Growing In Faith and Learning
Robins are thoroughly enjoying their Pirates, Mermaids and under the sea topic, singing songs and sharing lots of new stories. This week they are reading the story ‘Pirates Love Underpants’ and
the children have already designed their own underpants to display in the classroom! They enjoyed making treasure maps, and in Maths they looked at doubling and halving numbers.
In RE Kingfishers have been discussing how Jesus is a friend to everyone. Leading on from our trip to the zoo they have been learning about animal groups and which young animals have live births or are born from eggs. There has been a wonderful array of pet visitors to the class – dogs, chickens, guinea pigs and a tortoise to name a few - and we have more planned: The children’s questions have been wonderful! Thank you to parents for bringing them to see us. They have been making clay models of animals and have written fabulous recounts of our trip. In Maths they continue to use money, applying our knowledge of the value of coins to add and subtract in problem solving.
Owls have continued to learn about the Vikings and Anglo Saxon Kings such as Alfred the Great. They have been using scratch to develop simple animations. They now include sound effects and their sprites can change colour! In maths they have started to look at fractions. They have learnt what unit and non-unit fractions are and have identified different fractions. The children have also been learning how to represent fractions in different ways. In English this week, they have planned and written a set of instructions about how to catch a dragon.
Falcons have had another busy couple of weeks. They are still really enjoying their Harry Potter topic and had a great dress up day last week where they produced a fantastic piece of artwork. In English they have been writing descriptions using figurative language and inventing their own mythical creatures. In maths they have just finished their area and perimeter unit where they have calculated perimeter and area of compound rectilinear shapes, triangles and parallelograms.
Congratulations to everyone who has received a Headteacher's Award:
Ophelia for applying topic language during independent play.
Sophia-May for trying hard in all areas of learning, trying all of the areas around the classroom.
Quincy for trying her hardest in all areas of learning.
Arthur Ho for settling into school well.
Angel-Lee for being such a kind, caring & helpful friend.
Alfie for amazing progress in all areas but I’m particularly delighted with his writing ‘brilliant’.
Edwin for being very helpful & supportive.
Poppy for wonderful work, especially in maths.
Lula for always working hard in class.
Daniel for some excellent work in scratch.
Joshua T for some excellent work in scratch.
Megan for a wonderful Viking shield.
Finley for always listening & working very hard.
Quinn for being a lovely boy who always works & tries hard.
Freya S for an excellent set of instructions about how to fly a broomstick.
Demi for really settling to her learning this term & working hard.
Lizzie for writing a wonderful description of a mythical creature using figurative language.
The attendance award this week goes to Kingfisher for 96 % attendance.