4 November – Harvest and Computing

It was so lovely to have the children back this week. We missed them! They have returned full of enthusiasm and energy and have thrown themselves into our final harvest assembly rehearsals. They sounded incredible this morning – we were really proud of them. I hope you enjoyed their song and the whole school ‘numbers’ too. Thank you for all your kind harvest donations – they are much appreciated.

In literacy, the children have been creating multi-clause sentences using coordinating conjunctions such as ‘and’, ‘or’ and ‘but’. They have used our focus text ‘Frog and the Stranger’ as inspiration for their writing and have produced some very effective paragraphs.

In maths, we have begun to explore formal subtraction, exchanging (regrouping) where necessary. The children have shown great resilience as they tackle this new procedure and are slowly growing in confidence.

Online safety and searching has been the subject of our computing lesson this week. The children were given set criteria for online searches within ‘Purple Mash’ and successfully answered key questions based on their searches. They have understood how ‘Purple Mash’ is a safe, child-friendly environment within which to practice online skills and that searching the Internet itself requires adult supervision.

Below are a few photographs of the children hard at work in their computing lesson!

I hope you all have super weekends and enjoy any Bonfire celebrations!
Warmest wishes,
Mrs Hunter