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Class update 23rd January

Mrs Pawson - 23 Jan 2020

When we talk about who is here each morning the children often chat about the days of the week, this morning one little girl was so surprised when we worked out that it was already Thursday! I have to agree, we have been so busy this week and I know that everyone has really challenged themselves. 

Our morning challenges have been great this week, we have all played a fabulous game of bird family pairs, this has really helped us to spot and name birds in our environment, ready for next weeks big bird watch. I wonder who is taking part at home over the weekend? It isn't too late to register with the RSPB and it is free to take part. We have also been designing and drawing different animal homes and thinking about ways to keep warm in winter. This morning in our storytelling we even had a story mix up between Hedgehog Howdie and the three little pigs! Great work everyone. Thank you for your support with helping the children come in, register and get started on their challenge independently.

Our interests in hibernation last week have led to us exploring animal homes under the ground and we read a great new book called 'Winter Sleep' which was about hibernation. I wonder what we will discover next. We have also been setting up water experiments overnight and exploring what has happened the next morning.

We have been looking at the numbers 6/7/8 this week and this has led to us exploring bugs with six legs, the rainbow and spiders who of course have eight legs. We are great number explorers as well as fantastic number problem and story solvers. We know that 7 is 5 and 2 more, for example and we have explored this using five frames and bar models. We have also been really concentrating on counting up and down the number line... sometimes Mrs Pawson tries to catch us out!

We have a new mystery book in our classroom, it is covered in silver paper... Mrs Pawson has given us a few small clues and we are trying to make predictions about the book. So far we have watched paper boats bobbing on a stream, then read and written a message on a paper boat... what can our book be about we wonder?

We have been thinking a lot about how we behave in class, especially how our words and actions make others feel. We are trying so hard to be great friends, today in Collective Worship we thought about how friendship isn't always easy and it is something we have to try hard with. I wonder who can be a great friend, who can also be a fabulous learner next week?

In reading buddies this week Cedar Class won the golden book for the second week running, their score was over 70%! I wonder who can read everyday at home this week? It really helps us to become fluent and confident readers who enjoy reading. We are so impressed with all of the adventures that our reading bags have been on this week, thank you so much for your support!

This week we have learnt the digraphs oo (book) and oo (moon) and the trigraph igh, we will be investigating oa tomorrow. We have also been reading and writing our tricky words, these are words that we use all the time but that we can't decode using our phonic knowledge. We are so proud of how well the children use their phonics in their reading and writing.

Finally we have started to think about Chinese New Year, we have acted out the story of the twelve special animals and decorated our home corner. I wonder if any Chinese dragons will dance into class tomorrow?

We look forward to seeing you in Collective Worship tomorrow at 9am.







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