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Headteacher: Mrs Anna Moss

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Friday Fanfare Spring 9

Hello Red Class,

On Monday morning, we were little historians as we travelled to Wenlock Priory. During the trip, we explored the ruins and found out about life as a monk. When we returned to school, we used the trip as a stimulus for our reading, writing and creative work. Some children even recreated the monastery out of junk modelling!

In Literacy, we sequenced photographs from the trip and orally recounted events. Later, we used our decoding skills to read and match sentences to the correct photographs. All this work helped us to think of ideas for our written captions and recounts. We even had time to practise our new keywords: when, what.

We were busy in Maths too, adding single-digit numbers with a focus on number bonds to 8. How many ways can you make 8 at home? Find 2 sets of objects to make 8 e.g. 3 teddy bears and 5 toy trains or 7 apples and 1 orange. If you want an extra challenge, try recalling pairs of numbers to make 8.

Next week, will be the last week of our Anglo-Saxon topic. During this week, we will put the finishing touches to our Anglo-Saxon model village. We will make Anglo-Saxon houses with Miss Evans by using shaping, joining and design skills taught by Mrs Allen over the last few weeks in Design Technology.

Finally, we’re working hard to be independent and to use good manners in Red Class. So, I’ve challenged the children to see if they can carry their own book bag and coat home or to the car. I think Miss Townsend is working on this in Year 4 too!

See you next week Red Class,

Mrs Webb, Mrs Reid, Mrs Cain, Mrs Roberts and Miss Evans xxx