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Week 3

Week 3

Toast, Reading and Comical Science

What a wonderful week we have all had. This week we introduced snack time after phonics. It provides the children with a few moments to rest after all the hard work in their phonics lesson, to eat their snack (a slice of toast and milk) and take time to socialise with the other children. Then with energy levels raised we are ready to tackle the rest of the morning!

The children have settled into the new reading scheme well. We are really pleased to be offering the children more opportunities to practise their fluency and comprehension skills each week with us. Despite the increase in school reading we would still like to encourage all of the children to read 5 times a week at home. This will really benefit them.

I know the children have enjoyed their science day. This year we dressed as scientists to raise money for comic relief. 

This year's theme was growth. To start the day we read Jasper's Beanstalk and watched a super speedy beanstalk grow. We then explored different seeds in fruit and vegetables. Some of use planted seed outside.

Then we thought about how people grow. We measured everybody in the class and ordered them. We then compared our heights to other things including a hurdle and an emperor penguin!

Then we did lots of fun experiments where we got to look at the equipment and predict what will happen when different substances mix. We had a great time predicting and being like real scientists. Mr Bartle mixed Mentos and coke!

We did some more experiments in the class too!

As always have a wonderful weekend. Lets hope this beautiful sunshine is here to stay!


Mrs Rudkin and the extraordinary RR team!