22 Nov

I have been catching up with what all of our children have been up to this week, as unfortunately I haven’t been well and only made it into school on Monday.  It looks like they have been as busy as ever though and I’ve got some lovely photos to share with you all.

Class 1 have had a really productive week and I know Mrs Fisher is really proud of the progress they are making.  They have been joined by Luke too this week and everyone has made him feel very welcome 🙂

To start the day, our classes eat breakfast together and Class 1 have been developing their cooking skills! This week they have tried scrambled eggs and here are Luke and Tyreece having a go at making their own.  Due to the need for bubbles at the moment, it wasn’t practical to use the kitchen, so they have used the pancake maker – it worked a treat!

Although a trip to Chadderton Park had been planned, on arrival a lot of the play equipment had been removed – presumably because of Covid?  They headed instead to Tandle Hills and burnt off lots of energy there.

Commando Joe sessions have proved to be really effective in developing the team working abilities of this group.  Being friends is one thing, but actually working together towards a common goal is something they haven’t always found so easy.  Mrs Fisher said this week’s was their best session yet!! Communication and resilience were key to succeeding at this task and succeed they did – well done Class 1.

In Maths, they have been looking at different ways to weigh items as well as estimating how heavy they might be.  Here is Owen getting to grips with the fan!

English lessons have seen this group reading Shakespeare’s Macbeth and they are really enjoying it.  They are loving the plot twists and getting to know the characters and their enthusiasm for the book is evident in their writing.  Here is Jasmine’s letter to Lady Macbeth, from Macbeth himself.  I think she had done really well choosing appropriate language to use, based on the time the story was set.

Class 2 ventured further afield to Cave Dale in Derbyshire.  They climbed rocks and were challenged by Mr Cruz to hunt for some fossils.  They found some great ones – I wonder how old these must be?

They walked below the ruins of Peveril Castle, from the Norman times in the 11th century. I might have to go for a walk there myself, I love the history behind castles!

Class 3 meanwhile, didn’t need to go to find a castle as one has started to appear in their classroom!  As well as being somewhere to play the children have been learning about the different parts of the castle and who might have lived in them.  Building and decorating it together also helps them to develop their speech and language, as well as working together as a team.

They have also started to make some shields and look at why families had their own Coats of Arms.

Class 4 must have had the wettest day ever on their trip to Rivington, but it didn’t stop them from having fun. They explored…got wet…climbed trees…got wet some more…warmed up with hot chocolate…and still it was raining!

If you can end a day like that with a smile like Morgan’s though, then it must still have been a good day out 🙂

They have made good progress in class too and here are Zane, Luke and Selene sharing their achievements in Maths.

Class 5 deserve a special mention as they have been without some key staff this last two weeks because of Covid.  This can be unsettling for the children sometimes because their routine is important to them, but they have all worked so hard and have tried to understand why things may have looked a little different.

We were desperate to not have to ask any of our children to learn from home again, so I must say a huge thank you to the staff in class 5 – and across school – who have all pitched in and helped out to ensure that all of our pupils could come to school and learn effectively each day. Thank you – it is very much appreciated and you are a great team ❤

Class 5 have shared some more photos from Children in Need day where they took part in lots of fun games..

..and also made their own pancakes. They had lots of topping to choose from but I think Nutella and marshmallows were firm favourites looking at these photos 🙂

Sebastian, Tommy and Gracie-Mae also wanted to show you some work that they were particularly pleased with.

I hope you have all had a lovely weekend and I look forward to seeing everyone back in school tomorrow.

Take care,

Miss Thomason
Head of School

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