After a long and well-deserved summer break, the children have returned to school and settled back in tremendously.
As the oldest children in Key Stage 1, we are already trying very hard to set a good example to the younger children. We are a busy year group where lots of creative and fun learning takes place. We are always encouraged to be happy, work hard and treat each other with kindness.
We have a bright, vibrant classroom with lots of displays, which motivate us to work hard.
Our prayer table is an important focus in our classroom and we change it throughout the year to celebrate special times in the Church's year. It reminds us that ‘Jesus is at the heart of all that we do’ and we have explored how we can live this mission statement throughout the school day to be more like Jesus.
Here at St. Edward's, we are working to ensure that the curriculum supports learning, progress and success for all pupils. We support the principle that a broad and balanced curriculum promotes the spiritual, moral and physical development of pupils and prepares them for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of later life.
This term we cannot wait to embark upon our topic of ‘Fire’ where the children will have the opportunity to explore a number of activities linked to this topic e.g. learning about the great fire of London and creating fire pictures using different media. It will be very exciting!
In Maths we will be concentrating on number and place value; Problem solving and reasoning. Developing mental strategies and reasoning about numbers. The children will start to tackle multiplication and division through practical activities. In geometry: we will be exploring properties of shapes and statistics.
We will also be heading outdoors in search things that are living and non-living, and what helps to keep things alive; in order to extend our knowledge of the world in our Science lessons.
2M at Blakesley Hall
2M had a wonderful morning at Blakesley Hall on the 9TH November. Tina’s mum, Imogen’s mum and Maisie’s mum came to help us too. As soon as we got there, we recognised that the house was very similar to the models we made for the Great Fire of London! Our leader was Philip and he transformed us into Curators!
When we went inside the house, there were lots of mannequins of the characters we had been finding out about from the Gunpowder Plot, they were a little bit scary looking according to Hae Joon.
We all got into role, as the royal subjects of King James and wore a special hat to help us - even Mrs. Connaughton joined in!
We were able to hold lots of artefacts from that time period whilst role playing the story of the Gunpowder Plot. Evan was a fantastic King James and Gabriel was a super Guy Fawkes.