A huge thank you to B&Q who have donated a large Christmas tree for outside of our Reception area.
Let's see what our classes have been up to this week:
Christmas has arrived in Reception this week! We have loved taking it in turns, decorating our trees with baubles and tinsel to get us into the Christmas spirit. We have also started to count down to Christmas using an advent calendar. This links perfectly to what we have been learning about in Maths which is all about measuring time. We are definitely enjoying eating chocolate to count down the days! We have also been really excited to build an obstacle course to help us measure time. We used lots of different equipment to hop around, balance on and jump off. We then used stop watches to time how quickly we could make it around the course. We then repeated this to see if we could achieve a faster time! Take a look at the obstacle course we have created.
Y1KD - We started our week with a special visit from our class elf, Elvis! He left us a Christmas tree and some lovely decorations. We can't wait to see what sort of mischief he will get up to over the next two weeks! In Science, we have been using our senses to identify the different scents of Christmas. We were able to correctly identify gingerbread, orange and mint chocolate.
Christmas fever has well and truly taken over our class this week! We were so excited to find a Christmas tree with a mysterious present underneath...it was our elf, Tinsel! He brought us lots of decorations to jazz up our classroom ready for Christmas! Oh what a cheeky little elf he is, he's causing chaos at the moment! From taking selfies and sticking them all over the classroom to playing around with the tape and getting stuck to the clock! We've used these cheeky antics to inspire our morning writing. We just wonder what he's going to get up to for the rest of his time in our room...
Year 2 have been learning all about the Christmas nativity this week in preparation for a Christmas surprise for all our parents - we hope they are keeping it a secret! We had a fun and exciting science lesson this week-based on senses. We had to use the sense of smell to predict what could be hiding in sealed boxes. We have also had fun learning about the history of toys and how they have developed over time. We used adjectives to describe the differences. In PE, we are really enjoying gymnastics and learning positions. I wonder if they can show you any? They are particularly good at the gymnast salute! Another fabulous week in Year 2 - well done!
In Year 3 this week we have been innovating our own chapter of Iron Man in English, changing the setting and using fronted adverbials, similes and expanded noun phrases to enhance our writing. This week, we have also been creating our own pencil sketches of the Iron Man using tone and texture! The children have produced some fantastic work! Miss Tomlinson and Miss Baker are so proud! We carried out Science experiments and grouped items into magnetic and non magnetic materials. Our classroom is looking lovely and Christmassy and our naughty elves Tinsel and Bauble are already causing mischief! We are very excited for Christmas in year 3! 😀
It's been another fantastic week in year four! This week we have become Roman storytellers and retold the story of Romulus and Remus. We've enjoyed looking at each of the characters and focusing on their thoughts and feelings. In Science, we have made lots of noise during our "Good Vibrations" topic to investigate volume and how sound travels. We used data loggers to record our results in decibels and created a table as a class. We've also gotten into the Christmas spirit with our new class member "The Elf on the Shelf", who is still to be named! Finally, in Art, we've been looking at mosaic art work and creating our own amazing animal inspired pieces.
A round of Santa-plause for the whole of Year 5! There is always so much to talk about because everyone in 5PG and 5ZI are always busy working extremely hard-a little bit like Santa’s workshop! 🎅 From being journalists, to mathematicians, to historians and even scientists-not forgetting our flexible gymnasts-it really has been a busy start to December. The children have seen so many zeroes this week in Maths, and it is all thanks to multiplying and dividing by 10, 100 and 100. In addition, we are polishing our knowledge of 🎸times tables with regular battles in class-it's very competitive at the moment! Miss Gill and Mrs Iqbal have been so impressed with how hard the children continue to work. Here is a 🎁Christmas joke we’d like to share with you all to make you smile…Who is Santa’s favourite singer? It is certainly not Ariana Grande or Justin Bieber because Santa loves a bit of rock and roll. Yes, that’s right-it’s Elf-is Presley!
What an incredible week! Each of the adults in Year 6 has been so proud of everyone in the Year 6 bubble as they completed their second week of remote learning. They have shown incredible resilience this week and have been so focused on all of our school values. A huge well done to everyone! They have really focused on their learning this week which has definitely shown a broad and balanced curriculum. They have become experts on Ellie Simmons and her training plan; mastered adding and subtracting fractions; become anti-bullying advocates and have even done some gymnastics! What a talented year group!
Overall, Year 6 have loved learning from home and have been a credit to themselves. We are all so excited to get back into the classroom (Miss Burton's class loved their return to school today!) and to see all of our friends face to face again. What a fabulous 2 weeks we have had - a massive well done to everyone!
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