An Autumn Term update:
It has been a great term so far with a standout moment of the children performing their song ‘Under the Harvest Moon’ at the Harvest Festival. A fantastic performance!
The buzz of the Christmas period is upon us, and we do hope that everyone is not feeling too poorly with this bout of chickenpox.
In English lessons we have been writing instructional texts inspired by the book 'How to Wash a Woolly Mammoth’, by Michelle Robinson. We used imperative verbs to write our instructions in steps for how to care for our imaginary pets and added in a pinch of humour to engage the reader. In Maths, we have been exploring addition and subtraction, using our knowledge of number bonds and fact families to support us.
In Art classes we have been beginning to learn different water colour techniques, which we can apply to our collage work later this term. In our Outdoor Learning and Wellbeing sessions, we have been using our knot and tying skills to make our own special worry dolls. We also discussed these in our PHSE lesson to celebrate how we are all different and also the same. The children have been very involved in their Topic question, ‘Why is our blue planet is so special?’. They have written postcards to COP27 and discussed the different pollution which effects our marine life.
Science: Living things in their habitats has been our topic this term. Easdon have classified animals, hunted for mini beasts, created habitat dioramas and so much more! What fun it has been!
P.E.: Gymnastics this term has seen us learn a variety of shapes; pike, star, tuck, straddle. These shapes were transferred into jumps and then applied on apparatus.
R.E.: Belonging to a community faith has allowed us to realise that everyone belongs to a group, whether that's family, friends or religion. We've learnt how to show love and appreciate everyone and everything, just like our school rule.
Hello Easdon Parents/Carers and Families,
A half-term update. My name is Miss Law and I am teaching Easdon Class (Year 1 and Year 2 children) Monday to Thursdays, with Mrs Skinner who is teaching Thursday afternoon and Fridays. The children have settled well into their new classroom. We started the term with some team-building activities, reminding ourselves of our school rules and learning our new class routines.
We explored the book “The Train Ride” during our English writing and wrote our own poems about going on a journey. We ended our sequence with a special visit from Mr Frank Loft from the Moretonhampstead Motor Museum who drove his 1960s MG to school. We particularly enjoyed seeing inside the bonnet and the sound the horn made! He told us that it had the original red paint work and we observed that there were no seat belts on the red leather seats. We are now writing about ourselves as a fictional superhero and talking about all the different emotions we can have, using the book “Super Duper Me”.
In maths we have been reading books such as “The Button Box”, “I’ll Teach My Dog 100 Words”, “Counting Crocodiles” and “One Fox: A Counting Book Thriller!” to support our Place Value learning. In science with Mrs Skinner, the children have made some lovely shoe box habitats and used these to support their writing. In topic learning we have been answering our Big Question and some of our own questions, such as, “how does water get to the top of the mountain?” This week we enjoyed creating our own bodies of water in our outdoor learning area with the help of some Year 6 children.
In art we had some little visitors in class to inspire our spiral and circles topic! The children made some fantastic drawings with chalks and pastels. I hope you enjoy the photographs. I look forward to chatting further about your children’s learning at parents evening this week.