Blog November 2020

Week 2nd-6th November 2020
Thank you so much for the amazing castles that you have made with your children. They look great and the children have learned so much about materials and how to create with them.
Thank you also for your input about your child via google meet, email or phone. It is really helpful.
Please see google classroom for home learning this week - which is on telling the time and sentences.
Any input at home on telling the time will be really appreciated.
We have been writing instructions this week ( on How To Train A Dragon) and also discussing past and present artists. The children were really good at giving their opinion of artists that they like and why.
In Forest schools we have been creating settings for small characters.
Week 9th-13th November 2020
This week we have been writing a story based on a picture that the children were given. They thought of a relevant story line and then presented it to others, focusing on putting expression into their voice.
We took part in the 2 minute silence on Remembrance day and learned about the symbols of the colours on the traditional red poppy. We also learned about other coloured poppies, designing some ourselves.
Week  16th-20th November 
Year 2  had a wonderful week this week, learning about healthy bodies and anti bullying. We had an interesting and informative zoom meeting with dentist Rebecca Bradley who showed us a model of teeth and taught us how to clean our teeth properly. The children loved looking at the dentist's tools, protective equipment and models. They asked some great questions and have made leaflets to promote good oral hygiene.
During our anti bullying discussions and follow up work the children have created Guess Who's to underline the importance of recognising and celebrating our differences.
Week 23rd-27th November 2020
Year 2 have enjoyed looking through atlases this week, with particular reference to finding castles and different landmarks. They liked finding places they had visited and looking at the coastal areas.
They needed reminding that we live in Dorset and that we are in the south west but knew that the school is in Dorchester which is near Weymouth ( marked on the map). Look out for next week's blog as Advent  will have begun in earnest!