Wednesday 14th November 2018
Up, up and away!
Today something very exciting happened! First we had to put on our coats and wellies as it was a bit chilly and muddy outside. Then we headed outside with a helium balloon with a numbered note attached to find out one very important question, 'where does the wind blow?' After a countdown from Miss Taylor we released our balloons, look how excited we are in the video below! If you find one of our balloons, please let the school know!
Psst, balloon number 20 has been found in Colchester!
Balloons 46 and 54 were found in Lower Shorne!
Friday 8th November 2018
Lest We Forget
This term the children have been learning about World War I. I have been amazed with how grown up the children have been when discussing events of WWI such as life in a trench and women's roles on the Home Front. They have made me very proud to be their teacher.
On Friday the children painted their poppies ready to create a whole school art project in the afternoon. We also watched the Cbeebies video about poppies and spoke about the meaning of the colours and graphics used.
Autumn Term 2 - Splendid Skies
Imagine floating high above land and sea on a bed of clouds, silently sweeping by on a billowing breeze.
Back down to earth, let's take a walk outdoors. But what should we wear? Wellington boots? A sun hat? Maybe a warm coat? How do we know what the weather will be like today?
What weather do you prefer? Sunshine, snow, storms or showers? Get your wellies on - let's go!
What will we be learning about?
We will be kicking off our topic with an autumnal walk around the school grounds. What does autumn look like? Can we feel it? We will be searching the school grounds for seasonal treasures such as conkers, pine cones and crunchy leaves.
In English this term we will be learning about recounts, poetry, narrative and non-chronological reports. Our key text will be 'After the Storm' by Nick Butterworth.
In Maths we will be learning about geometry, place value and multiplication and division.
We will be learning about seasonal changes, clouds and shadows.
We will be practising for our Christmas production.
We will be learning about different types of weather and matching them to different seasons. We will become weather forecasters and present our own weather shows.
We will be learning about how to be safe online. We will be creating algorithms for a Bot to follow.
We will be looking at autumnal arts and crafts, weather paintings and making our own clouds.
We will be learning about Christianity and the importance of Christmas.
We will be learning the First World War and why we wear poppies.