Welcome to Class R!
Teacher - Mrs Voisey
Teaching Partners - Ms Sands, Mrs Smith and Mrs Bateup
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Weekly newsletter 16th March 2018
Our book focus this week has been ‘Pants’ by Giles Andrea which has led to finding great real or alien rhyming words for a little poem. The children especially loved the Lenny Henry song found here. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pchrn4a4V7c Of course we then needed to discover Aliens love underpants and had a go at role playing that!
Using playdough aliens and pants templates, we have been thinking about doubling. Trying to explain what a double is has led to some brilliant debates. Outside, using tubes and balls we have created a ‘maths machine’ to show doubles.
On Monday we had a visit from Year 6 who came and read to us their pictures books they made for World Book day, we have been allowed to keep them in our book corner, just wonderful!
We are once again supporting the Bidborough Gardening Spring show. For the first time we have an entry class just for us! Therefore, we would like to enter some aliens- naturally, which we will create from unusual vegetables etc. As the show is in the Easter break Mr Dunn will be taking our exhibits for us. So, please keep an eye out for unusually shaped vegetables and send one into school by Monday 26th for us to use. Thank you!
We had a wonderful time today. We created a snowman, painted snow, used our garden path as a slide, joined the rest of the school on the field and played with all the snow. Our classroom then looked like a laundry room with all the wet gear drying. We had a 'picnic in the classroom' lunch before a quiet afternoon!
On Wednesday we met Mr Singh, who came in to talk to us about Sikhism. He visited all the classes, but we were lucky enough to meet him twice for a storytime. The children listened so well and asked lovely questions.' Little Mr Singh' was a highlight.
Wednesday morning saw us all creep inside a huge astrodome, ready to explore space, the planets, the stars and watch clips from the moon landings. A wonderful way to begin our Space Topic! Our Wendy house is well on its way to becoming a space station. We have begun to create questions we would like answers too. Check out https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/shows/stargazing for some lovely clips, which may answer some questions your child may have.
Our children were helped to create their Christingles by the worship committee following a little presentation on the symbolism involved. The older children as usual were very caring towards our youngest members of the school family. We all went to the church together where Rev Hills helped us think about the true meaning of Christmas. The sight of the all the glow sticks being held around the whole church was very moving. Our children sat so well and we were very proud of them.
October; Listening Walk
September; Getting to know you and meeting worms and dinosaurs!