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This week we have been working really hard on our times table practice as a class. The children completed times table grids in the mornings and we were working on our speed as well as accuracy. I introduced them to a new times table game which they all really enjoyed and we will continue to play these games to make learning times tables more fun and interactive. In English, we have been looking at different rhyme schemes within poems and the children really enjoyed finding different words that rhyme, as well as creating their own rhymes. The children finished the week by creating their own monster character who they will base their narrative poems on next week. In RE we were talking about how we can be ‘fishers of people’ and spread the news of Jesus and Christianity to others, the children thought of some fantastic ideas including inviting friends to events at the local church such as forest church. 

Thank you for a great week Class 2.

This week we have been creating and describing characters/ settings for our own fairy tales. The children have used some fantastic describing words and phrases making their characters come to life. In maths, we have been learning how to do long multiplication, later in the week we used this new learnt skill to answer word problems. In science we learnt all about gases and how they are used in every day life, we watched how the gas from a coke bottle filled up a balloon! In RE, we learnt about the different items within a Gurdwara which is the place of worship in Sikhism. The children are finding it really interesting and enjoyable to learn and understand different religions. Our class novel for this term is Harry Potter and The Philosopher’s Stone we are now on chapter 5 and the children have been discussing how Harry feels about finding out he is wizard! We look forward to reading the rest of the story throughout this term. 

This week Class 2 have made me feel so welcome and I am very happy to be their new class teacher! We had a very exciting start to the week with our first visit to the swimming pool, I was very proud of every child who took part as they were brave, sensible and well behaved - the instructor said they were the best group of children she has ever had in the pool! We have also been looking at the different types of teeth and why it is so important to keep them clean and healthy. On Thursday, we had a go at creating our own rhythmic patterns using percussion instruments. The children have made a great start to their maths and English units this week, I look forward to see what next week brings. 


Miss Haughton-Brown.