Friday 3rd December
Despite there being an exciting home clothes day, advent starting and all the Christmas performance rehearsals, the children have continued to work hard and impress everyone with their determination to learn and succeed.
They carried this motivation into their English lessons, where they wrote as characters from our core text, I Can Catch a Monster, as they went on a mission to rescue Smokey, the baby dragon, from her prison in the castle. We spent a lesson acting out what we were going to do, really getting into character and generating exciting vocabulary for our writing and then wrote it the following lesson. It was so exciting to read the stories and continue to see the children putting everything that they have learned into practice.
We carried on our learning about World War One in history this week, and learned about what it would have been like to be a school child during the period. The children felt quite relieved at the end of it that their teachers are so different to ones from the 1910s!
In maths, we are learning about place value in numbers up to 20. The children are learning new concrete and pictorial methods to represent numbers, using Base 10 materials and place value grids. They are showing good understanding of how numbers between 10 and 20 are made up of tens and ones.
Our Christmas performances are coming on well. Please continue to help your child learn lines or practise singing at home, and don’t forget to send costumes to school in a strong, named plastic bag. If there are any problems with your child’s costume, please let your class teacher know.
A huge thanks to everyone who brought in a bottle for the Christmas Fair.