Greys class 5th November

Date: 4th Nov 2021 @ 3:41pm

Welcome back to a new term and welcome to Emmie who has joined Greys class in Year 1.


Firstly thank you to all the parents and grandparents who came to the parent consultations. I will be sending out any information or resources that we discussed over the course of the next week. If you do have any further questions please do get in touch. I discussed our new phonics scheme with the Year 1 parents and some of the Year 2s and have a attached a parents link which you may find useful with supporting your child at home in Phonics.


We have had a very exciting week in class learning all about fireworks, Bonfire Night and Diwali. We wrote Bonfire Night poems which Mrs Hawkins was very impressed with not only our use of nouns and verbs, but lots of us used alliteration and adverbs to add super description to our writing. Thursday was definitely the highlight of our Literacy lessons this week as we melted some chocolate and discussed reversible and irreversible changes in doing so. We then dipped breadsticks into the melted chocolate and sprinkled them with hundreds and thousands to create our very own chocolate firework sparklers. It was a great motivation to write a set of instructions as to how we made them before finally eating them! Then on Friday we learned the poem “Remember, remember the fifth of November’ and recited it in small groups. We watched a BBC clip and played a game to help us learn all about Guy Fawkes and Bonfire Night.


In Maths the Year 1s have been subtracting by crossing out and then counting back using number lines to help, they then also used the number lines to add. The Year 2s had the trickier task of adding and subtracting multiples of 10 from any 2 digit number and then moved onto adding numbers by bridging 10, using our knowledge of number bonds to help us with this.


Wednesday was DT day throughout the school and we had the task of making our own moving vehicle. We began the day not even knowing what an axle, axle holder and chassis were to confidently being able to describe them and their uses. We looked at different toy vehicles and tried to find the wheels, axles, axle holders and chassis. We then had a go at attaching axles, wheels  and an axle holder to a chassis. We then chose materials that we wanted to use to make our vehicle with and designed and labelled it before assembling it. Mrs Hawkins even bought in a wheelbarrow that she had bought for us to assemble so that we could see how the wheel fitted together, it was so rewarding when we saw the final product and Mr Hawkins was very impressed!


On Tuesday we went to the War Memorial hall and practised balancing on different parts of the body and balancing on different equipment then jumping safely to the floor.


The parts and scripts for the Nativity play will be sent home next week. If you can practise your child’s lines regularly with them at home it would be much appreciated.


Book reviews next week will be Molly, Rudi and Olivia. Templates can be found in the homework section on Spider or please feel free to create your own.


Reading- Please continue to read daily and update the reading record accordingly.


Maths - Year 2, I have updated your blue Mental Maths book if it was brought in today and that will state the times table or division fact that you are working on. I have also set teh associated Sumdog challenges for you to practise daily.


Year 1 - I have set a Sumdog challenge for you to practise daily which reinforces what we have been doing this week in Maths.


Have a fabulous weekend.

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