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13/05/24

👋 Our school council hosted to put forward their questions to a politician and learn more about his professional life.📘 Robert kindly donated a copy of The Hobbit by J. R. R. Tolkien to our school library, which pupils are looking forward to reading. pic.twitter.com/Uuz8GigNaO

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01/05/24

🔥 Pupils in Years 2 and 3 learnt about the importance and dangers of Carbon Monoxide and how we can keep ourselves safe.🚨 Children learnt more about checking appliances at home via an interactive workshop and carbon monoxide alarms were given out to take home. pic.twitter.com/9GV23T6ApR

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27/03/24

🗣️ Our choir represented the school at an amazing concert called 🏟️ Two of our pupils were chosen to walk across Wembley stage, proudly displaying the Freshwaters banner. 🎶 Throughout the day, the choir got to sing and dance to a range of different songs pic.twitter.com/OwNIBYPs4s

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22/03/24

Mr Newborough has been stepping up his London Marathon training! 🏃‍♂️He's so close to hitting his fundraising target too. If you'd like to help him reach it you can do so on https://t.co/sxXBXaC3qJ pic.twitter.com/gCCsl0WRd0

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15/03/24

🔴 Pupils celebrated Red Nose Day and showed their support for the amazing charity 🫂 The children all looked amazing in our assembly this morning and recognised the importance of giving to others. pic.twitter.com/SJx0OAVCna

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08/03/24

On we’re celebrating Amy Dias 🙌 Senior Lead Practitioner and Designated Safeguarding Lead at Freshwaters Primary Academy 💙#IWD2024 pic.twitter.com/zCMB4Fs8yB

08/03/24

On we’re celebrating Amy Dias 🙌 Senior Lead Practitioner and Designated Safeguarding Lead at Freshwaters Primary Academy 💙#IWD2024 pic.twitter.com/zCMB4Fs8yB

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08/03/24

On we’re celebrating Jo Mullane 🙌 Senior Lead Practitioner at Freshwaters Primary 💙#IWD2024 pic.twitter.com/jYmTzDsGI7

08/03/24

On we’re celebrating Jo Mullane 🙌 Senior Lead Practitioner at Freshwaters Primary 💙#IWD2024 pic.twitter.com/jYmTzDsGI7

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07/03/24

📚 It's and pupils kicked off their day with a whole school assembly full of colourful characters🤝 Throughout the day, pupils picked up their books and read in groups to share their stories pic.twitter.com/sWZ45iwoqf

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16/02/24

Our nursery parents and carers joined the team in Hungry Caterpillars to celebrate the Chinese New Year 🐲 pic.twitter.com/0abCBUjVWQ

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30/01/24

🤝 A big thank you to HTS Group Ltd. for providing a funding donation of £1500 to revamp and improve on our outdoor Reception space 🔨 pic.twitter.com/Ts8wfG10WF

26/01/24

Good Luck Mr Newborough! 🏃💨 https://t.co/QxCNIC0Sbh

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25/01/24

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25/01/24

From the end of your street to the ends of the earth. Open a world of possibilities for children in your area.  Join our high-quality teacher training programme, train locally and start making a difference from day one with expert support at every stage.https://t.co/bBuGvnsFlS pic.twitter.com/Z62U8Dap0t

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19/01/24

BMAT have partnered with to provide School Centred Initial Teacher Training in Essex and London.Our programme offers PGCE with QTS at Primary and Secondary schools in Epping, Harlow, Stansted Mountfitchet and Newham.https://t.co/Rllv13cdOS pic.twitter.com/HgAkrpNCGz

19/01/24

BMAT have partnered with to provide School Centred Initial Teacher Training in Essex and London.Our programme offers PGCE with QTS at Primary and Secondary schools in Epping, Harlow, Stansted Mountfitchet and Newham.https://t.co/Rllv13cdOS pic.twitter.com/HgAkrpNCGz

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06/12/23

⭐🎄 This morning, pupils in Nursery & reception classes performed their version of the Nativity to their parents and carers.👼 All the children performed amazingly, and you could tell how hard all the children had been practising. pic.twitter.com/Qz1hrY2At0

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30/11/23

🎅 Santa's next Stop was , where he was met with a warm welcome from the headteacher and members of the school council 🎄 pic.twitter.com/KL8fVgkGQg

30/11/23

🎅 Santa's next Stop was , where he was met with a warm welcome from the headteacher and members of the school council 🎄 pic.twitter.com/KL8fVgkGQg

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Year 1 - Rainbow Fish & Elmer

Rainbow Fish & Elmer Classes

Summer 1

As readers

Our class book this half term is ‘Vlad and the Great Fire of London’.  As a class, we will be deep diving into vocabulary, inference, prediction, explanation, as well as retrieving information from the text

As a key stage, we will be continuing to work on our reading using the Read Write Inc. Scheme.  The children have been reassessed, and if necessary, and will be settled into their new groups at the start of the new half term.  Parents should expect to receive a copy of the reading book the children are currently reading in their phonics groups, as well as a ‘Book Bag’ book. 

As writers

Using our book, ‘Vlad and the Great Fire of London’, we will be working on a range of grammar devices to improve our writing, as well as using our senses to help us describe a setting from the story.

Using our history topic ‘The Great Fire of London’, we will be writing a chronological report recounting the day-to-day events of this historic disaster of the 17th century.

Key vocabulary: third person, senses, noun phrases, verbs, time adverbials.

As mathematicians

In maths, we will be starting the half term looking at fractions and identifying halves, quarters and wholes.  After that, we will be investigating position and direction, where the children will be describing movement using Bee-bots.  We will be re-visiting place value, this time with numbers up to 100. The children will learn how to partition numbers into tens and ones, use a numbers line and compare two-digit numbers.  For the last maths topic of Year 1, we will be looking at time.  The children will be learning the days of the week, along with the months of the year.  We will start helping the children learn how to tell the time, initially teaching them about time on the hour and half-past the hour, as well as how many minutes there are in these time frames.

Key vocabulary: whole, half, fraction, parts, quarter, equal turn, direction, position, left, right, partition, tens, ones, digit, year, day, week, month, hours, minutes, second.

As scientists

In science, we will be examining how the seasons differ during the year.  We will observe the signs of summer on a walk to Harlow Town park, incorporating observational drawings of trees.  We will investigate how animals and humans are affected by the seasons, and how day length varies throughout the year.  We will continue to build on what the weather is like during each season, and delve into how environmental changes of our world has affected it.

Key vocabulary: changes, frost, bloom, robin, brood, territory, mate, spring, summer, autumn, winter, weather, hibernate, adapt, moulting, daylight, daytime, night-time, earlier, later, data.

As historians

We will be focusing on the 17th century’s Great Fire of London.  We will be examining the key events of the devastation and destruction of London, as well as discussing why the fire spread so quickly and how it affected the people of London’s lives. 

Key vocabulary: destroyed, devastation, destruction, abandon, flee, ember, homeless, rebuilt.

As artists

Our artist this half term is Keith Haring, who was a renowned pop artist and known for his colourful and iconic works of art.  We will be working creatively to find out how we can use layering techniques to create a silhouette effect using Haring’s work as inspiration.

Key vocabulary: silhouette, layering, glazing, collage, abstract.

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