the year groups, and to give responsibility to our older pupils. Year 6 pupils are paired with a new starter, and will, for example, help reception children during playtimes. The system works extremely well, and many pupils stay in touch with their buddies after they have moved to secondary school.
Langton School runs a House system, with the four houses named in memory of some of those from Langton who lost their lives in the Great War - Howard Vyse, Hill, Turner and Boyce. On entry to the school, each child is assigned a house (the same as an older sibling if applicable) and remains a member of this house throughout their years at Langton.
House points can be awarded by any member of staff for effort, attitude and achievement and for competitions run at various points during the year, e.g. Sports Day, quiz competitions, Maths challenges etc. The house system fosters good relationships between children in different year groups and encourages a sense of team work and working together.
School Council update - December 2020
The School Council have been very busy sorting Christmas Raffle tickets, sorting and giving out Christmas cards and making posters for the Reverse Advent Calendar collection boxes. We were also very excited to see that some of the resources that we chose for the Learning through Landscapes Nature Grant have arrived in school!Next week, we will be collecting money from classes for Friday’s Christmas Jumper Day! (11th December).
School Council Update - November 2020
Our new KS2 School Council are newly elected and are already down to business. Emily (Rye Class) tells us about some of their achievements so far this term….
Ouse Class Curriculum Letter – January 2021
I hope you and your families were able to enjoy a safe and happy Christmas, even if it was a quiet one. Although we have got off to a challenging and ever-changing start, I hope after the current lockdown, we can all look forward to a brighter and safer 2021. I am disappointed that I cannot welcome all of the children back into school, but I look forward to seeing how they adapt and respond to their remote-learning. I would like to reassure you that the work sent home remotely via the daily PowerPoint mirrors the work that will be covered in school with the children who are in.
You will now be familiar with the daily overview of lessons being sent out, which covers English, Maths and a topic each day. The topic lessons will cover the wider curriculum and include Science (set by Mrs Huntriss), Computing, French and lessons linked to our Cornerstones curriculum topic.
That topic for this half-term is called ‘Playlist’ and has a Music theme which will see us research genres of music, learn about instruments, and explore how music is used in everyday life. Links will also be made to the Science topic of ‘Sound’, Geography, History, Art, DT and languages.
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Curriculum Letter Spring Term 2021 Foss Class
Dear Parents and families,
This is a strange letter to write because I’ve already been in touch with you all however here is a few reminders and an overview of what is happening and will hopefully occur moving forwards. I will keep sending the daily emails with the power points with attached worksheets and activities as and when appropriate. This week has been challenging and I have no doubt it is the same for all of you. We do understand your issues with work, school, life and balancing everything. We will be as flexible and accommodating as we can be while following the procedures laid out for schools.
We have a new topic to get our teeth into ‘Street Detectives’ with lots of areas for development to continue advancing our skills, interests, personalities and all-round learning. Reading books will not be coming home, for those in school, but we are asking that children use Bug Club/Active Learn. This has been updated and the school code is ka9t alongside each child’s personal log in.
...our Class 1 teacher, and English & Literacy lead for the school.
Q How long have you been a teacher?
A For many years, in a variety of schools in East and North Yorkshire.
Q Which Key stage do you enjoy teaching the most?
A During the course of my career I have taught in EYFS, KS1 and lower KS2 and have enjoyed teaching in all of them but I am particularly enjoying EYFS and KS1 at the moment as every day is different and fun.
Derwent Class Curriculum Letter Spring Term 2021
I hope that you all had a lovely Christmas, though I imagine it already seems a long time ago! I would like to take this opportunity to wish you a healthy and hopefully happy 2021! The start of the year has not only been disappointing but very worrying. Hopefully with the new vaccines being rolled out, summer could be much better for us all. It has been lovely to welcome some of our key workers children back in school and to have been sent so many pictures and updates from our home learners.
Our topic this term is Super Heroes and through this topic the curriculum will be taught. Whether the children are in school or learning from home, the work covered will be the same. In science the children will be learning about materials and their properties and using this knowledge to design a strong and waterproof cloak for a super hero. They will learn to identify, name, draw and label the basic parts of the human body and say which part of the body is associated with each sense. They will also continue with our seasonal walks to notice changes in temperature, length of daylight and to identify flora and fauna.
In PSHE they will be learning that superheroes need super bodies and so they will learn about the the importance of personal hygiene, making healthy eating choices, having plenty of sleep and regular exercise.