Plymouth University Art Visit
The children had a fantastic time exploring the Gunpowder Plot with the Art students of Plymouth University. The children explored lots of different techniques and skills to produce some fantastic pieces of work. Our thanks to the BEd Year 1 students who were fantastic and had planned some great activities.
Our Christmas Production Songs
Please spend a few minutes as and when you can allowing your child to listen to the songs that they will be singing as part of our Christmas performance this year; 'Straw and Order'.
If you have any questions regarding the play, please get in touch!
This week we have focused on a piece of writing as our main topic. The children have been writing a newspaper report that explains who broke into Mr Driscoll's house and stole his presents!
As you would expect, we have also been creating quite a few pieces of work that are aimed at providing you gifts for the festive season.
Wishing you all a very merry Christmas and a happy new year. See you all in 2018!
Next week we will be starting our new text type, newspaper reports. The children will be using their knowledge of the Gunpowder Plot to understand what a newspaper report is and how they are structured.
In maths the children will be continuing to solve addition questions using the column method before possibly moving onto subtraction.
In RE we will continue to prepare for our celebration meal.
Finally we will be welcoming the science students from Plymouth University who will help us continue to explore our current topic, Seasonal Changes.
On top of all that, we will also be finding time to rehearse our part of the Christmas Performance!
Don't forget to keep checking the Class Dojo Story to stay up-to-date with the classroom activities.
Look at this video of the children reciting the traditional Bonfire Night poem. They have used actions and symbols to help them remember the order of events.
Greenbank Fire Station Visit
We were really lucky to visit Greenbank Fire Station today. We found out all about the role of a fire fighter and all of the different jobs that they do for the community. We were also told how to keep ourselves safe at home by unplugging things that we aren't using and telling an adult if we find matches or a lighter. We even got to spray water from the hoses on the fire engine!
Simon James Visit
Another wonderful learning opportunity for the children this week. The author and illustrator of such children's books as Rex and Baby Brains, Simon James came to visit the children, shedding light on the life of an author, modelled how to draw some of his well known characters and even read us some of his stories. He came around the classes and signed books for the children. A truly fantastic experience. Our thanks to Mrs Wolstencroft, Mrs Potterton and Miss Heaton for organising his visit.
Brian Pollard Visit
We have been incredibly lucky to be joined by the local artist Brian Pollard today. He showed us how to create beautifully colourful paintings of local landmarks. He even painted Hamish his dog! Have a look at how the children have built up layers of paint to create their vibrant pictures.
Exploring Our Local Area
We have been exploring Plymouth Barbican and Hoe looking for local landmarks. We found the 'Leviathan' at the National Marine Aquarium, the Royal Citidel, Mount Batten Pier and Smeaton's Tower. The children had an excellent time and were a credit to our school. It was a shame that the rain came just a bit too soon but we still managed to find all of our landmarks. Well done children!
Read Esme's recount of our trip. She has used some fantastic vocabulary to describe some of the landmarks!