Welcome to Autumn 2!

posted 10 Nov 2017, 09:00 by Aisling Farrell
The children have had an action packed first week back, with lots of great learning taking place in and out of the classroom.

We kicked off our 'One Giant Leap' topic with a game of pass the parcel to uncover clues about the intrepid explorer we will be learning about lots this term... can your child remember who this is?

We also had a research lesson on Friday, where the teachers sat back and relaxed (cough!) and the children found out their own facts about space, the moon and astronauts. Did you know Neil Armstrong was a pilot, professor, engineer and astronaut?! We also watched some fantastic experiments the modern day astronauts, such as Tim Peake, conducted on  recent trips to the International Space Station. These really gave us an understanding of what life is like in space!

If your child would like to watch these again, please follow these links:

Tim Peake playing water ping-pong

The children also worked hard to understand Venn diagrams in their Maths learning this week, and how we can use these to sort different things, such as shapes and even ourselves!

Our trip to Ecclesall woods to spot signs of late Autumn was a lovely morning out - made even better by the beautiful weather! Thank you to all the parents and carers who volunteered their time.

Here's some of our other challenges and choosing activities...

The phonics homework for this week is attached below. We have been looking at the sounds:


Can your child think of their own words with these sounds in?
Aisling Farrell,
10 Nov 2017, 09:00