Growing In Faith and Learning
Robins have had a wonderful and busy few weeks. They have really enjoyed learning about Goldilocks and the Three Bears, making and tasting porridge as well as using the small world to retell the story. We planted beans for Jack and the Beanstalk and they have grown so well! This week has been an Autumn week, where they have had their very own farm shop with real fruit and vegetables. They have really enjoyed using the till and exchanging money. Mrs Young even made a visit to our shop! The children have made apple crumble after our apple and pear delivery by Farmer Ollie, it was delicious! We have made our own prayer socks to help us when we talk to God at our Worship table.
Kingfishers donned scarves, jackets and wigs last week to become weather presenters: They used their Scientific knowledge and language to describe the weather in Wigginton. In Topic they have researched a seaside location (St. Ives) and made persuasive posters and leaflets about it. In English they have been planning and writing an alternative ending to ‘The Lighthouse Keeper’s Lunch’ and have been learning about addition ‘Fact Families’ in Maths. We made Creation wheels in RE and used them to retell this powerful story to the children in Owls. In Computing they have just finished their programming topic where they've learnt to give instructions and correct them if they're wrong. The children were absolutely wonderful in their ‘Little Red Hen’ drama at church for Harvest.
Owls have been enjoying their Rotten Romans topic. They have started to learn about why the Romans invaded Britain and what life was like in Britain before the Romans invaded. In RE, they have been learning about the covenant made between Noah and God and how this is linked to marriage. In English, they have written a recount of their Roman day and have identified the features of a news paper article and planned their very own ones linked to the story of Boudicca. In art, they have designed and made some roman mosaics using small pieces of paper. In maths lesson they have been learning about Roman Numerals and how to count back through 0 into negative numbers.
Falcons have had a very busy last few weeks of the half term. They had great fun in English writing a news interview where children interviewed each other about their views on hunting. We set up a BBC News studio and then recorded the interviews. In maths they have been learning about prime, square and cubed numbers, factors and multiples and learning the short method of multiplication. In topic they completed ink printing dream pictures, which look brilliant and have designed dreamcatchers ready to make after the holiday. In RE they have continued their unit about what kind of king Jesus was. We have thought about Christian and global injustice and looked at some of the different charities that try to fight for fairness and equality.
Congratulations to everyone who has received a Headteacher's Award:
Sasha-May – always doing the right thing
Brodie – working really hard with his phonics
Evan – settling so well into school & trying all activities
Teddy R – fantastic writing using his phonics
Phoebe – putting her hand more on the carpet & asking questions
Sophie A – being very tidy & helpful in class
Quincy – being really thoughtful & kind to other members of the class
Oakley – excellent work in maths on number families
Lily T – always being on task
Kayden – some excellent research into what Roman soldiers carried with them
Daniel – some excellent work in Science
Natalie - always being ready to learn & for always being focused on tasks
Jasmine – being amazing with her new buddy in Robins
Jessica – a lovely diary in English in the role of Texas ranger
Amelia – being an all round wonderful girl who has excellent behaviour & works hard at everything
Lizzie – a wonderful biography about Ernest Thompson Seton
This week’s attendance winner was—Robins with 100% Attendance.