Headteacher: Mrs Anna Moss

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Friday Fanfare 09

Hello Red Class,

This week we explored Buddhism through photos, stories, artwork and P4C questions, such as, “Is it ever right to hurt another person?” The children found out about some Buddhist beliefs and practices and created a Buddhist shrine in the classroom.

We recapped ‘sh’ and ‘ch’ and taught ‘th’ and ‘ng’ focusing on correct mouth shape and tongue position. In our Literacy sessions, we used our phonic knowledge and picture clues to read, order and follow simple instructions to make puppets for our story. It was lovely to see some of the children making puppets at home too.

Maths sessions focused on finding less and taking away a small number. Playing a simple rhythm on a chime set was our challenge in Music and we created dance phrases in PE to retell a sequence of events from, ‘The Enormous Yam’.

Lighting a ‘modest’ fire to bake our chocolate bananas was the highlight of Forest School. The children listened to a Native American fire story, prepared their bananas and watched them bake on the campfire. We have one more Forest School session next week (1st December).  Remember two pairs of socks to keep your toes warm at Forest School.

Costume slips, for our Christmas play, were sent out in the book bags tonight. We’ve set a return date of Friday, 1st December but don’t worry if you need another weekend to shop! Some of the children need similar items (white and black tights are very popular on the costume slips) and in the past parents have decided to split packs of tights rather than buy individual pairs. If you have any questions about the costumes, please pop into school.

See you next week superstars,

Mrs Webb, Miss Turner and Mrs Roberts