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What have we been up to?

Week ending 5th October

This week the children have enjoyed planning their own stories in literacy.  They have impressed me with their learning in maths proving to be very capable at converting measures.

Well done to the children in Kingfishers who have taken part in Bikeability this week - Ross was very impressed with your skills.

Week Ending 28th September

This week we have started our second literacy unit - story writing - a big favourite with most of the children.  They thoroughly enjoyed writing their own stories and next week we will hone our skills when writing adventure stories involving Tudor explorers/exploration.

I was very impressed with the level of skill all children showed during our mini handball competition in PE this week.  It is proving to be a popular new sport!

Week Ending 21st September

The highlight of our week was our trip to the Fairlynch Museum, where we not only did we get to see the visiting painting of Sir Walter as a boy up close, we got to meet the man himself!!

The children also enjoyed using the new laptops to support their learning about Kingfishers this week and finished writing their non-chronological reports - some of which are now on display in our classroom if you would like to come and have a look.

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Week Ending 14th September

Our Maths and Literacy units are now well underway. 

We have been looking at information texts and non-chronological reports in Literacy with a view to writing our own about Kingfishers. 

In maths, our first unit is Number Sense and we are focusing on the largest and smallest of numbers and the place value of the digits within each.

In science we have begun to unpick the ideas and vocabulary linked to evolution and inheritance.

The children keenly prepared for their trip to the Fairlynch Museum in Budleigh Salterton next week as part of their learning in topic.

Handball - a new sport for all of the children I think, is our focus in PE.  There will be some opportunities later in the term for children to take part in a local festival.

Week Ending 7th September

We have enjoyed welcoming the children back to school this week.  They have all shown positive attitudes and much enthusiasm in their start to the new academic year.