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This week in Friesian Class

This week in English, we are starting on narrative texts and looking at texts from stories set in a world of unusual things. This is in preparation for writing a story based on a short film from the Literacy Shed website. In maths, we are looking at the relationship between addition and subtraction, and how we can estimate and use the inverse to check our work. In RE, we have already looked at a range of ceremonies from different religions and compared them. The children made some keen observations and were able to recall details from previous learning. In our topic work this week, we have continued to find out about Stonehenge and the children have been thinking about why they think it wa

This week in Hereford Class

This week we have Miss Holden back teaching full time after saying goodbye to our student teacher, Miss Lee. We would like to thank Miss Lee for all of the hard work that she has put in over the course of the year. We are kicking off the week by showing what we know in maths, helping to address any misconceptions or extend our learning ready for years 2 and 3. In English, we are continuing with our newspaper report genre. We have boxed up the story and we will begin to write the paragraphs as the week progresses. Dave came in again today and taught the Y2 children how to cut, peel and weigh hygienically and safely. We did manage a few cuts but no missing fingers! Thank you to Mrs Stevens for

This week in Dexter Class

This week in Dexter class we will be preparing for Friday's sports' day by practising a variety of sporting activities. Sadly the Infant Cluster Sports day, that was planned for Tuesday, has been cancelled due to the weather forecast, but thank you for those of you who had volunteered to come with us. We will be continuing our work on polysyllabic words in Mrs Crampton and Mrs Smith's phonics group, blending and segmenting cvcc and ccvc words in Mrs Smith and Mrs Lury's group and looking at alternative graphemes in Mrs Stephen's group. In maths, we will be looking at adding and subtracting using a number line and will be using these skills to solve problems. We would like to give a HUGE than

This week in Belted Galloway

This week in Belted Galloway class we will be combining drama and sport for a large chunk of the week. Our sports leaders were planning to help run a Reception and Key stage 1 multi-sport event on Tuesday, but sadly this has been postponed due to the poor weather forecast. Tuesday night also sees many of our class representing the school in the district sports event, while in school we will be having trials and selecting races for Friday's sports day. The children may even have the chance to see if they can beat Mr Beech in a race! We will be stepped up our show practices, aiming to rely less and less on scripts, adding actions to our songs, and having more drama workshops with Miss Waugh an

This week in Hereford Class

This week we have Miss Holden back teaching full time after saying goodbye to our student teacher, Miss Lee. We would like to thank Miss Lee for all of her hard work that she has put in over the course of the year. We are kicking off the week by showing what we know in maths, helping to address any misconceptions or extend our learning ready for years 2 and 3. In English we are continuing with our newspaper report genre. We have boxed up the story and we will begin to write the paragraphs as the week progresses. Dave came in again today and taught the Y2 children how to cut, peel and weigh hygienically and safely. We did manage a few cuts but no missing fingers! Thank you to Mrs Stevens for

This week in Hereford Class

This week in Hereford class we are starting a new English topic. We will be finding the features of newspaper reports and using the story of 'Cops and Robbers', to write our own reports, detailing the events in the style of a journalist. In maths, now that we have finished our work on graphs, we will be recapping the learning from across the year, embedding what we have learned in order to be ready for the next stage in our learning in September. We will be visiting the church in RE where we will be looking at the objects and symbols. We will be linking these directly to the beliefs of Christians and how the church, as a sacred place allows Christians to show their beliefs. We are really lu

This week in Hereford Class

This week in English we are innovating the story of pumpkin soup where we are choosing our own characters and settings. In maths we are finishing our unit on pictograms before looking a bar graphs, creating our own and interpreting the data. In RE, we are comparing Christian objects to those of Islam. In Music we are continuing to perform whilst using the glockenspiels. In Geography we have been making our own maps along with a key. We have been using grid references to find the location of different things. You would have been sent a letter regarding an Infant Sports Day for both Y1 and Y2, please ensure that this slip is returned by Monday so that we can arrange the transport and organisat

This week in Belted Galloway

This week, Belted Galloway class will be exploring the relationships between the characters in our class novel, Running on Empty, and considering these relationships through a discussion text in English lessons. It is great to see how invested the children are in this book: they are perceptive and sensitive to the characters they encounter. We will continue rehearsals for our end of year production, The X-Factory. This week, our intention is to set each scene, developing actions and interactions. The children are busy learning their lines at present: the sooner they do this, the sooner we can really extend the action. We will be exploring the world of money in PSHCE lessons this week, consi

This week in Friesian class

This week in Friesian Class we are finishing our newspaper reports about Skara Brae. In maths, we will be learning to apply our knowledge of digital time to reading and interpreting bus timetables. We will start our new RE topic, looking at Religious commitment, and will talk about the journey of life for a Christian. In science, we will be continuing our investigations into forces and will be considering magnets as force creators. In PSHE, we will be considering what it is to be a good friend and how this ties in with our value for this term, respect. We look forward to seeing you on Friday morning when the children will be able to share their learning with you. #friesians #main

This week in Dexter class

This week we will be looking at ordering events and sequencing time in maths, as well as looking at repeating patterns. In phonics we will be continuing in two groups this week. Mrs Crampton and Mrs Smith's group will be applying their knowledge of the graphemes they have learned to longer words, whilst Mrs Smith and Mrs Lury's group will be learning alternative ways to spell the phonemes they are already familiar with. We will start to look at character descriptions in our extended writing this week and will be looking at a variety of fairy tales. We are looking forward to sharing the children's learning with you on Friday when we will be holding a Fantastic Friday open morning, which will

This week in Belted Galloway class

Welcome back to Summer 2, and the final term at primary school for our Year 6 pupils. This week, we will be beginning to learn songs and practicing lines for our end of year show, focusing on clarity and pace at first. In maths, we will be developing our spatial skills by working through some geometric puzzles, while our written work in English will relate to our class novel, Running on Empty. We will be working on fair testing and interpreting results in science as we complete our topic on Forces. Year 6 children will be visiting Gloucester cathedral on Thursday to take part in a leavers' service, which promises to be emotional and memorable. #BeltedGalloway #main

This week in Hereford Class

Welcome back to Summer 2. I hope you all had a relaxing half term and enjoyed spending time with your families. I can't believe we are in the final term, the weeks have flown by but I am exciting to report on all of your children's progress this term. This week we are introducing our new Christian value of 'Respect'. We will be exploring this value whilst looking at the Bible story of 'Moses and The Burning Bush.' We will be looking at how the value is reflected in this story as well as how we can show respect in our lives, to make us great human beings. In English we are re-telling the story of Pumpkin Soup, which we started exploring last term. We will be using the boxed up version to hel

This week in Dexter Class

Welcome back! We hope you all had a pleasant half term break. Over the next few weeks we will be changing our phonics groupings. We will be looking at applying phonics knowledge when writing longer sentences this week, and practising the high frequency and tricky words that we have learned. In maths, we will be looking at time, ordering and sequencing events, and subtracting and adding using number lines and objects. We will also be developing our scientific knowledge this week with a series of experiments surrounding the properties of materials. The children will be putting their critical thinking skills to work in order to explain how and why things happen. We will be introducing our new v

This week in Friesian Class

Welcome back! We have a busy term ahead of us! This week we are introducing our new value of Respect. We have already created a jigsaw which demonstrates ways in which we may show respect to others. Please come and take a closer look during Fantastic Friday next week. In English, we are going to become journalists this week, as we look further at the genre of newspaper reports. Our writing will be based on our Stone Age topic and will tie together much of the children's learning so far. In science, we are starting our 'forces' topic and will be looking at pushes, pulls and twists. In maths, we are learning about time and will be embedding our learning through time related problem solving. We

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