Growing In Faith and Learning
The last 2 weeks have been very busy with lots going on:
Robins have been practising their roles in the Nativity and are really all just amazing! In addition to this we have introduced rainbow challenges which have been a massive hit empowering their curiosity and independence. The Rainbow challenge involves children undertaking a range of different challenges throughout the week in all areas of learning and collecting coloured lollypop sticks to record their achievement.
In Maths, Kingfishers have been recognising coins, notes and counting money in our role play shop. In English we have used conjunctions to extend sentences and link ideas. Our book Major Glad, Major Dizzy has now moved into the Second World War. In topic, we have been finding out about the blitz to link with our book. We are producing posters to show our learning. In science we have been examining weather changes as we move from Autumn to Winter.
Owls have continued to focus on our class text - The Tin Forest and have used fronted adverbials to describe the setting. In science we have been learning all about the structure of plants and what role the flower plays in pollination and fertilisation. In maths we have been learning how to divide. We have been applying this knowledge to help solve word problems. In RE we have been learning all about the Trinity.
Kestrels have been looking at formal written methods of multiplication and division, inverse operations and problem solving in maths. In English we have been comparing settings and enjoying drama activities linked to a Midsummer Night’s Dream. We had a great morning making bread at Rawlett. As we begin Advent our prayer spaces are purple and reflect our preparation for Jesus’ birth.
In English, Falcons have looked at events linked to letters from the light- house from the perspective of other characters in the book .In Maths we have continued to work hard on fractions, adding, subtracting and multiplying. In RE, we made Christingles and looked at the significance of each of the parts. In PSHE children are planning their own lesson to deliver to younger children to teach them about New Year celebration traditions.
Our Hindu Workshop was a great success. Our visitors commented on how wonderfully behaved our children were and how respectful they were of other people’s faiths.
Congratulations to the following children who received an award in Family worship this week.
Poppy Austin for showing indefatigability in her challenges.
Aoife Falvey for always being excited about new learning and trying her very best.
Verity-Rose Osborne for making good progress in maths during work on money.
Grace Tregaskis for always making good choices and doing the right thing.
Leo Barkhouse for trying hard in maths.
Lula Beardmore for focusing on her learning.
Freya Henderson for persevering in every task she is given.
Emily Griffiths for super work in maths.
Francis Luke for an excellent non-chronological report on Hinduism.
Alice Coats for trying so hard at all times, even when she finds things tough.
This week’s attendance award was presented to Falcons.