Greys 16th September

Greys class have had another busy week.

We have been looking at number bonds in Maths. The Year 2s are pretty confident with their number bonds to 20 and had to think of different ways to make 10 and then 20 using 3, 4 or 5 numbers and this certainly kept them so quiet, you could almost hear their brains ticking.

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The Year 1s have been working on their number bonds to 5 and 10 and have used dominoes, soft toys and cubes to help them count. Some of them then added 1,2,3,4, and 5 to 5 and 15. Others were beginning to bridge 10 by adding numbers higher than 5 to 5.

In Literacy we have been  reading an ebook called Don’t read this book! which has caused rather a lot of amusement. It tells the story of a rather  bossy king who employs a story writer to write his own traditional tale. The children thought of adjectives to describe the king, questions to ask the characters and role played the story of The Princess and the Pea.

In Art they carefully drew their self portraits in stages


and then mixed paints to create skin coloured tones.


They took great care to paint the fine details of their faces, all ready for a new display.

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On Thursday morning we searched for different wild plants on the Common before it got too hot later that day. We found all sorts; daisies, dandelions, clover, thistles and many more. We made a tally of each variety on our lists and then added them together before deciding on which was the most popular plant we found.

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Homework this weekend is to choose one wild plant and draw, paint or print a picture of it. This can be labelled or they can write some information about it. It needs to be on A4 paper as they will be used to collate a class book of wild plants for us all to share.

Show and Tell next week is still topic related (Plants, trees or birds)

Monday – Noah

Tuesday – Immy Croft

Wednesday – Nancy

Thursday – Jonathan

Friday – Clara

Have a lovely weekend!