The new Y1s have all begun to settle in very happily in Kingfishers this week and the new Y2s have been very welcoming and grown-up. They have done some lovely writing about their summer holidays, talked about how the Gretton Golden Rules help us to look after each other, challenged themselves to count to 100 & beyond and thoroughly enjoyed exploring their new Castles role play area. Please look at the attached Castles curriculum map for information about some of the things the Kingfishers will be learning about this term.
Eagles class looked fabulous on their first day back at school - they and their parents obviously worked very hard to get their costumes looking so good. There was a good mixture of rich and poor children, plus Jack the Ripper!
The boys and girls lined up separately and sat apart in class. They tried using chalk to write with but it was very frustrating as it smudged so easily. Then the children had a go at 'curly' Victorian handwriting. There was a very impressive standard so I am looking forward to seeing their lovely neat work this year! Maths involved lots of chanting of times tables - Mr Major made sure EVERYBODY joined in - any slackers faced the dunce's hat! Mrs Holt accidentally made it a bit too big and we all had a non-Victorian giggle when it slipped right over Polly and Grace's heads! We then learned about Victorian money - guineas, crowns, farthings, shillings etc and tried solving problems. It was much trickier than our decimalised system!
The afternoon brought two new songs - 'A Ship Sailed From China' and 'An Austrian Went Yodelling'. We also skipped, hula hooped and hopscotched.
Welcome back to school! We hope you have had a lovely restful summer and are ready to learn. Attached to this post is this term's Topic Web.
Welcome to Owls' weekly blog. From now on we will be sharing with you some of the exciting learning Owls have been doing each week.
Please find attached our topic web, showing some of the exciting things we will be covering this term.