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Week ending 12.3.21 Welcome back!

Welcome back everyone!

We have had a fantastic first week back in Year 1. It's been wonderful to see everyone who has been home learning since January, and the children who have been in school have loved having all their friends come back too.

We have celebrated British Science Week in school this week. Despite obvious restrictions, we have managed to learn about optical illusions in a Science Magic Show on Monday, and learn about recycling on Wednesday through Zoom calls with some Science experts! 

In our English, we have learned about Mary Anning, a famous fossil hunter from Dorset, who we then wrote sentences about. We have also had our own fossil hunt across the field, we have made fossils with salt dough.

Mr McKirdy and Mr Thomas have led the Science across two afternoons this week, and the children have loved desiging their own bug and building a raft for an egg.

We have finished off our week with a muddy trip to Forest School, where the children have built dens, made mud pies and built pretend campfires with their friends, which has been a lovely end to a busy week.

Across school, we have made a change to home readers. For the time being, children will not be bringing home reading books, but instead can access lots of texts on Bug Club. Log in details were sent out in Class Dojo messages a few weeks ago, but let me know if you need them again. I will continue to use Class Dojo for messages. Here is the link for the website: https://www.activelearnprimary.co.uk/login?c=0

PE will continue to be on Mondays and Tuesdays and Forest School will continue on Friday afternoons now. We hope to start Maths homework books again next week too. 

The children have done so well this week, with coming back to a busy classroom and school life being so different to home, and we are really pleased with how well they have settled :)

I hope you all have a great weekend, and a Happy Mothering Sunday too!

Mr Bennett


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