This term Fairy Tales will be our main book focus. Through these books the children will be learning to retell stories, write simple sentences, sequence events in a story and write captions. They will use familiar stories as a stimulus for their own writing and will write character profiles. We will identify the main characters and settings of stories and use puppets to role play stories and experiences. We will listen to and recite poems and rhymes; select suitable words to describe poetry and write our own poems. We will use the Letters and Sounds programme daily to continue to develop the children phonics skills.
The children will be working on reading and writing numbers from 1 to 20 in numerals and words. They will be counting up to and across 100, identifying 1 more and 1 less than a number using a range of resources such as numberlines and 100 squares. The children will solve one step problems that involve addition and subtraction, add and subtract 1 and 2 digit numbers to 20 and know how to write them in a mathematical sentence, they will begin to recall number bonds for 10 and related subtraction facts within 20. The children will sequence events in chronological order using language such as: before and after, next, first, today, yesterday, tomorrow, morning, afternoon and evening. They will use language relating to dates, including days of the week, weeks, months and years. The children will work on recognising and naming common 2-D and 3-D shapes, including rectangles, squares, circles, triangles, cuboids, cubes, pyramids and spheres.
Learning Journey (cross curricular subjects)
In Science we will be identifying and naming body parts and exploring the five senses. We will also spend some time focusing on the season of Autumn. In Computing we will be creating our own eBooks using the fairy tales that we will be studying in English. DT focusses on mechanisms and incorporating these into a moving fairy tale scene. Through Geography the children will name, locate and identify characteristics of the four countries and capital cities of the UK and its surrounding seas. Music focusses on appraising a piece of music using correct vocabulary, RE will be looking at the Creation Story, in PA we will be learning a variety of games and PSHE will focus on ‘Being me in my world’.
Reading daily and practising word lists.
Counting to 100.
Targets this term
- Practise forming each letter correctly
- Use full stops and capital letters in their writing
- Read and write numbers to 20
- Order numbers to 20
Personal and Social
- To follow class rules
Please continue your valuable support, especially with reading at home. If you have any queries please ask, we will be more than happy to speak to you.
It may sound disgusting, but the children recreated 'Poos from the past' specifically including the diet of the Egyptians and Aztecs. We made these poos and later pretended to be archaeologists, taking it carefully apart to identify the diet of this civilization. A truly messy experiment but it lots of fun! We also rolled tins done an alley and bottles to discover which would roll further. Does weight effect gravity? We found the bottle full of cotton wool and the bottle with only half filled with sand didn't roll very far. However the frozen water bottle and original full water bottle rolled the furthest. Year 4 certainly did enjoy SCIENCE WEEK!!!
All the children performed brilliantly in our end of term show. With some wonderful songs, dances, even solo performances and supported with wonderful acting. The children certainly did themselves proud!
Our Magnificent Outfits
A wonderful Harvest festival followed by a visit with Richard who showed us a fantastic experience. Ringing the church bells, playing the organ and names various items within our church.
Described by the staff at Battle Abbey, as the best behaved class and most knowledgeable on the events of 1066. What an outstanding display of behaviour blue class!!! Absolute stars!
A wonderful day had by all!
Our day at Drusillas
We designed, made and used our own instruments to perform a musical story.
A wonderful day out at the Hastings Smugglers Caves, fun play park on East Hill, East Hill lifts, Hastings Old Town, All Saints Church, Fishing Village, Fisherman's museum and finally a winding picnic by the sea. A brilliant fun learning day and thank you to all the staff and parents who made everything so wonderful!!!
A group of Year 6 children were invited to St. Richards for a Science workshop entitled, "The Game Is On..."
We came to school dressed as book characters!
We had a very exciting day dressed as our favorite book character.
We have had a great day! We cooked a 3 course meal, using ingredients from around the world. We also created our Batik bags and explored a range of other interesting activities.
'What you want to be when you grow up' day. We had teachers, scientists, cabin crew, hairdressers, chefs, and many more!
Stained 'glass' windows
Contraction surgery and solar system simulations!
We made christingles in RE to celebrate Christmas
As part of our Battle of Hastings topic, Year 4 went to explore Battle Abbey...
Year 2 had a very exciting visit from the Firemen. We recreated the Great Fire of London on our playground!
Cheetah Class have been scouring the grounds for mini creatures!
Cheetah Class acted out the Battle of Hastings on the playground.
We celebrated our first week in school by using our scissor skills to make fabulous crowns!
We practised number and action songs and performed them to an audience.
Our trip to Drusillas
More photographs from our Drusillas trip
We had a great day in year 2 to finish our topic. We prepared, cooked and ate a 3 course meal, made Batik bags, created flags, explored maps and wrote letters home about our trip. We all enjoyed our food, especially the pudding!
The children were so excited to try out the new playground markings this term. Thank you to the PTFA for their kind donation.
To celebrate the school turning 150, we had a Victorian day. The children came in dressed up, we played lots of Victorian games and had a picnic in the church!
Reception visited the local Greengrocers to find out more about fruit and vegetables
Year 6 PGL Trip 2015