It has been a whirlwind return to school this week and we are so delighted to see most of the children again. For those who have decided to remain at home, we send you our warmest wishes and we miss you very much. It has been a great success returning to school and the children are coping brilliantly with the new measures set out for their safety. They have come in every day happy and eager to learn and are very helpful, supporting us to clean their classrooms and reminding their friends to maintain appropriate distance. The 'bubbles' are working very well and the warmer weather has enabled us to do much of our learning outside. We have worked on the 'u-e' sound, talked about ordinal numbers and positional language and have written thought bubbles for the characters in the The Gingerbread Man and rather impressive 'Wanted' Posters for the sneaky wolf.
We are so proud of Archie Liard, who took it upon himself before the return to school to write a 'Get Well Soon' card to the Prime Minister when he was admitted to hospital with the Coronavirus. He received a response back in the form of a lovely card thanking him for his well wishes and was naturally delighted.
Thank you to the parents for being so understanding with the new drop off and collection measures; they seem to be working and it has been smooth sailing each day.
Have a wonderful and relaxing weekend after this very busy first week back!
The Upper Foundation Team
It was wonderful to see so many happy, excited and eager Year 1 children enter the gate on Monday morning! As the excitement dissipated it was back to work as though they had never been away. Thank you to the children at home who put in the hard work too!
Even though our Team Calls were in a different environment, by having children in the classroom and at home, it was great to have everyone together sharing and chatting.
We concluded our Roald Dahl theme with Matilda this week. It has been lovely to see how the children’s writing has developed over the weeks, especially when writing character descriptions. The children are remembering to include varied punctuation, adjectives and some adverbs too.
In Topic the theme of family history continued, and we looked at the Royal family and their descendants.
In Mathematics the children continued to work with shape learning the properties of a heptagon, decagon and nonagon.
Microsoft Teams meeting week 7:
Wednesday 10th June 11:15am
The Year One Team
In Art this week Year 2 have been using paper plates creatively to make animals thinking about different colours and shapes.
Sketching Challenge: Become a Painting
We have had some great entries into The Creativity Cup Challenge but we want more! Just as a reminder to join in you need to recreate a famous artwork, it could be a painting, print, drawing or a sculpture, take a photo of it and send it into the gallery.
Please make sure you send a copy of the original piece along with your own submission, name and class, to go into the gallery - see some amazing pieces below!
Created with images by Kumiko SHIMIZU - "untitled image" • ROBIN WORRALL - "Vintage Prefect badge on old school uniform" • Tim Bennett - "untitled image" • Masaaki Komori - "untitled image" • Tim Bennett - "untitled image" • Jared Rice - "A palm located in Nassau, Bahamas" • Aziz Acharki - "untitled image" • Virginia Choy - "The Roman Baths" • Wayne M. - "Multicoloured Bunting" • Giorgio Trovato - "untitled image" • @plqml // felipe pelaquim - "untitled image" • Nikhita Singhal - "Birthday cake" • 🇨🇭 Claudio Schwarz | @purzlbaum - "untitled image"