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Half Term Information Sheet
This half term's Special Mentions
Week 1- The first weeks special mention went to Niall for doing some amazing writing
Week 2- The second weeks special mention was to Issy for her efforts in Maths and showing her resilience when given a challenge
Week 3- Fridays special mention went to Thea and Samuel for their Mission work on the planets, the did some great research and presented their findings beautifully
Week 4- Miki got a special mention for trying really hard to improve his concentration this week and as a result produced some amazing work
This half term's CHAS
Week 1- CHAS went to Cody for being so welcoming to the new children this week
Week 2- CHAS went home with Peter-Joseph for being really helpful and caring, helping his class mate with his Mission work when he was struggling
Week 3- CHAS went home with Samuel for always being such a caring helpful member of Chestnut class and setting a great example
Week 4- Well done to Isabella who got to take home CHAS for always being caring, helping and sharing
What we've been doing
We have been extremely busy over these past few weeks and have really thrown ourselves right back in to our work.
We have been looking at place value over the past few weeks in Maths and we are ready to move on to addition, applying our place value knowledge will really help us when moving on. As you can see from our pictures we have had lots of practical activities to help us really embed place value in our minds as if we are good at our place value it makes everything a lot easier. I have been really pleased with how well the children have been doing and how hard they have been working.
In English we have created our own space characters and have been doing a lot of work on the features of adventure stories. We are just about to write our first draft of our very own adventure story and we are all excited to share them with the rest of the class when they are finished. I am excited to ready them all and to see the children show off just how great they are at story writing.
In Mission we have been learning lots about space, the planets and the stars. We have created some amazing art work; creating marble effect planets with shaving foam, using water colours for galaxy pictures, a planet fact poster, constellations and lots of fun experiments too. The children loved going outside and seeing Thea launch her own rocket that she had made for her homework. We are moving on to looking at light and shadows this week then we will be ready to think about how we will produce our very own puppet show on space thinking about all that we have learnt.
Chestnut are currently developing their hockey skills in PE with the coach Jak and their strength and flexibility with Miss England in gymnastics.
We have joined in with the Joe Wicks’ (Boady coach) workout week, the children loved keeping fit and active.
The children looked fantastic in their Ronald Dahl day costumes and we enjoyed a fun filled day of Roald Dahl themed activities whilst learning about who he was.
We had captain America in class for Christopher’s birthday which everyone was very excited about.
I have been blown away by the amazing homework we have had so far. The children love sharing their work with the class.
We were very lucky to have some coaches come in to school for a fit fence taster session which the children absolutely loved.
For our Macmillan coffe afternoon we made Oreo chocolate pops and they went down a treat. We are so proud that as a school we raised over £700!
I am so impressed with how well the children are doing with their reading and spelling cards. We have a few children who are nearly ready to move on to the next coloured spelling card and a few who are ready to receive their bronze reading certificate as they have read 25 times at home. Please encourage children to keep up this amazing work as I am very proud.