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CLASS 1

Welcome to Class 1 - Jellyfish Class 

Welcome to our new children, and welcome back to our returning children. It is going to be a great term at school. This year we are renaming our classes based on sea creatures - Class 1 will become Jellyfish Class.

Notices

PE – Reception children will be doing PE on a Thursday afternoon and Year 1 children will be doing PE on a Wednesday afternoon. We ask for children to come to school in school uniform. On a PE day we will give children time to change into their PE kits before their PE lesson.

Changing for PE gives children a valuable chance to develop their independence and refine their dressing skills.

Please ensure children have a coloured PE t-shirt, navy PE short, navy zip up hooded sweatshirt, navy jogging trousers, a pair of black plimsoles, a pair of trainers and a change of underwear and socks.

Show and Share

We hold a weekly ‘Show and Share’ session in Class 1. This gives children the opportunity to learn to speak to an audience and allows them to talk about a subject that is familiar to them. We will hold Show and Share on a Friday afternoon. Children can bring a favourite toy, talk about somewhere they have visited, tell a joke or share an achievement that they have recently achieved. Please note – all items brought in for Show and Share need to be small enough to stay in a child’s tray or book bag during the day.

Children do not need to bring something in for Show and Share every week. Some children prefer to sit and listen rather than bringing something to share each week.

Flashcards

At the beginning of Reception children in Class 1 will be given a set of phonic based flashcards. These are to come to school every day. Please practise these with your children every day. In school we will check them with the children and we will tick off the ones they know. Please do not tick them off at home – we will do this in school. Once a child has three ticks on their flashcard we will give them a new one. We do not give reading books until children are confidently reading the words on their ‘red’ flashcards. This does not usually happen before October half term.  I would like to invite all of our Reception parents to attend a phonics meeting on Monday 12th September at 5:00pm. This will give me the chance to talk to you all about how we teach children to read at Henley and how you can support your children at home.

Book Bags

Please ensure that you only send your child to school with a school ‘book bag’ rather than a large backpack. We do not have space to store large bags in the classroom.

 

What will my child be learning in Jellyfish Class? - Autumn 2022

Art and Design

In Art and Design, we will begin the year by finding out about Japanese Hapa Zome leaf printing. We will also look at Manga cartoons and refine our drawing skills as we begin to make our own manga style cartoons.

English

For our English sessions will be separating into two different groups. Our Year 1 children will work with Miss Bramhill in Class 2 (Seahorse Class). They will work with the Year 2 children already in Seahorse Class and our Reception children will stay in Jellyfish Class and work with Miss Way. This will allow us to personalise the learning of our reception children and give our Year 1 children opportunity for greater challenge in their work.

We will look at the story of Naughty Bus and Whatever Next.

Music

In Music we will begin to identify the beat in a piece of music, clap rhythms and learn to sing songs together as a class. We will also find out about Japanese music, find out what instruments are played and what Japanese music sounds like.

Maths

During Maths sessions our Year 1 children will work in Seahorse Class with Miss Bramhill and the Reception children will work in Jellyfish Class with Miss Way. Year 1 children will be focusing on place value within 10. They will learn to compare numbers, order numbers, and learn to solve problems using their knowledge of place value. In Reception we will begin to become more confident with representing numbers 1-5 in different ways.

Phonics and Reading

Children have a daily phonics session. The children work in small groups based on their ability rather than their year group. This allows us to ensure we are focusing on what each child needs to learn to make progress. We also have daily reading/story sessions. We read a range of books during these sessions. Some of the books we will focus on this term will be Rosie’s Walk, Owl Babies, Zog, and A Dot in the Snow.

Science

Our Science lessons will begin with the children observing the weather, so that we can identify the change of season later in the term. We will then learn about the properties of different materials and their uses.

PSHE

During our PSHE lessons we will start the year getting to know each other, and we will the similarities and differences between families. We will find out about and celebrate the ways in which are unique. We will also talk about our feelings and emotions. We will think about strategies to help us to manage ‘big’ feelings, and we will learn to name the emotions that we may be feeling.

Geography

Our Geography topic for the first term of the school year will be ‘Japan’. We will learn to find Japan on a map, learn about the key geographical sites in Japan, find out about Japanese culture and history. We will find out what life is like for a child going to school in Japan and see the similarities and differences between life in England and life in Japan.

Questions

Please come and talk to me after school if you have any questions.

Miss Way

 

 

 

 


 

CLASS 2

Welcome to Seahorses Autumn term.

Miss Bramhill teaches with Mrs Robertson, Mrs Sturmey and Mrs Dodd as TA's.

Please do not hesitate to come and see us after school if you have any questions or queries or email.

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-Your child needs their own named plastic water bottle to keep in class, which they can access and top up during the day using our class jug.

-They may also wish to bring a healthy snack for morning break which they can eat at the beginning of play time. They also will have the option to have a school-provided snack in the afternoon.

-Please also label every part of your child's uniform so that if they misplace it, we will know it's theirs. Please also bring wellies labelled for outdoor learning.

-Your child is welcome to bring a pencil case into school with pencils, rubbers, glue, sharpeners, rulers, but we don't use pens. We have equipment needed in school too.

-Please ensure your child brings trainers and plimsolls every day to change into after the Golden Mile to help keep our carpets mud-free.

Class News and learning topics:

In Phonics, we are practising phrases to help us with our letter formation and handwriting like 'down the tower, across the tower', which helps us to write the grapheme 't'. We are recapping phonemes already learnt and will start to look at alternate ways to spell sounds and spelling rules. We are also continuing with learning Year 2 key words and common exception words- words that are difficult to sound out, including words like 'school, beautiful, water' etc. Please practise reading and writing these at home- they're written in your child's Reading Diary. 

In Literacy, we are starting with Little Red Riding Hood, will be looking at letter writing, Traditional Tales, poems and instruction writing. We are continuing to practise our learning of literacy skills; including letter formation, capital letters, full stops, question marks, exclamation marks, finger spaces, use of adjectives to describe things such as beautiful, sparkly, spiky, green and conjunctions or "jigsaw pieces" to join clauses and make our sentences longer, such as 'and', 'if', 'but', 'because', 'so'. You could help your child's literacy skills by recounting what they have done at the weekend, the half-term etc, it helps to verbally recite first and then have a go at writing and after that, redraft to improve, can they add interesting adjectives to describe? Can they form each letter accurately?

Little Red Riding Hood - Wikipedia

In Maths, we will continue to follow the White Rose scheme of work, recapping place value, counting, ordering and comparing numbers, number bonds. You can help your child master these skills by playing number bond 'ping pong'- you say 10 and they say 0, you say 9 and they say 1. You say 20 and they say 0, you say 14 and they say 6. You can also ask them to count to 100, count in 2's, 3's, 5's, 10's, double and half numbers in their heads. 

 

Science

Our Science Topic is 'Everyday Materials', we are looking at our surroundings and noticing what objects are made out of, how can we describe these properties? We are exploring scientifically if these materials are bendy, mouldable, shiny, translucent, opaque, stretchy. 

What are materials? | TheSchoolRun

Whole Class Reading

We are diving deep into the story: 'The Gruffalo', where we are checking our understanding of vocabulary like 'prickly', what else might be prickly, can you draw something else? We are looking at inference: how must that character be feeling after this event? We will be looking at predicting skills, what might happen next? We will also be looking at explaining, why does this happen, how did that happen? We are looking at retrieval skills, where did that event happen? Which character did that? Lastly, we are looking at sequencing: which order did these events happen in the story? These are the kind of questions you should be asking your child when listening to them read in Year Two to help them get ready for the rest of their education. Comprehension is a huge part of every subject at school and develops transferable skills for their future. 

Topic

In Topic, we are studying Japan! See our plans here:

Trips/Visits

We are planning school trips and we very much look forward to these, currently organising a trip to the local library with EYFS and Year One!

Class Information
We love to watch the birds outside Class 2’s window. They are very hungry so we would welcome any donations of bird food, seeds etc! 

Handy Guide to the UK's Top 10 Garden Birds - Eco Kids Planet

Homework:

Maths:
We practise mental maths at school, (sometimes just verbally). You can help your child practise mental maths by practising addition, subtraction, times tables including 2's, 3's, 5's and 10's. You could help to teach shapes when out and about, which 3D and 2D shapes can they find? You could identify and count money when at a shop, practice how much change they will get and practise measurements when cooking or gardening etc- they will love this. 

Reading:
Please listen to your child read as often as you can. Just ten minutes every night can really help your child to progress in their reading, it is best to find a routine and try to commit to this.

-In Year Two, the children need to be questioned on their story, how can they link this book to others they have read before, the setting, the characters? Recent DfE Guidance stated that: In age-appropriate books, a year 2 pupil working at age-related expectations should read  words accurately and fluently without overt sounding and blending, at a rate of over 90  words per minute.  

-Each different question type within reading comprehension has its own canine helper to remind children of what they need to  do to answer a question appropriately: 

Sequence Questions with Sequencing Suki  

Sequencing Suki likes everything in order! She will help you sequence  the events in a text.  

Vocabulary Questions with Vocabulary Victor  

Vocabulary Victor will help you to look at how authors and poets have  chosen to use certain words and phrases. 

Retrieval Questions with Rex Retriever 

Rex Retriever will help you to go into a text and retrieve the facts. 

Inference Questions with Inference Iggy 

Inference Iggy will help you hunt for clues in a text about how someone  might be feeling or why something is happening. 

Prediction Questions with Predicting Pip 

Predicting Pip tries to see the future and she will help you work out what  might happen next.

Their fluency will increase as they read more, and it is important to let the child sound out the word they stumble upon and find difficult. You can help after they have had a go themselves. You can write in their Reading Diary any words that they need to practise. Please sign and date their diary or ask your child to so that we can track their reading. 

Reading competition!

We are running a reading competition in Seahorses Class, on the front page of their Reading Diary, there is space for writing the books they read. When they fill that page (18 reads for those who have bigger chapter books), they will get a prize! 

-Also see spellings section below...

Independence:


One of the important roles in Year 2 is to develop your child's independence of dressing and undressing themselves for PE, doing up their own coat. Encourage your child to practise getting dressed on their own at home to help them to get dressed more quickly at school. It is also important to encourage your child to have independence and resilience in general, so allowing them to have the responsibility for their own learning and belongings, taking risks in outdoor play etc.

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Autumn term timetable:

Wednesday - PE with Mrs Sturmey.

Thursday - ICT with Mr Barlow and Miss Bramhill. 

Please make sure your child has weather appropriate clothing, the correct P.E. kit in school on these days - including short white socks for those girls who wear tights to school. Tracksuit bottoms are an essential during the colder months as opposed to shorts or skirt for P.E. Long hair will also need to be tied back and earrings removed. 

 

Our class have created Class Promises which all pupils have signed to say they understand and will follow these expectations in school, e.g listening when the teacher, TA or peers are speaking, trying our best with learning, taking care of our belongings and caring for friends. If these class promises are broken more than once, then the parents will be informed, and it is expected that behaviour will improve. If a child has not completed learning due to choosing not to do it, the work will be sent home. 

The School's Behaviour Policy can be found on the School website.

In Seahorses, we love stickers and have sticker charts as well as Learning Behaviour Passports and House points. When a child fills their sticker chart, they receive a prize!

 

We will be posting a selection of 20 or so words that the children are to learn this term. This selection is made up of words from either the year 1 or 2 compulsory spelling list or words containing spelling rules which we will be looking at this term: 

kind mind behind child children wild climb
only both old cold gold hold told
after fast last past father class grass pass plant path bath.

These will be printed but often get misplaced so do check on here and on Google Classroom if you loose the paper copy. 

The children are required to learn and practise these words both at home and in school. There will be a spelling test on the last week before half-term, where the children will be tested on a selection of these words.  

The children will learn a number of strategies to help them remember how to spell a lot of these words correctly. At home, they should be given time to practise using their chosen method, independently, as well as spending time going through them and practising verbally with an adult. This may be drawing it, using rainbow colours, using rhymes like 'Ferraris are speedy together' for the word 'fast'!

This new approach aims to give the children more ownership of their learning and focus more on the rules and strategies of spelling, rather than simply memorising words for a weekly test.

 

 

 

Each year we try to 'hatch' new friends, either chicks or butterflies :

CLASS 3

Welcome to Dolphins Class (Year 3 and 4)                                    

 

Mrs Townshend and Mrs Cattermole teach in Class 3 with Mrs Downey as class TA four days a week. Please do not hesitate to come and see us after school if you have any questions or queries

Your child needs their own named plastic water bottle to keep in class, which they can access and top up during the day. They may also wish to bring a healthy snack for morning break which they then eat at the beginning of play time. 

 

 

 

Class News

Welcome back to an exciting Autumn Term. We hope you are refreshed and ready to learn!

             

We made collages using the skills we have been learning such as quilling,mosaic and overlapping.

Our Geography topic this term is Rainforests and our Science topics are Forces and Rocks. (Don't forget to use Curriculum Visions for extra research at home- ask if you've forgotten your login)  

In English this term, we will be studying The Explorer by Katherine Rundell, Where the Forest Meets the Sea by Jeannie Baker, The Great Kapok Tree by Lynne Cherry, The Vanishing Rainforest by Richard Platt and the DVD of Rudyard Kipling's The Jungle Book in inspire the children's writing and encourage the children's love of reading. 

Non-fiction writing will be related to Geography, Science and PHSE.

                                                             

 

In Maths we will continue to follow the White Rose scheme of work and use Times Tables Rockstars to help with learning times tables. All children are required by the government to know their times tables up to 12x12 before they reach Yr 5. We use a 'Rocket' system so that the children know which times tables they are learning next, please feel free to ask more about this system. Times tables tests are on Fridays. On completing a times tables test successfully, the children the move onto the next number but the tests each week also cover numbers previously learnt to constantly consolidate the children’s learning.

Trips/Visits

 Ipswich School on October 6th to watch the British Army Band presenting a children's concert.

 Kew Gardens on Friday, November 25th 

 Kingswood Residential Centre in April 2023

Class information

Class 3  Spellings

The children have individual spellings this half-term, taken from their composition books.They are words that each particular child uses frequently. New words will be added throughout the half-term and then a selection of these words will be tested at the end of term.Please support your child to learn and remember these spellings that they use regularly.

 

Times Tables
We learn times tables in a certain order. (Please feel free to come in and see our times tables display.) Everyone will start with 2s in September and then move up through the chosen order until they reach 'The Moon'. Children will be tested each week and will move up or be re-tested. Please practise times tables as much as possible over the holidays - car journeys are the perfect time.Times Tables Rock stars is a new and exciting way to learn times tables. Your child has his/her own password.Please encourage your child to use it as much as possible.

Reading
Please listen to your child read as often as you can. Just ten minutes every night can really help your child to progress in their reading. (Even fluent readers may need help with difficult words.)

When you have listened to your child, please sign and date the pages read. Reading diaries will be checked weekly by Mrs Downey and a raffle ticket will be awarded if your child has read five times or more in a week.

Independence
One of the important roles in Class 3 is to develop your child's independence. Being ready for lessons with the appropriate equipment in their own pencil case and having appropriate clothes for the weather that day is all part of this.

PE//ICT timetable
Thursday - ICT with Mr Barlow 

Friday - PE with Mrs Townshend

PE kit. T-shirt in the house colour, navy shorts, navy tracksuit, plimsolls, plain trainers. If your child wears tights to school that day, they will need white socks to change into.Long hair will also need to be tied back and earrings removed.

Please make sure your child has:
1. A book bag/ folder to protect school library books and reading diaries.
2. Sports kit
3. A pencil case with a selection of HB pencils for writing and drawing, a few coloured crayons, ruler, rubber, pencil sharpener etc. Please make sure that the pencil case is small enough to fit in your child's drawer in the classroom.
4. Wellies.

Please make sure that all items of clothing are clearly labelled.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CLASS 4

Welcome to Barracuda Class

Mr Hempenstall teaches the Barracudas with Mrs Dod as our class TA. Please do not hesitate to come and see us after school if you have any questions or queries.

 

Things to Bring

Please make sure your child has :

P.E is on Tuesday afternoons. Children are now required to come to school in full school uniform on P.E days. They should bring the correct P.E kit with them to change into. Long hair will also need to be tied back and earrings removed. Please make sure that all items of clothing are clearly labelled.

Your child needs their own named plastic water bottle to keep in class, which they can access and top up during the day. They may also wish to bring a healthy snack for morning break which they then eat at the beginning of play time.  

KeyEvents

As part of our World War II topic, we visited the Imperial War Museum in Duxford on the 19th September 2022. We explored the machinery and transportation used in battle throughout World War II.

World War II Themed Day at School.

On the 4th November, we came to school dressed up and had an immersive day where we delved into life during World War II.

Our day was based on preparing to be evacuated. We started by giving ourselves typical 1940's names and filling in our identity tags for the billeting officers. Then we needed to prepare a snack, so we baked The National Loaf, learning about why the bread they ate during the war was different due to limited supplies. The children had to purchase their ingredients using old money such as farthings, shillings, pence and crowns. 

Following this, we experienced an air raid where we had to get under the tables whilst the sirens alerted us of incoming bombs. We then wrote telegrams to our loved ones informing them of the recent bombings and reassuring them that we were safe. 

For lunch, we brought in typical wartime lunches of bread, cheese, ham all wrapped up in paper and string. Thank you parents for your amazing support. Throughout the morning we had artefacts from the war laid out for us to look at and study. 

 

 

In the afternoon we had a special treat. A local actor, who has recently performed as Thomas Oakley in a local production of Goodnight Mr Tom (the text we are reading), visited and did an acting workshop with us. We performed scenes with him from the play and also got to use the puppets from the production. 

Class information 

Homework 
The children will be given homework every Friday starting from the second week back in September. This will be due in the following Thursday. Homework will always be based their learning in class that week and the children are expected to have a go at completing their homework tasks independently before asking for a helping hand.

Reading

We expect every child in Barracuda class to read every evening for at least 15 minutes. Please keep a record of when your child reads so that we can ensure they are reading regularly and making good progress. We also give prizes out for people reading regularly so the more they read, the greater chance they have of winning prizes. 

Independence
One of the important roles in Class 4 is to develop your child's independence. Being ready for lessons with the appropriate equipment in their own pencil case is all part of this.

 

Writing

We have been doing some amazing writing this term based on Wind in the Willows. 

Here is an example of the amazing pieces of writing we have been producing. One of our students has written a letter to Mr Mole, persuading him not to go into the horrific Wild Wood. 

 

 

 

PE & Outdoor Learning

Click here for PE & Outdoor Learning Kit required for Physical Activity
 

The Trust's PE & Outdoor Learning Expectations can be found here.

PE Lessons

Class 1 Class 2 Class 3 Class 4
Wednesday & Friday Wednesday & Thursday Tuesday & Thursday Monday & Thursday

PE & outdoor learning resources

Ipswich Town PE with Bluey - If your children are keen footballers then they might enjoy a weekly PE session with the Club's mascot, Bluey.  The club are running a series of 10 minute PE sessions to engage with their young supporters and keep them fit and healthy whilst schools are closed. Please visit their website www.itfc.co.uk here, or view the sessions via YouTube or Facebook.

Keep Suffolk Moving - Supporting children that are learning at home isn’t easy, so SCC have produced an online resource to help you build exercise into your child's daily routine.  PE with Joe Wicks, Daily Mile at Home, BBC & Premier League Primary Super Movers, it's all here.  There is something for all ages.

 

 

Autumn Term 2021

 

Summer Term 2021

 

SPRING TERM 2021

Welcome back!

Although PE will be different this term we have some lovely plans to keep you active. At school our subjects are gymnastics and ball skills, linked to either netball or basketball.  If you are at home there is a weekly PE timetable for you to follow, beginning next week.  I will be posting a link on Google Classrooms each Monday morning for you.

I am very much looking forward to you sharing your PE activities on Google Classrooms.  Please send in any photos and let me know in the chat how you are doing, especially if you have attempted something new.

Remember to stay safe and have fun!

Autumn term 2020

PE Lessons
In PE this term children will be developing fundamental physical skills in many ways.  

KS1 will be developing fundamental movement skills and engage in competitive and co-operative physical activities in a range of challenging activities. They will be mastering basic movements including running, jumping, throwing and catching, as well as developing balance, agility and co-ordination. They will also participate in team games.  The subjects this term are ball skills (link - football & tag rugby), hockey and dance.  

KS2 will be applying and developing a broader range of skills learning how to use them in different ways and link them to make actions and sequences of movement. They will practise communicating, collaborating and competing with each other. They will be running, jumping, throwing and catching in isolation and in combination. They will play competitive games and apply basic principles suitable for attacking and defending. Children will compare their performances with previous ones and demonstrate improvement. The subjects this term are football, tag rugby and hockey during invasion games and dance. 

Henley School Strictly Dance Competition 2020

Although school is a little different this year we were determined to host the annual dance competition and the contestants didn't disappoint.  We grouped the competition into key stages and prizes were awarded to the winners.  Our judges, Len Goodmood, Shirley Balance, Bruno Decamp and Darcy Ballonne had a fabulous afternoon!

The Circus Came to Henley School!

Class 2 enjoyed experiencing lots of different circus skills as part of their topic work this term.

summer term 2020

Support For Parents To Keep Children Active At Home

Since the announcement that schools would be closing and children will be staying at home, we have been working so that we can continue to support you to keep your children active.

We are adding links and resources from Active Schools to support parents to promote physical activity as part of the children’s new daily routine. These can be found at http://www.activesuffolk.org/covidschoolsupport

We Have a Winner!
We are delighted to announce one of our pupils was chosen as a winner in this weeks Staying Active At Home Competition run by Westbourne Sports Games Partnership. There was over 70 photographs entered in the competition.  Anyone for tennis?!

 

spring term 2020

PE Lessons
In PE this term children will once again be developing fundamental physical skills in many ways.  

KS1 will be developing fundamental movement skills and engage in competitive and co-operative physical activities in a range of challenging activities. They will be mastering basic movements including running, jumping, throwing and catching, as well as developing balance, agility and co-ordination. They will also participate in team games.  The subjects this term are gymnastics, basic ball skills (link - netball/basketball), badminton and skipping. 

KS2 will be applying and developing a broader range of skills learning how to use them in different ways and link them to make actions and sequences of movement. They will practise communicating, collaborating and competing with each other. They will be running, jumping, throwing and catching in isolation and in combination. They will play competitive games and apply basic principles suitable for attaching and defending. Through gymnastics they will develop flexibility, strength, technique, control and balance. Children will compare their performances with previous ones and demonstrate improvement. The subjects this term are basketball during invasion games, gymnastics, badminton and fencing (enrichment activity). 

Fencing
This term KS2 are learning fencing as an enrichment activity as part of Henley’s PE & Sport Programme. Laura from Premier Education is leading the sport.  This is great for Henley school pupils have had the opportunity to participate in fencing and as you can see from the photographs it looks great fun.

AUTUMN TERM 2019

PE Lessons
In PE this term children will be developing fundamental physical skills in many ways.  

KS1 will be developing fundamental movement skills and engage in competitive and co-operative physical activities in a range of challenging activities. They will be mastering basic movements including running, jumping, throwing and catching, as well as developing balance, agility and co-ordination. They will also participate in team games.  The subjects this term are ball skills (link - football & tag rugby), hockey and dance with Dance East.  

KS2 will be applying and developing a broader range of skills learning how to use them in different ways and link them to make actions and sequences of movement. They will practise communicating, collaborating and competing with each other. They will be running, jumping, throwing and catching in isolation and in combination. They will play competitive games and apply basic principles suitable for attaching and defending. Children will compare their performances with previous ones and demonstrate improvement. The subjects this term are football, tag rugby and hockey during invasion games and drama with Dance East. 

Dance East Drama Project 
KS2 are working with Karen from Dance East on a drama project this term.  The focus of the lessons have been linked to the Class topics; Class 4 theme is Victorians and Class 3 is Aztecs. We are so excited to be working towards The Arts Award with Dance East.  This is a new incentive for Henley School. 

Intra-school House Tag Rugby Competition Winners

Dance East Project
KS2 have been working with Tom from Dance East on a project this term.  The focus of the lessons have been linked to the Class topics; Class 4 theme was World Wars and Forces and Class 3 was the Rainforest. Some of the lessons were taught in school and the final sessions were delivered via a computer link, with Tom appearing on screen. Class 4 were excited to perform their dance to the rest of the school at the end of term Strictly Dance Competition. 

Henley Strictly Dance Competition
Once again the annual dance competition was a huge success. Every child took part by competing in the first round and dancers were then chosen to compete in the final. The hall was filled with enthusiasm and fun as the judges took their roles very seriously. 

Summer term 2019

PE Lessons
In PE this term children will once again be developing fundamental physical skills in many ways.  

KS1 will be developing fundamental movement skills and engage in competitive and co-operative physical activities in a range of challenging activities. They will be mastering basic movements including running, jumping, throwing and catching, as well as developing balance, agility and co-ordination. They will also participate in team games.  The subjects this term are athletics, striking and fielding skills (link - cricket/rounders) and tennis. The enrichment activity is archery.

KS2 will be applying and developing a broader range of skills learning how to use them in different ways and link them to make actions and sequences of movement. They will practise communicating, collaborating and competing with each other. They will be running, jumping, throwing and catching in isolation and in combination. They will play competitive games and apply basic principles suitable for attaching and defending. Children will compare their performances with previous ones and demonstrate improvement. The subjects this term are cricket/rounders during striking and fielding games, athletics and tennis during net games. 

Chance To Shine Cricket
This term we are fortunate to have Ben, an experienced cricket coach from Chance To Shine visit the school to deliver quality cricket sessions. The organisation aims to to give all children the opportunity to play, learn and develop through cricket. Henley School has benefited from this coaching for several years both in KS1 and KS2. 

SPRING TERM 2019

PE Lessons
In PE this term children will once again be developing fundamental physical skills in many ways.  

KS1 will be developing fundamental movement skills and engage in competitive and co-operative physical activities in a range of challenging activities. They will be mastering basic movements including running, jumping, throwing and catching, as well as developing balance, agility and co-ordination. They will also participate in team games.  The subjects this term are gymnastics, basic ball skills (link - netball/basketball), badminton and skipping. 

KS2 will be applying and developing a broader range of skills learning how to use them in different ways and link them to make actions and sequences of movement. They will practise communicating, collaborating and competing with each other. They will be running, jumping, throwing and catching in isolation and in combination. They will play competitive games and apply basic principles suitable for attaching and defending. Through gymnastics they will develop flexibility, strength, technique, control and balance. Children will compare their performances with previous ones and demonstrate improvement. The subjects this term are basketball during invasion games, gymnastics, badminton and lacrosse (enrichment activity). 

Whole School Ski Centre Trip
We had lots of fun at the Ski Centre, trying out skiing on the dry ski slope, tobogganing, ringos and mini golf. 

Lacrosse
This term KS2 are learning lacrosse as an enrichment activity as part of Henley’s PE & Sport Programme. James from Premier Education is leading the sport.  It is the first time Henley school pupils have had the opportunity to participate in lacrosse and as you can see from the photographs it looks great fun. 

World Book Day Quidditch 
Being creative with our equipment and using our imaginations we entered the world of Harry Potter by playing quidditch. We had so much fun we decided to start a lunchtime quidditch club so we can continue to play. 

OUTDOOR LEARNING

Outdoor Learning 

We are learning many skills in this blindfold trust game. Can we keep all of our 3 lives when we are instructed around the cones?

A flood is coming!
Children had 2 minutes to get their whole group to safety (on the tyres). Everybody had to be on the tyres. They needed to work together and use their problem solving skills to complete the challenge. 

A flood is coming!
Children had 2 minutes to get their whole group to safety (on the tyres). Everybody had to be on the tyres. They needed to work together and use their problem solving skills to complete the challenge. 

 

PE & SPORT PREMIUM GRANT

Please read the information below which gives details of our PE and Sport Premium Grant and how we allocate the funding.

As part of the government incentive for PE and Sport we are delighted to advise you that Henley Primary School has been awarded a grant in line with other primary schools which will be spread over the next two years.

We will use the grant to improve the quality and breadth of PE and sport provision so that pupils develop healthy lifestyles and reach their full potential.

In order to achieve this we will be inviting specialist teachers to work alongside teachers in PE lessons to increase their subject knowledge, provide qualified coaches to take after-school clubs, develop links with schools and local community sports clubs, purchase special equipment and resources for early years and special needs pupils, provide transport for competition events and expert coaching for gifted and talented pupils.

For a breakdown of how the PE and Sport Premium has been spent at Henley Primary School and the impact seen on pupils' PE, physical activity and sport participation, along with attainment data for year 6 pupils recorded during swimming lessons is included here.

For further information on how much PE and sport premium funding schools receive and advice on how it should be spent, please visit the website https://www.gov.uk/guidance/pe-and-sport-premium-for-primary-schools.

Celebration of work & good behaviour awards

In school, we have set up a reward system which celebrates the effort, behaviour and resilience of children in school. These are given to children for using good manners, looking out for their friends, helping others, helping visitors etc. Children earn points which then in turn can be exchanged for prizes from the reward cabinet. Prizes have been donated by the Friends of Henley School and are updated regularly to keep up with trends and fads, maintaining the interest of the children.

The behaviour points are also added together for the house totals every half term, together with house points which are awarded for achievement and attainment in class. House points are awarded for academic achievement in school and at home for improvements to work quality, outstanding presentation etc.

As well as these reward systems, staff use sticker charts in class, celebrate with certificates and notes home and our Head Teacher certificates are awarded in assembly each week. Other certificates in school include Accelerated Reader and Maths timetables achievements.

We also have a WOW! Board in the school corridor which celebrates achievements beyond the immediate school environment. Children can bring in photographs of their activities and awards to share their successes at clubs outside of school. These have previously included karate competitions, scouting, ballet and dance shows, beekeeping experiences and music awards.

We really like to see what the children accomplish outside of school and share in their successes and achievements. 

The Consortium Trust supports schools through all aspects of school improvement and development, and this is especially true during an Ofsted inspection.  From the point of conversion, the Consortium team work collaboratively with all member schools to build a strong professional relationship. 


Through this close working relationship the central team have an in-depth understanding of all aspects of our schools.  Therefore, from the moment one of our schools receives the Ofsted phone call, the central team are on hand to support and be present during the process.
 

It is likely that one of our colleagues from the Education & Learning Team will join the Academy Head on the day Ofsted call, to ensure they have everything that they need ready for the inspection.  During the inspection process a small number of central team members will be available throughout.  Their support on the day is designed to provide the inspection team with as much information as possible about the collaborative support that has been given by the Trust.  The central team will also support senior leaders at the school to signpost the Inspector(s) to relevant information regarding the school’s current position as measured through the Trust’s audit systems.  


In line with the Confederation of School Trusts and the National Governance Association, governance sits within the responsibilities of the Trust Board.  In line with the Scheme of Delegation, the tasks and functions of governance are delegated to a Locality Committees. Therefore, the Trust Board will take a lead role with regard to governance during an Ofsted inspection.
 

It is important to note that whilst offering this support, the Trust central team will not deliver the school’s general day to day operational activities during an inspection.