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15th November 2019

So sorry the blog wouldn't load at home so I had to wait until I got into school!

I can’t believe how fast this week has flown by.

Maths: The children have continued working on subtraction. We have covered subtracting using a number line and subtraction stories as well as journaling to show our subtraction understanding. We have continued to use the language involved in subtraction, such as, minus, take away, difference between, left and subtraction.

English: The children made a wanted poster for their pirate. They used some of the words and phrases they had generated last week. We have continued to talk about autumn as part of our daily dashboard and science and geography work. We collected autumn words and they listened to some poems about autumn. The children then had a go at writing their own poems. Some of which were fabulous

Art: We have continued printing, trying out different techniques and using different equipment to create different effects.

We explored Bonfire Night when my mum was a little girl almost 70 years ago (when the world was black and white!). They couldn’t believe she made a Guy with her sister and that they pushed the Guy in a pram around the streets in London where she lived collecting a penny for the Guy. They were even more shocked to learn that they were able to spend the money they had collected buying fireworks in a shop. The children were so interested and had lots of questions, they were able to think of many differences between firework night then and now, such as different coins, safety, low key events held in back gardens, slightly rubbish fireworks but they could also think of lots of similarities too, wrapping up warm, the excitement about the fireworks, eating jacket potatoes etc. They recorded their ideas about the similarities and differences.

We had a 2 minute silence on the 11th for Remembrance Day and the children discussed their thoughts and feelings. We watched a short CBeebies film about a rabbit on the poppy field. The children designed their own medals for soldiers and some wrote a prayer.

We have started looking at our Christmas play. I told the children what part they would play today and they all seemed happy with their part, as the weeks go by the play generally grows and children who want a speaking part have them written in for them. Costume letters will be coming out soon, please don’t feel like you need to go out and buy something, we do have some costumes in school we can sort out for you.

Have a lovely weekend.

Sara Welsh


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