Please see our school newsletter for Friday 22nd October:
What a fabulous time we have had in Hawthorns this half term. The children have all settled back in to learning without bubbles with ease. Our topic has been all about The Great Fire of London and we have all thoroughly enjoyed learning all about the ways in which London has changed, how we live now is different and similar to how people lived in 1666 and how the Great Fire started and spread across London. The children have been working so hard to develop their place value knowledge in maths and the writing that they have been producing during English has been fantastic!
Our first 7 weeks as Willows has flown by. Although, time flies when you’re having fun!!
Our weeks have been filled with focusing on our English text, ‘The Egyptian Cinderella’, learning all about Ancient Egypt in history and skeletons, muscles and food groups in science.
The children have been kept busy in English and have produced some fantastic pieces of writing. They have put to use their diary and story writing skills as well as writing some fantastic balanced arguments and character descriptions.
In science, we have been learning all about how to keep our bodies healthy, the skeleton and how our muscles work. The children worked together in groups to make their own skeleton and label the bones.
To link with our history topic of Ancient Egypt, the children used coloured art straws to construct their own 3D pyramids. It was certainly not an easy task and got very fiddly! The children worked so well independently.
As a class we held a vote in order to elect our class School Councillor. The children who wanted to be chosen had to write a speech including the reasons why they wanted to be councillor and the things they would do if they were elected.
Here is our class councillor:
We have been lucky enough to have Lenny, our school dog, come over to Willows for maths lessons up to 3 times a week! He is a very good boy and the children are great with him.
How cute is he?
Our new Lemons class have had a fabulous and fun filled time settling into school this half term. In phonics we have worked incredibly hard at learning lots of new sounds. In maths we have explored numbers, added two groups together and identified 2d and 3d shapes. We have also explored our senses, places of interest in the local area and created a family tree. As well as lots of opportunities for Child Initiated Learning.
What a brilliant half term we have had in Apples class! The children have settled beautifully into the new school year and have begun to form some lovely friendships with each other. They have begun to show more independence when completing their learning tasks and have produced some brilliant work. Everyone has worked hard this half term and has earned a good rest over the holiday.
In science this term, Sycamores have been learning about the reproduction of plants and animals.
We went out into the school grounds to take plant clippings. We then placed them in water and we’re hoping they will sprout roots, before we can plant them in compost and grow identical clones of the original plant.
Blueberries are getting very good at using the Zones of Regulation to describe and identify feelings. We have a class Toolkit which gives us strategies when we need to get back into the Green Zone. We use a lot of visual supports which help us manage our emotions at different times.
This half term the children in Cookery Club have made some amazing and delicious foods following recipes and using different ingredients and equipment.
The recipes have included: brownies, their own pizzas, flapjack and chocolate chip muffins.
We have been really impressed at how well all the children have worked!
A great half term!