Welcome back to school and a new year of learning. I am so excited to have you in my class this year and make lots of memories together as we develop and grow and learn all things new. It's is going to be a fun filled year with lots of adventures and excitement. I can't wait to start our journey together, I promise it's going to be a fun one!
With love from Miss. Bickerton-Dean
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I am so excited to have your child in my class this year and by working as a team, through home support, good forms of communication and a stimulating and well planned curriculum I believe this will allow the children to flourish, grow and have the most meaningful year whilst having fun, making lasting memories and strengthening their knowledge and developing their skills to be the best that they can be.
Week 25 - WC 9th March 2020
What busy week we have had in Dragonfly Class this week!
This week we celebrated British Science week.... and what fun we had. We kick started the week with an assembly from Super Sonic Sue and we came to school dressed as scientists. Later in the day we had a work shop continuing on from the assembly. Here we explored and investigated the science behind sweets and had lots of fun in doing so.
Later in the week we were lucky enough to have another Science workshop with Steve. Here we focused on animals including humans and linked this with our previous work on the oceans. The children had lots of fun and shared their learning through a short performance sharing key facts and information gained.
Also throughout the week we have been focusing on the work of Thomas Edison, the first person to invent the electric light bulb.
We created a fact file all about him and investigated how to make the light bulb light up by making a complete circuit.
Also this week we celebrated sports relief, in doing so we completed a circuit training carousel in the hall. This wasn't easy but the children showed great motivation and determination.
In Maths this week we have been looking at multiplication using our knowledge of multiples 2, 5 and 10. We used repeated addition and arrays to help us with this.
In English this week we have been writing an alternative to the story of 'Beegu'. To help us we used the VR headsets to explore different settings and then voted on the setting we most wanted to add in our new story. We decided that we were going to change the setting to under the sea. We also decided on the new characters of Bart the shark, Oscar the octopus and Dave the dolphin. After boxing up our story we focused each day on a different element of the story and different skills. This weeks skills were adjectives, verbs and conjunctions. Next week we will publish our alternative stories and I can not wait to read them.
Week 24 - Week commencing 2nd March
This week in English we used all our understanding of the text gained from our book talk week to help us in retelling the story of 'Beegu'.
We focused on a different element of the story each day, the beginning (characters and setting), middle (problem) and ending (resolution).
Each day we had a different focus for our writing, these being use of adjectives, verbs and adverbs and also using a variety of conjunctions (and, but, or).