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Weekly Update 28th March

Dear Parents,
Where is the time going? Each week seems to go by quicker and quicker.
In Literacy this week we have started a two week poetry unit. The children have enjoyed reading the poem ‘Where Teachers Keep Their Pets’ – this has promoted excellent discussions about rhyming words and phonic patterns. Today the children have written their own versions of the poem, ensuring that the name of the teacher rhymes with the name of their pet e.g. Mrs Blatt has a rat and Mr Pow has a cow.
In Maths we have been having great fun measuring and comparing capacities. We did manage to get a tad soggy as we poured water into various containers and measured which ones held the most/least amount of liquid. The children have really enjoyed the practical activities and didn’t mind getting wet at all!
In our Topic lessons this week we have been learning about another famous person from the past – Louis Braille. The children started the week by trying to guess who the famous person was by looking at picture clues. We later found out about Louis’ life and how he developed braille dots. It was great to have so many children going home and finding examples of braille in their cupboard! Thank you to Haydn and Mrs Lewin who brought in some extra resources from a friend who works with visually impaired children. All of the children used the braille alphabet to write their own names – photos to follow!
It was our last swimming lesson for the term on Thursday, there will be no lesson next week. Mr Bailey is thrilled with the children’s progress and is looking forward to seeing them again in the summer term.
We have a few outstanding library books from our class – if your child still has their library books at home please could they be returned to school as soon as possible? Thank you!
Finally, just a gentle reminder that school will finish at 2pm next Friday. Not long until the Easter bunny visits!
I hope you all have a lovely weekend… it looks like the sun could be making an appearance – fingers crossed!
Miss Freeman
Picture 1 Braille names
Picture 2 Braille names
Picture 3 Braille names
Picture 4 Braille names
Picture 5 Braille names
Picture 6 Braille names