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And I think to myself..... what a wonderful class!

Well I can't believe that we've already finished our first week back! The children have been great at settling back into school and getting used to a new classroom, new teachers and new routines. 

We have been using the book 'Here We Are - Notes for Living on Planet Earth' by Oliver Jeffers which is a beautiful picture book and guide he wrote for his newborn son as a way to 'make sense of it all.' We have looked at it in English and PSHE with a focus our feelings about being back in school together, the world around us and how we are looking after ourselves and others. We enjoyed listening to the song 'Wonderful World' by Louis Armstrong and thought about all the thing we thought were wonderful in the world. We will continue with it next week too. 

We have also started to look at the book 'Traction Man' by Mini Grey in English and we already love it! We thought about what we liked and didn't like about it, anything that puzzled us and any patterns we could see with other books or things we have read or seen. Traction Man has many adventures with his dog Scrubbing Brush and saves others from Wicked Professor Spade, The Evil Pillows, Mysterious Toes and many more! We are going carry on exploring the text to write our own Traction Man adventure!

In Maths we have been recapping some of our Year 1 knowledge like one more and one less. We tried not to get tricked by questions like: One more than _ is 4! We have filled in a hundred square to make sure we are confident counting to 100, can remember which way round the digits go and ensure our numbers are written the right way too! We also had to think about counting in 2s, 5s and 10s! 

We had lots of fun in PE being monsters, cars and tvs, following instructions, moving in different ways, at different speeds and trying to be coordinated! I know the children are looking forward to PE again next Wednesday!

Our whole-school growth mindset focus for the next week is 'readiness'. I'm sure the children will make it difficult for me to choose the winner of the growth mindset award by showing me how ready they are to learn each lesson!

Have a great weekend!

Miss Everett and Mrs Simpkins