A 'FRESH' NEW YEAR

Happy New Year!

Firstly, we hope you have all had a relaxing and enjoyable time over the holidays with friends and family.

 

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The World of Work - People Who Help Us.

 

This term we will be looking at jobs of people who help us. This week we have set up our new Vet role play area and as you can see the children are already enthusiastically engaging with it. We have also been looking at the role of the postal worker; following the journey of a letter, designing our own stamps and enjoying the books - The Jolly Postman and Katie Morag delivers the mail.

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It's nearly Christmas!!

We are almost at the end of a very busy, long and productive autumn term. The children have been working hard over the past few weeks rehearsing and performing their nativity as well as carrying on with normal learning.

They all deserve a well earned break and I hope that you all have a restful and peaceful Christmas and New Year.

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Busy Busy in Class Armstrong...

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Autumn in Benz

Well Autumn term has been a very busy one for the children in Class Benz.

 

Our learning has taken us on a journey to the other side of the world – South America. Class Benz have learnt that South America is a fascinating, huge continent where there are many different people with many different ways of life. Of course, we investigated the Amazon Rainforest and understood why it is such an important resource to our planet and why it is under threat but we also delved deeper into South America. We discovered the vast range of landscapes: salt deserts, mountains, homes on lakes, volcanoes, glaciers and ancient temples to name a few! It is fair to say the children have been enraptured and awe-struck at the beauty of the continent. We have also embedded some geographical concepts such as how populations can be dense or sparse. Class Benz also have developed a good understanding of why geography is so important to them in the 21st century – ask them to explain. 

The writing we have been doing has focussed on making sure we are secure with our punctuation and grammar as well as crafting some exciting texts. So far we have written diaries from South American adventurers and used our experiences at East Barnby to write further diaries. We wrote formal letters to many important people about the issue of recycling and are eagerly waiting for replies. As we moved into November and dark nights drew in we began creating creepy ghost stories and are now trying hard to work on editing our work to check it makes sense and has a strong impact on the reader. 

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