Growing In Faith and Learning
It's been a very busy couple of weeks in school.
Robins are enjoying the start of their new topic "Colours and Celebrations'. They started the half term by having sparklers and looking closely at the patterns they make when they are lit. This was a first for many of the children and they all behaved brilliantly. This week they have been looking at the celebration of Diwali. The children looked fabulous in their bright colours and are enjoying making Kandil lanterns.
In maths the children are looking at making patterns with colours and shapes and linking this to Rangoli patterns. Santa's workshop is up and running, with our little elves working hard on their toy building and wrapping skills.
In maths, Kingfishers have been developing their problem solving skills involving addition and subtraction and also practising how to explain their answers using reasoning language. They are very enthusiastic about the new topic, 'The Great Fire of London', and we have a fabulous text, written by E. Adams, to use in our English lessons. We have a Pudding Lane Bakery as our role play area. We have been very lucky to welcome Simon and Maddie into school for Bike-Balance, with the children displaying brilliant
co-ordination. Rehearsals have begun this week for our Christmas production with Robins.
Owls have made a great start to this new half term. They have been investigating a crime scene on the field and have written a police report all about it. In maths, they have been using inverse operations to check answers and have been learning how to use column subtraction. They have started their new RE topic all about the Trinity, This week they have started their machine dance and dodgeball in PE.
Falcons have had a busy start back after the half term break. In maths they are continuing to work on fractions and are currently learning how to write them in their simplest form. In English, they are continuing their class text, 'Letters from the Lighthouse' which the children are gripped by. They are about to commence writing non-chronological reports about WW2 so have been carrying out research. Year 6 have also enjoyed a wonderful visit to the National Memorial Arboretum.
Congratulations to everyone who has received a Headteacher's Award this week.
Quincy - super learner and trying her best at all times.
Molly - super guided reading.
Verity - writing a fantastic story based on the 3 little pigs.
Joshua - being so helpful in the classroom.
Dylan - his work with optical illusions.
Joseph - always trying his best.
Neeve - brilliant spooky story with excellent descriptive vocal.
Jess - being incredibly caring and always looking after her peers.
Congratulations to Falcons who won the Attendance award this week with 100% attendance.