Welcome back! We hope that you all enjoyed your Easter break.
We have started our summer term by a lovely wet walk around the local area! We set out to be explorers for the morning and use our different senses to discover what we would see, hear and smell. On our walk we saw different house styles, spring flowers and even a narrowboat. We listened to the birds and the wind rustling the tress and felt the rain!!
Thank you to the parents that helped us with the walk, these things wouldn't be possible without you.
We have continued our explorers theme by looking at what an explorer actually is and the skills they would need. We created a bank of questions that we are hoping to answer over the course of the topic. The children enjoyed using google maps on street view, to look at where they live and the local area and then find other countries they might want to explore.
On Thursday 15th March, some Year 2 and Year 3 children were lucky enough to have the chance to visit Stantonbury Theatre to watch a special performance. We left just after our lunch and walked across to the theatre, once we arrived we took our seats and had a fantastic view! The whole show was performed by just one lady, Danyah Miller, who had the audience captivated. We listened to several stories all from the perspective of a small boy called Thomas, who certainly had a few adventures during his life. We left to return just before the end of the day and as the time ticked on we had some very tired legs and some competitive walking from Miss Lovelock and Mrs Regan. All in all the children and adults had a brilliant time and definitely came away believing that unicorns exist!
Over the last two weeks we have been continuing to enjoy our 'Green Fingers' project in Year 2. The children have been learning how to write letters based on our story, 'The Selfish Giant' and have even been including possessive apostrophes. In order to do this, we acted out the story and pretended that we were the children in the garden so that we could imagine how they might be feeling.
In our maths lessons we have been learning how to divide. We began this practically by working out how many trips it would take to carry a certain amount of passengers across the river, before we learnt to work out the answers via drawing arrays.
Check out our first edition of the Roving Reporters news! It was really interesting coming round to interview you all. Keep watch for future editions published here!
Read Issue 1 Here
We are loving our new topic of Dinosaurs. Hopefully the children are coming home and telling you lots of new facts.
We have been lucky enough to have Andy the potter join us and make clay dinosaurs with us on a Monday afternoon. Larch class have painted theirs this week and Beech class will get the opportunity next week. Once these have been painted, glazed and fired in the kiln these wonderful art pieces will be brought home.
Our writing this week has been looking at learning to write an information text about dinosaurs, including subordination in our sentences.
Maths is continuing with the challenge of multiplication! We have now moved on to converting an array (a repeated addition) into a multiplication.
Next week we move onto our 'roots' fortnight where we will concentrate on the values of our school. We will be basing our learning on the book Mama Panya's Pancakes
Thank you for all of the children that have brought in home learning so far, we look forward to seeing more before the deadline of Monday 5th February
Yesterday EYFS,KS1 and St Andrew's school enjoyed a wonderful theatre show all about Beatrix Potter and her amazing stories. We found out about Peter Rabbit,Jemima Puddleduck, Jeremy Fisher and The Tailor of Gloucester. The story was told by three people and lots of puppets! We had a marvellous time.
We are continuing with our Superhero project; and have been creating our own stories and comic strips in English. In addition to this we have been learning about 'our world' and have this week looked at the cold areas and what animals may live there.
Our maths has been looking at taking a 2 digit number from another 2 digit number, this is something we will be continuing to unpick with the children and develop their confidence.
When we are not saving the world with our imaginations, we have been rehearsing for our nativity. However, this does mean that currently our indoor PE slot has now become an 'on the stage' rehearsal. Thank you to all the parents that have been supporting the children learning their lines, we are not Oscar ready yet, but practice makes perfect!
A polite reminder, please can we ask parents to bring in NAMED costumes in a NAMED bag by Monday 27th November.
We look forward to seeing our parent volunteers on Thursday 23rd November from 1.30pm. We will be making headbands for the nativity and you will be treated to a sneak preview of our singing!