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Nursery

Autumn Term 2020

Children in nursery have been settling in well and are starting to make new friends and become familiar with their new setting.

They have been enjoying being outside in the nursery garden and we have seen plenty of Responsible Rhinos as the children take part in our autumn activities.

Year 3

Odd Sock Day!

On Friday, at the end of Anti-Bullying week, we wore odd socks to celebrate that we are all unique, but we come together as a whole community at Queen Edith.

Year 2

Plant Charcoal Drawings

Year 2 were asked to make charcoal sketching’s of a flower. This was linked to our Science unit on plants.

Year 2

High Street Maps

Year 2 were given the task of creating a map of the high street linked to our Autumn 1 high street topic.

Year 3

Ancient Greek Theatre Masks

As part of our Ancient Greek topic, we learnt that actors wore masks. We decorated our own Greek theatre masks and watched a short piece of a Greek play.

Year 3

Shadow Puppets

As part of our science topic on Light and Dark, we predicted which material would be best for making shadow puppets. After we had discovered that black card worked well, we made shadow puppets and acted out a Greek myth.

Year 3

Ancient Greek Mini Olympics

We had a mini-Olympics to celebrate that the Ancient Greeks created the first Olympics. Although we couldn’t do the activities that the Ancient Greeks did, we had lots of fun moving from one activity to the next, and writing down our record scores!

Year 3

Ball-Rolling Experiment

In Year 3 we investigated how far a ball would roll on different surfaces. We were careful to keep everything about the experiment the same, using the same ball and the same ramp, except that we did the experiment on different surfaces. We found that on smooth surfaces, like the desk top, the ball rolled furthest, but on rough surfaces, like the grass, it rolled the shortest distance.

 

Year 3

Ancient Greek Clay Pots

We learnt that Ancient Greek pots came in all shapes and sizes. We made our own Greek pots using clay, then decorated them using the colours the Ancient Greeks used. It was hard to attach handles so that they didn’t drop off!

Whats been happeningYear 6

Paul Nash Artwork

September

This half term in Art lessons we have been studying Paul Nash and trying to look closely at his work. We discussed artwork such as The Battle of Britain, Totes Meer, Battle of Germany and Defense of Albion. The sombre tones and colours, as well as the marred landscapes, were great points for debate. We chose our favourite one and tried to replicate a small area of it in his style before creating our own Nash-ish watercolour.

Whats been happeningYear 6

Mathematics

September

Year 6 have been revising negative numbers and played a bingo style game in pairs using dice. We had great fun and had lots of practise with subtracting across zero.

Whats been happeningYear 6

Tag Rugby

September

To start our Tag Rugby lessons, we played a number of games to learn the rules and techniques of the sport. There were some outstanding “challenge yourself” behaviours being shown and wonderful teamwork across the year group. Well done to everyone!

Whats been happeningYear 6

World War II

September

This half term, Year 6 are learning about World War II. In one of our first topic lessons, we looked at the countries that were involved and whether they were allies, neutral or an axis power. We used our knowledge from previous lessons, our own research, and the atlases to help us colour code our own maps of Europe.

Reception

Phonics At Home

As part of your home learning your child will be taking part in phonic activities set by their teacher. Many of you may have used Oxford Owl as it gives levelled reading books. The link below will also give you a video to show you how to make the sounds in a way that will help your child with reading and writing. The sounds are taught in a particular order in phases which develop during Reception and KS1. If you are unsure which phase your child is working on at the moment then please contact your child’s class teacher.

https://home.oxfordowl.co.uk/reading/what-is-letters-and-sounds/

You don’t need to print out lots of flash cards or letters, just make your own or ask older brothers and sisters to help you.
There are lots of fun activities that you can do indoors and in the garden, hiding sounds so that your child can go on a treasure hunt, having competitions to see how many words you can make with a sound your child finds tricky or being sound detectives on your daily walk. Have fun together!

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