Friday Fanfare Spring 10

Hello Red Class,

Today, was the last day of our topic. We enjoyed an Anglo-Saxon Forest School session. We explored weaving with Y-shaped sticks, made herbal medicines and created animal riddles. During the Anglo-Saxon times, the children would chase rats from the grain store so, today, we played a game of rat chasing! One child tied a ribbon around their waist and their partner chased them through Forest School. We finished the session watching the clouds and talking about what we could see. 

This week, in Phonics, we found out how to read and spell four letter words with the vowel in the second position e.g. sand, jump, sink. We also practised our keywords including ‘play’ and ‘away’. Time was the focus for Maths where we timed activities using sand timers. We found out how to sequence events in time by thinking about our school day and then played “What’s the time, Mr Wolf?” to read and find o’clock times.

At home, see if you can time some activities. I wonder, how long will it take you to tidy your bedroom? We had a bit of a spring clean in Red Class, on Wednesday, after we discovered a few things were lost or broken. Learning how to care for our classroom and property is an important skill for life.

This week, we also managed to plan, make and evaluate our Anglo-Saxon houses for our model village. You worked really hard to shape, join and assemble your houses. Well done Red Class!

Next week, we will start our new topic 'Easter' where we will learn and perform an Easter poem, find out about the signs and symbols of Easter and learn about the Easter story.

Have a lovely weekend. Remember to give your Mum an extra special hug and kiss on Mothering Sunday.

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