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Archive for November, 2015

Year 2

Friday, 20 November 2015

We are all feeling really proud of ourselves this week and ended the week with everyone feeling positive about how much we have progressed! We shared some of the things we have enjoyed and all agreed we have got better at:

  • Playing kindly together and looking out for those who are looking for someone to play with.
  • Understanding that it is ok to get something wrong and that is how we all learn. We talked about this in maths because at the beginning of the week our self-assessment was red and by the end of the week most of us were green which meant we felt more confident.
  • Including descriptive vocabulary in our writing. This week  we were trying hard to include adjectives, verbs and adverbs.

There were lots of other positive ideas and we will share these again.

Today we voted for what parts we are going to be in our Christmas performance of Born In a Barn. Everyone is getting very excited!

E-Safety Update

Friday, 20 November 2015

The E-Safety Officers have been hard at work investigating what the children in school have been doing online whilst at school and at home. This week we conducted a survey across the whole school which really helped us plan what lessons and assemblies  we are going to do over the next few terms to make sure all of the children in our school are SMART online!

We will send out a letter soon to all of the parents to explain how they can help at home too. If you come into school don’t forget to check our E-Safety board and watch some of our videos.

Reception- week 10

Friday, 20 November 2015

Last week in Reception we learnt all about Diwali the festival of lights. The children made their own Diwali cards, diva lamps and created rangoli patterns using chalk and powder paint.

This week in Reception we started our new topic- Winter Wonderland. We have created a lovely role-play area, watched video clips about the Antarctic and also read the story of We’re Going on Bear Hunt.

In Literacy we created a storymap of the bear hunt and the children wrote aout the different locations the family went to. In Maths we looked at positional language and the children went on their own bear hunt outside and then went on the climbing frame going over, under and through the equpiment.

In cooking this week we made bear fairycakes, we used icing and raisons to decorate the cakes.

Mrs Fenner and Miss Gill


Reception- week 8

Friday, 6 November 2015

We have had a lovely week in Reception this week, the children have come back to school after half term and have really applied themselves. They are becoming much more independent and their learning is improving week by week.

This week in Literacy our theme was Bonfire Night and we learnt all about Guy Fawkes and the gunpowder plot, as well as creating firework pictures, labelling our pictures, creating glitter paintings and building exploding rockets.

In Maths this week we have been looking at subtraction and using ‘fireworks’ to complete simple number sentences.

In cooking this week we made chocolate sparklers, using breadsticks, melted chocolate and sprinkles.

Mrs Fenner and Miss Gill


3CT News

Friday, 6 November 2015

This week we have been learning about Mythical creatures, on Friday we designed our own and painted them with water colours. They are looking very scary!

On Tuesday we went to the Warwick Arts Centre where a author showed us a couple of her books. She told us how to make readers want to turn the page by using an exciting suspense word, like suddenly, so the reader wants to know what happens next. We have also learnt what the Greek Flag looks like and where Greece is located. In the myth Theseus and the Minotaur we learnt that Athens and Crete were enemies.

We also had our WOW opener for science, where we had to see how far we could run in 9.58 seconds, Usain Bolts 100m record, We then measured our distances and created out own bar graphs to show this Data.

Next week we will be writing up a description for our mythical beasts, Look out for our scary descriptions!!