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A sparkling end to the term!

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Dazzling sense poems that transport you to a Bonfire Night celebration.

With only three days in school this week, we managed to finish our own Traction Man stories and I am so very proud of all the children and how much they have taken in over the last six weeks. They could almost be mistaken for Mini Grey herself as they transport you into a Traction Man adventure! 

We have been pattern spotting in Maths and explored related facts. If I know 1+9 = 10, then I also know that 10+90=100 and we can prove it with the tens and ones! We realised we could apply this to lots of number sentences (2+3=5 so 20+30=50) and we will ensure we don't forget this fact by practising it in our Ten in Tens!

We marked Black History Month by discussing equality and how everyone has the right to be treated fairly and with dignity. We found out about Rosa Parks and were shocked by some of the signs and rules that were enforced in America at that time. We know the importance of being kind to others and also drew upon our discussions in our Collective Worships this week about having the courage to stand up for what is right. 

To finish the week, we immersed ourselves into Bonfire Night reading a story and thinking about our senses. We came up with some great vocabulary and then used this to write some wonderful poems. We then used chalk pastels to decorate a black piece of paper like fireworks bursting in the night sky and stuck our poems on it to create a really beautiful and colourful display!

As the weather is becoming colder and wetter, please ensure your child is suitably prepared for the cold and rain and are layered up as we have to keep some windows open to ensure the classroom is properly ventilated as per the government guidelines. On PE days, we have found that trainers are not as waterproof as school shoes and some of the children have been coming in with wet shoes and socks. On these days, it may be best for the children to come in wearing their school shoes or wellies and can then change into their trainers later to ensure they're not sitting in wet shoes all day!

Thank you for all your support this half-term as we settled back into school life in these challenging times. I hope you all have a relaxing and safe break and I look forward to seeing you all on 2nd November!

Take care!

Miss Everett and Mrs Simpkins