Friday 15th June
Welcome back! We hope you all had a lovely two weeks holiday. We have come back and have hit the ground running this week. In English we have spent time planning, editing and publishing our own sense poems and have used our Let's Think In English lesson to create our own character descriptions for heroes and villains.
In Maths we have been telling the time both on analogue and digital clocks to the hour, half past the hour and quarter to and quarter past the hour.
On Friday we made Father's Day cards which we hope you all received. We have also learnt about our bodies this week and have discussed why we are all special and how we are all different.
Friday 18th May
Another exciting week in Little Fish this week with a range of activities going on.
Children completed non-fiction dazzle writes linking to their topic of Brazil. Well done Little Fish for your wonderful sets of instructions.
In Maths this week children have taken part in a range of 'hot tasks' assessing their current knowledge.
The main event of the week however took place on Friday...The Royal Wedding.
Children came dressed in red, white and blue and did a range of royal activities. We wrote letters to the royal couple congratulating them on their upcoming nuptials, completed word searches, and made our own Victoria sponges. In the afternoon we had our own royal tea party where we shared food and enjoyed the sunshine.
Friday 11th May
We're really getting into the swing of our topic now! The children compared houses in Brazil to houses that we have here in the UK and we also compared Rio to St. Austell. In maths we have been thinking about position and direction, looking at left and right and making whole, half, quarter and three-quarter turns in either a clockwise or anti-clockwise direction. In English we completed a 'Let's think in English' session in which the children wrote in response to a stimulus. In R.E. we have continued thinking about 'God', we looked at the baptism of Jesus and how this shows God as the trinity. Not bad for a four day week!
Please be aware that the phonics screening checks will be taking place on the week starting 11th June, in school the children have really enjoyed playing 'Buried treasure' on https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/BuriedTreasure2.html we would hope that the children would be able to identify the sounds in Phase 3 and Phase 5 and read words with these sounds in. Many thanks for your support.
Friday 4th May
We have had a week full of challenge and excitement this week. In Maths the some pupils have been revisiting the four operations (addition, subtraction, multiplication and division) in preparation for their upcoming SATs whilst the rest of the children have revisited number and shape work. In English they have spent the week writing the five sections of a story and then on Friday completed their 'Show what you know' hot task based on a character flaw. Our Topic work this week has been full of exciting information all about Brazil. We now know the difference between a day in our lives to the day in the life of a Brazilian child, where Brazil is in relation to the equator and what the Brazilian flag looks like and their know their moto of 'Order and progress!'
We are looking forward to finding out more next week. Enjoy your bank holiday weekend everyone!
Friday 27th April
Another busy week in Little Fish class this week. We’re really getting into our ‘Brazil’ topic and the children are really enjoying it! We have started to learn our new story – ‘The great kapok tree’. In the story a man tries to chop down a great kapok tree in the rainforest and the animals of the rainforest tried to stop him but he didn’t listen and then he gets in trouble because of it. This has got us thinking about how important the rainforest is and how we should protect it. We have been thinking about statistics in maths and have created our own pictograms and tally charts. In science we have been thinking about different animal groups and in R.E. we thought about what God can mean to different people and where he would be. The children created some wonderful pieces of artwork.
Friday 20th April
After a relaxing Easter holidays Little Fish came back to school and hit the ground running! We have started our new topic of Brazil that we will cover until the end of term. We started the week with our special topic launch day and children took part in creating their own carnival pictures, played samba music and tasted a range of chocolates! We began looking at our topic and our Science focus of growing. In Literacy we have created Dazzle writes based on traditional tales and have spent time planning, editing and publishing them. In Maths we have been exploring time. This is a very tricky aspect of maths and is something that can be practised at home regularly.
Homework this week - 99 club practice
Friday 23rd March
Another exciting week in Little Fish! Children have begun to write their own warning tales in Literacy, whilst in Maths we have been looking at a range of ways to measure.
The main event and focus of the week however has been our Medieval Banquet.
Across the three classes children planned, prepared and served a lovely three course lunch. This consisted of vegetable soup, beef pie and biscuits. Members of St Luke's Church and others in the parish were invited and they were able to share in some of the work we had been doing. Children wore the tunics they and dyed and sowed and performed the dance they learnt on the launch day.
Our guests were so thrilled that they asked if they could make a donation. In total we received £64.
Thank you to all who attended and we hope you had a lovely time!