Autumn Term 2019

Dear Parents and carers,

 

Catkins have had a wonderful start to this half term. Our topic is ‘Enchanted Woodland’. We have started reading ‘Where the Wild Things Are’ by Maurice Sendak, which is providing plenty of creative and exciting opportunities for the children.

 

Reception have made their own 3D versions of Max’s bedroom which are now on display in the classroom. Year 1 have been using the story to create their own ‘Wild Things’ and develop their use of descriptive writing to create wonderful images.

Year 2 have created 3D versions Max’s bedroom and are using these to support writing their own versions of the story. Year 2 will also be looking at poetry. Both year 1 and year 2 have incorporated drama into their literacy lessons, acting out parts of the story, they particularly enjoyed the ‘wild rumpus’!

 

Catkins have also made Max’s boat using balloons, they really enjoyed making them whizz across the water. In Science, we have been looking at parts of the human body and the 5 senses – we will be testing our senses in upcoming lessons!

 

We are looking forward to our next text ‘The Tin Forest’ by Helen Ward and Wayne Anderson and using Talk for Write to create our own versions of the story.

 

In Maths, year 1 have been focusing on addition and subtraction, and will be moving into shapes very soon.  Year 2 have been focusing on Money and be moving onto Multiplication and Division in the coming weeks. Reception have been looking at numbers and playing shops to get an introduction to money.

 

Catkins are looking forward to some walks around the local area, with Hannah from the National Trust, to look at our beautiful village and learn about the different habitats. Don’t forget your wellies! 

 

Catkins are beginning to think about the Christmas Nativity and we look forward to showing you the final production in December. 

Kind regards,

 Mrs Bonney, Miss Heater and Mrs Mayne