October 2018

Week 1st-5th October 2018
 
This week we have been thinking about Harvest, with discussion about the ways that we harvest, how this differs from the past and how we make the most of fruit and vegetables collected during this period.
 
On Friday we had whole school activities which involved making apple crumble, pressing apples, singing and painting. I am sure your child will be excited to tell you all about it.    
Week 8th-12th October 2018
 
Thank you to all parents who came to see me for the yr 2 parents meeting. It was very helpful and informative to listen to what you had to say about your child at home. As much as possible we try and design our curriculum around the likes of your child and this year your children have chosen their main topics for learning.
 
Fr Barry celebrated Mass with us on Wednesday where the yr 4 children took a lead on many of the aspects. Thank you to all who attended.  
 
In Maths we have been learning simple division and any help at home to consolidate this will be helpful. 
Week 15th-19th October 2018
 
This week the children have been writing instructions to help the younger children make Lego "shelters". Their instructions needed to be clear, in order and presented well enough to be read out. They then took the instructions into the reception room and asked the youngest of our children to build the shelter using their instructions alone. This was a really rewarding exercise and one that the children thoroughly enjoyed.
 
After half term we are looking forward to visiting Lulworth castle and in maths we will be learning to count coins - so any practice over half term will be really helpful.
 
Thank you once again for your continued support