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Autumn Term 1

 

I want to say firstly, how well the children have adapted to our routines and new procedures this half term.

It has been challenging, however, I feel the children have embraced their learning and have enjoyed their daily routines of learning, growing and playing together.

 

In Maths we have explored number in addition, subtraction, division and multiplication. We have learnt mental and formal methods including the last two weeks of shape and symmetry. The children have enjoyed building 3D shapes using straws.

 

Throughout our English, we regularly practise handwriting sessions to promote cursive writing.

Our narrative teaching has explored various genres linking our learning to our Hinduism topic. The children produced some amazing ideas when they rewrote their own endings to the Rama and Sita story.

 

Children have explored various skills in our Guided Reading sessions learning inference, retrieval and exploring text. Currently, we are reading 'Charlie and the Chocolate factory'. We have been enjoying discussing and unpicking the language and exploring feelings including the impact of the Roald Dahl's choice of language. 

 

Our current topic 'WE ARE 7.8 billion and counting' has excited the children to explore and develop human Geographical skills. They have been learning about population all over the world. We are currently learning and researching a creative piece of writing. This is focused on a special place to each child.

 

Additionally, the children love practising Charanga music lessons, following the beat and rhythm to a variety of songs using a wide range of equipment. Our French learning has seen the children practise the pronunciation of the language using song and expression.

 

PE lessons have included circuit training, yoga and of course, amazing PE sessions with Coach Symeon!

 

Many thanks,

Ms Skeggs and Mr Bird

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