Weekly News – w/c 8th November

Remembrance Day

A minute’s silence was held across the school at 11am on Thursday 11th November to mark Remembrance Day. The teachers worked with the children within their bubbles to help them understand the meaning behind this time of year.

Year 1 looked at the concept of peace and what this word represents. The children spoke about why we wear poppies and why we remember, then created some beautiful poppy art.

The class watched this BBC animation, which sees war as experienced by animals, during the two minute silence.

Respectful Moments in KS2

Years 3,4, 5 & 6 gathered together outside on the field. Miss Crossley said a few words before the children held their silence. In addition, Year 5 attended today’s Remembrance service at 10.45am at the war memorial on the Market Hill. They had been working hard all week to prepare for the service. The children went up to the memorial to place a cross with a soldier’s name on it whilst the names of the soldiers who had died were read out. On both occasions, all children showed an incredible amount of respect and consideration.

Year 5 Hockey Skills

Year 5 has started learning to play hockey! The class learned the art of dribbling and keeping the ball away from their partners. The children have also been learning about the famous tightrope walker, Philippe Petit, in English lessons.

Little Willows Nursery & F1 – Fireworks

This week F1 has been looking at everything to do with fireworks! The children have been very creative, combining a variety of different materials to make beautiful fireworks for a new display as well as working together to make bonfires.

F2 – Space

This week F2 has been learning about space and our solar systems. The class has been really curious about naming and ordering the planets, keeping up their physical fitness with an astronaut space camp. F2 also enjoyed lots of space stories and songs. The book of the week is Whatever Next by Jill Murphy. The children have really enjoyed acting out the story and talking about the sequence of the story.

F2 has also been learning how to blend and segment simple cvc words in their phonics lessons, and attempt to read and write them. In Maths, the class has practised counting backwards, putting sizes and numbers in order.

Plea to parents! F2 is collecting small cardboard boxes and kitchen roll tubes for their future projects. Please ask your child to bring them into class if you have any spare. Have a spacetastic weekend!

Forest School And Big Maths

This week Year 3 has been working on writing instructions about how to look after unusual plants. The class plants grew things like money, cupcakes, rainbows and birds, therefore they needed special looking after. The children were inspired by its class book The Boy Who Grew Dragons. In Maths, Year 3 has been learning about fractions, as well as concentrating really hard on our Big Maths challenges (as you can see from the pictures). In addition, many of the class has received certificates for completing their  challenges so well. In Science, Y3 has been learning all about the type and functions of their teeth! Finally, in History, the children have found out about some of the Ancient Egyptian Gods. However, they couldn’t learn about all of them as there are over 2000!