Newsletter 23 6th March 2023

Dear Parents / Carers,

It looks like we are going to have quite a cold spell this week weather wise! It’s another busy week in school with Aquatic Finatic visiting EYFS today and Year 5 are going to Thirsk High School for an enrichment day. I’d also like to thank everyone who supported World Book Day last Thursday where we had fabulous costumes and books shared in school.

Class News:

Every week the classes will share the highlights of what they have been learning about with our families:

EYFS – This week in EYFS we have started our new topic on Amazing Africa. We have identified Africa on a world map and on the globe. We have learned that Africa is a continent made up of lots of countries. We have read the story “Anna Hibiscus’ Song” and looked at the illustrations to talk about how Anna Hibiscus’ life is similar to ours and different. In Forest Schools we went on a wet and muddy walk using our senses. In PE we are learning the movements to different nursery rhymes and making them into a dance.

Class 1 – Well it’s has been an exciting week investigating our specimens of animal poo (not real of course!!) and deciding what sort of animal could have produced them. We have begun writing a class book about birds and have chosen the birds that we will interview and prepared our interview questions. Year 2 have been working on their times tables where Year 1 have been focussing on the numbers up to 50. We have all enjoyed world book day, with some fabulous costumes, and we have even found the time to begin designing and cutting out the pieces for our bags in DT.

Class 2 – This week in class 2 we loved world book day. We enjoyed seeing each other’s costumes and joining in with world book day activities. Our Art lesson on Thursday was all about using perspective to recreate Sleepers by Henry Moore (our artist for this term) and in Computing we created dice with our microdot computers. In English we continued writing our biographies all about Agatha Christie, looking at her adulthood and disappearance. We were fascinated that she reappeared in Harrogate! Our maths learning this week has been all about length and year 3 are measuring lines while year 4 have looked at perimeter and missing lengths of rectilinear shapes.

Class 3 – Class 3 have had a lovely week. We have been learning about decimals in maths and have been using advanced punctuation in English. The children looked amazing on world book day and told us all about their favourite books, completing a book review. They have also been exploring drawing with wax resist in art. In PE the children have been practising their passing and movement in competitive games such as netball.