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Week 1

Week 1

The children have come back to school with a spring in their step after a lovely Easter holiday. We have returned to school focusing on our new topic 'The Great Outdoors'. Our new key text is 'Oliver's Vegetables' which the children have thoroughly enjoyed. 

Throughout the week, we have been learning all about vegetables, specifically focusing on the name of different vegetables and whether they grow below or above the ground. We have discovered that potatoes, carrots and parsnips are root vegetables as they grow under the ground, and that cucumber, kale and runner beans are called stem vegetables as they grow above the ground. 

On Friday, we learnt how to make chips and that they actually begin as a potato! The children enjoyed watching the chips being made and especially enjoyed eating them! The children are now experts in how chips are made so why not make home-made chips this weekend? 

Finally, this week we have been thinking about the 'characteristics of effective teaching and learning' - this is how children learn. We have introduced the children to the word perseverance as this is an important skill for the children to learn when involved in particular activities or tasks. The children have really enjoyed accepting the challenge of persevering with their learning throughout the week, as you can see in the photos below. If you'd like to find out more about the different characteristics of effective teaching and learning, please click on the link below. 

Have a lovely weekend. 


Mr Bartle and RB