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Term 4

Week Commencing 23.03.15

 

Wow - a very short, but busy term with a very busy final week! First of all, thankyou to all the parents who regularly give up their time to support us with Reading and Forest School - we really appreciate you! Secondly thank you to Sean and Martin for their wonderful story telling this week and to Helen for coming in to teach us French and read us a French story. Sadly this is Harry's last week in Lime class and I know he will be missed by staff and children.

Please see photos from this week below

I wish you all a calm and relaxing Easter - the children in Lime Class deserve a break after working really hard all term

Take care

Mr H

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Week Commencing 16.03.15

 

Wow - what a week! This week has just finished at Forest School in glorious sunshine following a fantastic eclipse. Big thanks to Mr Fry for organising this and also for the assembly he gave earlier in the week where we were able to find out more about why an eclipse happens.

This week we have been spotting two letter sounds hiding in words e.g. the ai sound in rain and solving mathematical problems involving octopi. For example, if an octopus has only 5 tentacles, how many did the shark bite off?

Looking forward to another week of sunshine and learning - don't forget Curriculum afternoon on Tuesday if you are able to come.

Thanks - have a relaxing weekend

Mr Hewett

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Week commencing 9.3.15

 

Another great week of story telling in Lime Class this week. We learnt the story of the 3 Billy Goats Gruff and set up an area where children could act out the story using characters in the library area. The quality of story telling from the children this week really amazed me. The children also demonstrated fantastic sharing skills, taking it in turns to be the narrator and the different characters - we hade some fantastic troll voices.

I hadn't quite finished my funny face for red nose day this morning so I let one member of Lime Class decorate my face with blue face paint. I haven't yet passed a mirror, but he assures me it is "A masterpiece".

Yesterday the children really enjoyed singing songs and joinming in with stories told by story teller Martin Maudsley. We have aslo started learning the story of 'Lost and Found' by heart, using a story map.

We will be spending more time on this story next week.

When I asked the children what they learnt / enjoyed this week they said

"We learnt some more numbers 100 and 19"

"I learnt how to sound out long words (by splitting them into two chunks)"

"I learnt which shape is a cone and a triangular prism"

"I learnt how to take numbers away with that symbol"

"Coach Josh asked us to move like a rabbit (PE)".

"I found out there's a red nose day!"

(I asked "Why is red nose day important?")

"Cause the other children all around the world need money for buying stuff."

 

Week Commencing 2.3.15

 

Firstly, can I say a massive thank you for all the effort you made in dressing up your children for World Book Day. I know these things take a lot of effort, but the children loved it and they all looked amazing! Thanks also for a great turn out at Parents/Carers evening, it was lovely to be able to share your children's progress with you and hear about how they have been extending their own learning at home.

I have added the maths handout from the 'Useful Documents' section of this class page with hyperlinks to the online games. This is a just a small selection and there are lots more out there to search for if your child is enjoying them.

Thanks to Sean for coming in to tell us another story today and for challenging us with finding the answers to riddles!

In maths this week we have been learning about doubling and halving as well as beginning to explore subtraction maths stories. In literacy we have been finding and missing 2-letter sounds from words using 'Robot Talk'. We have also been writing thought bubbles for characters from Jack and the Beanstalk and having a go at writing some capital letters, matching them with the more familiar lower case letters. This was quite a tricky task so would be great to have a bit more practise at spotting capital letters and discussing their names and sounds whilst reading with your child at home.

Next week we will be spending more tome learnng the story 'Lost and Found' that was introduced this week and exploring the traditional tale of 3 Billy Goat's Gruff.

 

Have a lovely weekend

 

Mr Hewett

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Week Commencing 23.02.15

 

This week in Lime Class we have been learning about Goldilocks and the 3 Bears. We made finger puppets to role play the story and we explored capacity through the bear's bowls of porridge. We have also been learning lots about money. This morning our whole class became a shop and we practised buying objects by matching prices with coins. In Literacy we wrote sentences about our holiday. Will put up some useful resources soon for you to access at home.

Lovely sunny afternoon at Forest School to finish the week.

 

Take care and have a good weekend

 

Mr Hewett

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This song became very popular and soon everyone was singing it!
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