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Winterbourne EarlsChurch of England Primary School

‘As each one does their part, we grow in love’

Summer Term 2018

Week beginning 30th April

Another busy week has gone by for us in Cherry Class - we have worked really hard and all of the children deserve a lovely weekend! We have revised some concepts in Maths this week, such as adding numbers using a number line and finding the answer to missing boxes. In English, we have planned our own stories and created story maps for them, ready to write up properly next week. Our stories are based on Jim/Jack and the Beanstalk and the children have come up with some fantastic ideas! In Science, we went on a Wild Flower Hunt around the school grounds and, despite the rainy showers, we found lots. We created a tally for the flowers that we did find and discussed which flower we have the most of around school. In PE, we started Judo with Mark on Thursday morning. The children really enjoyed this and engaged well. They were all careful when performing moves and looked after each other during the session. 

Our lovely caterpillars, which arrived last week, have begun to grow nice and big! Hopefully they will be creating their chrysalises soon and then we can move them to the butterfly net enclosure that we have. Our bean plants are also growing well and have really appreciated the sun at the end of the week. 

We hope you all have a lovely Bank Holiday weekend and look forward to seeing you back in school on Tuesday. 

Week beginning 23rd April

This week has been another exciting one in Cherry Class. We have continued looking at our English text, Jim and the Beanstalk and we created our own adverts for the giant's house. The children also designed and labelled a room in the giant's house, using different words for big. We also re-enacted the story in small groups and came up with our own ideas for the ending. In Maths, we have been comparing and measuring weight and mass using balance scales and cubes. The children have worked fantastically as groups, to weigh and compare different objects using heavier/lighter/equal in weight. In Science this week, we looked at the progress of our bean seeds and some have started sprouting, which we are really pleased about. We have started athletics in PE on a Monday afternoon, as we are working with Year 2 in different athletic activities. Please note that this means our PE days will be Monday and Friday until further notice.

We had a great afternoon at the Fundamentals Festival on Friday. All of the children were a credit to the school and joined in enthusiastically with all of the activities. They were definitely tired by the end of it. 

We hope to see some of you at Figsbury tomorrow and hope you have a lovely weekend. 


Week beginning 16th April

Welcome back to a new term in Cherry Class! We have kick started the term with some very exciting learning and an introduction to our new topic - Green Fingers! The children began the week by planting their own bean seeds and thinking about how they might change between now and next week. We recorded this in our Bean Plant Diaries and will observe them across the term to see how they grow and change. The children then wrote instructions for how to plant a bean seed on Tuesday, including lots of bossy words and clear steps for someone to follow. We then started our first new text for the term, 'Jim and the Beanstalk' and wrote about what he might have seen on his journey up the beanstalk and how he might feel. We also designed a room for the Giant's castle, based on what we know from Jack and the Beanstalk. In Maths, we have started comparing and measuring heights and lengths. The children compared the height of beanstalks to start with and finished the week solving a problem for a jungle party, who had lost a camper. The children had to measure the animal footprints and find out who had most likely taken the camper. With our new topic, we have introduced the role of Gardening Monitor. A different child will be chosen each day to water and check up on our plants which we are growing.

All in all, we have had a fantastic first week back, with lots of exciting learning about our new topic! Have a lovely, sunny weekend and we will see you all on Monday.