Monthly Archives: November 2016

Another Week Gone!

Time flies here at Homelands. It’s already been half term and we are hurtling towards Christmas. Our special Christmas sign is in the office window, telling us how many days there are to go until the big day – count along with us!


Last Friday saw all of us wearing spots to raise money for the wonderful cause, Children In Need. Check out the Facebook page for some spotty children in the garden! We raised £182.50, a great amount that will go towards helping children who maybe aren’t as lucky as us at Homelands.

Amazing Assembly!

What a unusually loud assembly – Years Three and Four performed some Samba music! There were all sorts of things going on including: surdo drums, repinques, djembes, tambourims, agogo bells and ganzas. These were amazing performances put together in ten weeks thanks to Mr Collings and Miss Page!

Anti-Bullying Raps! 

Monday saw anti-bullying raps recited by Years Three to Six, all about either how not to bully or somebody who was being bullied. Let’s hope we don’t bully at Homelands and we all display our Homelands Values, which were introduced in 2012.

Remember, you are NOT being bullied unless it happens more than once! Always tell someone and don’t retaliate. If you are still worried, you can call Childline for free on 0800 1111. 

House Points:

Killer Whales: 363 house points (2nd place, I see you have made some improvement!)

Bengal Tigers: 270 house points (3rd place)

Kodiak Bears: 440 house points (1st place, well done!)

Golden Eagles: 239 house points (4th place, you can do it!)

Well done to Kodiak Bears for winning the house cup once again this term! They have now won the House Cup five times, more than anyone else! Come on Killer Whales, you haven’t won it once this year!


Let’s check out attendance figures!

Foundation Stage Two: 90% (7th place, come on)

Year One: 98.6% (1st place, well done)

Year Two: 98% (2nd place, really close)

Year Three: 97.3% (4th place, in the middle again)

Year Four: 97. 4% (3rd place, 0.1% in it with Year Three)

Year Five: 96.2% (5th place, at least you were better than Year Six)

Year Six: 92% (6th place, your attendance has really taken a knock)

What’s happened to our attendance this week? We certainly haven’t been as healthy as most weeks! Let’s hope that our attendance is better next week!

Remember that next week we have the Christmas Fayre!

It’s been a great (if busy) week and we’ll give you more next week!





A Busy Week!

On Friday 11th November 2016, we held a two-minute silence in the playground at 11 o’clock to remember all of the brave soldiers who died to keep our country a free country. Mrs Colegate rang the bell and we all joined hands to remember. If you bought some poppy accessories, thank you – your donation goes to a good cause.

House Points:

Bengal Tigers: 354 house points.

Golden Eagles: 251 house points.

Killer Whales: 228 house points.

Kodiak Bears: 410 house points.

Well done to the Kodiak Bears who retain their winning streak, winning for the third time in a row. Come on, Killer Whales!


Let’s shine a light on this week’s attendance figures!

Foundation Stage Two: 90.3% (7th place. Come on!)

Year One: 94% (5th place)

Year Two: 91.6% (6th place)

Year Three: 98.6% (2nd place)

Year Four: 95.5% (4th place)

Year Five: 97.9% (3rd place)

Year Six: 99.3% (1st place, well done!)

Well done to Year Six for winning the attendance cup again! Let’s just hope that the attendance is better for other classes next week!


Last week, we all went to an assembly about anti-bullying. We all learnt lots of things and took away some important messages-it isn’t bullying unless it is done more than once. There is another important thought that we should all consider: ‘One kind word can change someone’s entire day!’

That’s all from us this week and we’ll update you on more next week!

Poppy Accessories Sell Out!

Thank you to everyone who has donated an amount of money for one of the poppy accessories. It all goes to a good cause- The Royal British Legion. This is the day where poppies and other items to do with poppies get worn to remember all the who fought in wars to keep us safe. If you haven’t already seen our last blog, the prices are on there.

House Points:

Here are this week’s house points results!

Bengal Tigers: 262 house points (2nd Place)

Killer Whales: 214 house points (4th Place. Come on!)

Golden Eagles: 252 house points (3rd Place)

Kodiak Bears: 295 house points (1st Place. Well done!)

Well done to Kodiak Bears for the second week running!


Let’s see what this week’s attendance figures are!

Foundation Stage Two: 97.6% (4th place)

Year One: 98.6% (3rd place)

Year Two: 99.3% (1st place with one late, well done)

Year Three: 96.6% (6th place)

Year Four: 90.3% (7th place, come on)

Year Five: 97.5% (5th place)

Year Six: 99.3% (2nd with 3 lates)

Well done to Year Two, who are victorious this week. Year Four, however, need to step up their game if they want to win it at least once this term! The school average for the week was 97%.

Thank you for reading and we will inform you on more next week!



What a busy week!

We’ve got loads of things to tell you about this week including: Harvest Festival, School Council and a whole lot more!


This week, we have been bringing in tins of food for ‘The Salvation Army’ to have. We have also had an assembly from a member of ‘The Salvation Army’.This is a good cause because it goes to families that maybe don’t have enough money to buy their own food or maybe they don’t have enough shelter for the whole family.

House Points:

Kodiak Bears: 381 house points

Golden Eagles: 313 house points

Killer Whales: 240 house points (Come on Killer Whales, you can do it!)

Bengal Tigers: 387 house points

Bengal Tigers won yet again, well done for the hat trick!


Foundation Stage Two: 99.3% (1st place, well done!)

Year One: 96% (5th place)

Year Two: 98.6% (2nd place)

Year Three: 92.3% (6th place)

Year Four: 88.1% (7th place. What happened?)

Year Five: 96.6% (3rd place)

Year Six: 96.3% (4th place)

Well done to Foundation Stage Two! Hopefully next week will be a healthier week for Year Four. The school average this week was 95.3%.

School Council:

This year, there are some changes to school council. Key Stage One now have to go into the ‘polling station’ (The School Hall) to vote as this year we are voting like adults do. There will be a boy and a girl from each class that have been voted for by the students in their class. The election will be on Tuesday 11th October. Good luck to everyone!

Thank you for reading and we will update you on more next week!

Half Term Ends!

It’s the first week back and everyone is smiling and willing to learn. Pupils all over the school are glad to be back and learning again. Let’s hope attendance is much better this half term!

An interesting assembly:

On Friday 21st October, each class (except Foundation Stage and Year One) hosted a contribution to a British Values assembly, which was very informative. Here are the contributions:

Year Two: Mutual Respect

Year Three: Tolerance of Different Faiths and Beliefs

Year Four: Individual Liberty

Year Five: Rule of Law

Year Six: Democracy

All of our British Values were shown here and everybody is hoping that we can show these in school every day.

Last half term attendance:

These are the results from the week before half term!

Foundation Stage Two: 98.6% (1st place. Well done!)

Year One: 98.3% (2nd place)

Year Two: 95.3% (6th place with 1 late)

Year Three: 96.3% (4th place)

Year Four: 88.8% (7th place, come on!)

Year Five: 97% (3rd place)

Year Six: 95.3% (5th place with no lates)

Year Four really need to try harder this week for better attendance! The school average for this week was: 95.7%, just under our target of 96%.

House Points:

Remember that this week, the house points were a double rollover!

Kodiak Bears: 460 house points

Golden Eagles: 359 house points

Killer Whales: 388 house points

Bengal Tigers: 428 house points

Well done to the Kodiak Bears, who have won the double rollover and we’ll see if they can be the house to beat for two weeks running next week!

Poppy selling:

From Wednesday 2nd November 2016 Year Six will be selling Royal British Legion merchandise in the atrium, plus going round in the school day with poppies to sell. These will be priced at 20p each.

Prices for merchandise:

Friendship Bracelet: £1 suggested donation.

Slap Rulers: £1 suggested donation.

Wristbands: 50p suggested donation.

Reflectors: 50p suggested donation.

Pencils: £1 suggested donation.

This is all for a good cause: The Royal British Legion. This charity is about helping to support the Armed Forces Community with their vital work.

Remember that the merchandise will sell quickly!

It’s been a great week and we will update you with more next week!

Wear dots, raise lots!

On Friday 14th October, Laura from RNIB came to speak to us about how to help blind people and what it means to be blind. We all wore dots; gave a donation of at least £1 and raised £173. Thank you to everyone who wore dots and remember you are helping blind people with their everyday lives.

House points will be a double rollover and we will inform you of the total house points after half term.


Let’s take a look at this week’s attendance!

Foundation Stage Two: 93.3% (7th place, come on!)

Year One: 97.6% (5th place)

Year Two: 98.6% (3rd place)

Year Three: 99.3% (2nd place)

Year Four: 97% (6th place)

Year Five: 98.3% (4th place)

Year Six: 99.6% (1st place, well done again!)

Year Six seem to be going for the hat trick but we’ll let you know whether this has happened after half term. The school average for the week was 97.6%.

It’s been a great week and we’ll update you on more after half term!