Thursday, 18 October 2018

In English, the children have been working towards writing a story. They have been creating characters and thinking about different settings for their story. They enjoyed using paint to create their settings and were then asked to use adjectives to describe their settings. 

Afterwards, they used a story map to help them with their ideas for the beginning, middle and end. Next week we look forward to them writing their stories.

During our Maths lessons, the children have been learning about consecutive numbers and ordering numbers in a sequence. Tomorrow, they will be introduced to the ‘part whole model’ which will support them when adding two numbers together as a group. The children will also refer to this as the ‘cherry model’.
We have now started our second RE topic on ‘Belonging’. The children have had the opportunity to share their experiences of the different groups that they belong to. Next week, we will be finding out about Jesus’ Baptism and the symbols that are used for a Baptism.
In Science, the children have been comparing the seasons of the year and thinking about the different temperatures throughout the seasons. They enjoyed observing how their sun dial displayed shadows at different times of the day.

This week, to support our History topic we were fortunate to have Henry’s grandmother visit our class.  She shared her wonderful experience of attending an investiture ceremony to collect her CBE (Commander of the Order of the British Empire) from the Queen at Buckingham Palace. The children found out why a person is selected to receive this award. They also learnt about the coat of arms that Mrs Bigland is now able to have since receiving this award. Afterwards, the children worked hard to create their own coat of arms. 

It was lovely to find out that we have other children in our class with a coat of arms.
I cannot quite believe we are coming to the end of our first half term already. I look forward to meeting you all at parents evening next week.
Enjoy the weekend.

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