W/E: 08.11.19

Wow! The teachers are so impressed on how the children have come back into school after the half term holiday. They are certainly ready to learn. Well done Mickeys. This term we are learning about a different topic Where does the day go at night?. This week we have concentrated on 'What happens when I am asleep?’. In English the children have listened to the story 'Owl Babies' and have thought about how the baby owls were feeling using new vocabulary to develop their story telling skills. In Maths the children have used the tweezers to pick up different feathers and then use their counting skills to see how many they have. The children have created houses for the woodland animals and are beginning to know what each animal’s home is called. The children have been artists this week by creating art work for our new display in the corridor. I think we have got some artists for the future.

Reception have had a fantastic first week back at school! The children have loved listening to our new story ‘Percy the Park Keeper-After the storm’ and have really embraced and implemented the new vocabulary from the book. The children have been exploring the new Role Play area wherein they have taken on the role of news reporters, weather reporters and camera men/women. The children have issued a weather warning to watch out for the storm that will be hitting Stoke-on-Trent! This week, the children have also been enjoying a bonfire night theme. They have used lots of new language to role play a night of watching a bonfire and fireworks and how to stay safe. They have designed and built rockets, made a name rocket and have created eye catching, sparkly bonfire scenes that required lots of creative skills. Well done for a super first week back Reception!

What a fantastic start the Dinosaurs had to our first week back after half term! The children have found fish in the corridor and a suitcase in the classroom! We used our detective skills to work out who they belonged to. Ask your child what was in the suitcase. In Maths the children have been using their number knowledge to countback and complete subtraction challenges. We have also looked at a globe and why penguins live in the South Pole.

In Year 2, the children have recapped adjectives and used commas to separate them in their sentences. They have written a lovely poem all about themselves. Ask your child if they can remember what they wrote! In Maths, the children have been focussing on subtraction using different strategies. The children have been encouraged to use a strategy that works best for them to solve problems. The children have been developing their speaking skills by practising the Remembrance Assembly.

We hope you have had a refreshing week back and enjoy your weekend.

Very best wishes.

Mrs Moran, Mrs Glaister & Mrs Brandrick