This Week in Year Four…

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The sentence professors have been working hard in Year Four this week, using conjunctions in their sentences and practising writing paragraphs in preparation for writing a non-chronological report. We’ve also been working on using the grid method to solve multiplication calculations, as well as using strategies such as doubling. In RE we have been reflecting on the promises made to Zechariah about his son, John the Baptist.

Looking forward to seeing you at the fair tomorrow!

 

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This week in Nursery…

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… we have focussed on preparing for our Nativity performance next Friday. Songs and actions have been practised and we have been listening out for the rhyming words in each song. Costumes have been tried on and we have been retelling the Nativity story, using puppets and images. We can remember the main characters and  have been sequencing the key events in the story by drawing, speaking or recording on ipads, to develop our literacy skills.

Finally we enjoyed counting out and reaching a total amount of jewels and sequins

, using our fine motor skills,  to decorate our Christmas tree baubles, ready to sell at the Fair tomorrow. Hope to see you there too!

Year 5 this week

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This week started with a visit by Stanly bear from Stevenage Sporting Futures-he helped us check the answers to our sports quiz!
In RE we have looked at Moses and created art symbolising different parts of his life. Please join us for prayers on Tuesday morning 8:45 – 9:15 if you are available.
We have continued our Oliver topic in English-this week we looked at Fagin and wrote a WANTED poster from the police. I think the police will be able able to catch him easily as we had lots of vivid descriptions!
In Maths we have looked at the grid multiplication method and solved some problems using this.
We have finished our perspective landscapes-they all look fabulous!
Have a lovely weekend and hope to see lots of you at the Christmas Fayre tomorrow-our mugs are all ready for us to buy!

This week in Year 6

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In literacy this week we performed Don Crawford’s ‘Please wear a poppy’ poem. We also wrote our own adverts for the Royal British Legion’s poppy appeal.
In numeracy we looked at fractions this week; simplifying, ordering fractions and converting improper to mixed number fractions. Phew!!
In RE looked at injustice and people who spoke out at about injustice in the world. We started a mini project in history and the children are researching how life in the UK changed during World War 2.
We also managed to squeeze in some song rehearsals for the Junior Christmas Production!
The Christmas Truce project was set today and we spoke about how this can be presented. It is due in on Tuesday 6th December.
Have a lovely weekend! 😀

Advent assembly – wk 1

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Today we explored the beautiful symbolism of the advent wreath. We lit the first purple candle (just a few days early), listened to this weekend’s Gospel about being prepared and sung the favourite ‘someone is coming’ advent hymn. 

This week’s advent task is to bring JOY into the classroom, the playground and at home. I wonder how you might be able to do this? Good luck!! 

This week in Nursery…

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we have been busy practising our songs, actions and lines for the Nativity play. It was very exciting to collaborate with Reception and to use the stage to practise. All the children have excelled in developing their listening and attention skills and, most importantly, their confidence in different social situations.

In Phonics we have been learning how to recognise and copy rhythms and continue rhyming strings. Our Nativity singing practice has helped us in recognising rhyming words and we have had fun creating our own rhymes, using both real and made-up words!

In Maths we have been learning all about positional language and our understanding and use of prepositions has developed greatly in a few days. We loved the storybook Rosie’s Walk and used our class bear, George, to demonstrate our knowledge of prepositions.

Finally, we were very excited today when Mrs Cooper came to show us the finished EYFS SHINE Week banner, which contains unique handprints from all the children in Nursery and Reception classes. We recognised our own handprints from the banner and were delighted to see that, like each of us, no two handprints were exactly the same.

Our week in Year 1

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This week in Year 1 we read the story Billy’s Bucket about a little boy who asks for a bucket for his birthday only to find the next day that it has disappeared. We peered into the bottom of the bucket in our classroom and saw lots of wonderful sea creatures only to find our bucket disappear the following day too. We wrote lists of people around the school we could  ask who might have known where our bucket was and wrote questions to ask them describing the creatures we had seen in the bucket. We eventually found our bucket in Reception with Billy Bear snorkelling inside! We started our History learning for this half term today and talked about people who are important to us. We then learned about some other important people – The Queen, Neil Armstrong and Mother Teresa and wrote about who we thought was the most important. It was very interesting to hear everyone’s different points of view. We will be continuing our History learning next week, when we start learning about explorers!  Well done for a fabulous week Year 1!