One of Class 3’s weekly challenges is to use the iPads to solve simple ‘Wordle’ problems. We have loved using them alongside our friends.
This week we celebrated 25 years of World Book Day by coming to school dressed as our favourite book characters.
All around the school, children had a fantastic time completing activities related to World Book Day, reading with their friends and discussing their love of reading!
Here are some photos of us in our costumes…
Class 4 had a lovely surprise today when the penguin from the story we are studying came to visit.
We found out that she was called Polly Penguin and she just loved to have adventures.
The children asked Polly questions to find out about her adventure from the story Lost and Found.
Polly Penguin noticed our story map and showed us how to adapt the map to make it tell the story from her point of view.
The children then all had a go at creating the story map themselves, pretending they were the penguin!
In literacy, this term we are studying the story Lost and Found by Oliver Jeffers.
We explored the beginning of the story through drama – trying to recreate the scenes from the story and contemplate how the characters might be feeling and what they might be thinking.
The children were able to generate some amazing adjectives to describe how the penguin might feel when he was lost.
They were also able to imagine how the boy felt when he opened the door to see a penguin there and what he might have thought.
Class 4 have been making Christmas cards and writing letters to Santa.
They have worked very hard on them and they have really shown of their developing skills in scissor control, pencil control, handwriting, grammar and spelling.
I am overwhelmed and fantastically impressed at their work. I am sure Santa will think the same himself when he opens them.
Class 3 have been learning the poem ‘Bonfire Night’ as our guided reading text. We are getting very good at reciting it as a class!
Year 1 are following a scheme called ‘squiggle while you wiggle’ which helps children develop their gross and fine motor skills. Here they are practicing their up, down, side and cross over movements.
As part of Year 1’s topic ‘Happily Ever After’ they invited Chris Bostock in to tell the children some tales. They all had a fantastic time listening to and joining in with the stories. The children loved the visit so much that the Explorers and Pathfinders 5 & 6 joined in the fun too.