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A huge thank you!

A huge thank you!

A huge thank you to everyone who visited our Book Fair this week and who got involved in celebrating  Roald Dahl’s Birthday on Wednesday by bringing a prop, a book or wearing an entire costume!  It has been lovely to see so many children excited about buying and looking at the books on sale.  The fair and ‘Dress up for Dahl Day’ has been a fantastic success in creating a buzz around books and promoting reading for pleasure, with over £800 worth of books having been sold throughout the week.  Your generosity and support has meant that the school will receive nearly £500 worth of free books for the school library!  Our school library will be open from next Friday lunchtime and our newly appointed librarians or ‘Word Warriors’ as we like to call them will be on hand to help out!  Congratulations as well to our five raffle winners, ( from Reception, Y1, Y4  and Y6)  who all received and cashed in a £5 gift voucher today.    It's only fair to...

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Enquiry fun!

This week we are thinking about all our learning over the past few weeks in our history enquiry about seaside holidays and will be creating models in groups to represent our learning. We will also be sharing our learning with you at our class assembly next Thursday! We are all very excited! In our science enquiry we have been learning  about the enchanted woodlands, this week we are thinking about the different parts of a plant and will observe plants closely using magnifying glasses. Next week we will work together to plan our science investigation around plants. For our independent writing we will be applying all of our learning from the past few weeks and writing our own recounts about a trip to the seaside. These will be displayed in the classroom on our writing showcase wall when we have finished! In maths we have started to look at the fraction half in many different  ways such as objects, amounts and shapes and will move onto finding a quarter too. We look forward to seeing you all at our class assembly next week!    It's only fair to...

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Welcome back!

We had a great first week back, we have started our new enquiry, seaside holidays, where we will focus on how holidays have changed from the Victorian times to now. We also have an ice cream parlour in our classroom where the children can use their imagination and creativity and spend a day at the seaside! In literacy we have started to look at recounts and the features they have. This week, we will begin sharing some ideas to create our own group recounts. Our Science enquiry this half term is ‘Enchanted Woodlands’. The children are very excited to use our new outdoor learning area,and the space we have around school, to find out about different plants and trees. We will also be thinking about naming the parts of a plant. This week, we will start by finding out some information by looking at photographs and non fiction books. It's only fair to...

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An eggciting week!

Year 1 will be having some eggciting easter fun this week, we are looking forward to our egg rolling competition and the egg hunt on Friday! Before that we will be making changes to our independent African stories ready to send them home in a book for you to read! The children are very excited to be bringing home their work to show you. Don’t forget progress evenings this Monday and Tuesday night, feel free to bring your child along to have a look through their books and hear all about their super learning. I look forward to seeing you all there!    Miss Dooley  It's only fair to...

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Construction fun in Y1

This week we have been having great fun in Year 1 thinking all about our moving picture books that we brought in last week. The children investigated the books and talked about what they liked about them. We then moved on to practising the skills linked with moving pictures such as fixed, temporary and permemant joins to make pictures move. We are in the middle of creating our own large scale moving books based on our literacy theme stories from a range of cultures. We can’t wait for you to see our finished work at the event on Thursday. Come along and leave your thoughts on our work! Year 1 have really impressed me with their amazing ideas and hard work!  It's only fair to...

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Around the World

Year 1 had a fantastic first day back. We have jumped straight into our geography enquiry ‘Around the World’. Throughout this enquiry we will be focussing on hot and cold places around the world, basic mapping skills and learning about the equator. We will also be thinking about the seasons and how weather changes throughout the seasons and around the world. The children are very excited to become weather reporters in ‘Unsworth Weather Studio!’ In Literacy we have started to look at stories from a range of cultures, this week we will read a selection of stories and think about their features, layout and all the different characters.  We are looking forward to dressing up for world book day on Thursday!    It's only fair to...

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