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This week, lots of us were feeling a little under the weather with a cold. We missed Katie, Julien, Noa, Diego and even Dionne and Ronita throughout the week on various days. However, this didn't stop us from having a lovely week. This week in English, we learnt about Goldilocks; we wrote invitations for a teddy bears' picnic for next Friday and thought and wrote about what each character might say. In Maths, we have been learning to say one more and one less than a given amount. We used conkers from the playground to help us. We ordered numbers from 1 - 10 and some of us focused on our counting skills. In the afternoons, we learnt about minibeasts; we played pairs, hide the minibeast and practised repeating the vocabulary. Next week, with the older children, we will create paper mache minibeasts and go on a minibeasts hunt! So far in phonics, we know: s, a, t, p, i, n, m, d, n, g, o, c, k Please help your child to practise writing these at home. For our Golden Time, we enjoyed making and eating crepes and we watched part of The Gruffalo film. We have read this book in class before and were captivated by the film!

The older children have had a very productive week. We have been researching more about the Ancient Greeks on the Internet for our History lessons. The children were excited to discover some interesting facts about how the Greeks lived, such as how one of their favourite meals was Black Soup; a broth made up of pig's blood, salt and vinegar! In Maths we have been using different strategies to solve column subtraction problems, which also helped us solidify our knowledge of number place value. In Art and Design we have been creating leaf crowns and gold, silver and bronze medals for our upcoming Olympic Games event. The class have had fun learning about more Greek legends. This week we have read the story of Medusa, the woman with snakes for hair and who turns people to stone if they look at her. In Literacy, we created Wanted posters for Medusa, focusing on using powerful adjectives in our descriptive writing. Finally, all the children in the school benefited from taking a break from class to read to each other in the garden. It was very peaceful and enjoyable.

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