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  • Year 1 St Nicholas Church Trip

    Sat 03 Dec 2022 Miss Chapman
  • Year 1 Great Fire of London Workshop

    Thu 01 Dec 2022 Miss Chapman

    As part of Year 1’s ‘Great Fire of London’ history topic, we welcomed an immersive workshop to Phoenix. Through role-play, children explored what it was like to be Thomas Farriner, working in the bakery as the fire started. Using freeze frames and drama games, we explored how the fire spread so quickly and why, as well as how the people of London escaped in 1666. We had many historical ‘hats’ on; from being Thomas Farriner to King Charles. What an amazing experience we had to finalise all of our history learning this half term! The children all worked so hard and were a credit to the school. Well done, Year 1!

  • Christmas Cards

    Wed 30 Nov 2022

    The Phoenix Elves are back!
     

    Our famous red post boxes will be back for your child to post their Christmas cards to their friends and staff within the school.

    Please ensure that the recipient's name AND class is written clearly on the envelope to avoid the card being undeliverable.

    First post will be Friday 2nd December and last post will be Friday 16th December.

    Years 3, 5 & 6 post box will be situated in the Main Office, the EYFS/KS1 post box will be situated within KS1 Corridor and Year 2 and 4 post box will be situated within the Year 2 and 4 Corridor.
     

    Children will have the opportunity to post their cards themselves and will be delivered to the recipients by our prefects.

    Plus, this is a great opportunity for your child to practice and show their brilliant handwriting skills!

    Merry Christmas everyone! 

  • KS1 Music Technology Workshop

    Thu 17 Nov 2022 Miss Chapman

    This week, KS1 were lucky enough to experience a music technology workshop with Conductive Music. They explored how to transform their bodies into a musical instrument, playing the piano simply by high fiving! The STEAM approach to the workshop allowed the children to think about electricity, everyday materials, computing skills and music all at once. KS1 loved being able to create sounds using the makey makey. First, they played the piano by holding both the negative and positive parts of the makey makey, turning themselves into a conductor. Next, they experimented with crocodile clips, trying out different materials like their hands, jumpers and shoes to find a good conductor. If the material was a conductor, a sound was made. Finally, they created patterns with graphite pencils, discovering that graphite was also a good conductor so their paper become a piano.

  • Year 1 Wat Tyler Park Trip

    Sat 05 Nov 2022

    How lucky have we been with the weather today! The sun shining was the perfect start to our Year 1, Wat Tyler Park trip, particularly with the rain the past couple of days. It was so nice to see the children all out on a school trip, having complete normality back, since COVID, and being able to attend trips. This was some of the children’s first time experiencing a coach ride and they were extremely excited.

     

    When we arrived at Wat Tyler, we split off into our classes and got stuck straight into our activities. The Minibeast hunt was a firm favourite, with children catching and classifying a range of minibeasts. We had so much fun on the Sensory Tour; discovering the natural environment around Wat Tyler and using our senses to make a magical potion. The most well-loved activity had to be the Pond Dipping. Children explored the aquatic habitats of the parks and caught all sorts of interesting inhabitants within the pond.

     

    We arrived back at school with lots more scientific knowledge on our animals, including humans topic. Year 1 have more exciting, educational filled trips/visits over the academic year planned, and are particularly looking forward to the Great Fire of London workshop and St Nicholas Church visit next.

  • Miss Chapman's Read. Write. Inc. Information Meeting 28/09/22

    Mon 03 Oct 2022

    Parents/ Carers attanded Miss Chapman's Read. Write. Inc. meeting.  It was so lovely to receive positive feedback.  Thank you to all who attended!

     

    Parents/Carer Feedback

     

    Danielle G

    I would just like to leave some positive feedback from yesterday’s phonics meeting with Miss Chapman for my daughter Millie.

    Miss Chapman structured the meeting very well so that us parents could easily understand and become familiar with how our children are learning at school, which is indeed very different to how we were taught at school.

    I was already some what familiar with how phonics is being taught but I did learn some new techniques from the meeting and have already began to implement them as well as other suggestions made into our daily routine which Millie has found very exciting. She enjoyed using Fred Talk last night which she found very entertaining and engaging. I am super impressed at how well she can decode her words already!

    So overall the meeting was a success and very helpful indeed. I would like to thank you for arranging it so this way we can all work together to give our children the best chance academically.

     

    Cheryl F

    I would like to quickly take the opportunity to say I found the zoom meeting on how KS1 is using read. write. inc phonics very helpful. I teach phonic in my job but it was so nice to be shown tools Kenny uses, eg “Fred talk” and “special friends”. I will be using these at home to help encourage him. It was just so nice to be giving the time and shown how the children are learning and what they are doing whilst they are at school. Thank you to Miss Chapman for her time and the great delivery of the meeting! It’s much appreciated.

     

    Maria T

    I found it very interesting and it gave a good insight into how our children are learning and what can be done to help their progress from a parents view. Miss Chapman was very informative and shared her wide range of knowledge with us; instead of feeling spoken at for half hour, I personally felt very informed and involved. It was encouraging to hear how much the children are supported and encouraged to reach their goals.

     

    Jodie T

    It felt great to be invited in to the school and get a feel for the techniques being used to teach our children. Although half an hour seemed to fly by with how much info was given to us... it was great to meet the teachers and hear them say that we can approach them at any time for anything we or our children are struggling with. It was great to get a human touch along side the text and computer based learning I have completed along with kerys. We were given some great tips of how to bring phonic learning to everyday chat and kerys was loving the challenges on the walk to school this morning. We were given an overload of information but it was delivered in a very positive way along side stressing the importance of working hard during her time in year 1.

     

    Carly L

    Thank you Miss Chapman for the phonics presentation. We found it really helpful and the information provided will definitely assist us at home. It's really good to hear what our children are learning in school and the way they are taught.

     

    Lilian U

    Thank you so much for the phonics meeting, it was really helpful.

     

    Anca M

    Miss Chapman has an amazing way of breaking things down so that they are understandable. It’s great that we’ve been kept in the loop about what is being taught in our child’s class and year, and about the upcoming Phonics screening check. Very helpful zoom meeting, thank you very much.

     

     

    Pavan C

    My daughter, AAROHI, attends Phoenix Primary School and is in 1C.

     

    I just wanted to thank Ms. Chapman for her outstanding presentation and thorough explanation of the RWI program. It helped us understand how essential reading is for children and how we can help them at home.

    Furthermore, the manual is extensively detailed and a great resource for at-home reading.

     

    Thank you very much to Phoenix for putting so much extra effort into our children's education and for keeping it all transparent for us.

  • Kids eat for free or less- Summer 2022

    Thu 21 Jul 2022
  • KS1 Adventure Island Reward Trip

    Wed 20 Jul 2022

    What a fantastic Adventure Island trip we have had! 21, KS1 children have worked so hard across the year to earn their three gold merit badges to take part in the Adventure Island trip.

    Our day started off with a fun-filled train trip and then a swift walk down to Adventure Island to get on the rides as quickly as possible. We definitely appreciated the cooler weather and especially enjoyed the water slides as the sun was still shining! We managed to go on lots of the rides in the park. We enjoyed a delicious chicken nugget and chip meal for lunch, which went down a treat.

  • Governor Meeting

    Wed 06 Jul 2022

    On Tuesday night, the Governors along with some members of the Senior Leadership Team came together for their Summer term meeting. A selection of children from the Junior Governing Body also attended to show off their excellent learning! The governors enjoyed meeting the children and were very impressed with their hard work! Well done to all!

  • Jubilee Lunch

    Tue 24 May 2022

    Today's poor weather didn't stop of the children of Phoenix from enjoying a Jubilee lunch! Some children had indoor picnics, some ate in the hall with jubilant music blaring and our youngest pupils even dined in homemade crowns! Have a wonderful half term everyone and enjoy your own Jubilee celebrations!

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