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Term 4

WC 14.03.16

 

We have had another fun packed week. I asked the children what their highlights were and here is what they said!

 

"I liked writing the stories" (everybody has written and illustrated their own book)

"I liked digging at Forest School"

"I liked Forest School because I really liked the hot chocolate"

"My favourite part was Sports Relief because I liked the running!"

"I liked playing monsters"

 

Thank you to all of you who were able to come to our curriculum afternoon we had a great time making puppets, singing the school anthem and showing off our finished story books. We all assembled on the top playground today to run for sport relief. I was really impressed with Whitebeam's efforts and we all tried our best. Several children ran over a mile! After running, we went to our celebration assembly where we also watched a video about the good causes which sports relief supports.

 

Please check out our photos below

Have a great weekend and give your children a good nights sleep...some of them were starting to nod off this afternoon after a full day of running, playing and exploring at Forest School!

 

Mr H

 

 

 

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WC 07.03.16

 

Hi everyone, please see below the whole class as world book day characters (apologies for lack of entry!). We have had another great week and the highlights have been planting sunflower seeds and bean seeds in pots at Forest School (we will watch them grow in our classroom) and going to the Old Vic Theatre to watch 'Tiddler and other Terrific Tales'. The theatre trip was great and the children did amazingly well to walk there and back! In Literacy we have started writing our own story books, which we will share with you at the end of term. In Numeracy we have been recognising and buying things with coins. We have also been reading lots of Julia Donaldson stories.

 

Have a lovely weekend 

 

Mr H

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WC 22.02.16

 

Hello all - managed to get some pictures on in time this week - please have a look below.

The highlight for the children was almost certainly playing with the parachute twice this week (once in PE and once as a class reward). We have been looking at stories from Africa this week. We acted out Handa's Surprise and tried all the different fruits from the story. Ask your child if they tried anything new ! The passion fruit was a bit of a challenge to share between the class, but we managed by giving all who wanted to try a little taste from a tea spoon! 

In numeracy we looked at halving and doubling and in literacy we have started to write shopping lists for the character Fatou, who goes to market in the story 'Fatou fetch the water' (which is set in Gambia). We invited Silverbirch to our class for carpet time this morning and we talked about how water is collected in African villages and how it is used.

I showed the children some pictures from a visit I made to a school in Uganda a few years ago, before I came to St Mary Redcliffe.

St Mary Redcliffe Primary also has a partner school in Uganda called 'Child of Hope'. For those of you who are new to our school, they have a website where you can see pictures of the children. Last year, there headteacher came to visit us and several of our teachers have been there too. The children will learn more and more about Child of Hope as they progress through the school.

Finally, we ended the day with a trip to Forest School - thankfully the ground had recovered a little since the last time we where there and the children were excited to get back. They made music, climbed trees, built fairy houses, trapped imaginary snakes, looked closely for signs of spring and much more.

Oh and I almost forgot - we all had our school photos taken this week too, which was of course, very exciting!

Have a fun weekend and see you on Monday

Mr H

 

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WC 15.02.16

 

Welcome back everyone and I hope you all had an enjoyable half term. I have really enjoyed meeting with you to discuss your children's progress this week. It was lovely to be able to share their achievements in school and to hear about how they have been applying and talking about their learning at home! This week we have been reading children's favourite stories from home and sharing the range of puppets, cartoon strips and story cover art that they have been making over the holiday. It's not too late to bring work in if you haven't done so already and we will make sure everything is displayed.

 

We started the week with a hunt all round the school, following clues to find Rosie the Hen (from the story Rosie's Walk). We eventually found her in a year 6 classroom, hiding from the fox who had been chasing her through the book. Rosie the Hen, will be our 'Talk for Writing' story this term and we will be making our own books based on this story.

 

In maths we have been doing a carousel of activities based on the theme of subtraction.

 

Have a good weekend and see you all on Monday

 

Mr H

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