Wow - Where did that week go?
Another week has flown by in Nurture. The children in school have been working hard. We have continued our work on the book 'The Bear and the Piano'. The bear travelled to the city and has been performing concerts in a beautiful theatre. The children wrote piano key poems, thinking about using interesting noun phrases. Kyle took such great care with his handwriting. Some of our work was tweeted to the Literacy Tree and we even got a reply!
Some of our home learners have also been working hard. They have been looking at the same text and have been thinking about how the bear felt once he was in the city. Ryan and Orin produced some great thought bubble pieces.
In other work, we have continued to learn about animal habitats, working out which animals live in particular habitats and why. In RE we have learnt about Brahman and how it is in everything. we have also had lots of fun doing our PE workouts.
Assessment Week in Nurture
We have been working really hard on all of our assessments, our hard work has paid off!
We also started our topic, 'The Bear & the Piano'. We have been learning about contracted verbs, these are words like I've, shouldn't and couldn't. We used these words to write a letter in order to help the bear.
In addition, we started some of our topics, we all enjoyed learning about the characteristics of living things, MRS NERG, made it a lots easier to remember.
Ryan & Orrin have been working really hard at home and have been producing some excellent work in English & Maths!
Welcome back, Mr Walter & I hope that you had a good 'different' Christmas break. This half term is going to look very different for us in Nurture. Many of you are home learning, but whether you are at home or at school, you will be studying the same topics.
Our new English topic follows the story of 'The Bear & the Piano'. In the first week, we will follow the bear as he discovers a mysterious object! In Science we are beginning a new topic on 'Habitats', learning about the characteristics of living things and different habitats e.g deserts, rain forests and cities. We are going to continue to focus on Hinduism in RE , learning about Hinduism within a family home. Alongside this, we will be thinking about our dreams and goals in PSHE and will be learning to touch type in Computing.
As ever, please feel free to contact us via the office or on the Google Stream if you need anything.
We have been busy in Nurture this week. The ‘hook’ for our new book ‘ The Great Fire of London’ was baking. We made some tasty brown bread rolls as well as fairy cakes. The boys assured me that they tasted delicious!
We also started a new science unit in which we are learning about the properties of everyday materials. We designed an experiment to investigate which balls bounce highest and learnt that it is all about elasticity.
This week was assessment week. We sometimes find this challenging so Mr Walter and Ms Ryan made sure that we got to do lots of fun activities as well.
We have been really busy in Nurture this week, check out our photos!
Welcome back! Mr Walter and I are excited about the coming year in Nurture. We have really missed those that are returning to us and are looking forward to getting to know our new superheroes.
This half term we are going to be looking at the book 'Iggy Peck, Architect' written by Andrea Beaty. It tells the story of Iggy who has been building fabulous creations since he was two. His parents are proud of their son, though sometimes surprised by some of Iggy's more inventive creations (like the tower he built out of used nappies).
The children will be creating fact files using labelling and captions. They will also be making character comparisons which will include both thought and speech bubbles.
In maths, children will be comparing numbers using their place-value knowledge and they will go back through number bonds. They will be exploring numbers to see patterns within 100. We will also look at addition and subtraction using number bond diagrams as well as the standard column method.
Across the wider curriculum, we will be exploring materials and their properties. The children will create their own scientific investigations and will discover which materials are waterproof, absorbent, mouldable etc. We also be making comparisons between our local area and Kodiak, a small town in Alaska. The children will be learning about internet safety in computing and we will learn about celebrations across the world in R.E.
Within our PHSE sessions, our focus will be 'Being me in the World', the children will be making their own personal goals and thinking about creating the right environment to learn within. We will also be looking at mental health and will practice yoga and mindfulness each week.
As you can see, a busy start to the new year for our superheroes.
Please feel free to contact either myself or Mr Walter via Parentmail or the office if you would like any further information or need to speak with us.