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Busy with Mexico

Class 4 have been getting 'stuck in' with our topic of Mexico this week. We have been planning and starting to write newspaper articles about our Skype calls with the lovely Sara in Mexico. The children have been working really hard on understanding the style of a newspaper as well as writing sentences in the present perfect tense - it is very tricky to get our heads round but there are fantastic sentences being written. 

In Maths we have started looking at area and perimeter, I think the children are definitely becoming perimeter experts now! Lets see how we get on with area... the hardest thing is remembering to write 'cm' after a measurement!

In PE children are still developing their football skills and have had lots of opportunities to work as a team and play matches against each other.

in R.E we have looked at some of the miracles of Jesus, retelling them as if we were there when it happened! We also discussed what these miracles mean to christians and how their actions can represent the ones of Jesus in the miracles. 

Fantastic week Class 4

Lovely to meet some more the parents on Thursday night, don't forget the remaining appointments will be on Monday. 

 

Reminders:

Please write in your child's home school contact book when they have read, this doesn't have to just be their school reading book as long as they are reading every day at home. 

Lots of children still have homework to hand in from The Home Learning Grid, please bring these pieces in on a monday. 6 pieces to be completed by the end of term! Fantastic all round so far!

Please keep labelling water bottles/snack boxes/ uniforms. We have lots left over or unclaimed. 

 

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Autumn 2, Week 4

Class one have had another wonderfully busy week, Christmas nativity practice is in full swing and we can't wait for you to see the children in full costume acting and singing out our Christmas story. Thank you for helping the children at home with the songs I am sure you will all be familiar with them by show time.

The costumes for our nativity will be organised by us, however there may be a few extras we need and these items will be explained in a letter coming out next week. Thank you again for all of your support.

Please could we ask for an extra special push on lines over the weekend and to encourage your child to use their extra big and loud voices? 

Exciting times have occurred in class one this week, our egg has hatched overnight and we can't believe how lucky we are to have Moz the monster as our class pet. I'm sure many of you may recognise Moz from the John Lewis advert but our Moz really did come from a hatched egg that we have nurtured for a week!!! The children have enjoyed showing Moz around the class room, reading all about Mos's adventures in literacy and letting Moz watch whilst we learn.

In maths this week we have been looking at time. The children have had little clocks and are getting use to "0 clock" we even played "what's the time Mr Moz and the children have tried to find the correct time on the clocks before the grown-ups. 

Reminders:

A little reminder that the book fair is open after school today (Friday 24th November) and Monday morning before school (Monday 27th November) as well as after school on Monday. 

Class one were taken to browse through the books yesterday so the children may have already spied a book they like. 

We wish you a happy and restful weekend as we all gear up for Christmas.

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Non-Uniform Reminder!

 Wednesday 22nd November in exchange for donations for the tombola stalls at the Christmas Fair.

Classes 1, 2 & 3 - please bring in wrapped chocolate items (nut free) for the chocolate tombola.

 

Classes 4, 5 and 6 please bring in anything in a bottle (bottles need to be in     date and not require refrigeration).

 

Thank you!

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Autumn 2 is getting busier!

What a busy, jam-packed week in class 4!

One of my highlights this week was definitely our science investigation involving drums and cornflakes! We made such a mess but it was a lot of fun learning about what vibrations are, in this way.

In Maths we have moved on to learning about area and perimeter, Class 4 blew me away with their knowledge of perimeter already! I was so impressed with how much they could remember.

In English we've been able to go back to our writing about Mexico and are our interview with Sara. I'm really excited to see what the children write about over the next couple of weeks.

in PE, the children's dancers are coming along really well. The children have a very good sense of rhythm and manage to create some fantastic moves.

As you know, it was assessment week last week. The children did so well to spend so much time concentrating for all the tests so a big well done to them again!

Finally, it was lovely tp see you all today at our family week session. It was truly a joy to see the children so happy to spend time with you and have a go at some tricky tasks!

Have a lovely weekend.

Reminders:

  • Wednesday is non-uniform day - please see newslater for more information.
  • The children have come home with their parents' evening appointment. 
  • Full PE kits need to be in school, labelled please.
  • Water bottles and snack boxes still aren't all named and therefore there are lots left in school frequently. Please label them.
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Spots and Dots

Thank you for all the generous donations for Children In Need. School council were busy collecting this morning. It was lovely to see so many children with spotty accessories. Thank you to Mrs Harrington –Smith, who also provided the children with dotty biscuits for school dinners. There were even some spotty cake donations from Class 5 - yum, yum!

 

I do hope that everyone had an enjoyable morning on Thursday and that the learning did not scare too many of you. The children were so keen to share and have you in. Hopefully, it gave you another chance to see how busy and hard-working your children are. It was a lovely atmosphere and glad so many of you could make it. It won’t be long till we meet again at parent appointments. Today your child should have handed you an appointment time.

So, what else have been learning?

In English we have started to look at the beautifully illustrated Arthur Spiderwick’s Field Guide to the Fantastical World around you by T. Diterlizzi and H. Black. The book provides information about the life, habits and habitats of the denizens of the Invisible World. I was really impressed with some of the poems created on our Family day, which the children have worked on and edited.

This has become another favourite book of Class 6 , as it looks at habitats and more importantly links a little with classification, which we are looking at in Science. We had a few activities based around classification on offer on Thursday. To start us off on this topic, we took time to ensure that we could identify all the various classification groups. It was great to see the children using so many different ways of presenting their understanding.

In maths we have focused our attention on to area of triangles, parallelograms and finding the area of composite shapes. We have been using the different formulas, which will prepare us for when we look at algebra a bit later this term.

With the school being so busy, Class 6 went to the field and tried out our Tag Rugby skills on Wednesday afternoon. It was a great session and hope to do this again soon.

In RE we have turned our attention now to preparing for Christmas. Don’t panic, no Christmas carols yet, promise. We have been looking at the religious meaning of Advent. Were you aware that Advent in Latin means ‘Coming’? Do you know the colours or meaning behind the candles on an advent wreath?   

Well I’m off to mark all the wonderful work that has been produced this week. Have a lovely weekend and see you all on Monday.

 

Reminders:     PE Kits. Children please can you try to make sure you have full kits in school. Even though it is getting a little colder we still may go outside and need to be prepared.

 

                              Home School Contact check and Spelling test on Monday.

                               Swimming Kits.

                              Parent Consultations on Thursday 23rd Nov.                                                                                                             

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