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Alison Patel

Dear Diary

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Dear Diary

This week in Year 1 the children have been developing their empathy towards the Fox and considering the events from his perspective. They have written their own diary entries using the first person, description and their own thoughts and ideas. These have been drafted, edited and then finally published!

At Home Task: Can you write your own diary entry?

In Maths the children have been sharing objects and considering equal and unequal groups. We have been considering dividing and sharing into equal groups.

At Home Task: Can you share an object into equal groups?

In our Topic we have made Elmer collages using a range of media and materials. For Science we have considered our body parts and how they relate to our senses before going on a senses walk. In History we have asked questions about the Romans before finding our answers.

Fabulous Frogs!

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This has been such a wonderful and busy week! The weather has been fantastic and we have heard all about your amazing long weekends. We really hope you had a fun extra day to enjoy. The children have been very excited as tadpoles have been donated to Reception.

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Infant Agility in Year 2

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On Wednesday 25th April, ten children from Year 2 represented our school at the Dartford School Games: Infant Agility Festival. This is a competitive event aimed at children in Key Stage 1. The children took part in a series of field events, demonstrating their balancing, throwing, bowling and jumping skills. Each school was scored on a points system and the overall highest achieving team goes on to represent Dartford at the Kent School Games final.

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How The Story Ends…

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This week in Year One we have continued exploring the text, ‘The Day the Crayons Quit’ and have considered how the story may end. They first used drama to act out their own ending to the story before mapping the ideas. The children then used their story plans to retell the original story with their own alternative ending.

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Budding Tennis Players in Year 2!

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This term we have been learning all of the skills required to play tennis in PE. We have learnt the ready position, how to hold our racket correctly and how to serve the ball over the net. We have really enjoyed playing lots of skills-based games to help us towards playing a proper game of tennis. We are still working on our hand-eye co-ordination (some have mastered this better than others!)

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Letters from the Crayons!

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This week the children have been learning about the features of letter writing such as where to put the address and who the letter is to. The children have written persuasive letters pretending to be a crayon who has quit and what Duncan needs to do to make things better. The children wrote letters in role as Duncan begging his crayons to return to him! We then edited our letters before publishing them in our best writing, to help us edit we made a checklist about what the best editing would be. Our list included things such as:

  • Checking our spellings are correct
  • Using the correct punctuation
  • Checking our sentences make sense
  • adding in appropriate describing words

At Home Task: Can you write a letter to someone?

In Maths the children have consolidated their learning from the previous term and have moved onto learning about numbers beyond 50. We have begun to look at counting first tens and then ones. We are learning to use different resources, including a number line, to help us count.

At Home Task: Can you divide a number into tens and ones at home?

In our Topic we have looked at Christian beliefs about God and written sentences about what God is to Christians. For History we have sorted objects into the past and present and for DT we have looked at wheels and axels. In PSHE we have made books about our development in our six years and what important milestones we have reached.

Chirping Birds in Reception!

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It has been another exciting week in school with lots of amazing discoveries from our young learners! We have continued to follow their interests on birds and have enjoyed making nests and fact books.

The children have deepened their understanding of birds; by exploring their different features such as; their beaks and the different eggs laid by different birds. We have also used water paint to explore colour mixing and painting birds. It has been a pleasure to watch children working as a team, making nests out of sticks and leaves.

Our enthusiastic novices have been extremely busy, as well as learning about birds, they have also enjoyed making observational drawings of plants and embarking on mini-beasts hunts in our garden. They have certainly allowed their imaginations to go wild and this has been a joy to watch!

We want to thank you all for our weekly Friday Fund donation. This generous contribution is used to purchase resources to enhance learning and teaching! Lastly, we are also grateful to our parents who gave up their time to help make class teas a success last week! We appreciate all your support! Thank you!