Trip to Sutton Courtenay Education Environmental Centre
We had a fabulous day exploring different habitats at SCEEC. We hunted for mini beasts and categorised them using identification charts. We then build micro habitats for a badger or a squirrel. We finished the day with some pond dipping - by this time the rain had started so unfortunately we did end up a bit soggy and we didn't manage to get any pictures of our finds.
The class were really well behaved and we very much enjoyed the opportunity to take our first trip out in a while!
See the pictures below to see lots of the different things we did.
THE GREAT BREAD BAKE OFF!
To finish this term we are having a focus on baking bread. It comes under the design and technology focus of our curriculum. We will be learning about the history of bread, evaluating current products, learning techniques for moulding and shaping dough as well as designing and baking our own bread to a strict design criteria. The bread will then have to under go the rigorous judges and the children will then evaluate their finished product and how it could be improved.
Maybe we will have such future 'Paul Hollywoods' in the making.
Welcome to Term 2
We have all settled into our learning stride now and we are looking forward to exploring a history topic based around London in the 17th Century and linked to key events of the time, including the Great Fire of London.
We are very lucky to have Miss Murray with us until the end of November and she will be sharing the teaching with Mrs Vickers and Mrs Potter (on a Thursday).
We are starting our English this term using the picture book 'Quest' by Aaron Becker. It will help us to continue to work on our sentence stacking before writing our own going on a quest story.
Maths is mainly focusing on addition and subtraction, using column method and understanding how we exchange between columns. Helping us to develop a more efficient written method.
PE will remain on a Friday, and as you hopefully have already seen via Parentmail, Forest School will not be open this term - but we will be using our Thursday afternoon time to develop our computing skills.
Settling in reports will soon be going home - if there are any questions following these reports then please speak to Mrs Vickers at pick-up time or arrange a meeting via the office.
Friday 9th October
Today we visited All Saints Church, we saw the very impressive new River Room and we also learnt more about Holy Communion - which is an area in RE which we have been learning about. It was really interesting to see how it is performed in our local church and to understand the symbolism behind each aspect of the service. Thank you Alison for giving us your time.
18th September 2020
This week in Maths we have been looking at number lines to 1000, we decided to take our learning outside and draw our own. We had to decide on our start and finish numbers and then show some of the numbers that could be found on that number line.
10th September 2020
We have had a lovely first full week - the children have settled in really well to all the new routines and we have been enjoying our learning. Please find below some pictures of some art work we created following our work on the book 'Here We Are'. We spent time studying the clouds and then the skyline to give us inspiration for our pictures.
WELCOME TO ALL OUR PUPILS AND FAMILIES
Wrens will be taught daily by Mrs Vickers, and supported by Mrs Whittington. On a Thursday, Mrs Potter will teach the class, and we will also be supported on a Friday by Mr Vickers.
Our timetable will include P.E. on a Friday and Forest School, this term, on a Thursday afternoon with Mrs Potter.
We will begin the term using a book called 'Here We Are' which will help us to come back together and share our experiences after having a long time away from school. Then we will move into our Geography focused topic this term which is all about Mountains, Volcanoes and Earthquakes.
Please see the link below to the Wrens long term plan for an overview of what we will be learning this year.