Year R - Our first whole week at school
YR have had a very busy week. We have begun our exciting journey into phonics and by the time this is read we will have experienced our first 5 sounds – m.a.s.d and t. We have chosen library books and have shared 3 books a day. We have begun some simple activities helping us with number.
During Independent Learning Time, we have been very creative and have used a range of objects and materials to create a home, a campfire and other imaginary places. We have been drawing and painting our own self portraits and have begun planting herbs and flowers in our outside area. What a fantastic week!
Year 3/4 - Anthony Browne detectives
This week in Year 3/4, we have entered the world of author and illustrator Anthony Browne. We have acted as detectives, looking for clues in pictures that would give us information about the characters and settings that he uses in his books. After some careful detective work, we have concluded that his favourite animal may well be a gorilla as lots of his books feature them in one way or another (we even found one hiding on a cereal packet in one picture!). We have learned about prepositions and fronted adverbials and have explored how they can be used within our writing.
In Maths, we have been recapping our knowledge of place value and we have enjoyed working practically to represent different numbers. Also this week, we have focussed on the Christian story of creation in our RE lessons. Through looking at the Bible, we have explored the order of creation and discussed how we as human beings can help to look after the beautiful world that we live in.
Year 5/6 - Budding Archaeologists
This week the children have explored Ancient Egypt and become archaeologists. They have investigated a variety of artefacts and tried to use clues to deduce what the artefacts were and what they were used for. The children have also stepped into the shoes of Howard Carter and imagined how he felt being the first set eyes upon the “Wondrous things” held within TutanKhamun’s tomb, producing some interesting historical diary writing. Year 6 got their first taste of secondary school by visiting Mountbatten School with their adults and it was lovely to see how excited they were when they returned to school.