It has been another busy week in year 1.
In history we thought about our earliest memories. We even got to hear about the earliest memories of our teachers.
Can you guess who is who?
We also had an exciting visit from the dentist this week. All of the children enjoyed receiving their free goodie bag, designing their perfect toothbrush and writing top tips to keep teeth healthy.
Reading books are changed on Mon, Wed and Fri.
Library books are changed on a Wednesday.
PE kits should stay in school every day.
Home learning is due on a Thursday.
Year 1 team.
The Year 4 Team would like to welcome you to our blog; a great way to share lots of learning experiences with you during the academic term. We have had a super start and our children appear happy, settled and (more or less) organised. A reminder please that Reading Journals (signed please) are due in on Mondays and Home Learning books are expected, on Thursday. A reminder too that PE takes place on Monday and Tuesday (4CS) and Tuesday and Friday (4ST and 4WW). The weather is of course becoming colder, so outdoor gear would be recommended.
Today we have completed our first English writing topic based on the book ‘Escape from Pompeii’. Children have immersed themselves in drama/speaking and listening activities as well as watching original footage of the volcanic eruption. We’re not so sure they were impressed with news clips having black and white tv, but the scary backing music made them take note! They have worked really hard on improving sentence work which includes fronted adverbials and expanded noun phrases and produced some lovely pieces of historic narrative.
Science has been a hit with our children – a variety of digestive systems have arrived in abundance – models of human organs are hanging from most corners of the classrooms and they are very life like! Next week we will be learning more about teeth hygiene and making some examples of clay molars!!
In music, children are enthusiastically enjoying instrumental teaching. This term they are having an introduction to the acoustic guitar and will be able to play along with simple melodies. It’s pretty calm at the moment, but the electric guitars and bass guitars with amps awaits!
Can we take this opportunity of thanking you for a warm welcome. The team have had opportunity to say hi to many parents and a reminder that we are available if you have any concerns during this new and transitional time.
Kind regards, the Year 4 Team
We would like to commend Year 6 pupils for the exceptional standard of Home learning we have been receiving week after week. From thorough spelling practice to artistic depictions of war, the quality across Year 6 has been outstanding. We look forward to what will be completed this week! Thank you to all pupils and families for bringing in a variety of photographs and artefacts from wartime. It has been a pleasure to learn about our pupils’ ancestry and, thanks to you, we’ve been able to show our children genuine war helmets, medals and diaries. We understand how special these are so thank you.
- Miss Baxter, Mr Prosser and Mrs Glanville.
We have had another fantastic in Year 6! In maths, we have been learning about the four operations focusing on long division. In P.E. we have done some interpretive dance based on various scenarios of WW1 and have continued with Tag Rugby. We continue to enjoy our afternoon rotation on a Friday with lessons in ICT, French and Life Skills.
- Written by pupils in Year 6.
We’ve had a very busy week in Year 2. We’ve been writing stories based on Duckie’s Rainbow and learning about place value using the images of the part whole model and Diennes.
In science, we carried out an experiment to find out which material was the most absorbent. The children worked well as a team and tried to keep the test fair. The groups had different results so they may want to do some more testing at home!
Your child may come home this weekend with a manifesto sheet. This is because they have expressed an interest in standing for school council. They can either fill this out independently or you can support them if you wish. Next week, they will share their manifesto with the class. Then on Monday the 7th we will have an election. Each Year 2 class will have one school councillor and a deputy.
We are really excited about the trip on Tuesday. Remember, we will be arriving back at school between 4.15pm and 4.30pm depending on traffic.
Don’t forget to send in your reading record books on Monday so your child can add a tally to our class bar chart and maybe earn a Read to Succeed ticket for having a signed book for reading at home at least three times.
Have a great weekend.
The Year 2 Team
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Home Learning Thursday 26th Sept.docx