Harvest festival

Rat
Hat
Fat
Fart
Vest
Sister
Vet
Faster
Fastest
The
That
Fast
Fish
Hate
Tree
Serve
First
Thirst
Fit
Felt
Fist
Last
Easter
Eel
Ear
Eat
Ate

Blogging competition

Here are a list of 20 words i found out of the word Harvest Festival :

Earth, share, heart, vests, starve, sets, have, feasts, shavers, rats, tests, tastes, leafs, leaves, sea, salt, vital, stars, heat, trash .

Harvest Festival word find

HEART
VEST
FEAST
STARVE
EAT
ATE
LEAVE
EASTER
HAIR
REST
FEAR
TEAR
STAR
LATE
TEST
STAIR
STARE
ARE
AIR
IS
A
STREET
AIR
START
ART
HIRE
TEST
LAST
LEAST
LIE
VAIL
TREAT
SLAVE
VAST
LIST
FIVE
STEER
SHARE
STATE
LESS
REVEAL
FIST
FAIR
FATE
FAIT
EVE
LIAR
LEAST
LIFT
HEIST
HEAT
HIVE
LIVE
TRAIL
FAIL
VEAL
SHEET
VITAL
VEER
SEAT
TAIL
TREE
STRIVE
STALE
STEAL
FEEL
STEEL
STIR
RISE
RAISE
SERVE
FIRST
FIRE
HIRE
SIR
SIRE
VASE
HEARSE
HEAR

Blogging competition

Here is the list of words I found from the word Harvest Festival:
Vests, farts, vital, rats, trash, latest, rest, rates, feasts, vet, vets, tea, salt, salts, heaters, heat, tests, stars, feet, larvae, leaves, leafs, hail, least, have, hearts, share, shares, shear, shears, stare, shave, shavers, fiesta, itself, steal, tails, tail, lefts, flats, alive, fails, evils, vitals, false, self, sales, starve, Earth, sea, seas, taste, tastes, evil, liver, livers, festivals, harvests, hair, hairs.

Harvest Festival

This is as many  as I could find

ash, vest, east, hat, he, have, her, tea, rest, hears, sat, see, Earth, test, eat, leaves, seat, ever, share, heat, fest, feet, tree, sail, father, fatherless

Phoebe H

Harvest Festival words

This half term I have been thinking about what words we can make out of the words ‘Harvest Festival’.  These are the words I have made with Harvest Festival –

Teeth

Rat

Hat

Sat

Reef

Shave

Heart

Live

Feet

Feast

Test

State

Vest

Art

Raise

Stir

Tease

Vet

Rest

Starve

Harvest Festival Blogging

My words made out of Harvest Festival are:-

Earth
Share
Heart
Vest
Feast
Fastest
Far
Files
Test
Rest
Vital
Steal
Least
Shares
Shave
Starve
Stars
Faster
Feels
Save
Safe
Hit
Heat
Feet
Several
She
Leaf
Leave
These
Halves
Sheet
Safest
Evie
Safer

Good luck everybody!

Harvest Festival Words

1. Harvest

2. Festival

3. Vest

4. Heart

5. Festive

6. Test

7. Fete

8. Hate

9. Fate

10. Share

11. Harass

12. Rest

13. Fair

14. Fare

15. Hare

16. Hair

17. Half

18. Halve

19. Fest

20. Festivals

21. Harvests

22. Vial

23. Feet

24. Fleet

25. Flee

26. Flea

27. Eat

28. Hearts

29. Feast

30. Feasts

31. Fleets

32. Shares

33. Hates

34. Rests

35. Fares

36. Hares

37. Hairs

38. Halves

39. Fests

40. Vials

41. Tests

42. Vests

43. Flees

44. Fleas

45. Eats

46. It

47. Lies

48. Lie

49. Fetes

50. Rave

51. Have

52. Save

53. Raves

54. Saves

55. Ate

56. Live

57. Life

58. Lives

59. Lifes

60. Leaf

61. Leaves

62. Lets

63. Less

64. Late

65. Lates

66. Later

67. Tease

68. Tea

69. Teas

70. Teaser

71. Teasers

72. Teases

73. Set

74. Sets

75. Setter

76. Saver

77. Savers

78. Hat

79. Hats

80. Fat

81. Fats

82. Rat

83. Rats

84. Sat

85. Sit

86. Sits

87. Fit

88. Fits

89. Vile

90. Liver

91. Livers

92. Hit

93. Hits

94. At

95. Leaver

96. Leavers

97. Latest

98. Rate

99. Rates

100. Fail

101. Hail

102. Fails

103. Hails

104. Trail

105. Trial

106. Vale

107. Vales

108. Tale

109. Tales

110. Fries

111. Vital

112. Are

113. Is

114. As

115. List

116. Lists

117. Lift

118. Lifts

119. Seat

120. Seats

121. Serve

122. Verse

123. Verses

124. Lit

125. Serves

126. Starve

127. Starves

128. Rail

129. Earth

130. Rails

131. Star

132. Stars

133. Sale

134. Sail

135. Sales

136. Sails

137. File

138. Files

139. Start

140. Starts

141. Trails

142. Trials

143. Lavish

144. Ale

145. Has

146. Ales

147. Fast

148. Vast

149. Fart

150. Flies

151. Farts

152. Ravish

153. Tail

154. Tails

155. Attire

156. Hire

157. Hires

158. Her

159. His

160. Lass

161. Fasts

162. Stir

163. Stirs

164. Safe

165. Safer

166. See

167. Sea

168. Sees

169. Seas

170. Lasts

171. Thief

172. Last

173. Thieves

174. Far

175. Sitter

176. Fitter

177. Litter

178. Hitter

179. Father

180. Fatter

181. East

182. Least

183. Leash

184. Real

185. Leashes

186. Reveal

187. Reveals

188. He

189. She

190. Tar

191. Fir

192. Firs

193. Tree

194. Fires

195. Fire

196. Trees

197. Faith

198. Five

199. Fives

200. That

201. Fatal

202. Veal

203. Feel

204. Feels

205. Rev

206. Let

207. Less

208. Tart

209. Tarts

210. Art

211. Arts

212. Heat

213. Heats

214. Sleet

215. Travel

216. Sheet

217. Sheets

218. Tee

219. Tees

220. Travels

 

 

Harvest

Heart
Vest
Starve
Share
Rest
Hare
Tear
Tears
Save
Vast
Ear
Rave
East
Haste
Hate
Vase
Has
At
As
Hat
Sear
Seat

Competition for Harvest Festival

These are the words I have made for the harvest festival.

festival

harvest

fastest

starves

earth

heart

viral

shares

shire

last

these

feast

stars

steals

steel

shaves

vast

vest

easter

fist

first

 

Devon Holiday

We went to Devon on holiday.  We had an amazing time and I will show you some pictures.

My ballet results

On Saturday I got my ballet result.  We all have shown our dance to our parents.  I passed my exam,with a merit,I was only 3 marks away from getting a distinction,which is the top mark!

Our teacher Nicola gave us a medals and certificates.  Afterworeds me,Eloise,mummy and daddy went to a restaurant for lunch.  I had steak,chip,peas and lots of ice-cream.

Hatching chicks at home

We hatched eggs at home in our incubator and after 21 days this is what we ended up with! Our first one is a boy so he can’t stay but we are keeping the girls.

Sophie’s weekend

At the weekend I went to my grampeys house to see my cousin how was visiting from Paris. They only stayed for three nights but we managed to see them for all three nights.  my cousins name is julial and on Saturday we stayed for roast. We played for hours.

Squirrel Bake off!

We have spend the morning learning to make bread. We have made Hedgehog bread rolls!

A lovely afternoon in Badgers

 

Well done to Badgers for sketching beautiful pictures of the Hindu Gods. You have also taught me some very interesting facts today. It was nice to celebrate by reading in the autumn sunshine!

 

 

The start of a new week


The sun is rising over the outdoor classroom to indicate the start of an exciting new weeks’s learning in Berkley school! The goals have been put into place (sorry…I couldn’t resist!)

 

 

 

APPLE STORE!!!!!!

On Friday we went to the apple store as a school trip.

We used the iPads. On the iPads we used iMovie and we made videos of us acting as villains super heroes and spies.

Thank you Mrs Hirons for taking us and thank you to the apple store for having us.

David Walliams!!!!

On Saturday I went to see David Walliams as part of the Bath children’s literature festival. He read from 3 of his books, Gangsta Granny, Ratburger and Windy Mindy. He was very funny. Afterwards we bought 2 books that he had signed.

 

My ballet exam

 

yesterday I went to ballet so I could do my ballet exam.  I had to have my hair in bun.  The examiner was helpful and kind.  I think I did well we get our results in a few weeks  Eloise did three exams they were tap ballet and street dance.

Buddying up!


On Monday afternoon Rabbits and Owls had a great time. The year 4 children have been helping the new Reception children to settle in and have done a brilliant job. We all had a fantastic time sharing different activities and making new friends. It was lovely to see the children young and older exploring and playing together!
Mrs Matthews

 

Squirrel Class has produced some fantastic home learning

 

What a joy to see such beautifully produced home learning. Here are some of the pictures from week one’s home learning – to create one of Percy’s friends using a pine cone base.

Squirrel Class – The first three weeks

 

We have enjoyed our first three weeks of the Autumn term. We have planted like Percy, learned about the trees, experimented with mixing paint to match the colours of the seasons and sharpened our maths skills. Great learning Squirrel Class!

Head Teacher’s News

Headteacher News

The recent balmy weather makes us feel like Summer is still here, even though we are well into the throes of a new school year now. I have been extremely impressed by the industrious and caring approach of everybody working at Berkley and your children are very welcoming and only too keen to show me their good work.

I regularly pop into lessons and this week, it was a sight to behold: I arrived unannounced, to find one- to-one tuition going on in reception class, year 2 TAs were linking the pupils’ writing to their individual targets, year 3 were speaking French and Year 4 pupils were working in pairs, creating their own food webs. The challenge and the creativity were clearly embedded.

My first task has been to complete the School Development Plan, which drives our striving for even further success this year. You should be able to access this on the school website now. This has been a collaborative process, involving feedback from the pupils, parents, staff and governors.

The main headlines are:

  •   Under Leadership and Management: to improve communication with parents and amongst staff; seeking Dyslexia-Friendly re-accreditation; undergoing a mock Ofsted inspection in the Spring and further developing collaborative work with other schools.
  •   Under the Quality of Learning, Teaching and Assessment: to agree the ingredients of an outstanding lesson; to implement more strategies to stretch the more able; to review the homework policy and to further develop our teaching of literacy and numeracy
  •   Under Personal Development: to introduce a buddy system for reception pupils; to ensure the school’s behaviour system is clearly explained to parents; to include personal statements in reports and to further develop pupil presentational skills
  •   Under Outcomes for all: to show evidence of ‘deeper learning’ in books, to case study key pupils and to further develop global understanding.Please see the website for more details.Open DayWe are holding an Open Day on Tuesday 18 October for prospective parents whose children are due to start school in September 2017. If you know of anybody who may be interested in attending, please pass on this information to them. I will make a 20 minute presentation at 9.30 a.m. and again at 1.30 p.m. Parents will be able to tour the school and then ask any questions. Thank you for your support.Spare books

    As staff we are very keen to pass on our love of reading to each child. We are always on the look-out for books, to add to our collection in the classrooms and in the library. If you are able to donate a book to the school, please can you hand them in to the school office. Again, thank you in anticipation of your donations.

    Traffic issues

    As you will be well aware, this is an on-going problem for us, but we appreciate your patience and your efforts to help minimise the hold-ups. I know some of you car-share and the staggered start to the school day has helped, with some of you dropping off at 7.45, 8.15 and then from 8.45 a.m.

Place value

Well done to badgers class for working really hard to understand place value in maths. I have been very impressed with your levels of enthusiasm so please keep up the hard work!

Welcome From Mr Kirby

May I take this opportunity to say how privileged and proud I feel to be your new head teacher. I am really looking forward to working so closely with your children, the staff, governors and of course you, the parents, so that we can all work together to make Berkley a wonderful experience for all concerned.

I trust that you have had an enjoyable summer holiday and that your children are looking forward to the new school year with everything that this entails, such as making new friends, learning new skills and making great progress.

Just to re-iterate one or two points I made when I met many of you last term: I want Berkley to be a school where the pupils enjoy attending, the staff enjoy working and the parents feel proud of their child’s achievements. The expression ‘Each child is my child’ encapsulates my philosophy. I want each child to feel valued and safe, to be happy, supported, stretched, listened to and cared for as we would wish for our own offspring.

My eldest grandson has just started school, so I am only too aware of the excitement of starting school and also the anxieties that any child may harbour.

One new strategy we have introduced straightaway is a ‘buddy’ system whereby Year 4 pupils will each buddy up with a reception child and with two new pupils in Year 3. Hopefully this system will help the new Berkley pupils settle in as quickly as possible.

Last week we started with two inset days, with staff and governors working together most productively to formulate the School Development Plan. During the school holidays I assimilated all the comments from pupils, parents, staff and governors, all of which has been shared at the inset day and has helped to shape the key issues that will form this important document. All the replies are now available for you to view on the school website.

We will share the SDP with you when it is completed.

I have also included the table of parental replies to the 12 Ofsted questions, so that you can see the overall picture for yourselves. We will share the School Development Plan shortly when it is completed.

As promised last term, I would like to continue with the Berkley tradition of holding a ‘surgery’ with parents, and I would like to make you aware of the first such meeting: I shall be available on Thursday 29th September from 2.00 p.m. onwards, including after school if you would prefer to meet then.

Of course, if you have a particular need to speak to staff about anything at all, please contact the school.

I am employed for two days a week, there needs to be some flexibility but Rest assured that, on the days when I am not in school, there will be a senior member of staff in charge.

For the first week of term I am attending Berkley on the Monday, as this is the pupils’ first day of the term and on the Wednesday, so that I can collaborate with Mrs Matthews on the SDP.

For the second week of term I shall be at school on the Wednesday and Thursday.

Of course, working most effectively for the good of each child is about a partnership between the home and the school. An analogy I use is the plate-spinning circus act, which intrigued me as a child: Without the hectic nature of this act, we are all working together to keep each child spinning in the right direction, ensuring that no child falls off! We each have a hand on the stick, keeping the plate spinning.

I look forward to getting to know your child, their individual personalities, their strengths and indeed their needs.

Arsenal vs AC Milan

Once we had our showers and breakfast we set off to London.
I was very excited on the way and couldn’t wait for our family day out. We always drive to Acton Town to park and get the underground train. I love getting on the tube to Arsenal it’s a fun journey.
We decided to stop at Hyde Park for a little walk around and stopped by the Serpentine Lake to have a nice drink and I had a Belgian shortcake. It was yum yum. We chilled out in the sunshine.
We then set off on the tube again to Arsenal. When we got to the Stadium it was very mental!
We took lots of photos and bought a programme and went in. The match was a charity game and it was older players who played for Arsenal. My favourite players were Kanu, he scored a hat trick. Also Bobby Pires, Freddie, David Season, Pascal Cygan, Petit and Martin Keown. It was very fun, I had a great day with my family and we one 4-2.

 

To Mr Banton!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

To Mr Banton

 

I will give you a minecraft thank you with all my dogs. You have been a fantastic teacher.

 

 

From

Ellis

 

Bye Bye Berkley

Hello,
I have had a EPIC time at Berkley and I bet you will to. Thank you everyone for being so kind to me.

I am a little nervous for Selwood but im sure I will love it!!!!I’m not going to say much about my 5 years there but what I am going to tell you is that
all the teachers are lovely.

Bye Berkley

EVERYONE HAVE A GOOD HOLIDAY!!!

Pokemon Go: A parent’s guide

Pokemon Go launched earlier this month, and in just over a week, now has more daily users than Twitter! It is set to be a massive craze for young people over the summer.

What is Pokemon Go?

Pokemon Go is an app enabling users to create a character (any name) and partake in a mobile version of the Pokemon game.

The app is FREE, however there are in app purchase available. Once downloaded the app will use the Geo location enabled through the phone to identify the location of the user. A map will show the user the location of nearby Pokemon.

The idea of the game is to move towards the Pokemon to capture it and increase your game status. This is achieved by throwing a virtual ball on the screen at the character, some are harder to catch than others.

Characters are widespread and there do not appear to be rules as to where they can be found although popular spots do appear to have more. Local popular spots are; the Frome Flyer, Frome Sports Center and many churches and local land marks.

Many of the original features of the Pokemon games are embedded and this will include Gym’s. This is where players congregate to use their Pokemons to fight Gym leader Pokemons in the Gym in order to improve fighting skills and status. In the new Go version players will come across Gym’s during their travels. If they have the necessary skill level and experience they can enter this virtual gym and take part in fights. There are popular Gym’s where (set up as a virtual Gym) players will physically attend in order to fight. These can be anywhere but tend to be in public open well known spaces.

The risks with Pokemon Go

There are loads of good things about the game, and there’s a reason it’s become so popular. But it’s important to learn the risks involved:

  • Meeting people they don’t know face-to-face
    The game is designed to bring people together. Usually strangers. So you never know who they might meet.
  • There’s a physical risk
    It’s easy to forget to look where you’re going with this game, but they need to be careful of where they end up. There are already stories of people being lured to places that aren’t safe for children.
  • It can cost a lot of money
    There are in-app purchases and other incentives which can cost up to £79.99 (14,500 Pokécoins). Make sure the app’s set up without payment options.
  • Access to personal data
    Pokémon Go asks for personal information like your child’s birth date and email address, which they’re asked to enter or receive through social media accounts. Parents have the right to contact the creators to stop them from using their personal information.

As with everything, a set of rules and honest conversation will avoid many of the issues and allow your children to enjoy what is an engaging and fun game. In this case many of the rules that are already taught are applicable here. Taking care around strangers whether, Pokemon players or not.

SWIM 1 MILE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

On sunday I swam 1 mile. It took me an hour and a half.

I was so puffed out. My towel got too wet so I had to borrow a towel from my teacher Simone.

I swam 110 laps and I raised money for charity.

 

I saw Mrs Hirons and Mrs James.

 

 

 

My time in Squirrels

I think my literacy has improved . I think the  Olympic topic is the best one of the year. I have loved the fun days because l got a medal.I can’t wait to be a year 3.

My time in Squirrels

I like maths,Art and handwriting.I like doing football camp and  fun days. I liked it  when we had the cinema and I  like  French.I like it  when  we  raise money for viaanney.

My Time in Squirrels

My best part about being year 2 Was learning fractions in maths. My favourite exercise was the long jump in National sports week. I can’t wait to be year 3!

My time in Squirrels

I like doing licteracy, handwriting and art. I like going to football camp. I like it when we

have the cinema and raise money for vianey

My time in Squirrels

On fridays I get to play in the sand pit. My best friend is matthew we play together  every day .I like literacy the best and my favourite part is writing the story mountain.