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3rd November 2017

Wow! What a busy, fun filled week we have had! We have enjoyed our final week of “Ahoy Pirates!”

Maths: In Maths we have continued adding two numbers using number bonds and number lines. The children could do the calculations but sometimes found the recording a little tricky. We are working on this.

English: The children listened to and then acted out the story about how Captain Pike looks after the baby. Their sentence for this week was then based around, ‘The baby has…’  They also recorded their favourite part of the story. They were so full of stories about their holidays and wanted to share them with each other so they wrote their own news as well. They produced some really good writing which we enjoyed sharing.

In phonics, we have continued working on the phase 3 sounds and have been applying this knowledge in our reading and writing.

RE: We have started our new theme, “Why does Christmas matter to Christians?” The children recorded their ideas about why they thought Christmas was important to Christians through pictures and comments. They had some lovely ideas, one of my favourites was that God watches to see how many presents Father Christmas can deliver and checks he is doing a good job!

Thank you for coming to our topic exit point! The children looked amazing and really enjoyed sharing their books with you. We had a wonderful day decorating our pirate biscuits, making pirate bags, evaluating our pirate pebbles, singing and creating pirate crafts. The visit from Pudsey bear was a real highlight and he gave every pirate a hug or high five. Our focus Christian value for this half term is Compassion and Pudsey’s visit was a great example of how important it is to help others through charity and fundraising. Thank you for your donations.

Homework: Please talk about bonfire night, the sounds, sight, smells and tastes of the evening. If possible discuss what bonfire night was like when you were little and how it might have changed, children could also ask their grandparents how different it was when they were young. Next week we will be basing our English, bonfire night poems and history around bonfire night. We will be doing lots of work about the sounds and sights of fireworks and bonfire night.

We are really looking forward to our new topic which starts next week and the run up to Christmas (lots of excited children!)

Have a really lovely weekend.

Sara Welsh

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