Term 5 Week 6
This week we enjoyed art week. We completed butterflies and flower tiles that will complete a whole school art project in memory of Miss Loosemore. In addition, we created castle landscapes using different materials. In literacy, we wrote our own versions of 'George and the Dragon' - we used story language and added adjectives. In maths we completed our learning on position and direction. We turned shapes using language quarter / half turn and left / right. Well done to everyone for an amazing term. Have a great holiday and see you all for Term 6.
Term 5 Week 4 and 5
This week Mr Skelton came to visit and we all enjoyed the medieval banquet. We found the juggling very tricky. After our feast of bread, cheese and apple, we practised sword fighting, jousting and also archery. What amazing fun we had! In maths this week we have revised money. Please work out the change when you go shopping. Why not set up a shop at home? Count on to find out how much is left. 45p add 5p gets me to 50p, add 50p gets me to £1 so my change is 55p. In writing, we innovated the story of The Reluctant Dragon. We changed the characters and the plan to save the day. Thank you to all parents who came to Family Friday Reading Share.
Well done to Finley who is star learner for superb effort and determination to improve handwriting. Callum was voted Citizen of the Week for being such a reliable and thoughtful friend. Taylor H was picked as sports person for his amazing javelin throws. Molly received the learning certificate in recognition for her hard work.
In week 5 Hugh was star learner for great improvement in writing and pace. We learnt about position and direction in maths and used language such as quarter turn to the left, half turn clockwise. Well done to everyone for writing such exciting recounts about our Medieval Banquet. We have had such fun.
Next week - art week!
Term 5 Week 3
This week we enjoyed the story of The Reluctant Dragon and wrote our own versions of this story. We thought of some really good story openers and adjectives. In literacy, we also learnt about possessive apostrophes e.g. the dragon's smoky breathe. In maths this week we have completed our measuring length unit and revised multiplication and division. France Class have now completed cricket coaching and enjoyed learning many new skills. If your child has enjoyed the cricket, please contact Chippenham Cricket Club to organise further coaching with the club. This week our star learner is Corey for amazing perseverance in writing and maths. Blake, Rihanna and Taylor B are sports people for superb effort and listening carefully. Jessica was voted Citizen of the Week. The whole class were awarded a Responsible Learner Certificate for amazing writing this week - everyone is motivated to do well and try their best. What a great week!
Term 5 Week 2
This week we enjoyed our 'Castles Day'. Thank you to Blake's mum who bought a super-size model castle - we are enjoying painting it. Also we made our own family shields. Please keep your wonderful costumes for a banquet that we will have in a few weeks time. This week we continued learning how to measure in cm and m. We compared cm and m e.g. 10cm<1m. In SCARF this term we are learning about money and how to manage our own money - ready for when we are grown up! Well done for all the children who are continuing to read 5 times a week at home - it is making such a difference.
Term 5 Week 1
Welcome back to Miss Reed. The children have enjoyed our RE learning about 'Leaders' this week. We have thought about what makes a good leader and have read stories about Moses and Jesus to find out how they were good leaders. We also wrote letters to the new head teacher to say what qualities we think are important. We thought about important leaders that we know such as Queen Elizabeth II, the Prime Minister and Mr Bacon. This week in maths we identified the best unit of measure to use e.g. ml to measure medicine, kg to weigh ourselves, m to measure the length of the playground. We learnt how to measure accurately in cm and m. We shared our Castles home learning and everyone received a prize!
This week our star learner is Callum for amazing effort in writing and always pushing himself to do better. Friendship and Collaboration awards were given to Jake and Eden. Corey was voted Citizen of the Week. Jasmine and Molly are sports people for super skill when bowling and throwing in cricket. Well done to all children for their amazing effort this week.
Don't forget our 'Castles Day' on Wednesday - you can dress up if you want to!
Well done to all children who completed the 100 million minutes reading challenge in March.
Mya - 123 mins Amelia M - 50 mins
Riley CW - 224 mins Eden - 95 mins
Finley - 188 mins Joe - 460 mins
Alex - 500 mins Callum - 175 mins
Taylor B - 157 mins Rihanna - 45 mins
Hugh - 102 mins Molly - 223 mins
Amelia - 250 mins
Our class total is 2682 minutes.
Term 4 Week 5
This week we enjoyed designing and making our own bridges. We used our collaboration skill to help us work with a partner. Next we wrote instructions with an introduction, a list of equipment needed and numbered instructions. Some of us even wrote handy tips! What type of bridge did you make? In maths, we continued our fractions learning. We found 1/2, 1/4, 3/4 and 1/3 of a number. Children used the bar model to help them. 1/4 of 16 is 4 so 3/4 of 16 is 12.
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This week our star learner is Amelia for super effort with reading. Amelia M is our citizen of the week for being a kind friend to all members of the class. Dillan, Jasmine and Jessica were voted sports people of the week.
On Friday we had great fun raising money for Sport Relief 2018. The children loved riding bikes and scooters around the field. Also the children enjoyed playing games with our Sports Coach Mr Kingwell, relaxation and mindfulness with Mrs Dudbridge and dance with myself - we were all exhausted by lunchtime! At 11.50 we welcomed Mr Harvey from the Town Council. We gave him a huge welcome and then finished with a fun dance. What a great day it was!
Term 4 Week 4
This week we have found out about Victorian toys and wrote our own report about toys then and today. We sorted photos into then and now. In maths this week we started our fraction learning. At home please make a healthy sandwich and cut into half (1/2) and then quarters (1/4). Eat 1/4, 2.4, 3.4 then 4/4. Did you notice that 2/4=1/2? We will continue to learn about fractions next week, including 1/3. Riley CW and Mya went to a WOW maths event at Kings Lodge School and had great fun.
This week our star learner is Alex for a brilliant report about toys then and now. Eden and Mya were awarded collaboration certificates, while Riley A and Alex were voted sports people of the week for great batting in cricket. Taylor is citizen of the week. Well done to everyone.
Term 4 Week 3
This week we enjoyed a visit from Mr Skelton who told us all about Victorian life for children. We loved dressing up as Victorian children at school. Mr Skelton let us play with some Victorian toys and we wrote on chalk boards. In maths we have practised our adding and subtracting skills. We also enjoyed cricket and football with our coaches. What another busy week! Well done to all children who are adding up all their minutes of reading. Some children have already read for 100 minutes! Don't forget to use your World Book Day voucher.
Well done to Callum, Molly and Jasmine who are our sports people of the week. Finley is star learner because he has worked so hard to improve his handwriting.
Term 4 Week 2
This week we visited the SS Great Britain. It was very cold but we all had an amazing time. We walked around the dry dock and saw the bottom of the ship. Also we enjoyed seeing the old artefacts in the museum. The best bit was boarding the ship and seeing inside. It was very dark and had strange smells! We loved the talking toilet and pretending to be first class passengers.
On Wednesday we dressed in our PJs and enjoyed bedtime stories while drinking hot chocolate and nibbling our biscuits! On Thursday we celebrated World Book Day - all the costumes were amazing and we enjoyed sharing stories. Well done to our quiz winners who were able to get full marks in our Charlotte's Web quiz. I hope you enjoyed Friday in the snow! See you on Monday.
Term 4 Week 1
What a great start to Term 4. Mr Skelton from Chippenham Museum came into school to start our new theme Brilliant Brunel. We learnt about his life and all the things that he designed. What a clever man he was! In maths we learnt to name and describe 2d and 3d shapes, building on previous learning. In literacy we enjoyed writing our own reports about Mr Brunel. This week has also been a very active week for us with football coach Mr Phillips and cricket coach Vicki giving us some great tips and helping develop our basic skills in these sports. Well done to all award winners! A big thank you to all children who brought their Mr Brunel research into school - super home learning!
Term 3 Week 6
This week I was so proud of all the children who performed at the Neeld Hall in Chippenham. They all behaved brilliantly and danced with style! We also completed our African theme with some amazing rhyming poems and used our collaboration learning power to make African animal models. On Friday we enjoyed cooking an African vegetable tagine. It was very tasty and we were able to use all skills learnt in cooking this term. We completed our work on pictograms and block graphs. Well done to all pupils who completed their tally of favourite African animals at home. Have a wonderful holiday and I look forward to seeing you all next term.
Term 3 Week 5
This week we have written some amazing African animal poems - we used lots of exciting noun phrases (wrinkly, grey elephant). We also looked at simple food chains and used new vocabulary - producer (grass), consumer (antelope) and predator (lion). What would happen if one part of the food chain was no longer there? In maths we collected information using a tally (our favourite African animals) and then showed this information in a pictogram. We began to answer questions about the pictogram e.g. What is the most popular animal? How many children liked lions and giraffes? How many more children liked lions than monkeys? We made a pictogram using Purple Mash - try to make your own pictogram at home using Purple Mash. Remember that this is a safe website to use - always supervise your child when using the internet so they stay safe.
Well done to award winners - Our star learners are Taylor B and Callum for their amazing joint animal poem. Well done to Jasmine and Jake who were given awards for their great learning partnership - they demonstrated superb collaboration.
We are nearly ready for the dance festival on Tuesday. Don't forget your black jogging bottoms / leggings and a picnic tea with plenty of water to drink.
Term 3 Week 4
This week we planned and wrote our own Anansi story. We used story language and read back to edit our own writing. In maths this week we have continued to add using partition column and used RUCSAC (Read Underline Calculate Solve Answer Check) to solve multiplication and division problems. We enjoyed using computer art to create African sunset scenes and also drew some African animals. We are practising our dance for the dance festival and learnt how to grate during cooking this week. We know we must do this carefully.
Term 3 Week 3
This week we continued our division work. We have started to look at the relationship between X and ÷ e.g. 2X4=8 or 4X2=8 so 8÷2=4 or 8÷4=2. We also worked on sharing and grouping using equipment to help us. This week in literacy we have written the story of Anansi and his Six Sons. Also we learnt more about contractions (I am - I'm, do not, don't) and words ending in suffixes such as ful, ly, ness and less e.g. beautiful, thoughtless, quickly, happiness. We enjoyed using the website 'Hit the Button' to practise our division skills. Why not use this website at home! We are practising our dance ready for the Chippenham Dance Festival at the Neeld Hall on Tuesday 6th February - details to come on Monday.
Don't forget our classroom is open for parents to use (Tuesday - Friday 3pm - 3.15pm) and it is a good time to speak to me if you have any queries.
Term 3 Week 1 and 2
In Week 1 ( 2 days) we learnt about the Creation Story. We wrote our own version of the Bible story and discussed how we can look after our world. We must recycle and pick up all our litter. The children were worried about the oceans and wanted to do something about all the plastic that is harming the wildlife. In Week 2 we started our new theme We're Off to Africa. We named the continents and oceans of our world. Also we wrote the story Anansi and the Pot of Beans. In maths this week we have been learning how to divide. We learnt the sharing method and the grouping method.
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Week 7 and 8
This week we performed our Christmas Nativity. Everyone did an amazing job and thank you to all the parents who watched. In RE we wrote the Christmas story and in Literacy we wrote our own Christmas poems using noun phrases e.g. shiny, golden star. In maths we continued to learn our times tables (X2, X3, X5, X10). We enjoyed our Christmas parties - what an amazing time we had!
Term 2 Week 5 and 6
What a busy time we are having learning our lines for 'A Little Nativity'. We are all working hard. We have also been learning the story The 3 Little Pigs and wrote our own version of this traditional fairy story. We used story openers and noun phrases e.g. the hungry, grey wolf. In maths we have been learning our times tables. We have used arrays (spots) and groups of objects to count in equal groups. We used the sentence ' I have __equal groups with __ in each group.' __+__+__=__ __X__=__ e.g. I have 4 equal groups with 5 in each group. I have four 5s. 5+5+5+5=20 5X4=20. Can you count in 2s to 24, 3s to 36, 5s to 60, 10s to 120?
On your way to school, please count in 2s, 3s, 5s and 10s.
Well done to everyone who has received a prize for reading 5 times per week at home. Also well done to all award winners.
All costumes in on Monday 11th December please.
Term 2 Week 4
This week we innovated the story of Goldilocks and the Three Bears. We changed the characters and the food. Look out for our amazing stories at school. We all worked so hard and are proud of our work. We remembered story openers, punctuation and worked hard to correct key word spellings. In maths, we continued to count lots of money and found different ways to make 50p and £1. How much money did you count? We enjoyed making a slider - so we can move our character through the deep, dark forest. We have continued our work on Healthy Friendships, following anti-bullying week (SCARF PSHE scheme).
This week, the Star Learner is Josh because of his amazing story writing. Our Citizen of the Week is Jessica - voted by her friends. Also Responsibility Certificates were given to Callum and Hugh for improving learning and outstanding effort when story writing.
Term 2 Week 3
This week we wrote the story of Goldilocks and the Three Bears. We described the setting using lots of noun phrases. It is important to use lots of story openers such as Once upon a time... At that moment... In a flash... In maths this week we have been counting lots of money. Please find all the coins you have at home and help mum or dad to count the total. We were lucky to go to cricket training at the Dome and practised catching, bowling and batting. Many children demonstrated amazing catches. Well done to everyone. We enjoyed Children in Need Day and look forward to finding out how much we raised.
This week Josh and Eden were chosen by the cricket coach as Sports People of the week. Finley was awarded Learner of the Week for amazing effort and improvement in writing. Joe was voted Citizen of the Week while Jasmine and Corey received Responsibility Certificates for superb effort in their learning at school.
Term 2 Week 2
This week we launched our new theme 'I Love Stories' with a bedtime stories day. We dressed up in our PJs and brought into school our favourite bedtime story and teddy bear. We enjoyed listening to many of these stories. On Tuesday we also visited the Life Van and found out more about how to keep healthy. We enjoyed playing 'Guess the Feeling'. Please complete the online questionnaire with your child so that the life van team can get some great feedback. This week in maths we continued to add and subtract tens and ones. We drew images of the tens / ones to help us. We have been learning the story of Goldilocks and the Three Bears. We described the character of Goldilocks using noun phrases e.g. long, blond hair.
This week our star learner is Alex for an amazing character description. Also Molly was voted as Citizen of the Week. Responsibility awards were given to Blake and Callum for superb home learning and home reading all the time! Sports person is Eden for amazing control and gymnastic shapes.
Term 2 Week 1
This week we have been learning about how Christians pray. We have written out own prayers and also learnt about the Lord's Prayer. We also started our REAL GYM learning. We can make gymnastic shapes - tuck, straight, pike, straddle and star. In mathematics, we have continued to +/- 1s and 10s using tens and ones equipment. Well done to all children who completed their odd and even projects - you all did so well. Come into school and see our display of learning. Taylor B was awarded Star Learner this week for his outstanding home learning project. George was voted Citizen of the Week and Taylor H was sports person because of his amazing effort in gymnastics. Riley CW and Amelia G were given Responsibility Awards for making improvements to their learning. What a great start to Term 2!
Remember our Bedtime Stories Day on Tuesday 7th November - wear your PJs, bring a teddy / blanket and a bedtime story book.
Term 1 Week 6 and 7
This week we have learnt about the Human Life Cycle. We sequenced the stages of human growth and wrote a report about what happens. We remembered a heading and sub-headings. This week we have been adding and subtracting 1 digit numbers from 2 digit numbers using a number line, equipment and mentally. We also began to +/- 10 to a 2 digit number e.g. 45+10, 28-10. Please use your straw bundles (10s) and 1s to practise this. On Thursday Nurse Patient came to visit and told us all about her job. We learnt about what happens when you break a bone and Molly listened to Jasmine's chest and heart. On Friday we had a brilliant time at the Hardenhuish Multi-skills Festival. We developed lots of new skills and enjoyed the climbing wall. In the afternoon we had our last Forest School lesson - what a busy day!
On Tuesday (week 7) Mr Skelton from Chippenham Museum came to visit us and we found out about medicine and nursing a long time ago. We enjoyed finding out about the life of Mary Seacole - what an amazing woman she was! Well done to everyone for super learning in Term 1. Have a great half term holiday and don't forget to keep up home reading.
On Friday 3rd November at 2:30pm, we will be hosting a work share in our classroom to celebrate our learning from Term 1.
Term 1 Week 5
This week we had a visit from Fire Fighter Dawn who told us how to keep safe near fire. We know we must never touch matches. Also we learnt how to STOP DROP ROLL if our clothes catch on fire. Please complete the fire safety check (letter brought home on Thursday). We also visited Chippenham Museum and library. There are lots of exciting places to visit in Chippenham. This week we learnt how to write a report so that we could write about things to do in Chippenham (our home town). In maths this week we continued our work on number bonds and we are getting much quicker. We also recalled subtraction facts e.g. 100-20, 100-60, 20-15, 20-18. We thought about how we can travel to school. We must try to get to school in a sustainable way e.g. walk, scooter or park and stride. How do you get to school?
Well done to Jake who received a Responsibility Certificate for amazing effort when using his laptop to write. Also Finley was voted 'Citizen of the Week'. Blake is sports person because of his brilliant ball control. Finally an enormous well done to Joe who is Learner of the Week for outstanding effort in all lessons. Keep up the great learning! All children who read 5 or more times at home in the week, all received a prize. Keep reading!
Please don't forget swimming on Monday, Forest School on Friday (pm) and also our multi-skills challenge at Hardenhuish School on Friday morning. Please wear jogging bottoms, trainers and your school jumper.
Term 1 Week 4
This week we have enjoyed designing and making a healthy sandwich. We were all able to write instructions to help us remember 'How to Make a Healthy Sandwich'. Also, we have continued to think about what kinds of food are good for our bodies. It is important to eat breakfast everyday. In maths we have learnt number bonds for 10 and 20 e.g. 6+4=10, 17+3=20. We have also found other facts e.g. 12+8=20, 8+12=20, 20-8=12, 20-12=8. We are learning to tell the time so that we know when to eat breakfast, lunch and dinner. Can you tell the time at home - o'clock, half past and quarter past?
Well done to Riley CW who is star learner this week for amazing effort in his writing - you are working hard on letter formation and finger spaces!. Also Mya was awarded Sports Person for her amazing collaboration when developing her rolling skill. Jasmine and Alex were presented with Responsibility Certificates for their improvement in writing - Alex for improving speed and Jasmine for working hard on her presentation. Well done to everyone. Keep up your 5 reads a week. Many children had a prize for their home reading!
Don't forget to bring in your permission slip for the library and museum visit on Thursday.
Term 1 Week 3
This week Zoe, a dental nurse came to visit our class. She showed us how to brush our teeth correctly and we found out about food that is good for our teeth and food that is not. We must be careful not to eat too much sugar. Also we wrote instructions 'How to Brush Your Teeth'. This week, our focus was on keeping our bodies healthy and we all decided that a good time to go to bed is before 7 o'clock so that our bodies have time to grow and repair. We need to keep our bodies clean and also have plenty of exercise and healthy food - 5 fruit or vegetables everyday. The best drink is water - 8 glasses a day!
In maths this week we compared numbers using < > signs. We began to order numbers on a blank number line. We solved problems such as 80+3 > 60+8.
Well done to Jasmine and Amelia G who are 'Sports People' of the week - brilliant teamwork! Also, congratulations to Blake who was voted Citizen of the Week. Dillan was awarded Star Learner for his perseverance in all learning - what an amazing learner he is! Jessica was awarded a Responsibility Award for completing learning and trying her very best. A special well done to everyone who earned a prize for 5 home reads this week.
DON'T FORGET - Our school Fun Run on Thursday. Myself and Miss Reed will be running with Year 2 children. Start time 3pm, all finished by 3.45 at the latest! Prize and medal for all children who take part in France Class.
Term 1 Week 2
This week we met Mike from 'Healthy Me' - a Wiltshire Council health programme. We found out all about healthy eating and what kinds of food are good for a packed lunch. He suggested a tasty cheese and cucumber sandwich on brown bread, a piece of fruit and a yoghurt. He also reminded us to drink lots of water (8 glasses a day) and to eat at least 5 pieces of fruit / vegetables each day. We all wrote instructions ' How to Get Ready for Swimming' - we remembered numbered instructions and time openers. In maths we continued to make 2 digit numbers using different equipment and also partitioned in different ways e.g.
67=10+57 - try this at home with straws and 1ps! (Home learning this week)
Well done to Eden who is Star Learner for demonstrating such perseverance in both writing and maths. She did not give up when her learning got tricky! Josh is Sports Person for good listening in PE and Taylor B was voted 'Citizen of the Week' by his peers for being such a good friend. Finley and George were given Responsible Learner awards for working well and getting on with their learning independently. Well done to all those children who were given prizes for 5 reads at home. Keep it up!
Next week (week 3) we start Forest School on a Friday afternoon with Mrs Dudbridge. PLEASE remember to bring in old, warm clothes and welly boots.
Term 1 Week 1
Welcome to France Class. What a great start to the new year. This week so many children have got into reading straight away and got a prize for their home reading. Next week your challenge will be to read 5 times at home to earn a prize. We began our new theme 'Amazing Me!' and named different body parts. We also developed our drawing skills to help us draw a human body. We have worked hard to improve our spelling already and everyone arrived at school on time to complete their daily spellings.
In maths this week we represented 2 digit numbers in different ways - we used Numicon, tens and ones, money, bead strings and straws / cubes. We know that 37 has 3 tens and 7 ones. We thought about the difference between 61 and 16. We also measured different parts of our bodies using cm. What a busy start to the year.
Well done to our award winners: Jake was star learner for settling in so well into his new class. Molly and Hugh were awarded certificates for amazing effort and helpfulness! Also Mya was awarded citizen of the week for being such a good friend to everyone.
Prizes were given to Molly, Eden, Dillan and Josh for completing the library reading challenge. If your child also taken part, please let me know so that they receive their prize. WELL DONE!
Don't forget swimming on Monday and also our Year 2 Parent Meeting on Thursday at 2.40pm.