We were overwhelmed by the amount of donations that we received of Christmas gifts for families within our community. A huge thanks must go to you for your generosity and also to our PTA who have organised this. The presents were collected by members of the TNLP on Tuesday and we know that they will be much appreciated by the people who receive them. Thank you again for thinking of others during what is a difficult time for all.
Let's see what our classes have been up to this week:
This week we have loved writing letters to Santa and posting them in our new Christmas post office. We also wrote wish lists and Christmas cards using our phonics knowledge. We have enjoyed creating our own Christmas decorations to take home and hang on our tree. We followed instructions to make salt dough that we then rolled and cut into Christmas shapes ready to be baked. Once they were dried out, we decorated them with paint and glitter to make them beautiful and Christmassy.
This week in Y1KD, we have been using our senses to find out what Santa has brought to our classroom! We used our sense of touch to work out what was in Santa's socks and we used our sense of taste to describe things such as vinegar, lemon juice and Marmite! In Maths, we have been revisiting addition and subtraction to consolidate our skills.
As scientists this week in Year 1/2 JL, we have continued to explore our senses. We have focused closely on exploring the the sense of taste with taste testing and then our sense of touch with feely socks. For our taste test, we tried foods and drinks such as marmite (yack!), honey, lemon juice and vinegar. We used words such as sour, bitter and sweet to describe the tastes. We realised we have preferences on the food we taste. Using our sense of touch, we used our hands to prod, squeeze and press hidden objects in a sock. We had to predict what we thought was in the sock. We discussed how we can experience the sense of touch all over our bodies, not just in our hands. Year 1/2 JL are becoming more and more confident in working scientifically and exploring enquiries.
Mrs Williams is so proud of the Year 2 children for their fabulous work in Maths this week. We have been working on column addition- crossing 10. The children have focused and listened so well in the input and then tried so hard during Maths lessons even when it was tricky - excellent tenacity skills! Year 2 have also enjoyed our Science lesson this week where we have been exploring our sense of touch. We had to guess what items felt like. We used adjectives to describe the texture of the different objects and then had a go at predicting what they were. It was really fun doing the big reveal and seeing if the children were correct with their predictions!
Year 3 pupils have had another fantastic week! We started the week carrying out science experiments to measure the strength of a magnet in different ways. We were very impressed that one of our magnets even picked up the tambourine! We finished our Iron Man stories with some super exciting cliff hangers and in RE we have been looking at who inspires us and the characteristics of a good leader.
It’s beginning to feel a lot like Christmas in Year 4! As a stimulus for our writing, we have been using a John Lewis advert (Moz the Monster). It’s certainly making us feel very Christmassy! The children have written some fantastic stories featuring Moz the Monster as the main character. We can’t wait to record them next week, ready to share with other classes. In PE, we have been having lots of fun by taking part in some team games. The children have been showing amazing sportsmanship with each other and were all determined to score as many points as possible for their team.
Year 5 definitely in the Christmas spirit! From rocking out to Christmas songs to filling up with Christmas dinner, we are loving it! Alongside all the Christmas fun, we have been working incredibly hard in maths this week. We are learning how to find the perimeter and area of different shapes. Ask us anything - we are mastering this shape work. In English, we've been debating in English whether or not we feel sympathetic towards Grendel's mother. Look out Boris Johnson, we have some very strong debaters ready for parliament!
It has been lovely to have both Year 6 classes back this week, full of determination (sprinkled with a hint of Christmas cheer too!). 6SB started their week with their Inspiration Day and the teachers were super impressed at their creative costumes and family artefacts (including an authentic gas mask box and ration book!). We LOVED searching through powerful WW2 propaganda posters, looking at the purpose and effectiveness of these primary historical sources. We also had visitors join us for an important assembly on Tuesday where we discussed the importance of keeping ourselves safe online. The police who visited us, commented on the maturity and respect that the Year 6s showed and were impressed with their knowledge and understanding. Well done!
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