Dear parents and carers,
It has been a lovely first week back of the autumn 2 term! On Monday we enjoyed the challenge of weaving with yarn and paper plates, in order to make some poppy decorations for the installation outside the church. I've been down to see it this afternoon and it looks really lovely, so I hope that you'll be able to see it yourselves over the next couple of days. We've spent some time talking about Remembrance Day and have looked at the beautiful book "Memorial" by Gary Crew and Shaun Tan. We've discussed why Remembrance Day is important and how learning about the past helps us to see how we want our lives to be shaped.
In our English lessons this week the children have finished off the second draft of their stories, having revised and edited their first drafts. Some children have also had time to present their stories in "best" for display. I am really impressed with the quality of the children's writing, and I am looking forward to talking with them all about their writing next week. On Monday we start our new unit of work in English, based on the hilarious "Cosmic" by Frank Cotrell-Boyce.
In maths this week we've spent lots of time looking at using the inverse relationship between addition and subtraction, as well as rounding and estimating answers and solving multi-step problems. The children have really been Steadfast Squirrels and Bounce Back Bunnies in their maths this week. Next week we'll be rounding this off with and end of block mini- assessment, before moving on to some work on charts and graphs.
I'll leave you with this amazing double rainbow that we spotted from our classroom door this week :)
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