We have continued to enjoy the Room on the Broom as the text in English this week. The children have immersed themselves in the characters and have acted out how they may have responded to events. They have started to think about their own stories which we will be writing next week.
We have rearranged the reading corner and the children having been enjoying rediscovering some of our books which they have come to share with the class.
In Maths this week we have been consolidating knowledge of addition. Children have used their skills to answer problems including some more complicated word problems.
I hope you all have a lovely weekend
It has been a busy week in Chestnut Class this week. In English we started our new book “Room on the Broom” by Julia Donaldson. We have created a story map to help learn the first part of the text by heart. The children enjoyed a drama activity where they became the characters; adding some great actions and sound effects which they then performed to the class.
In Maths we have continued to concentrate on measure. This week we have been learning about capacity. Miss Heffer led a fun practical investigation outside with water and lots of different sized containers.
In Science we have been looking at materials. Children have been learning about different materials around the classroom, identifying key properties and reasons chosen for use. We also watched a video about clay and how teapots are made!
Friday was Red Nose Day. The children started with cross country running and everyone completed a mile which was a great way to start the day.
The children have come back to school with a positive attitude towards learning which is fantastic and it’s been lovely to see such enthusiasm.
Well done Chestnut Class!
We have had a busy time in our first week back at school. We have felt very welcomed by Chestnut Class who have helped us the daily routines, shown us what they can do and have generally been brilliant! This week in Maths we have been looking at weight and mass. Children have been using balance scales to say what object is heavier/lighter and weigh objects using cubes.
In English we have been looking at poetry. We have learned ‘The Ning Nang Nong’ by Spike Milligan; changing some of the nonsense words to make it our own. I have been so impressed with the children when they have stood up in front of the class to recite their poems.
Mrs Doyle and Mrs Denney
The children have worked tirelessly to maintain the learning throughout the lockdown. I have been so impressed by how you have all engaged and have persevered even when you were all missing us. You managed to work out the technology and I have loved seeing the creative way in which you have tackled the tasks.
Ernest Shackleton provided a recipe for Bannocks. This week as 'Young Explorers' many of the children tried this recipe out, although I am not sure Ernest and his team would have eaten it with a curry!
The fact files have been wonderful! Choosing one of the many animals that survive and thrive in these extreme conditions and presenting this information in so many wonderfully creative ways – super work!
In Science the children have also been experimenting with ice and seeing what happens when icy water is poured over ice cubes! Interesting results and very impressive presentations on live videos from budding science reporters!
Maths this week was all about measuring and I see that your brothers and sisters have been able to help you out.
World Book Day was amazing! Keep up the reading (lots more pics on the School News).
Getting ready to return
You are no doubt feeling a little anxious or a little apprehensive but I hope relieved that we are soon to return to school. The children will be continuing their hand washing routines and will be reminded at all times of the importance of hygiene. Hand sanitiser will be applied every time we enter and exit the room. We will continue to work in our safe class bubbles and will dine in the hall but suitably distanced from Oak and Beech classes.
Please do bring a pencil case which includes a good quality long HB pencil and pencil sharpener, an easer and rule. It would be helpful to have a pair of scissors and some pencil crayons too. A water bottle filled with only water (another drink for lunch time is allowed) is essential to keep hydrated.
All the rooms are well ventilated and so the children will need extra layers underneath their school uniform.
Arrival 8:45 Departure 3:20
Please come alone to collect and identify yourself by stepping forward when collecting.
We are really looking forward to seeing the children again and will be making sure they all settle down with Mrs Doyle, Mrs Denney and of course Miss Heffer and Mrs Mathews.
Thank you and have a great weekend with your family. I am sure the little siblings are really going to miss the older ones. Hopefully, you will be free to get on with your work uninterrupted.