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‘Happy, Confident and Successful Learners’

Spring Term 2018

Week beginning 29th January

We have had another busy week in Cherry class. The children have been working really hard and have nearly filled up the pom-pom jar again! In Maths we have recapped our number bonds to 10 and started thinking about how these link to number bonds to 20. In English, we have written fact files about animals and written acrostic poems to do with Earth towards the end of the week. In PE this week, we have been doing more practise on throwing and catching and the children have started bouncing the balls as a way of passing. In Science, we looked at the different parts of animals bodies and compared this to the body parts that we have as humans. The children have also been thinking about how other children in the class may have shown courage this week, and have written their thoughts on post-it notes to go in our reflective area. It has been lovely reading these and is something which we will carry on into next week and the following terms. Just a reminder that children should come in on Monday in their own clothes for our 'World's Wettest School Run' and bring their school uniforms to change into once this is complete. Have a lovely weekend and we look forward to seeing you back for the last week of term on Monday.  

Week beginning 22nd January

We have now completed our 3rd full week of this half term - it is flying by! The children have been working very hard and are doing an amazing job at being independent in the classroom. This week we have been checking children's understanding of everything we have learnt so far in Maths, as well as recapping our number bonds to 10! In English, we have been finding and writing facts about different animals. The children used highlighters to pick out key information and then wrote the main facts on post-it notes. At the beginning of next week, they will be creating their own fact files for different animals. In Science this week we have looked at grouping and classifying animals based on a question e.g. does it have wings? The children were fantastic at thinking of questions to provide them with groups for the animals and worked well with partners to sort them. In PSHE this week, we talked about our successes and how we managed to have success in different things. We thought about how we could help others to have success and how we can celebrate with others when it happens. 


Week beginning 15th January

This week in Cherry Class, we have been very busy! In Maths, we have been looking at the numbers 11-20 and writing them in numerals and words. We have also started thinking about how the teen numbers are made up of tens and ones. The children have all worked really hard in Maths this week and have done a super job. In English, we have been grouping and comparing animals - we have been writing sentences to say what is the same and what is different about them. We have also been thinking about what questions we have about our Planet and practising using a question mark in our writing. In Science this week, we learnt about our senses and which part of the body each sense is associated with. The children were very good at this and enjoyed thinking about what we use our senses for. Just to let you know, we have changed our PE days due to a change of timetable, so we now do PE on a Wednesday afternoon and a Friday morning. 

We hope you have a lovely weekend!

Week beginning 8th January

The children have really got back into the swing of things this week. We have been looking at taking away by counting back and finding the difference in maths and the children have all been superstars! They have remembered subtraction well from before Christmas and have taken on board the new learning fantastically. In English we have been looking at a new book based on our topic called, 'Here We Are: Notes for living on Planet Earth'. This book provides some amazing illustrations and stimuli for the children to base their work around. We have been comparing different types of land this week: the desert and the mountains and writing about what we would need to survive in each of them. We ended the week by looking at the animals which we share the Earth with and grouping them based on similarities that they have. In Science, we began looking at the human body and labelled our body parts. We were also lucky enough to have the Bridge in on Wednesday, who carried out a session on Trinity and how we see God in three different ways. The children responded amazingly to this session and all participated very well.

Maths passports will now be sent out on a Friday, still due in on a Wednesday as Miss Wright's PPA times have changed. 

Have a lovely, relaxing weekend and we will see you back next week.  

Welcome back! 

Week beginning 1st January

Welcome back to Cherry Class ready for a new term and lots of exciting learning! The children were only back for two days this week, so we did lots of talking about our Christmas holidays and writing about our favourite moments. We have also introduced our new topic 'Planet Earth', where we looked at where our planet lies in the Solar System. The children have really enjoyed the start of this topic and seem very interested in finding out everything they can. We have talked about what a new years resolution is and the children have come up with some fantastic ideas for themselves, which have been written on stars and put up on our new topic display. 

We have rearranged the book scheme across KS1, so that the book boxes coincide with the national book bands. This means that your child may bring home books of a different colour, but we have read with them over the past two days and placed them in the relevant colour box. 

We hope you have a good weekend and come back ready for our first full week on Monday.