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September 2018

What a fantastic first week back we had!

By | Year 2 | One Comment

What a fantastic first week back we had! The children have shown such a positive attitude and have already learnt so much!

In English, we started our book, Beegu. The children have acted in character focusing on her feelings throughout the story and have used this to write a character description. We have begun our new PSHE style of teaching called Jigsaw and the children have been introduced to Jigsaw Joe – writing letters to him to help him with his worries about starting a new school year.

We have also begun to learn about this term’s artist, Piet Mondrian, and created their own fabulous artwork in his style. In Maths they have been consolidating their knowledge of number bonds and place value and are beginning to give thoughtful reasons for their answers.

Just a little reminder that our PE day is Thursday so please can you make sure all of your child’s kit is in school and labelled. This year the afternoon structure has changed slightly whereby the children will receive one longer PE lesson rather than two short ones as we have introduced cooking sessions with Mrs Quinn, which we are very excited about.

We have been extremely impressed with the mature attitude of all of the children as Year 2s!

Welcome to Year 1

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The children are settling in to their new environment and exploring all of the new changes to the Year 1 classrooms. We have transformed the Year 1 classrooms into the Workshop (Willow), the Wonder Room (Oak) and the Discovery Room (Cherry) but not forgetting the exciting outdoor area.

The children have been carrying out science investigations with a range of resources. They are beginning to use scientific language to become a real scientist. A popular area outside has been the wood work. Children are safely using new skills to build and create models which are secured by nails. Children have been advised to keep their models and build upon these every day. We have been continuing with helicopter stories and introducing more challenging language to make it more interesting to read. They have also looked at the work of Picasso and applied their new knowledge to make famous buildings in the Wonder room.

As the autumnal weather starts to kick in, please can you send in your child’s wellies.