Penny - Reception
Reception Class have been reading the Colour Monster this week and have talked about different feelings and emotions. We've talked about what makes us happy and sad and the children have created their own colour monsters to show different emotions. We have also been talking about birthdays this week and learning that everyone celebrates in different ways. Some children had birthday parties in the Home Corner and made birthday cakes in the mud kitchen. We were very brave this week and visited our Year Six buddies in their classroom for the first time! We chose stories to bring with us and the buddies read them to us. We had our first PE lessons this week, where we played some ball games and started our Bike-ability lessons. Talk to me about our emotions. Words to use: it's okay to feel... anger, sad, fear, worry, happy, calm, love Tip of the week: Log in to Seesaw to see what your child is learning in class! We have been reading: The Colour Monster
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Sterling - Year 1
Year 1 this week have been continuing their English learning based around the book ‘Beegu’ by Alexis Deacon. They have designing and creating their own pages for the book and imagining what other characters Beegu could meet. In Maths, the children have been continuing their learning about number and have been developing their understanding of subtraction to 10 and have been solving problems using objects, counters, cubes and number lines. As part of their History learning this week the children had the opportunity to compare toys from the past with toys today. They looked at delicate dolls from the past and compared them with a barbie. In science the children went on a Season walk around the grounds. They used their senses to look, listen and smell what was around them. In Phonics, the children have been continuing to learn some new phase 5 graphemes and new tricky words. The children have also started to rehearsals for their nativity ‘Whoops-A-Daisy Angel’ and have been enjoying learning the new songs.
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Shilling - Year 2
This week, Year 2 have written their own adventure for the Queen’s hat. We have chosen a famous London location or landmark and created an exciting adventure for the hat. In Maths we have been learning and practising different strategies to add 2 digit numbers, using our knowledge of number bonds. In computing this week, we have learnt how to enter data ourselves in to a program to create a pictogram. In PHSE, we discussed who are special people are and created poster about our special people and why they are special to us. In History, we have learnt more about the lives of Queen Victoria and Grace Darling and compared similarities and differences from their lifestyles. We have also created our class timeline and looked at where to place key moments from Queen Victoria’s life. Following on from this, we have also enjoyed our visit to Osborne House, where we toured the home of Queen Victoria and also took part in a workshop.
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Real - Year 3
This week in Year 3 we havebeen designing and making a charity Christmas card which would have a movingpart. We made levers using card and split pins. Then we evaluated our designs. InMaths, we have continued to add and subtract using pictorial diagrams to showhow we can exchange tens and ones. InEnglish, we have been writing our character descriptions. Then we startedplanning our adventure story using our character. In P.S.H.E we have been discussing what makesa family and what makes a friend.
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Euro - Year 4
This week has been a busy week in Euro class. We have been busy learning all about Roman numerals in our Maths lessons, we even learnt a song to help us. In English we have been busy writing a diary from the jar of waters point of few using our knowledge of past tense, first person and a range of sentence types. We continued with our plant art work in class this week where we created flower bowls with clay and also created our own art work of flowers and plants using a range of different media. During our reading lessons this week we continued the focus on Black History week and looked at the Little Leaders Bold Women in Black History and Little Leaders Exceptional Men in Black History. Within geography this week we created our own sketches of the River Yar and a map using OS symbols for the River Yar too. We also learnt about the different ways rivers can be used by people and animals.
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Krone - Year 5
This week, we have used speaking and listening very effectively to develop our understanding of how to make texts more exciting. We did an excellent job of discussing a simple passage that had been written in response to a picture from ‘The Errand’, identifying the nouns within the passage, and then exploring how the passage could be re-written, using expanded noun phrases to enhance its meaning. We also revisited the parts of the text from The Errand/Instructions that have captured our imaginations, explaining why. We have read parts of the text aloud and discussed how the author uses different sentence types and construction, as well as layout, to achieve pace and to control how the writing is read, and have started experimenting creating different types of sentences ourselves. We have been revising different types of foods in Spanish; learning to say we are hungry, and asking others what they would like to eat. We have also enjoyed joining in a fun song to practise this vocabulary. In Spelling, we have played an excellent new game to revise rules for making plurals. In Science, we have applied our knowledge of the order of the planets from the sun to make predictions -for example regarding which planets we think might be able to support life and why. In Maths, we have started a new unit on multiplication and division and have been exploring multiples and factors.
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Yen - Year 6
As part of the mock SATs week in Yen class we have completed a number of SATs papers: GPS (grammar, punctuation and spelling); a reading paper; an arithmetic paper; and two maths reasoning papers. Both Mrs Fairhurst and Mrs Newton have been very impressed with our approach to these tests. This week we also spent some time with our Reception class buddies. They came to the Year 6 classroom and shared a variety of books from their class with us. We really enjoyed reading with our buddies! In our science lesson this week we had to answer the question: how does the number of lamps affect how long a battery lasts. We were given free choice about how to present this information. All of us decided to use a circuit diagram to demonstrate our answer to this question. We were encouraged to use the correct vocabulary and to explain clearly what we thought. In our Design Technology lesson we started to think about frame structures in preparation for designing and making our own Anderson shelters.
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Coins - Pre School
When planning and guiding activities practitioners will reflect upon the different ways that children learn and ensure they utilise this within their practice. When planning and guiding activities practitioners will reflect upon the different ways that children learn and ensure they utilise this within their practice. The Characteristics of Effective Learning are: - Playing and Exploring - Creating and Thinking Critically - Active Learning - Prime • Communication and Language • Physical Development • Personal, Social and Emotional Development - Specific • Literacy • Mathematics • The World • Expressive Arts and Design - Helping your child at home Please see our curriculum documentation below for further information.
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