Friday, 10 November 2017

Weekly News

This week we have been very busy writing our tunnel adventure stories. The children showed fantastic imagination and tried hard to include lots of detail to interest the reader. Everyone tried to use capital letters, full stops, finger spaces interesting sentences starters and adjectives. Some children even added similes and speech marks.

In Maths we have started learning how to use a blank number line to add. The children used their understanding of place value to add the tens and ones separately. We had three levels of challenge;
Bronze: Add a 2 digit number and a 1 digit number.
Silver: Add a 2 digit number and a tens number.
Gold: Add two 2-digit numbers (tens and ones)

Below is a picture to show the strategy:

In Religious Education we have started to look at Christianity by looking at the features of a Christian church. The children drew and labelled a church and some children went on to write facts about Christianity including the symbols, holy book and festivals associated with the faith.

On Wednesday the 15th of November, in the afternoon, Whales class will be walking to Mulbarton Church where Rev. Adrian will be showing the children around. We would really appreciate a few parent helpers to come with us. Shark class will be doing the same trip during the afternoon of Wednesday the 22nd. Please let the class teachers know if you are available to help on either week.

Both classes are also attending a Multiskills festival at Easton College on Thursday the 23rd (morning). We would like to have 2 adult helpers to help with this too, if possible. Again, please let us know if you are free to help.

In your child's Home Learning book today you will find a Home Learning reading task as part of our whole school focus this half term on 'Reading for Pleasure'. Please could we have the completed task in school on Monday 20th November. This will count as one piece of Home Learning but if children would like to do it as an extra instead they can do.

Have a lovely weekend,

Mrs Brooks and Mrs Wyer.

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