What a busy two weeks!
Last week we had the ‘Beast from the East’ arrive just in time for Book Week. We focused on Julia Donaldson’s books. We shared lots of her stories and did a range of activities based on them. We made cave pictures like ‘Cave Baby’, we created dragons like ‘Zog’, we created brooms from ‘Room on a Broom’ and wrote our own books to go with ‘Charlie Cook’s Favourite Book’. The children also created their own bookmarks.
World Book Day was a lovely day and the children looked fabulous in the book character outfits. We took part in the school Character Parade and then had a Julia Donaldson inspired assembly from Mrs Cooper. Unfortunately, the snow proved too much and Friday the school had to be closed. We hope you had a safe and lovely long weekend.
This week the children have done some fantastic writing about their book day character. They are really working on constructing and sounding out sentences.
The theme this week was based on the story ‘Whatever Next’ however the Solar system soon captured the children’s interests so we have been basing our learning on that. We have learnt about the names of the planets and how they orbit the sun. We have talked about how we get night and day. The children have also enjoyed learning about the dwarf planets. We have looked at the population of Earth and begun to explain how vast the Solar system is.
The children have been creating their own planets and thinking of different names for them as well as describing them. In Maths we have been continuing adding using the number line. The children had to answer as many addition ‘planet’ questions as they could.
Next week is Science Week. There have been lots of exciting experiments planned for the children. We are working with Year 3s at Bushey Manor for some of our experiments and on Monday we have a visit from Sublime Science for an exciting Science workshop. On Friday afternoon you are welcome to ‘drop in’ to your child’s classroom and take part in some experiments with your child.
Have a lovely weekend
Miss Leach and Mrs Forty