I sadly haven't been here all this week with the children, but nonetheless have seen so much fantastic learning going on. The children did a great piece of work on the Great Fire Of London, in preparation for making some History booklets on London's history. They also showed what whizzes they now are on a computer keyboard by quickly completing their 'Keyboard Detective Challenge' and then progressing with their touch-typing. Yew Class also teamed up with Beech Class in PE to complete some throwing and catching challenges. We've finished the week with some wonderful outdoor learning in Forest School - thank you so much to Kael for leading this.
Thank you to all families for supporting your children with their homework and reading - it is clear that everybody has been working very hard and this makes all the difference to their progress. Thank you.
Have a lovely weekend, everyone!
We said it would be a busy week in Yew Class and we weren't joking... Notably, the children sat a range of maths and reading assessments so that we can see what the next step for their learning should be. They tackled these immensely well and should feel very proud of themselves.
However, this has also been a very active and curious week - we have started our topic on the history of London, learning how it was founded by the Romans and exploring what parts of Roman London are still evident today. We also began singing in French, learning the months of the year! Soon the children will have a go at writing these months too, to compare French and English writing. And I feel we must mention the very exciting P.E lesson with Beech Class, testing out everyone's agility and speed by playing banana tag!
Yesterday, we managed to venture outside to hunt for organisms (living things) within our school's woodland habitat - the class did very well to spot plenty in the murky, drizzly weather. This will hopefully inspire some of our artwork this half term as we develop some ideas for our own collages in the style of Henri Matisse. Thanks for remembering your wellies! Please bring them again next Thursday as we will be out and about, investigating microhabitats in more depth.
Have a great weekend, everybody!
It' s been a lovely couple of days back with Yew Class - Happy New Year everybody! Due to a teacher training day, I only had 2 days with the children this week, but my what packed days they have been.
We began a new Science topic on 'Habitats' which kicked off by us learning how to identify living things - cue many funny discussions around the 'MRS NERG' acronym! Each child took home a flower afterwards and will be able to describe to you signs that the flower is alive, based on what they've learnt 🙂 This half term we hope to do plenty of learning outside to investigate real habitats so please could your child bring in suitable outdoor wear on Thursdays, e.g. waterproof coat and shoes where it doesn't matter if they get muddy.
We also had a fantastic time investigating real money in maths, getting to know what the different coins looked like and solving true-to-life maths problems with these. The children handled the money with great care and got a lot from playing with the actual physical coins, which I appreciate is less common in today's more cash-less society. On top of this, we've started some abstract collages in the style of Matisse, revisited Islam in RE and started some all-important learning on keeping ourselves safe in PSHE. A great start by all.
Looking forward to the next full week with Year 2, it's going to be a busy one!