14 Mar

This week has seen the majority of our pupils return to school, and whilst it’s been busier, it has been so lovely to catch up with them all and their families. Some children have found it more challenging than others, but I’m sure (in the absence of any positive tests!) that within a week or two they will be completely settled back in 🙂

I had a constant stream of visitors to my door, eager to show me their learning – it has been wonderful! Let me share some of the progress with you all….

Class 4 started the week in Yoga with Candice from Active Angels.  Bailey and Sebastian have moved into Class 4 and they were eager to show their skills along with Tyler – just look at these headstands?!

They have been writing descriptive sentences in English and working with money in Maths.

Joshua loved the game on his iPad which helped him practise his skills.

In Science, they were learning about what happens when a Tsunami strikes.

To finish their week they had a lovely trip to Heaton Park with Class 3 – their teachers were looking for them to show good team working skills and how they could be a caring friend.

Class 3 are making excellent progress with their spellings and reading of key words.  Harley was particularly proud of his spellings and how neat his handwriting is!

Class 2 have been reading Frankenstein by Mary Shelley for a couple of weeks now and are really enjoying it.  On World Book Day they drew a picture of what the author said Frankenstein’s monster looked like and they found he looked nothing like Hollywood’s representation of him.  The boys didn’t have to worry about keeping normal proportions of the face so had more confidence in their drawing ability as a result.

Class 1 had a trip to Daisy Nook Country Park and as well as the amazing scenery, were lucky enough to come across these beautiful Highland cows – I love these!

During their volcano topic, they have been learning about the different layers of the earth.  They represented these in trifle!! I’ve never seen that before?  The jellies, custard, chocolate and green coconut depicted from the Earth’s core to the grass we see around us.

Jasmine wrote a great newspaper report about a giant earthquake that happened in Nepal – I think she has done a great job.

They spent some time relaxing in Yoga..

..and also checked in on the progress of the seeds they planted before half term..

We were also lucky enough to be joined by Lauren, from Manchester City’s Lifestyle’s team @citctweets & @cityinthecommunityfoundation   She worked with 3 classes to create a healthy meal of overnight oats. The children could choose their own ingredients but were all able to try some new healthy items too.

Class 5 have done lots of active Maths lessons this week, as well as welcoming a new pupil – Cullen.  They have helped him to settle in and explained our expectations to him – he has had a great few days!

They have been making ‘teen’ numbers and ordering them from highest to lowest.

They have used equipment in the gym to help them practise reading their key words..

..have sorted coloured beans using the tweezers to help them improve their fine motor skills..

..and they have used a scheme called colourful semantics to compose sentences..

Tommy has amazed us with his reading of all the focus words.

They rounded off their week with a fab trip to the park.

I’ve also included a few more from World Book Day.

That’s it from me, hope you’ve all had a great weekend.

Miss Thomason
Head of School

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