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Next week 

In English we will be looking at explanation text.  In maths we will be revisiting fractions. Show and Tell is Group 4. The Big Pedal starts next week so it would great to see as many children and parents/carers as possible coming to school on bikes and scooters! Please keep...
Posted On 16 Mar 2017
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Spellings

Spellings this week will focus on the ‘igh’ phoneme but more specifically the ‘igh’, ‘ie’, ‘i_e’ and ‘y’ graphemes. 
Posted On 16 Mar 2017
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The senses

The children have been investigating the 5 senses this week and all had a go at tasting different flavoured crisps, smelling spices, touching different objects, listening to sounds and carrying out an eye test.   
Posted On 16 Mar 2017
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Oliver’s garden

In English the children have been reading a story about a young boy who discovered lots of vegetables for the first time in his Grandpa’s garden. They have been creating their own vegetables patches using watercolour pencils!
Posted On 16 Mar 2017
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Phonics stay and learn session

Parents were given the opportunity to watch the teaching of a phonics session to gain a greater understanding of how it is taught to their children. The last session is next Thursday (the 23rd) and there are still spaces left for Year 1 parents to sign up.
Posted On 16 Mar 2017
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Next week

In maths the children will be looking at money problems. In English they’ll be introduced to another new, exciting story… Show and Tell next week is Group 3. Please remember to bring reading records to school every day. Year 1 parents – there are still spaces...
Posted On 09 Mar 2017
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Spellings

Spellings this week will focus on the ‘ee’ phoneme and more specifically the ‘ee’, ‘ea’, ‘e_e’, and ‘ey’ graphemes. 
Posted On 09 Mar 2017
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Time

We have been tackling time this week and some of the children have managed to master 5 minutes past the hour. Keep practising at home to become terrific time tellers!
Posted On 09 Mar 2017
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Cops and Robbers

The children have been writing expanded noun phrases all about the villains from Janet and Allan Ahlberg’s book ‘Cops and Robbers’.
Posted On 08 Mar 2017
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World Book Day

The children all brought fantastic props in from their favourite books or dressed up as different characters and looked fantastic. We had a great day where all our learning was based around different stories!   
Posted On 08 Mar 2017
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Next week

In English we will be looking at a new story. In maths we will be tackling word problems and time. Show and Tell next Friday is Group 2. Don’t forget to have a look on Abacus for maths activities that have been set.  Please remember to bring your reading records to...
Posted On 02 Mar 2017
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Spellings

This week we will be revising the ‘ai’ phoneme by looking at the ‘ai’, ‘ay’ and ‘a_e’ graphemes. 
Posted On 02 Mar 2017
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Pokemon Gym!

Due to the nature of our topic, we have decided to create a Pokemon Gym in the classroom where children can go to complete different exercises and take part in doing some yoga. They love it!
Posted On 02 Mar 2017
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Funny Bones

The book we have been looking at in English this week is called Funny Bones (which relates to our topic ‘Heads, Shoulders, Knees and Toes’). The children even made their own skeletons doing exercises.
Posted On 02 Mar 2017
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Pancakes

The children have had lots of fun making pancakes and had even more fun eating them. They went down a treat!
Posted On 27 Feb 2017
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Next week

Next week is half term so enjoy the well earned break and relax as much as possible.  Don’t forget to carry on reading throughout the break and recording it in your reading record. See you on Monday 27th February. 
Posted On 16 Feb 2017
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Spellings

Spellings this week will focus on the phonemes ‘ai’, ‘ee’, ‘igh’, ‘oa’ and ‘ue’ and tricky words.
Posted On 16 Feb 2017
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Reading challenge

In Class 3 we have been seeing how long we can read for in one go without a break or talking to somebody else. Our record currently stands at 5 minutes 45 seconds!
Posted On 16 Feb 2017
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3d shapes

In maths, the children have been looking at 3D shapes and their properties this week.
Posted On 14 Feb 2017
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Library visit

The children visited York Library this week and thoroughly enjoyed the experience. Who would have thought that you can take 20 books out at once?!
Posted On 14 Feb 2017
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Next week 

In English we will carry on looking at instructional text. In maths we will be looking at 3D shapes and their properties. Show and Tell next week is for anybody who has something interesting to present to the rest of the class (no toys allowed!). Another maths game has been set...
Posted On 09 Feb 2017
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Spellings

Spellings this week will focus on the ‘ear’ phoneme but more specifically the ‘ear’, ‘eer’ and ‘ere’ graphemes.
Posted On 09 Feb 2017
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Building bridges!

The children have been building bridges out of different materials (paper, cardboard and wood) to find out which one is the strongest and could hold a weight.
Posted On 09 Feb 2017
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Phonics

The children had a visit from some students who played different phonics games with them to help develop their reading skills.
Posted On 08 Feb 2017
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Fractions

This week we have been looking at fractions. We have used objects to help us find halves and quarters (and sometimes thirds!) and also found fractions of quantities.
Posted On 08 Feb 2017
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Next week

In English the children will be looking at instructional text.  In maths we will be tackling fractions. Show and Tell next Friday is Group 5. Maths homework has been set on Abacus, which the children can access at home, and is focused around halving. Please bring reading...
Posted On 02 Feb 2017
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Spellings

Spellings this week will be centred around the ‘air’ and ‘ear’ phonemes but more specifically the ‘air’, ‘are’, ‘ear’ and ‘ere’ graphemes. 
Posted On 02 Feb 2017
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Art 

In art the children were painting a sky wash background for their winter diorama. The robins are also a part of this piece.
Posted On 02 Feb 2017
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Capacity

The children have been comparing capacity in different containers this week.
Posted On 01 Feb 2017
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Goldilocks and The Three Bears

The children have been acting out the story of Goldilocks and The Three Bears but by focusing on body language and tone of voice when speaking. They created some really good pieces of drama and we even witnessed some high quality ad-libbing!
Posted On 01 Feb 2017
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Spellings

Spellings this week will be looking at the ‘oi’ phoneme with a focus on the ‘oi’ and ‘oy’ graphemes.
Posted On 26 Jan 2017
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Next week

In English next week we will be looking at our final tradition tale of the half term… In maths we are looking at capacity.  Show and Tell on Friday is Group 4. Maths homework has been set on Abacus. Please bring your reading journals to school every day. 
Posted On 26 Jan 2017
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Conscience alley

The children thought of reasons why the goats should have crossed the bridge and why they shouldn’t cross the bridge (from the trolls point of view). They shared theeir ideas with a neutral goat and that goat had to decide whether they wanted to cross he bridge or not!
Posted On 26 Jan 2017
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Robins

Over the next few weeks the children will be creating a winter scene which includes a robin that they moulded this week out of clay.
Posted On 25 Jan 2017
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How long’s a piece of string?

In maths the children have been investigating the lengths of  different string using cubes and rulers to find out which one is the longest and which is the shortest.
Posted On 25 Jan 2017
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Spellings

Spellings this week will be looking at the ‘ow’ phoneme with a focus on the ‘ow’ and ‘ou’ graphemes.
Posted On 19 Jan 2017
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Spellings

Spellings this week will be looking at the ‘ow’ phoneme with a focus on the ‘ow’ and ‘ou’ graphemes. 
Posted On 19 Jan 2017
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Next week

In English the children will carry on looking at the story of The Three Billy Goats Gruff. In maths they will be continuing to look at partitioning and will be exploring length. Show and Tell next Friday is Group 3. The children have been set an activity to do on Abacus and it...
Posted On 19 Jan 2017
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Three Billy Goats Gruff

The traditional tale hat the children are currently focusing on in The Three Billy Goats Gruff. We’ve been adapting the story by changing the characters/setting to make it our own!
Posted On 18 Jan 2017
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Shadow Puppets

In art, the children created shadow puppets to help recreate the story of the Three Little Pigs.
Posted On 18 Jan 2017
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Partitioning

In maths the children have been partitioning numbers in more ways than one to gain a greater understanding of place value.
Posted On 18 Jan 2017
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Next week

In English next week we will be starting a new story…exciting!  In maths we will be looking at place value. Please remember to bring your reading record to school every day. Next Friday will be Group 2 for Show and Tell.
Posted On 12 Jan 2017
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Spellings

Spellings this week will be focusing on the ‘ir’ phoneme but looking more specifically at the ‘ir’, ‘er’, and ‘ur’ graphemes. 
Posted On 12 Jan 2017
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Wave bye bye to the Three Little Pigs…

Friday of this week is the last day we will be talking about the Three Little Pigs. The children have really got into the story over the past two weeks and have produced some wonderful writing because of this!
Posted On 12 Jan 2017
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Materials

In Science the children have been experimenting with different materials and seeing how they change depending on what you do with them! They loved stretching the Blu-tack as far as it would go.
Posted On 12 Jan 2017
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Multiplication and division

The children have been looking at multiplication and division this week. They were very confident when it came to using the grouping method to help them divide! Other children have been multiplying and dividing on the laptops.
Posted On 11 Jan 2017
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Spellings

Spellings this week will focus on the phonemes ‘ar’ and ‘ure’ as in ‘car’ and ‘cure’. 
Posted On 05 Jan 2017
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Next week

In English next week we will carry on looking at The Three Pigs. In maths we will be looking at counting and starting to tackle multiplication and division.  Show and Tell is Group 1 on Friday.  Please make sure PE kits are in next week and that reading records are...
Posted On 05 Jan 2017
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The Three Little Pigs

The children have started to look at the story of The Three Little Pigs and had the opportunity to act it out today in front of the rest of the class. There are definitely some Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winsletts in the making! 
Posted On 05 Jan 2017
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Happy New Year

Welcome back, I hope you all had a great Christmas (I know I did!) and a happy New Year. 
Posted On 05 Jan 2017
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Have a nice holiday!

It’s come around very quickly but it’s upon us, the Christmas Holidays! I wish all the children a merry Christmas and happy new year. I will see you all again in 2017 (back to school on Wednesday the 4th January). 
Posted On 15 Dec 2016
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Christmas Party

The children have all had a lovely time at the Christmas party. There was lots of food, juice, dancing and a special visit from…Santa!            
Posted On 15 Dec 2016
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Cards…

The children have been making Christmas cards this week and they look really wonderful. 
Posted On 14 Dec 2016
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DT – moving vehicles

Last week the children designed their own moving vehicle and this week they have been making it! The children coloured in a net, folded it together and then added an axel (wooden dowel) and wheels. 
Posted On 14 Dec 2016
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Whoops-a-Daisy Angel

That’s it, the performances are over and weren’t all the children absolutely fantastic?! They should all be very proud of themselves for putting on such a wonderful show. Well done Class 3. 
Posted On 08 Dec 2016
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The final week before Christmas!

It’s almost upon us, a day that the children look forward to every year…Christmas! Next week will be fuelled with different Christmassy activities and give the children a chance to complete a few activities in their maths and English books so that they are fully...
Posted On 07 Dec 2016
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Spellings

Spelling this week will again have a focus on the ‘aw’ phoneme but looking at the graphemes ‘or’, ‘oor’, ‘ore’, ‘our’ and ‘ough’.
Posted On 07 Dec 2016
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Art

The children have now finished their trees that have been painted in the colours of the seasons and they look tremendous! They should all be really proud of their artwork. 
Posted On 07 Dec 2016
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Christmas Tree

The children have decorated our class tree with baubles, tinsel, Angels, the lot! We had lots of fun doing it and the children were all really sensible. 
Posted On 06 Dec 2016
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Next week

In English we will be looking at poetry. In maths we will be focusing on addition and subtraction.  The first school nativity is on Wednesday at 5:30pm and the second one is on Thursday at 9:15am. Please make sure your child brings any clothes into school that they need for...
Posted On 01 Dec 2016
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Spellings

Spellings this week will focus on the ‘aw’ phoneme but more specifically the ‘aw’, ‘au’, ‘al’ and ‘augh’ graphemes. 
Posted On 30 Nov 2016
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Nativity rehearsals

The children have been rehearsing this year’s school nativity, Whoops-a-Daisy Angel. They are super excited to perform it to parents next week! 
Posted On 30 Nov 2016
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Exciting maths

Class 3 had some visitors this week from York St. John University come and play different maths games them. They were really well behaved and did Park Grove proud!
Posted On 30 Nov 2016
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Crocodiles

In maths the children have been using the <, > and = symbols to show if a number was greater than, less than or equal to another number. Remember, the crocodile is greedy and will always want to eat the largest number! 
Posted On 29 Nov 2016
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Next week

In English the children will carry on exploring The Polar Express. In maths we will be revisiting money. Show and tell next week will be group 4. Please make sure the children bring their reading records to school every day.
Posted On 24 Nov 2016
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Spellings

Spellings this week will focus on the ‘wh’ and ‘ph’ graphemes.
Posted On 24 Nov 2016
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Superheroes

The children have created their own superheroes and described their appearance and attributes using adjectives and similes.
Posted On 24 Nov 2016
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The Polar Express

Now that we’ve finished with Narnia, our new story is the Polar Express and we have lots of different English activities to complete over the next two weeks based on the novel. 
Posted On 22 Nov 2016
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The National Railway Museum

The children visited the NRM this week and had loads of fun doing so! The trip tied in perfectly with our current topic ‘Journeys’.
Posted On 22 Nov 2016
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Next week

In maths the children will be looking at word problems. In English we will be looking at a new book called ‘The Polar Express’. Monday – school trip to the National Railway Museum. Show and Tell next Friday is group 3.
Posted On 18 Nov 2016
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Spellings

This week the children have been revising sounds covered so far this term. Please practise them at home as well.
Posted On 18 Nov 2016
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Kidney Beans

The children have been observing if kidney beans can grow in the dark. So far we’ve seen that the roots are growing very well!
Posted On 18 Nov 2016
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Art

The children took part in a lovely art lesson where they painted a tree in four different colours to represent the seasons of the year.
Posted On 16 Nov 2016
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PSHE

Today the children were really sensible when discussing what we are like when we are angry and techniques to help us calm down. 
Posted On 14 Nov 2016
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Next week

In English we’ll be carrying on looking at ‘The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe’.  In maths we will be adding and subtracting multiples of 10 to a two-digit number.  It is Children in Need next Friday so the children are encouraged to come to school...
Posted On 10 Nov 2016
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Spellings

Spellings this week will have a focus on split digraphs i.e. ‘a_e’, ‘e_e’, ‘i_e’, ‘o_e’ and ‘u_e’. 
Posted On 09 Nov 2016
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Bridges

Inspired by Isambard Kingdom Brunel, the children have been creating bridges (linking in with the topic of Journeys) out of a range of different materials.
Posted On 09 Nov 2016
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Narnia

For the next two weeks we will be looking at the story of Narnia. We will be exploring the setting, the characters and enjoying the wonderful tale of Aslan’s return to the magical country! 
Posted On 09 Nov 2016
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Journeys

Our topic this half term is all about journeys! We’ve already been thinking about different modes of transport and talking about places that the children have visited. Mr. Stoner has even made us a fantastic train for the classroom.
Posted On 09 Nov 2016
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Half term

Next week is half term so enjoy the break and we will see you back at school on Monday 31st of October!  Please try to read with your child as much as possible throughout the holiday. 
Posted On 19 Oct 2016
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Kate Lycett lanterns

The children have used water colour paints to design and paint city landscapes in the style of artist Kate Lycett
Posted On 19 Oct 2016
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Doubling and halving

There has been a big focus on doubling and halving this week and the children are beginning to recall them very quickly up to 10 (and some children beyond!)
Posted On 19 Oct 2016
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Harvest recount

As a class we discussed our trip to St. Thomas’s church to celebrate Harvest Festival and tried to gather the events of the day in chronological order. The children then wrote a detailed recount. 
Posted On 17 Oct 2016
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Next week

In English next week we will be looking at editing our writing to make it even better. In maths we will be looking at doubling and halving. Show and tell next week will be held on Thursday as there is a staff training day on the Friday. It is the turn of Group 5.  Please...
Posted On 13 Oct 2016
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Spellings

Spellings this week will have a focus on the ‘igh’ phoneme with the graphemes ‘igh’, ‘ie’, ‘y’ and ‘i_e’.
Posted On 13 Oct 2016
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Harvest Festival

The children were fantastic in the Harvest Festival this year. They sang wonderfully and recited the poem very well. Good work Class 3.
Posted On 13 Oct 2016
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Attendance

Class 3 had the best attendance last week so we have been looking after the attendance bear!
Posted On 13 Oct 2016
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Theatre trip

The children visited York Theatre Royal for a full day of drama and fun! They started the started the day in a workshop about the play they were going to be watching. They pretended to be pirates, lost boys, mermaids and fairies. They then watched the actual show in the afternoon...
Posted On 11 Oct 2016
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Next week

In English we will be looking at a new story called Mrs. Honey’s Hat. In maths we will be looking at counting in sequences. Tuesday – on Tuesday we shall be going to the theatre all day so please make sure all reply slips are in regarding lunches and being able to...
Posted On 07 Oct 2016
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Spellings

This week spellings will focus on the ‘ai’ phoneme looking at the graphemes ‘ai’, ‘ay’ and ‘a_e’.
Posted On 07 Oct 2016
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Smile!

We talked about healthy eating this week and how can make us feel happy and well! The children made smiley faces out of salad. 
Posted On 06 Oct 2016
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The Tunnel

This week we have been looking at a story called The Tunnel and the dilemma that occurs in it. The children created posters describing what they think the main character should do to get around the problem and presented it to the rest of the class!
Posted On 06 Oct 2016
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Health and Wellbeing

This week is Health and Wellbeing Week and the children each day will be completing a series of exercises throughout the week to help us stay energised! Today we danced.
Posted On 04 Oct 2016
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Next week

Next week in maths the children will be working on addition and subtraction. In English they will be doing work based around a story called ‘The Tunnel’. Next week is ‘Health and Well-being’ week so 20 minutes of learning a day will be orientated around...
Posted On 29 Sep 2016
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Spellings

Spellings this week will have a focus on the ‘ee’ phoneme with the written graphemes ‘ee’, ‘ea’, ‘y’ and ‘e_e’.
Posted On 29 Sep 2016
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Split digraphs

The children have been learning about split digraphs this week to help with their reading. I was very impressed with the amount of effort they put in to the phonics lesson. 
Posted On 29 Sep 2016
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Repeating patterns

The children have used different equipment to help them create repeating patterns.
Posted On 28 Sep 2016
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Emotions

In PSHE we have been talking about different emotions we can feel and how we can make someone feel better if they are sad. The children were really mature throughout. Well done Class 3.
Posted On 27 Sep 2016
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Next week

In English the children will be looking at story structure and writing their own.  In maths we are focusing on length, patterns and direction. Reading records need to be brought in daily but home reading books only need to be brought in on a Tuesday. Spellings and homework...
Posted On 22 Sep 2016
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Spellings

Spellings will be going out for the first time this week and will have a focus on the ‘sh’, ‘ch’, ‘th’ and ‘ng’ phonemes.
Posted On 22 Sep 2016
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