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SBL Update…

I’ve got to admit, I was very glad when we got to Friday!

This week has been so busy. A lovely highlight has been Class 1/2’s Van Gogh display which is now up on the corridor.

How amazing does that vase of sunflowers look?

Class 1 have had a very productive week and Mrs Fisher has sent this update…

“This week our focus has been on team work and communication. We kick started the week with team games in COJO and had to trust our partners to guide us through an obstacle course blindfolded. Our trip this week was to Tandle Hills where we explored the country park and went to see the war memorial. In topic we have been looking at historical sources and using inference skills to work out what we can learn from the past from objects. Science lessons have seen us working together to investigate what variables affect the size of shadows and finally in maths we have been doing lots of problem solving and reasoning.”

Class 2 have had a fabulous week too! They had a competitive game of hockey in PE and ended the week with a wonderful trip to Derwent Reservoir. The boys have been learning about why we have Remembrance Day in November so went to visit the place that the Lancaster Bombers trained for their raids on the Ruhr Valley. They have been baking and decided up front what skills they would need to demonstrate to do this successfully. Kodey has continued his quest to get some pets in Class 2. Mrs Shortall and he called at the fish shop on the way back from swimming to price up the items he had found. They now have to decide which fish they want, as they all keep changing their minds! Kodey thinks they might have to have a vote – that sounds like a good way to decide I think!

Class 3 have welcomed Mr Prior to their staff team this week and the children have all made him very welcome. They have introduced him to Forest School, had a great trip out to Dovestones and made some fantastic Bonfire pictures. Denvon was really proud of some independent sentence work that he did – just look at that smile 🙂 Do you remember that last week I told you about what they had been up to in Forest School? Well here are the photos of the gorgeous cakes they made. They scooped out oranges, filled them with cake mixture, wrapped them in foil and then baked them in the fire…..and I’ve got to say that they were the lightest, tastiest cakes I have ever had, they were amazing! I can’t wait to see what Mrs Pulman comes up with next!

Class 4 visited Brabyn’s Park in Marple this week and have learned about soldiers and men from the other armed forces that lost their lives during conflict. The were shocked by how young most of the men were. On their return they made some beautiful poppy crosses. They also enjoyed a play in the water at the park – why is it that children always find the biggest twigs!!!???

Finally to class 5 – they have been learning about mixing paints to make secondary colours this week. They used their new found skills to make these lovely paintings of flowers in a vase. They have continued using the book about the crayons to explore their feelings – Harry’s writing is really coming along, well done to him! They have done some flower maths using the numicon and Cullen & Harry are showing you here how they have been making numbers with Dienne’s. They ended their week with a very exciting nature hunt, making tally charts to show the bugs galore that they discovered.

I’ve been busy showing new members of our governing body around school- they have been amazed at how busy and productive our children are and how keen they are to talk to visitors. Calvin has taken to vetting them at the door before they even come in – it’s like having our own bouncer! 🤣 I’m really looking forward to working with our extended team of governors as they have a huge amount of varied experience between them.

Last but not least, clear your diaries for the evening of Tuesday 14th December because we are going to be having……..(insert drum roll here)…….A CHRISTMAS SHOW!!!!! I can’t even tell you how much we are looking forward to welcoming you all back and it promises to be an evening of music, fun and I’m sure laughs along the way! We will confirm arrangements nearer the time, but are thinking it will be around 5pm – 6.15pm.

So that’s all for this week. I hope you have all had a great weekend and I will see you all next week.

Take care,

Miss Thomason

Location

Spring Brook Lower School, Heron St, Oldham OL8 4JD

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M-F: 8am – 4pm
Weekends: Closed

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0161 883 2431

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