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Term 6

The school year has final arrived! Both Ms McNab, Mrs Slinn and Miss Taylor feel really proud of the incredible progress each and every child has made this year.  Their enthusiasm for learning has made the year extra special and most enjoyable. So thank you lovely Limes.  You will be truly missed.


Have a wonderful summer and we hope you will still come by to say hello.


Week 5

The highlight of our week was our trip to Blaise Castle.  We all dressed as Victorian children and looked great.  The trip was a great end to our Victorian topic and we loved our experience in a Victorian lesson.  Our teacher checked our hands, taught us some poems, we did some counting and handwriting and finished of singing the National Anthem.


We all had a wonderful lunch on the lawn and devoured our Victorian lunches.  We finished our day with a play at the park which was a big highlight for most!!!


Two weeks left to go. This week is International Week. We will be learning about Kenya.  We look forward to seeing you on Friday for the celebratory assembly.

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Week 2 & 3


We have been enjoying learning more about the Victorians.  Last week we experienced what it was like to attend a Victorian school.  Rules were there to be followed, not to be broken! We learnt to stand when spoken to and to stand when an adult entered the room. We practised our pronunciation, handwriting with chalk and doing exercises.  Some of our fellow pupils experienced the shame of having to wear the Dunce hat and stand in the corner.


This week we learnt all about the famous engineer  Brunel. We discovered the incredible things he designed and built whilst alive, like the Clifton Suspension Bridge, the SS Great Britain and SS Great Eastern. As well as his love for the railways, being the first to design and lay the tracks between Bristol Temple Meads and London Paddington.


In Maths we have been practising and using our 5 times tables, as well as finding halves and quarters of both shapes and numbers.


A letter went out explaining our new PSHE curriculum and the topics being taught throughout the year.  This term we are looking at 'Change' for both ourselves and our bodies.  This week we will be looking at how our bodies are different and learning about the 'true' names for our body parts that make us different.  


We have received all permission slips and payments for our trip to Blaise Castle on Friday 8th July, but unfortunately we are still in need of volunteers to come we us. If you are able to help please could you let us know ASAP.

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Week 1


Our final term has arrived and in great Lime tradition we have embarked on a new adventure, this time in to the world of the Victorians.  We begun our topic, by trying to guess whose biography was in the bag. Some of the thing in the bag were, a black dress, crown and slate board.  We had to use our knowledge to help us work out that it belonged to Queen Victoria.  From this we traced back time using a timeline to the period of the Victorians, as well as the Dinosaurs and Van Gogh.  We have also compared a Victorian child's life with ours, particularly their uniform and packed lunch. You can help us to understand the lives of the Victorian's by sharing what you or grandparents may know. We will be visiting Blaise Castle to experience true Victorian schooling, so please make sure you return all forms and payments before Tuesday.


In Maths we have been counting in 2s.  This can be quite tricky, especially when we get close to a 10s number (28..30; 38..40).  Please count along with us, so that we can become more confident.  We have used objects and grouped, counted and shared in twos.


We are investigating materials in Science.  Tangerine Dream and Erol Squirrel have asked us to find the best material to help keep ice from melting completely, so that they can enjoy cool food whilst on a picnic at the beach.  We held some ice and talked about what it felt and looked like. We also discussed how ice is made and what happened to it when we held it.  We explored some different materials to see which would be the best at keeping the ice cool and we made some predictions. Next week we will test these out.


In PE we have been practising our skills in preparation for this week's Sport's Day (fingers crossed for the weather!). Please make sure PE kits are in school.


In PSHE we have started to think about changes in both ourselves and other animals.



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