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Weekly Update 6

Dear Parents,
 
Thank you all so much for supporting the children at the Harvest Festival Assembly this morning… they all did so well, it can be quite overwhelming with all of those faces watching! They sang beautifully and made me very proud! Thank you also for your donations towards the One Can Trust appeal.
 
We have had a number of Harvest themed lessons this week – on Monday and Tuesday the children learnt about the process of bread making, from the farmers sowing wheat seeds to the bakers baking the bread to sell. We tasted a number of breads from various countries and discussed their flavours and textures. A highlight of the week was discussing other foods that have flour as a main ingredient… this led to all of the children making cheese straws – they were delicious!
 
In Maths this week we have been looking at symmetrical patterns. The children enjoyed painting and printing butterfly wings to demonstrate their understanding.
 
In Literacy we have written our own versions of the story The Tiger Who Came to Tea – I have been so impressed by the number of children trying to include connectives and adjectives in their writing! We may have some future authors amongst the class!
 
Over the half term break I do hope both you and the children have a good rest – there have been a few tired faces in the classroom this week! There is no set homework task, but I have spoken to the children about producing something to bring in to school on the first day back which reflects an activity they have done during the holiday. This may be a hand-drawn picture of a day out, a postcard from a visit, a photo with a handwritten caption, a diary entry… it is completely their choice!
 
Happy half term everybody!
 
Miss Freeman
 
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