Acorn class

News from week beginning 7th November

What an exciting week!

We have learned about Remembrance and why we wear poppies. The children sat beautifully and respectfully during our Remembrance Service – we were very proud!

In English the children twisted off the tops of Oreos, licked the cream, stuck the two halves back together then ate them. They wrote the words or sentences in the correct order as a recount, after the sugar rush… Unsurprisingly, the children loved this activity!

In Maths we were using some Singapore Maths methods and the children enjoyed this practical, problem-solving way of learning about number.

The Year One children revised tricky words and made up mnemonics to help them remember how to spell them. They used iPads to play Jumbled Sentences – they are getting very good at putting the words in the right order to make a sentence that makes sense. The Reception children learned y, z, qu and the tricky words he and she. They had fun searching in the sand for the sound pebbles, using the interactive TV for phonics games and concentrating on forming their letters correctly on their whiteboards.

We are starting our RE topic of special gifts and the Christmas story so we had a super circle time telling the class about their favourite present (see photo – spot who is holding the wooden cross to show it is their turn to speak and for the others to listen) and describing how they felt when they received it. The children then wrote about and drew their favourite presents.

The children now answer the register in eight different languages – English, French, Spanish, Italian, German, Norwegian, Chinese and, the one we learned this week, Polish. What fabulously multi-cultural your children are!

Have a lovely weekend

Mrs Pink, Mrs Cheyne and Mrs Dennett

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