Lucy Gray

Today we had lots of fun exploring definitions of words from the poem that we are studying, which is called Lucy Gray or Solitude, written by William Wordsworth.  We were all very good at using dictionaries to help us.

Year 1 Phonics Drop in Session

Some of our parents came into class to do phonics with us on Friday.  The children got to show them how they are learning to read and some of the different activities that they do in phonics.  The grown ups were very impressed with how well everyone worked and some of the tricky sounds they know.  Everyone enjoyed working together!

Times tables

In Maths we have been learning the 3 and 4 times tables. In year 4 we are going to learn 6,7,8,9,11 and 12 times tables.

Year 3 are getting the hang of times tables.

Year 3 play times tables games a lot.

Before dinner and playtime Mrs Tomlinson gave us some questions too and it helps us.

If  you know your times tables you will know your division facts.

After Christmas year 3 are going to be doing a times table competition with some other schools.

Some of the year 3 are struggling with their times tables so we do some games that help us.

In year 2 we did a times table cup and people got the cup for a day.

PE

In PE we have been doing gymnastics.  We are learning how to jump and land on 2 feet safely.  We chose how high we wanted to jump – it was scarier than we thought at first but after a little encouragement we all managed a jump from the height of our choice.  It was a fun lesson.

Diwali

Nursery children have been learning about Diwali, the Hindu Festival of Lights. They have all made their own diva lamps which are used to signify the triumph of good over evil in the story of Rama and Sita. The children loved listening to the story of Prince Rama rescuing Sita from the evil king Ravana.

Diva lamps

Step 1 – we used clay to make the small lamps.

Step 2 – we painted the clay lamps.

Step 3 – we decorated the lamps with glitter and then varnished them.

Step 4 – we placed tea lights in the divas.