This week in Year 6

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It’s been an exciting week in Year 6!

We’ve continued to work through various SATs practice papers and complete daily maths challenges.

On Wednesday morning we walked to St. George’s and St. Andrew’s Church to take part in Bridgebuilder’s Easter Journey. The children moved through different stations to find out about the events leading up to Easter. They met a variety of different characters, ranging from Nicodemus to Judas.

On Friday afternoon the children joined with Year 2 to complete their Lenten fundraising event. Excellent bouncing boys and girls!!! ūüĎćūüŹĽ
Don’t forget to bring your sponsor money in!

Have a wonderful weekend!

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This week in Reception…

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Another week of Super hero learning. We have created our own heroes and then written descriptions about them. We thought about which powers we would have and what our costumes would be. Plans and maps were added to and annotated in the Superhero headquarters. The Superheroes had to solve several different challenges such as getting a cat out of a tree and how to stop Pyro man setting fire to the firework factory.

In Maths, we have been thinking about the numbers that come before or after the number we have. We have also been using different coins in the classroom supermarket.

In RE, we have continued to learn about how Jesus loves us and thinking about how we can be more like him by reviewing our Lenten promises. We have also said lots of prayers of thanks for our families, especially our mums, at this special time of year. We hope you like  the cards and presents that we created.

It was lovely to meet so many mums and dads at Open Evening and I was very happy to share lots of examples of very good learning and excellent behaviour. Well done, Reception, you have been working very hard this term.

Remember your bicycles, scooters and sponsor money for the EYFS sponsored scoot on Monday!

Sponsored Bounce

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Wow! We had the most fantastic afternoon of fundraising fun in Year 2 today. We had 2 bouncy castles, an assortment of new playground equipment and skipping ropes.  We ended the day with ice lollies.  It was wonderful to see the Year 2 and Year 6 children working together to raise money for our Lenten charities. Remember to bring your sponsor money in next week Year 2.  If you forgot your  money and had a lolly today please bring your £1 on Monday.

 

This week in Nursery…

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We have been using our senses to explore the signs of new life as Spring approaches. In the outdoor environment, we have listened to the different sounds of birds as they come close looking for food and noticed new buds on the trees and green shoots in our garden area. The ground has felt warmer and our digging has not only helped to develop our motor skills, but has also revealed new life in the form of creatures who live in the soil.

We investigated the soil further and found several different creatures, using our library resources to  research what they were called and what they liked to eat. We made links with our learning by using rulers and measuring tapes to check how long each creature was and could conclude which was the shortest and longest.

we ensured that they were returned to the soil to get the food they need to survive, but hope that they won’t eat the potatoes and other vegetables we have growing there!

Have a lovely weekend, spoil Mum on Sunday and remember your scooter or bicycle on Monday for our Sponsored Scoot!

This Week in Year Four

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Well done everyone – you’ve been working hard and only one week to go until the Easter holidays.

This we have been using all of the tools of persuasive writing to plan a brochure for our ideal holiday destination. I have really enjoyed reading the sections you have already written Year Four and I am certainly more than tempted to visit them!

We have continued our learning about mental methods of subtraction, focusing on solving one and two step problems involving money.

We have learned about why the Anglo Saxons came to our shores in the 5th Century AD and have chosen a sensible place to base a new settlement.

Well done to the keen artists who have already brought in their art work for our Lenten fundraising gallery. Remember, for a 50p donation, you can bring in your art work and it will be displayed after Easter in our gallery!

 

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Year 1’s week

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Last week we learned about the difference between fiction and non-fiction books and used non- fiction books to find out lots of information about nocturnal animals. We looked at the contents pages in the non-fiction books and learned about glossaries and indexes too. We are going to use all the facts we found to make our own non-fiction books complete with labels and captions as well! 

We continued our Science learning for this term about materials and investigated the properties of materials, getting ourselves a little wet the process! We found materials that were waterproof and not waterproof, absorbent and not absorbent and materials that were transparent and opaque. 

We learned about the Story of The Good Samaritan during our R.E. learning and worked collaboratively to role-play the story. Well done Year 1!

This week in Nursery….

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…we had a surprise visitor. Several large green footprints greeted us when we arrived at school and presented us with a mystery to solve. We used our questioning skills to establish where it went in our class; how it entered and exited and what it did when in Nursery. We matched the footprints to everyone in class and they matched those from a Tyrannosaurus rex!

. We discovered it had left a large present in our small world dinosaur land, but what was it? Using our senses,  we observed it was egg-like in shape, listened for any sounds it made, felt its texture, and used our senses of taste and smell to work out if it was edible. We concluded that it was a dinosaur egg, after checking our theory in fact books and researched how to look after it. A home was created to keep it warm and safe and signs were written to inform everyone how to look after it until the baby dinosaur tapped its way out. We set up camp to keep watch in case the mummy dinosaur returned.

. A few days later, the egg hatched and we had a new baby dinosaur. It was measured and weighed and compared to the size and weight of other dinosaurs. We named it dinosaur baby! On Friday, the dinosaur footprints were back in Nursery…we discovered that its mummy had come to take it home. Goodbye little dinosaur, it was great fun to have you with us!