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This week has been a whirlwind! The children have worked really hard with their learning, using their new knowledge of time to tackle some tricky time challenges in maths. In English, we have continued to study Nelson Mandela alongside the life of Martin Luther King Jr. We are preparing to write our own biography next week. RE has seen the story of 'The Good Samaritan', using Jesus' values - 'Love thy neighbour as you would yourself, and love the Lord your God with all your heart'. We used a conscience alley to decide which path we would choose. The children looked at Christian organisations that help people all over the world. Movement and manoeuvre were used in outdoor PE this week, using our throwing and catching skills. In music we are learning to use the voice as an instrument.  We reviewed our learning of History from last term using a hexagonal book, it's amazing what they can remember. Looking forward to starting our Geography next week in our Explore term.

Week 2

Happy New Year! The children have been incredible this week, I think we all welcomed the Christmas break. So, we kicked off our new term learning about 'the learning pit'. The children were tasked with completing a complicated paper trick, we listened to the words the children used, "This is impossible", "I can't do it", "I'm rubbish at folding". We looked at the words they had spoken and we agreed how negative they were. We now have new phrases to use, "I can't do it yet!", "I will try a different way". The idea is that the children understand if their learning is too easy, they aren't actually learning. A challenge is a good thing and means we are learning new skills. Maths has seen us continue to learn time, using analogue clocks. In English, we have started our new book 'Long Road to Freedom', an autobiography of Nelson Mandela.  We are learning a sequence of gymnastic moves in PE and are looking forward to learning netball skills next week. During RE we have shared experiences of good neighbours, and what a neighbour can do for us. We have also looked at people who inspire us, who have made a real difference to the world. It has been lovely to be back with these amazing children.