This week Skippers have continued to learn about Paddington Bear in English. We have made labels for Paddington and on Friday everyone enjoyed a teddy bear's picnic which we had planned earlier in the week. Year 1 had a go at writing a diary as if they were Paddington. Lots of Marmalade sandwiches were eaten, I think. In maths we have been working on subtraction using resources and playing online games which have been enjoyed by all. We have thought carefully this week about what makes us happy in PSHE and it has been so lovely to see everyone come up with different things that make them feel good. We have continued our Geography we went on a virtual tour around London. It was great to learn about the different landmarks. We are continuing to learn about the human body and today we made posters to display the 5 senses and what body part they are associated with. We've had a great week of home and school learning and continue to be so impressed with how all the children and parents are coping with these strange circumstances.
This week has been great fun for Skippers. We have had our first zoom meets which have been really successful. We have been continuing to learn new digraphs in phonics and have been finding things around school and at home that have the sounds in we have been learning. In Maths we have been focusing on finding the total of two groups while Year 1 have been learning to partition teen numbers. In English we have started learning about Paddington which we are using in Geography as well. We made suitcases for Paddington and thought of new sandwiches he might like to try. We've had a look at the weather forecast and we are not impressed with the weather this coming Saturday. In Science we have been learning about our senses and experimented with using our senses. It's been a great week and as usual we miss the children at home so much but it has been great to see their faces on Zoom and Tapestry.
We are so proud of Skippers who, this week have thrown themselves into online learning. We are so impressed with everyone's efforts at home. It has been so lovely seeing all of the work and everyone's faces. We miss the children terribly, but it has been great to have constant contact. Equally well done to those children still in school. Things have been a bit different in the classroom with so few children in, but we have made the best of it and have had a great week. Listening to the conversations that go on at lunchtime has been a real highlight! We have started or Geography topic this week and enjoyed looking at google Earth. In school we have painted a map of the UK. We have also started our science topic looking at the human body and labelled body parts and discussed what they are for. We have made Christmas thank you cards and have been learning to share numbers into two groups. A great start to a strange half term!