Monthly Archives: April 2017

Preparing For Red Nose Day!

This week, all the children have been buying red noses to prepare for red nose day on the Friday 24th March! Thank you to to everyone who brought a red nose for comic relief and well done if you managed to get the ultra rare Frankenstein red nose!


Foundation Stage Two: 91% (6th place)

Year One: 90.6% (7th place)

Year Two: 96.6% (2nd place)

Year Three:95.1% (3rd place)

Year Four: 95.6% (5th place)

Year Five: 97.6% (1st place)

Year Six: 95% (4th place)

House Points: 

Last weeks:

Killer Whales: 166 House Points ( 2nd place  So close)

Bengal Tigers: 167 House Points (1st place well done Bengal tigers!)

Golden Eagles: 149 House Points ( 3rd place ,come on guys.)

Kodiak Bears: 140 House Points  (4th place, what happened?)

Well done to the Bengal tigers for winning the house cup!

This weeks:

Killer Whales: 71 House Points (4th place, what happened?)

Bengal Tigers: 87 House Points  (3rd place come on)

Golden  Eagles:91 House Points  (2nd place better luck next time!)

Kodiak Bears: 102 House Points (1st place well done)

Well done to the Bengal Tigers for winning last week and well done to the Kodiak Bears for winning this week!

We hope you have a great red nose day and have a wonderful week goodbye!

Science Afternoon!

On Friday, most of the school took part in a science afternoon. Most children invited their parents to this interesting event. They viewed what the children had been learning about and what they had been making. The parents, if they wanted to, could help the children with their experiments. This all resulted in some very exciting creations!

Science Creations:

Foundation Stage Two had an exciting time seeing the frogspawn in the pond!

Year One made slime, zappy zoomers and hover balls!

Year Two experimented by putting a coin in vinegar!

Year Three had fun making sycamore helicopters!

Year Four had a circuit building race against each other!

Year Five made some amazing parachutes using plastic bags!

Year Six made working fans using an electric circuit!

House Points:

This week we did not have any house points because of the animals who kindly paid a visit but we will have a double rollover next week. This is the same as star of the week – there will be two from each class, one from this week and one from next week. Remember assemblies are now at 9:00 on a Friday morning.


Let’s hope attendance is on the up!

Foundation Stage Two: 91.6% (6th Place)

Year One: 94% (3rd Place)

Year Two: 92% (5th Place)

Year Three: 97.9% (2nd Place)

Year Four: 92.5% (4th Place)

Year Five: 91.3% (7th Place, Come On!)

Year Six: 99.6% (1st Place, Well Done!)

Well done to Year Six, the winning class once again! They’re on a streak now! The week average for this week is 94.1%. Oh dear! From this (un) scientific experiment with attendance figures, Mrs Andrews and Mrs Proctor have found this: attendance is not on the up. Everyone needs to try a bit harder to come to school next week!

The animals came to Homelands School, hurrah, hurrah!


Red Noses!

This week, the children from Year Six who are hoping to receive money for their Civic Award charities are helping to run the Red Nose sale. Each Red Nose costs £1. They are being sold at the glass cabinet located in the middle of the school at lunchtimes from 12:30pm until the end of lunch time. Red Noses are being sold until they all run out and they are selling fast now everyone NOSE about them, so come with a pound to bag your Red Nose! We have also sung the Red Nose Song in Singing Assembly and we will have a video of the children singing this song next week so please come along and watch it! We will not show any of the children’s faces to protect identity so we will be filming from the back of the hall. We are also having Red Nose Day Mufti Day on Friday 24th March, so please come along in your red clothes with your Red Noses on and a pound, which will go to Comic Relief Charity Appeal. If you donate money, you will be one of the hundreds of thousands of super stars to add to the Big Amount at the end of the telethon. The money will go to help children and young people in poorer countries.

We’ve had a great and busy week so come back next week for our house points double rollover and our Red Nose Extravaganza!

17/3/17: We are sorry to say that the Red Nose Sale has been discontinued due to high demand and a sell out. Sorry to anyone who wanted a Red Nose, but they are being sold in Sainsbury’s Torquay for a pound.








Life Education Wessex Bus!

This week, each class throughout the school had an opportunity to visit the Life Education Wessex Bus! Each child has thoroughly enjoyed the visit. They learnt new things and each class (other than Year Six) had a visit from Harold the giraffe! This bus visits Homelands every two years so if the children are not ill, they will have at least four visits during their time at the school. Every two years, the children are very excited about this event and are amused by the outcome. These visits last for at least two hours and the children come back telling everyone what they’ve learnt!


Let’s check out attendance!

Foundation Stage Two: 93.3% (7th place)

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

Year Two: 98% (4th place with two lates)

Year Three: 98.6% (2nd place, so near yet so far!)

Year Four: 96% (6th place, you really need to pull your socks up!)

Year Five: 98% (3rd place with no lates)

Year Six: 96.6% (5th place, come on!)

Well done to Year One for winning the attendance cup for the first time this half term. A few classes really need to pull their socks up if they want to win, especially you, Year Four! The average attendance for the week was 97.1%.

House Points:

Let’s see how good the house points are!

Killer Whales: 175 house points (1st place, very well done! Could this be the start of a winning streak?)

Kodiak Bears: 161 house points (2nd place, so close!)

Bengal Tigers: 127 house points (4th place, what happened?)

Golden Eagles: 146 house points (3rd place)

Well done to the Killer Whales for winning the house cup! Could this be the start of an unbroken winning streak?

As storms, wind and rain are forecast, please make sure you have got a coat in school in case of cold or drizzle. If you do not have a coat in school, you cannot go outside at lunchtime.

World Book Day will soon be upon us! It will be a fun day with no uniform. You can dress up as your favourite book character and bring in the book they’re from, provided that it has your name in it. It promises to be an exciting day, so come along as your favourite book character on Thursday 2nd March!

The upcoming World Book Day brings our annual Book Fair! Ranging from Welcome to Reading (2 years+) to Read Alone (8 years+), there’s something here for everyone, so be sure to bring along some money to bag a new read! It runs from Thursday 24th February – Tuesday 28th February, before school at 8:30am and after school at 3:15pm.

It’s been a great week so we’ll be back with more next week!