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Welcome to Term 2

 

What an exciting start to the term we have had. We found an egg in our classroom, we didn't know what could be growing inside, there was lots of speculation - was it a dinosaur egg, an alligator egg, a huge spider egg (I certainly hoped it wasn't!) or even a dragon egg? From the visitor we saw on 'CCTV' we think it must have been a dragon egg, but did our visitor hatch from our egg, or come and collect the egg? We really don't know at this point! We are busy designing posters to put up around the school in the hope that someone out there knows more about what is going on.

 

Our English this term is now starting with us writing our own dragon stories based on St George and the Dragon- we can't wait to become the heroines and heroes of our own quests! We are really focussing on our punctuation as well as getting some interesting word choices for description, oh and spelling our KS1 common exception words correctly. We certainly have a lot to think about when we are writing!

 

For our maths we are busy applying all of our work we did last term on place value and using this to help us with our addition and subtraction, and the solving of word problems.

 

We have been exploring the countries of the United Kingdom and have started to look at the capital cities and have been very interested int he significant buildings of these. Can you see which building we have built?

 

For Remembrance Day we decided to find out about why we were buying poppies, and what it is that they signify. We then created our own stained-glass window full of poppies.

 

We continue with our number bond and spelling challenges each Friday, we are whizzing around our racing tracks and beehive displays as we achieve each level. Soon we will be starting to add people onto our times tables ladder.

 

As always it remains important for us to continue with our daily reading practise at home, some of us are getting very close to our Reader Achiever targets and can't wait to visit Miss Cordingley so that we can choose ourselves a new book. Starting this term, we are also going to be having our home learning on Teams, we have had a look in class and were amazed to learn that this can be accessed via computers, laptops, tablets or even mobile phones.

 

Thursdays continue to be our PE day so we can come to school in our PE kit, with long hair tied back and all earrings removed. This term Mr Heath is teaching us tag rugby up on the field, it's getting a little muddy up there so please do remember to bring spare clothes/shoes so that we can change afterwards. 

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