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It’s been a busy and productive first full week for class 3. We’ve been settling into our daily routines, collaborating on our class expectations and getting to know one another.
We’ve also been getting our teeth into some English based on the non-fiction text “What do you do with a tail like this?” adapting and innovating our own sentences using adjectives and adverbs with great success. We’ve also been thinking about lines and angles in maths and spotting them all around us! Parallel lines in equals symbols and perpendicular lines on our display boards. The children found all of the angles in both their forenames and surnames and explored some tricky questions about the relationship between the number of sides a shape has and the number of angles.
I’m looking forward to seeing what next week has in store and will keep you all updated! Mrs Jones 🙂
Class 1: Another busy and fun filled week for us all in Class 1. This week we spent a lot of time on our Physical Development. We all love this as we are up and moving about, inside and out and developing the strength we need to become good writers. Here are a few photos from some of the things we have done…
We also practiced counting and using our knowledge of numbers, shape and colour.
Class 1: Just wow! We had such an amazing first week back at school, the children all settled in beautifully and really enjoyed exploring the changes to their classroom.
We flew into space in rockets and landed on the moon; we camped out in tents and made campfires (just pretend of course!) and we built towers that reached all the way up to the clouds!
We rediscovered the water and solved the problem of how to fill up our water containers from a shallow tray.
We used chalk outside to draw pictures and practice writing our names.
We discovered that some of us were in fact very good at walking on the mini-stilts.
We braved the dinosaurs in the classroom…
We had fun in the sandpit.
We cooked amazing meals in our home corner; Mrs Hancock was very well fed! We also learnt some super tidying up skills.
We shared stories, sang songs, made new friends and played with old friends.
We drew some amazing pictures and showed off our amazing pencil grip.
This is just a tiny snippet of the fun and learning we’ve had in our first three days. Our team of staff have finished every single day smiling at the fun we’ve had and the learning we’ve seen; the three year old following the words in a book as she read a story to her friend (ok, maybe she was making up her own story, but she was following the words in the right direction and knew exactly what they were for; the joy and pride on the four year old’s face as he saw how impressed we were that he had learnt to write his name over the summer.
This is why we’re here, this is what it’s all about, the children, their learning and the joy it brings us, so wow, just wow, what an amazing week. I think it’s safe to say that our whole team is very, very excited about the possibilities that this year is going to bring to us and your children and their learning. Inspired! Welcome back!
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I hope you have all had a fantastic summer holiday. Tomorrow is the first day of the new Autumn term and we are all very much looking forward to seeing you.
The school is open for breakfast and after-school club this week (booking needed please). The gates are open from 8.45am with school starting at 9am. Just to also let you know that we are running tuck shop straight away this week (a range of healthy items available for 50p or less). Do send in money in a named purse if you would like to buy from the tuck shop. Clubs will not begin until next week. We have new members of our team and many new exciting initiatives this year so do look out for our communications and especially the newsletter. In the meantime I look forward to seeing you all tomorrow.
Enjoy the term
On Monday we held our annual sports day. All of the children were great at taking part and enjoyed all of the races. We would like to thank all parents who came and supported the morning very much appreciated.
Today is our last day before we break up for the summer break, we want to wish all children going to different schools the very best of luck, we know you will all be fab!! To the returning children we hope you all have a lovely break and will see you on the 5th September.
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Audiences have already been treated to two fantastic productions of Disney’s Lion King JR. The show has had some great review comments from those who have attended with many families booking to see repeat performances. We are now looking forward to our finale. This show, tonight at 6pm is now nearly sold out. Contact our (box) office rapidly for any last tickets. Hope to see you there for a wonderful send off.
Huge thanks and congratulations to all of those who have helped to stage the show which forms part of our English – Spoken Language, Drama and Personal Development curriculum pathways. Thanks also to MTI Europe for facilitating the production (see details above).
This morning we had Kim a dental nurse from Torrington Dental practice come to visit our children, she gave them all a talk about how to keep our teeth healthy, what’s good to eat and what isn’t so good and how to brush teeth properly. Some of the children took part in an activity where they had to chew up a tablet to show the plaque on their teeth. She recommended that all children have water in their drinks bottles and when brushing teeth to spit out the foam but do not rinse mouth with water.