What a busy week we have had! We have been on our first trip, we have raised awareness of anti-bullying by wearing odd socks and ended the week raising money for Children in Need.


We have continued to write our non-chronoglogical report on Tawny Owls. We focused on using verbs to explain how their diet and used verbs, adjectives and nouns to describe their habitat. All of the children worked extremely hard during their independent write and we are really proud of them! 


This week we have been focusing on subtraction. We began by recapping our prior knowledge from reccption by taking away practically from signle digit numbers. We then moved onto finding a part using part whole models. The children used counting on, number lines and mental recall to support them with his.


For our science lesson this week, we took a trip to Peak Wildlife. The children learnt lots about the animals diet, habititat and structure. They had an amazing time and came away more knowledgeable. They represented Waterside beautifully and we could not have been any prouder of them. The children loved seeing all the animals but in particular feeding the wallabies, walking through the lemurs and stroking the giant rabbits.


We learnt about the human features of Stoke - on - Trent. We sorted physical and human features to ensure we had a secure understanding between the two. The children amazed us with this! We then moved onto idenfiying human features including, canals, houses, bottles kilns and bridges. 

To help raise money for Children in Need we came to school wearing yellow or something spotty. We all brought a donation of £1 that will be donated to the charity. We held an assembly to raise awareness and also read the story 'Pudsey's great fundraiser'. We spend some time making our own Pudsey masks and colouring by numbers.

Your child has taken a letter home today (Friday 18th November) to inform you of our KS1 Production and the part that they will play. It tells you what costume will need to be provided. Please ensire this is labelled and in a clearly labelled back and sent into school by Wednesday 7th December. 

Have a wonderful weekend!