Settling in, expectations and independence.

Week beginning 10th September

For those of you that are 'new' to Blue Class, welcome - and for those of you that have been on this journey before, welcome back.

I’m pleased to say that everyone seems to have settled in incredibly well to their new surroundings and the children are quickly getting used to the new routines and expectations we have here in Blue Class.
In English over the next two weeks, we will be using Escape from Pompeii by Christina Balit as a model for our own adventure story writing. This week we focus on using evidence from the text to describe character’s feelings and also focusing on historical detail to make our writing more realistic and interesting. In maths we start with place value, looking at thousands, hundreds, tens and ones and rounding numbers.
We will also start our history learning, looking at invaders and settlers and science, where we look at the function of the digestive system. In RE, we start investigating what Christians learn from the creation story and on Tuesday, we have a taster tennis session from a local coach.
Thank you for your help in getting our first swimming session up and running, both to the mums and grandad who transported us to and from the pool and to everyone for getting the permission slips back so promptly. I don’t think we have ever seen 100% forms returned the following day before! As we have so many fantastic swimmers, the structure of lessons may be different to previous years. With the pool closing soon, we may delay swimming for the majority until the Summer, and focus possibly on lifesaving skills and have some sort of gala. Watch this space.

We are instilling in the children the need for them to become a little more independent in their thoughts and actions. Please help them to achieve this at home by discreetly checking that they have the correct equipment for the coming day and if not, gently guiding them accordingly.

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