Peppard Class – Christmas week!

Thank you to all of you for the lovely gifts and cards.  Our houses look like Santa has been already!

We have loved our term with your children.  We hope you enjoyed some of the highlights yesterday morning.

Please can I ask that you go through the phonics sounds.  It should be fun and interactive if you use the phonicsplay website or app.  We have done phase 2 and most of phase 3.  Mr Thorne does phonics is also fun, we have used Geraldine Giraffe videos this term.

Merry Christmas!  See you in the new year.

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Highmoor – 25th Nov and 2nd Dec

25th November

On Wednesday we visited the Reading Museum dressed as Victorians! We spent some time exploring some of the Victorian features in the museum’s surrounding areas before heading inside.


After lunch, we took part in a Victorian school room session with a very strict school mistress! We had to be very well behaved in the lesson and sit up straight with our hands behind our backs. Some of us even wore the dunces hat and got the cane!




On Thursday, we had an informative talk from Angela, a lady who visited us from the Berkshire Fire and Rescue Services. She taught us all about how to check our fire alarms and what to do if we have a fire in our home. For homework, we put together a fire escape plan with our families.


2nd December

This week we have been exploring the life of Victorian families living in London and their living and working conditions. We also learned about the changes the industrial revolution brought to our country and the way in which town and city populations grew.

In keeping with out science unit on light and shadows, we spent time designing and making stained glass windows. The finished pieces of art are now on display in our classroom.

In PE, we began with a warm up game of ‘grab the tail’.


We moved on to learn more about the rules of Netball and had the opportunity to put some newly acquired skills into practice in a game.