In Reception this week children have been busy designing their own monsters which they will be making next week. We’ve seen some fabulous work in Year 1 this week, with children writing detailed instructions explaining how to make their cup and ball toy. Year 1 have also been looking at some of Claude Monet’s winter landscapes, using line and tone to sketch real life objects in his style. They have learned how to use white and black to tint and shade and created a palette of blues for our paintings. In Year 2 children have been retelling fairy tales and then writing their own with alternative endings and plot twists, including lots of descriptive language. They have also been busy solving problems involving division in maths.
We hope everyone has been enjoying reading their Big Cat Collins eBooks at home, following the children’s Reading Practice sessions in school. Over time you will see more and more books in your child’s online library, all of which they’ve been practicing reading at school. If you cannot login then please speak to your child’s class teacher.
During KS1 assembly on Monday this week we thought about developing our reasoning skills when Building our Learning Powers. We thought about the importance of explaining why and looking for evidence to explain our thoughts and ideas. During circle time children debated whether or not strawberries were the best fruit using their reasoning skills. In Violet class, strawberries won the majority vote!
Congratulations to those children who were awarded Rainbow certificates during our celebration assembly this morning. A special mention goes to Ted for creating an amazing dolls house, complete with sparkly disco decorations and a toilet(!), as part of his thematic homework. Our Word of the Week champions are Kian and Julia for using the word kindness in fantastic sentences. Next week our Word of the Week is precious.
Our School Council met with Miss Wenham this afternoon and I know they have some very exciting ideas to fundraise for some new playground equipment – watch this space!
Many of you will have noticed the developments to the woodlands surrounding the Lower School site. Our long-term plan is to clear and bring this area back into use, eventually linking it up to the pond area within the Forest School. Click here to read more about the Cypress Woodlands developments.
Polite reminder – If families are travelling to school by car then please park courteously on surrounding roads. Please ensure that driveways, pavements and the grass verges at the park entrance are not blocked.
We hope everyone has a wonderful weekend!
Mrs Sorensen and the CYP Lower team