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What a wonderful start to our residential at Grenville! There was much excitement on the coach as we made our way to Brixham. On arrival, everyone helped to carry the cases from the coach which was followed by lunch overlooking the harbour.
After lunch, the children found out who they were sharing dormitories with and were able to take their cases to their rooms and choose which bed they were going to sleep in. It was then straight in to the first activity of the week.
Activities this afternoon included a shopping trip to Brixham, raft building and facing the leap of faith on the high ropes course! We were impressed with how the children dealt with the challenges they faced whether that was learning to tie knots to build a raft or the teamwork required to complete the tower crate challenge on the high ropes course. We can say with confidence that the children really enjoyed themselves!
After an afternoon of sun, sea and activities it was time to enjoy an amazing dinner of lasagne or macaroni cheese followed by jam sponge and custard. There were plenty of empty plates as well as second helpings!
This evening we went for a walk along the breakwater followed by fun and games on the beach. Children were able to paddle in the cool and refreshing water after an extremely warm day. Hot chocolate and cakes will be consumed and then it will be time for bed. We are hoping that the children will be worn out from such a fun packed day!
Jack and the Beanstalk
This week we have been reading the well-known story ‘Jack and the Beanstalk’. Jack sells his cow in return for some magic beans that grow extremely tall. He then goes on an adventure up the beanstalk to see what is at the top!
We have enjoyed looking at the lifecycle of a bean plant and then conducted our own bean growing experiment, seeing in which conditions our bean seeds will grow.
We have enjoyed the warmer weather this week, with lots of time spent outdoors. The children have particularly enjoyed practising throwing balls into our hoops and performing musical shows on our stage.
We have also been looking at all the different things we need to do to stay healthy – from eating a balanced diet, to sleeping enough, exercising regularly and ensuring we maintain a good level of personal hygiene.
Next week we will be looking at the story, The Little Red Hen. Please find the home learning for next week attached.
As the weather is getting warmer, please could you ensure that your child has sunblock put on in the morning before school. Could they also bring in a named hat to wear when they are playing outside.
Message for Reception:
The children will continue to have access to Bug Club to support their reading development at home. If there are any issues accessing Bug Club, then please let the class teacher know.
It has been a great first week back in year 1. With the beautiful weather there has been lots of opportunity to take our learning outside.
We started a new topic in Science. This half term we will be learning all about plants. This week we named and identified the four main parts of a plant. We also looked at the jobs of the stem, roots, flower and leaves.
In Maths, we have been practicing our addition. We have worked on our number bonds to 10 and 20 as well as used different resources to support our addition calculations.
In Geography, we studied different map symbols. We looked at a green dotted line for footpaths and a red line for motorways. We also designed our own map symbols.
Year 2 have been very busy studying measure this week. They have been out and about, using their choice of non-standard unit, measuring things around the school. We then talked about how appropriate their choices had been – whether it was sensible to try and measure the playground with a ones block! The children really enjoyed this and there was lots of discussion.
We have also had great fun in writing this week, where we watched the trailer for ‘Cloudy With A Chance of Meatballs 2’ and then invented our own Foodimals – a creature created from mixing a food with an animal. There were some imaginative creations, for example, a penguin crossed with pizza – a Pizguin. A panda crossed with ice cream – a Pandacream. A crab crossed with spaghetti and meatballs – a Crabeti. The children then planned and wrote about the habitat that their Foodimal lived in.
Have a fantastic weekend!