Monday, 10 December 2018

Year 2 Newsletter

We are hugely proud of the amazing performance the year 2 children did of 'Fire Fire'. Their singing, dancing and acting was unbelievable and I'm sure you will agree they truly wowed us all!
Back to reality and in Maths we have been exploring mental calculation strategies for 2 digit numbers. In English we have adapted a set of instructions so that we can stop all bad characters in traditional stories. In Topic we have been looking at the impact of forest fires and deciding whether we believe they are good or not.

Year 5 Newsletter

In year 5, we have been writing our gory instructions for an Aztec sacrifice. We have enjoyed learning about instructions and have used the features in our writing.

In science, we investigated the quality of kitchen towel on the market to see which one was the best and most cost effective.

In topic, we have started making our Aztec chocolate designs filled with a range of flavours!!

Friday, 7 December 2018

Year 3 Update

This week year 3 have been deepening their understanding of light and shadows in science. They explored how shadows are made and how shadows change shape and size. The children made their own shadow shapes and traced round the shadows made when they held the torch in different places.

They have also been making great progress in maths having learnt how to use the formal written of addition to add two, three digit numbers together.

In English we have been innovating our model recount letter in preparation for our hot task. This time we are writing as Ollie the owl who witnessed Little Red Riding Hood's grandma get gobbled up by the wicked wolf. We have been developing our editing and improving skills by polishing the teachers' and their own writing.

We have also started our preparations for our fundraiser for the Indonesia earthquake and tsunami appeal on Friday 14th December at 2.15pm. We are getting very excited about raising money for such a worthy cause.

Year 6 - Newsletter

In year 6 we read the poem ‘Dulce et Decorum est’ and re-enacted ‘going over the top’ during the Battle of the Somme.  We used slow motion to really try to capture the soldiers’ emotions and thoughts as they ran the gauntlet through no-man’s land.  When we returned to class, our writing showed real empathy and maturity. Sharing our work was actually quite emotional - a testament to the children’s writing.

Getting ready for Christmas!

The children in Nursery  have been working really hard practising for their upcoming Nativity performance, "Jesus' Christmas party". They are really excited to dress up in their costumes and  perform for their grown ups, and have been singing the songs and practicing their actions ready for Wednesday's performance!

This week the children have also been very excited about getting ready to celebrate Christmas and have been hard at work making paper chains and pine cone baubles for the Christmas tree.

In addition to all the Christmas excitement the children have been shape hunters in the nursery finding lots of them hidden around the nursery!


Wednesday, 5 December 2018

Reception Nativity

The children in Reception have been working really hard practising for their upcoming Nativity performance, "Christmas Counts". They are really excited to perform for their grown ups, and have been singing the songs and projecting their voices during choosing time each day! 

We will be learning a little bit more about the Christmas story in the coming weeks.

Tuesday, 4 December 2018

Exploring taste!

In Year 1 we have been learning about our bodies and exploring our sense of taste. We learned about our taste buds and the different vocabulary we can use to describe taste: sweet, salty, sour and bitter. We then started tasting! In our groups we tasted different foods including salt, sugar, lemon juice, dark chocolate, jam, gherkin, grapefruit, syrup, marmite and coffee.


Curtis was brave enough to try some of the foods with a blindfold on to see whether his taste buds could detect what he was eating!