I keep thinking back to last Friday afternoon when the Year 6 children worked with Clare Marlow to produce a fantastic afternoon of sport for the year 1 and 2 classes. The children were put into teams representing countries and after they had walked out and paraded in the playground behind their flags they started a carousel of various activities. The children had opportunities to dribble a ball, balance balls on rackets, kick balls, throw javelins and beanbags and much more. They rotated around each activity, scoring points along the way. I have been sent the points so I will let the children know in assembly how they got on. I loved seeing how our older children supported and encouraged the younger children. I hope we can do something like this again.
Last night the friends of Captain’s Close organised a Halloween party for all of the school children. Thank you for setting up the hall for us to have a great Halloween party. Thank you for all the lovely food and all the lovely games that we enjoyed playing. Thank you for organising the lights and the music. We enjoyed dancing to it. Our hot dogs were delicious and the drinks were fruity. We had a great time.
We know about safety in lots of different ways.
If there is a fire bell we have to be calm and sensible and walk out to the line in the playground. We listen to the teachers.
When we line up as a class, we need to be sensible so we don’t bump into each other. We don’t want to be hurt.
In PE lessons we stop and sit down if someone gets hurt, so we can check that they are okay. If someone travels on top of the bench and another person travels under it, we make sure we both have room.
We also have to be safe when we use computers. We don’t send emails to strangers. We don’t mess around if we don’t know what to do on a computer. We ask for help. We don’t just press random buttons. We don’t tell our special information, such as phone numbers, addresses or passwords. Tell an adult if something you see upsets you.
Today we talked about how to care for each other when we are playing. We decided it is important for someone to not feel left out. Our ideas are:
Say “Please can I play with you?”
Ask a teacher to help you.
Ask someone else.
Show good manners and care for everyone.
Look and listen and try to notice if someone wants to join you.
Today we went on the Bus and we liked seeing Harold the giraffe. He was having a party but one of his friends was sad when she felt left out. We all came up with good ideas to help her join in.
We talked about lots of different feelings such as being happy or sad, angry or poorly. We looked at ways to recognise how other people are feeling. We also thought of some good ways to calm down when we feel angry.
As well as this we learned some different organs in our bodies and what jobs they do. We talked about helpful things to do when we feel poorly.
Thank you Harriet. We had fun learning with you today.
Wow! What a wonderul day with the Two Steves in today. Year 1 and 2 enjoyed taking part in story telling activities first thing this morning and then in our classroom we were inspired to role play character dialogue, write some short playscripts and draw and paint the main character – a monster called the ‘thingamebob’.
Thank you Steve and Steve! We had a great time learning with you today.
Thank you to all the families who were able to join us at our meet and greet today. It is always an exciting time to meet new families and begin the jouney of the shared year ahead. For those of you unable to attend, please be assured that there will be other opportunities to join us in school to share in the children’s learning. We will keep you informed.
We are looking forward to meeting our two new patrons of reading tomorrow and the arrival of the Life Education Bus on Thursday.
Thank you to Chloe for rejoining us today to share her football skills expertise in our class coaching session. The chidren enjoyed their first session of the year.
Please remember that the children need to keep their PE kits at school every day.
We enjoyed working with our buddies in Year 5 on Friday morning. We took our work books along to share how proud we are already. We had a good chat about successes and aspects for development.
We enjoyed our first swimming session of the year and have created some wonderful art work for the Parish Hall Autumn arts and crafts event.
We are already making lots of good decisions and trying our hardest with things like writing.
Everyone has already earned a Captain’s Coin because we have cared about each other, shown lovely manners and been thoughtful.
We are being sensible too.
It has been fun doing our paintings. We were being artists.
We like it in our new class.
Since returning from the half term break everyone has been really focused and ready to learn. Our class has shown lots of enthusiasm and we are all beginning to collaborate effectively – well done Chaffinches!
Here are a few things we’ve been learning in English…
We have been learning about Man on the Moon, a book by Simon Bartram. Anna explained that the book is all about when Bob goes to the moon and he has to hoover up the moon as his job. Molly then said, “He goes to bed with a cup of cocoa.” Taylor told us that the aliens have a party at the end of the story. Hallie said, “It’s a day in the life of Bob.” Harry told us that Bob had a picnic with his best friends, Sam and Billy.
Connie reminded us that we spent some time learning how to use adjectives and phrases to describe the characters. We also completed homework to find out more about Bob’s journey to the moon and write a diary entry, pretending we were Bob.
As part of our grammar learning we have looked at two different sentence types: statements and questions.
Elliot said, “A statement is a sentence that is describing something or giving information.” Sam said, “A statement needs a captial letter and a full stop.
Harry said, “A question is a sentence when you’re asking something.” Lily said, “A question needs a capital letter and a question mark at the end.”
Here are a couple of examples:
Callum – Bob picks up some chocolate and a newspaper when he goes to the rocket. (Statement)
Scarlett – What time do you go to bed? (Question)
Hallie explained that we also spent some time interviewing the aliens. We had to come up with a set of questions that we had to ask them. We started our questions with what, who, when, where, how and why. Here are some photos of us interviewing the alien…
We have also looked at the vocabulary that Simon Bartram had selected to use in his book. We discussed how effective his word choices are and then we used his word choices in our own writing.
Next week, we’ll be writing our own sequel to Man on the Moon… watch this space!!
from all the Chaffinches.