We have had yet another exciting week in Greys class. This week we visited St Mary’s Church and the Chantry House. Father Martin told us lots of facts about the church and we were surprised to learn that it was built in 1204.
After learning all about the church we went into the Chantry House and were told that it used to be used as a warehouse to store goods, ready to be taken to London on the river and later as a school.
We also went on a short walking tour of Henley and passed places like the Red Lion, Bagatelle, the Kenton Theatre and spotted the Leander Club.
We couldn’t understand why New Street was called New Street, as it had some very old buildings in but a lady told us that it was one of the first streets in Henley to be built. A passer by also stopped us to ask what school we were from as she was very impressed by how well behaved we were.
On Monday we will be going on a boat trip to look at Henley with a view from the river.
In Literacy we wrote poems about Winter for a competition that we are entering. We used adjectives, nouns, verbs and alliteration to describe each sense in Winter.
On Thursday we read Paddington at the Tower and made marmalade sandwiches just like Mrs Brown and Paddington did. We then wrote our own set of instructions to show how we made them, once again using nouns, verbs, adjectives and suffixes.
In Maths the Year 1s have been adding and subtracting 1 and 2 to and from 2 digit numbers, whilst the Year 2s added and subtracted single numbers to and from 2 digit numbers using number lines and beaded strings. They also made a tally chart of everyone’s favourite fireworks
and then put all their information together onto a bar chart.
Elodie brought in a replica of one of her Grandad’s boats for her Show and Tell, along with a photograph of him dressed as the Queen’s Waterman.
Jasper’s Show and Tell was all about the Leander club.
Homework this weekend is for the children to draw a map of their journey to school, plotting some landmarks or street names along the way. This can be as simple as they wish and can be drawn with help, with the children just labelling or plotting the landmarks.
Show and Tell next week is
Monday – Francesca
Tuesday – Amber
Wednesday – Maisey
Thursday – Jasmine
Friday – Jamie
Have a lovely weekend!