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Week ending 26.3.21

We have had another busy week in Year 1!

In English, the children have worked really hard to write accurate sentences inspired by Katie Morag!

In Maths, we have continued to learn about numbers to 40, including finding more and less. We have done this practically using number squares and cubes, as well as counting forwards and backwards on a number line.

We have had a lot of Geography this week, and have enjoyed talking about the similarities and differences between The Isle of Struay and Tardebigge. We went on our walk around the local area on Thursday to think about these questions, and spotted many things that we be the same, but some differences too! We have also practised learning the countries of the UK, and made some crafts that represent the 4 countries to help remember them.

In our topic lessons, we have also got a bit crafty! We have made different crafts linked to Katie Morag; we have woven coloured paper to make tartan kilts, painted the buildings of Struay with watercolours and painted a portrait of Katie Morag with poster paint!

We finished of the week with a really great Forest School session. It's Mrs Barnett's birthday at the weekend, so we made her some birthday cakes (from what we could find in Forest School - mud, moss, leaves and sticks for candles!). It was a super end to the week!

We are checking reading diaries regularly and giving team points out on Fridays. Some children are starting to get certificates for all the team points they have collected for their reading at home! Please ensure if you are reading at home that you write in the diaries too please, as this will help the children get their certificate cards. 

We are still very sorry that we can't give out hard copies of books weekly. As part of the school's risk assessment to manage Covid, we will continue to use Bug Club primarily for reading. I know many parents are looking forward to having the hard copies of books back, and we will continue to review the risk assessment in school in order to do this - thanks for you cooperation.

We said goodbye to Mr McKirdy and Mr Thomas today, as they have come to the end of their school placement. The children will miss them and we wish them all the very best with the rest of their teaching courses!

Remember next week is a shorter than normal week due to Good Friday!

Have a lovely weekend everyone,

Mr Bennett


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