Dungeons and Dragons
We started our new topic with a fantastic drama afternoon with Entertainingly Different. The children retold the story of The Kiss that Missed.
We have spent the first part of the Spring Term learning all about Dinosaurs. We had to apply all of our knowledge and learning when a video was discovered of a T-Rex on the playground. The children then had to dissect dinosaur faeces (brown playdough) to discover what other dinosaurs might have been on the playground. There was some wonderful discussion about herbivores, carnivores and omnivores and which dinosaurs they could have been. The children then decided we needed to let Mrs Finch know what had happened and so wrote a letter to her.
Year 1 and 2 started their work on division by sharing sweets today. We were talking in full sentences to explain what the sweets and plates were representing in the number sentence.
In Science this half term we have been learning about the body.
Reception created a large picture of the body, can you guess which of our Reception children we based our picture on? We then worked together to label the different body parts.
Year 1 and 2 have been finding out about their senses. We have been on a senses walk, carried out a taste testing investigation and used our sense of touch to find out what was in the balloons.
Year 1 have been finding different ways to represent numbers. We have used Numicon, Base 10, dice, number lines, number cards and pictures.
Welcome back to a new school year and a new class name. We are now known as the Falcons!
This week we started our geography work with a walk around the village. We wanted to find out what is in our village to be able to create our own map. Watch this space to see the finished map of Buckland Brewer.
KS1 enjoyed a fun filled day at Forest School with activities based on the book 'The Troll' by Julia Donaldson. The children had to cross the Troll's bridge, walk the plank, make a fishing rod and eat goat stew.
Keeping Cool at School
This week we had some fun with the water to try and cool down followed by a story in the shaded garden.
Jets have had a wonderful time setting sail on their pirate adventures. We have mopped the deck, walked the plank, found buried treasure and started a very special log book all about our pirate adventures.
In Jets this term we are going to make an extra effort to improve spellings so please practise the words from our spelling list at home with your child weekly. Perhaps they could write/spell a word for you to guess on your back or 'air write' it. They could also use chalk outside or a water gun to sound out and spell new words. If you have a sand tray or an area of soil they could spell out words for you to guess by writing them with a stick or by using their fingers.
Our Multicultural week is heavily underway and we are finding out about Uganda and Africa. The children have been learning to play the African Drums and tried some foods grown in Africa. Miss Jago even tried on some African clothes as did the children. Photos to follow shortly! We have been studying Artefacts from Uganda and re-creating some of their crafts by weaving string to make placemats, making rainmakers and creating African jewellery and traditional headdresses. Next Thursday afternoon we have Chris Turner from Edukid visiting who is going to show us some video footage of our sponsor child Prisca and the work that is going on at Katega Primary School in Uganda. Please join us in our celebration assembly at the end of term where children will showcase their learning.
Gentle Reminder: Please could the children have their P.E kits in everyday as well as their book bags and water bottles. Spellings have been sent home to practise with your child at home for years 1 & 2. Reception will be focusing on reading, writing and forming the letters 's,a,t,p,i,n' over the next 2 weeks.
Welcome to Jets! Look who'll be joining our reading area on Thursday! Can you think of any names?