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Summer Term 1 - Green-fingers

Hi everyone, 

It was so lovely to see you all last week. It was great to hear all about your fantastic Easter holidays, filled with tasty treats and lovely days in the sunshine! To celebrate the beginning of our new topic 'Green-fingers', all about plants and growing, we began making our herby heads on Friday and will be finishing them off this week. The children already know a lot about what plants need to survive, which was covered in part of a topic from year 1, so we'll be using this term to follow different lines of scientific enquiry including pattern seeking, fair-testing, observing over time and classifying.

The children enjoyed getting back into routines this week and finding out what we would be learning about in maths and English. In English we are looking at narrative writing, in particular stories with familiar settings. We have been reading the story of Oliver's Vegetables by Vivien French, and this week, after exploring character and setting, and the ordering of main events in the story, we will be writing the story in our own words. Maths has a number and place value focus, including rounding, greater than/less than, and number patterns and sequences.

On Thursday May 22nd we will be taking the children to KLB to a multiskills event organised and run by students and staff from KLB. The children will have the chance to take part in a variety of different sporting activities for a morning. A letter will be going out this week with details.

The home learning grid was sent out at the end of last week. In response to parent concerns about home learning we have suggested that the home learning activities are optional, however, we really value them and see how the children benefit from completing them. On a similar note, Class Hannu have been thoroughly treated over the last few weeks. Lots of children have been writing fantastic stories at home and have been bringing them in to share with us, which has been wonderful! As a class, we love stories, especially if they are written by an author we know so well! Well done children, please keep it up. Mrs Dove and I are really proud of you!

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