Autumn Term - 2020
We reach the end of a hectic and unique term. It has been an absolute joy to work with such an amazing class.
The children all seemed delighted to come back in September and settled in amazingly well. We have thoroughly enjoyed getting back into some sort of normality and the children have adapted to the current 'normal' so well, taking everything in their stride.
The highlight of the term for me was making our water rocket fireworks and launching them on the field as part of our topic on Festivals of Light. The children have made brilliant progress on their ability to discuss and debate during this topic sharing their views in a very mature manner.
We have enjoyed all of the stories we have learnt in our Literacy (The Boy with the Bronze Axe, The Shirt Machine, The Firework Maker's Daughter and The Biography of Santa Clause). I think everyone has their own favourite. We have also enjoyed several class books.
In Maths we have worked hard to develop our understanding of place value and addition and subtraction. We have tried to brush away some of the rustiness of remembering our number facts and will continue to keep polishing these next term. We will also be moving onto multiplication and division.
In Science we have developed scientific thinking and knowledge and understanding of light. The story of The Firework Maker’s Daughter not only provided the inspiration for our Literacy but also our beautiful firework pictures and PSHE discussions about fairness.
Have a Merry Christmas and a happy, healthy and prosperous New Year.