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Curriculum Newsletters 2022-2023

This week we have enjoyed beginning some festive activities in class. We all helped to decorate the Christmas tree and it looked beautiful!

We celebrated St Andrew's Day by creating our own tartan patterns using the Scottish flag colours, as well as making a thistle collage using paper plates and our hand prints!

In our Maths lessons this week we have been focusing on place value and understanding the quantity of different numbers. We have been using tallies to create amounts, including numbers up to 100, and some of us have been using a fishing game to retrieve numbers up to 20!

Happy 11th birthday to this superstar! We had a super party in class with yummy cake and lots of party dances!

In our English lessons we have been developing our sentence structures by using Colourful Semantics to identify 'who', 'what doing', 'what' and 'where'. We have then been writing these sentences independently.

In our RE lesson this week we explored the story of the 'Good Samaritan' and manipulated different religious objects. We also developed our knowledge of the last supper and why this is so important to Christians!

To celebrate the lives of the veterans that fought in the war we created our own art work using different types of paper to create poppies and cards.

We have enjoyed using and making different times on analogue clocks to develop our understanding of o'clock and half past!

To celebrate Bonfire Night we created our own firework paintings using bright colours and pipe cleaners! We also made our own Catherine wheels with paper plates, glitter and ribbons!

As part of our PSHE lesson this week we enjoyed engaging in some role play to develop our understanding of how money can be exchanged in shops and exchanging money for items!

This week in Maths we have developed our understanding of 'greater than' and 'less than' through creating our own sums and deciding which sign would be the correct one for different sums.

This half term in French we have been focusing on French Cafe's. We have enjoyed role playing and taking orders pretending we are in a French Cafe, and have developed our understanding of the French language!

We celebrated this superstars 10th birthday in Herons Class this week! We enjoyed yummy cake and took part in lots of different party games!

During our Maths lessons this week we have been exploring and naming 3D shapes. We have enjoyed creating 3D shapes with polydron and creating patterns using the shapes!

We have enjoyed exploring our new story 'The Marvellous Moon Map'. We have used sensory items from the story to explore the events that take place, as well as sequencing what happens!

This week in Science we created our own moon mobiles which explore the phases of the Moon!

As part of our English work this week we have been developing our writing by identifying synonyms to use within our work and using adjectives and conjunctions to enhance our written ideas. We enjoyed exploring the sensory story and making our own toys to include within the retelling of the story!

In our PE lessons we have been exploring different ways to travel around large spaces following instructions through music. We have also enjoyed developing our fundamental skills through playing games, such as 'farmer and rabbits'.

In our PSHE lesson this week we created our own food pyramid based on the nutritional value of different food groups. We were able to explore how many portions of each food group we should have a day and identified which food groups were the best for our bodies!

As part of our learning in Maths we have been using Numicon, counting bears and tens sticks to add amounts together. We were able to use the '+' and '=' signs correctly and some of us even added amounts over 100 together!

We had our first birthday in Herons Class this week! Happy 10th birthday to this superstar!

This week in our French lesson we designed and created our own French themed menus with our favourite foods that we have tried in class!

As part of our English work we have been reading and exploring different stories relating to 'Earth and Space'. We have enjoyed identifying key events that take place and writing about our favourite parts in the story 'Whatever Next'.

We have enjoyed creating our own brooches, pendants and bracelets using tin foil and jewels that the Anglo Saxons would have worn during our History lesson this week!

In Art and DT we have been exploring how we can design and create our own rockets using different materials. This week we used clay to mould and create our own rockets, and we used our hand drawn designs to create a rocket from Lego!

This week in Maths we have been using different equipment to measure the size of items and identifying how big or small objects are. We have ordered items from biggest to smallest, used scales to compare weight and measured using rulers!

This week we started to learn all about the Anglo Saxons during our History lesson. We enjoyed exploring and researching facts about who the Anglo Saxons were, and we even got to dress up as one!