Greys class 4th October

Date: 4th Oct 2019 @ 3:52pm

We had a great start to the week with a visit to the Henley Literary festival to meet Kristina Stephenson, who read her book, "Why are there so many books about bears?" It was a funfilled morning at the Town Hall and Georgia was invited onto the stage to take on the part of Mary Shelley the snail and Jake the part of the dragon as part of the reenactment of the story.

In Literacy this week we have been studying the book Journey by Aaron Becker and listed all the forms of transport in the story. We then used adjectives to describe the form of transport and some of us even added alliteration. The following day we brainstormed ideas as to the different ways(verbs) of describing how the different forms of transport moved and then on Friday we put everything together to create our own Transport poems using pattern and repetition.

On Tuesday morning we went onto the Common and did a traffic survey, creating a tally chart of all the different forms of transport that passed by. The only one that we didn't see on our list was a motorbike. We then used the data to create bar graphs and extracted information from them to answer questions. The following afternoon after PE we had a special visitor with his motorbike, which is 50 years old next year! Mr Clinkard kindly came along to share his pride and joy with us. We asked him so many questions and the prize for the most questions must surely go to Lucas and Charlie who would have kept Mr Clinkard and his bike there all day if possible. Lucas was super excited when he realised that the headlamp was made by Lucas. Thank you to Mrs Clinkard for arranging the visit and an even bigger thank you to Mr Clinkard for coming along to talk to us and answer our barrage of questions. We were so inspired by his visit that we drew pictures of his motorbike and labelled them, soon to be on display for all to see.

In Maths the Year 1s have been adding and subtracting single digit numbers to and from numbers to 15, whilst the Year 2s have been adding to the next multiple of 10 using their knowledge of number bonds and adding 10,11,20 and 21 to 2 digit numbers.

In Topic we learned all about Viking longboats and designed and labelled our own.

Can you please ensure that children have outdoor shoes/ wellies, a coat and water bottle in school every day.

On Monday we are off to Brokklands Museum and children need to be at School at 8:30am ready for a prompt 8:45am departure. We will be back in time for the end of the school day and children should wear school uniform and school shoes and bring a waterproof coat, packed lunch and drink.

Show and Tell next week (UK & Transport)

Tuesday - Willow

Wednesday - Kit

Thursday - Amelie Wade

Friday - Georgia Wade


Have a fabulous weekend!


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