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Autumn Term 2017
At the beginning of the year, the children were very excited to meet Chester, our adorable class bear. He loves going home to play with the children and their families and we have enjoyed reading about his adventures in his diary which the children fill in after each visit.
In Science, we have been finding out about our bodies. We started with labelling the parts of our bodies. We then wanted to find out about what is inside. We used information books and apps on the iPad to discover more. We have talked about our bones (skeleton), our muscles, our heart, our lungs and how we breathe, our teeth and our digestive system and of course our blood! Then we used our senses to explore the world around us.
In Maths, we have been working on basic number skills. We have read numbers and put them in the correct order on a number line. We have been counting forwards and backwards. We have been looking for patterns on the 100 number square. We have also been counting with care to add and take away.
In English, we have enjoyed reading and writing labels and captions, instructions, recounts and we have learned about alphabetical order and how to use a dictionary.
The children have been having a fantastic time in P.E. with Mr Whelan and Mr Burke, our sports coaches. We started by learning about different types of running – sprinting and cross-country jogging. We then moved on to playing various games.
In November, we talked about Bonfire Night and firework safety. In History, we also learned about why we have Bonfire Night. The children learned all about Guy Fawkes. The Tempus Fugit Theatre Company came to school. The children helped to act out the story of ‘The Gunpowder Plot’, dressing up as the king’s guardsmen and conspirators working with Guy Fawkes. Great fun! We discussed the meaning of Remembrance Day and the children enjoyed buying and making poppies.
In December, ‘Christmas’ arrived in our classroom! The children loved the Christmas streamers and enjoyed putting up our Christmas tree and making cards, calendars and decorations to take home. The children loved performing in our Christmas Nativity Show in front of an audience of their families. We were extremely proud of the children. They were all stars!