14th November 2016

In English this week the children have been writing their own Wishing Tale based on the structure of the Jack and the Beanstalk story. They were encouraged to use speech, fronted adverbials and sentences of 3 for description. The children have produced some fabulous work so far and they are really enjoying writing their own story. In SPAG they have also been working on adding the prefixes –mis and –re to words and then putting their new words into sentences. 

In Maths we have begun working on Multiplication. This week the children have been using arrays to help them answer multiplication questions and they have shown they all have a good understanding of this. You can see some of the work produced below.

In Topic we have started our work on Geography. For the next few weeks we will be looking at World Record Breakers from around the world which includes the largest building, volcano, mountain and rivers. This week we began by looking at the continents and oceans of the world and you can see some photos of us working together to locate the different areas. 

In Swimming the children are all making fantastic progress. All of the children are now confident jumping into the pool and are all showing improved technique as well as confidence. Well done everyone!

In Art the children also finished off their diva lamps from Diwali week by painting them using bright colours. The children thoroughly enjoyed this activity.

On Friday the children went on a trip to St Swithun’s church for the Time Travelling trip and we all had a fabulous day. A few of the activities the children took part in included: making clay tea light holders, making angels and boats, listening to stories and finding different countries on a map. The children were all fantastically behaved and they all enthusiastically took part in the activities. Well done everyone! Photos will follow next week.

Our ‘Champion of the Week’ is Oscar because he has found writing quite tricky but he has worked incredibly hard to check through his work to make sure it makes sense and that common words are spelt correctly. He has also been working hard in Maths. Well done Oscar!

We received ten handshakes this week.

Our attendance was 96%