Our theme for this week has been 'Remembrance,'
This week we explored this theme by listening to stories, learning about why we have Remembrance Day, making poppies, making a whole class wreath for our class trip to the War Memorial, drawing poppies and making our own individual wreaths too.
This week the children have been introduced to the set 1 digraphs or special friends as we call them. The children have learned sh, ch, th, ng and nk and have used them in their 'Fred talk'. Sound blending books are now being sent home and we encourage you to read these at least 3 times per week before they are changed. I posted a video link on Class Dojo, about using these at home, so please feel free to watch this to support your reading. Alongside these Sound blending books, we also encourage you to keep on sharing stories together. This is an enjoyable and special time together.
War Memorial Trip
A huge thank you to those of you who supported us on our walk to the War Memorial in the cemetery behind the school. The children all walked beautifully in pairs and once we arrived in the cemetery showed respect and kindness by being quiet and thoughtful. Once at the memorial the children we able to feel it, look at it, try to read the names and we reminded ourselves why it was there. The children also learned that, it once stood in North Tawton Park and after the Second World War was moved! We used a timer to practise a 1 minute silence and the whole class stood still and quiet. Well done Oak class.
The next day we took part in our school Remembrance assembly, where Reverend Spence led a discussion about 'remembering'. The children listened, asked questions and reflected on things they had learnt.
A huge thank you to everyone who made the effort to attend and meet with us. It was lovely to catch up in person and share successes and have the opportunity to talk 1:1 together. These meetings are so valuable and form such an important part of your child's primary school journey. Mrs Ware and I pride ourselves on clear communication and it was really good to meet up.
Next week, we see our theme extend towards Diwali. Diwali takes place on Sunday 12th November and we will be learning about it, its stories and traditions!
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