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Puppet planning, poem writing and measuring mayhem!

Another busy week and we're not slowing yet!

We started reading a poem called 'If I Were in Charge of the School' which is based on the poem 'If I Were in Charge of the World' by Judith Viorst. We loved how it was imaginative and got us thinking about the sort of person we would want to rule the world. After gathering loads of great ideas, we are now using them to write a class poem before we then start planning and writing our own next week!

In Maths we have started measurement, looking at length in cm and m, learning how to use a ruler accurately and estimating the lengths of different objects. We will be comparing and ordering lengths next week and then looking at capacity, weight and temperature before the term's out!

Our topic this week has been DT (Design Technology) where we will be making a hand puppet that could be sold at Africa Alive to 3-5 year olds. We looked at and analysed the use of different puppets before doing some market research! We found out which animals are at Africa Alive and chose our favourites before calling Nursery and Reception to find out which ones were the most popular. We then designed a hand puppet Cheetah or Flamingo which we are going to make next week! Yesterday we learned how to do a running stitch using binca, a blunt needle and embroidery thread. I was very impressed by how quickly the children picked this up and can't wait to see how they use this to help them sew their puppets!

We also had our 'Sports Afternoon' where we competed in the Sport's Day events! The children were brilliant, cheering each other on and trying their best to break some Homefield records! It has also been great to see the children's enthusiasm around the Euros and imagine we'll have lots of very tired children on Monday! 

Super Readers this week stayed consistently at 15 children! Please ensure you read at least 5 times with your child each week. When reading, please also explore any tricky words, discuss the story and what has happened previously as well as getting them to reasonably predict what might happen next to really help develop their understanding and word-reading skills. Talking around the book is just as important as reading it!

Have a great weekend and enjoy the football!

Miss Everett, Mrs Simpkins and Miss Hollis