Headteacher: Mrs Anna Moss

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Friday Fanfare14

Hello Red Class,

Our Forest School Friendship Camp marked the end of our topic. It was lovely to meet 30 excited soft toys. Most of the toys probably arrived home a shade darker than when they arrived at school this morning. Forest School was very muddy and it did rain during our session. One pure white teddy bear fell into a very large muddy puddle, by accident, but Miss Turner came to the rescue with her super washing powers! They will all need a bath tonight!

Our class bear really enjoyed playing Forest School games, toasting marshmallows on the fire, building see-saws, drinking hot chocolate and eating some picnic treats. It was a fantastic way to end our topic. At the end of the day, we were even treated to a story session from the children in Purple Class and, after listening to some super stories, we visited their cake sale too. Thank you, Purple Class, for a wonderful afternoon and we can’t wait to meet your new furry friends.

Handwriting sessions focused on the tree dance and we continued to learn curly caterpillar letters, including ‘d’. We also found out about ‘ear’ (hear), ‘air’ (pair) and ‘ure’ (sure). You will find a little table of words in your phonics book. Use your phonic knowledge to read the words. 

We named, described and investigated the value of each coin during our money work. This week, we concentrated on 1p, 2p, 5p and 10p coins. We also used our coins for problem solving and started to use the 10p coins to count in 10s. You could set up a little shop at home. Collect 4 items then write 1p, 2p, 5p and 10p on some labels. See if your grown up can give you the correct coin. Can they pay you in different ways? For example, by giving you 5 x 1p coins for a 5p item.

We looked at several paintings this week, as part of our art learning, including ‘Forest of Beech Trees’ by Klimt and ‘Squares with Concentric Circles’ by Kandinsky. We used the paintings to think carefully about vertical, horizontal and circular brushstrokes. We also mixed paint colours, poured water into paint and developed our appreciation of other people's artwork. 

Next week, we will learn about Hinduism and find out about beliefs, practices and festivals. Art lessons will explore textiles including shaping, joining and adding line, pattern and colour to textiles. Our learning in RE and art will help us to create a piece of artwork for the classroom.

Finally, I would like to welcome Miss Sam Holmes to Red Class. Miss Holmes is a student teacher from the University of Worcester and she has already completed one successful teaching placement. Miss Holmes will work with the children over the next six weeks and I will continue to teach Red Class throughout this time. If you would like any further information, please do not hesitate to pop into school.

See you on Monday Red Class,

Mrs Webb, Miss Holmes, Miss Turner, Mrs Roberts and Miss Bailey