Newsletter for the week ending Friday 25th March
25 March 2022

A super week at school with so much happening in and around the classes. Please read on to find out…

This Sunday, Mothering Sunday, there will be a special family friendly service at St Mary’s Church, Appledore, at 10.30am. There will be posies of flowers for all ladies, and the children will help to hand out the posies and lead some of the singing. Children and babies of all ages are extremely welcome.

We wish you all a lovely weekend

From Jeremy Cooper and all the children and staff


This week in Turtles and Dolphins we have been learning about the word ‘special’. We have talked about the places that are special to us, objects that are special to us and the people that are special to us. We have been busy making presents and cards for Mothers Day.

Year 1 have had a very exciting week this week! We have started our new book in Literacy which is all about instruction writing. To help us learn about writing instructions, first we helped Miss Gray make a jam sandwich and then wrote the instructions for it. Then later in the week we worked in groups to read and follow instructions to make slime! We took it in turns to mix and add ingredients, then we all got to play with the slime. In Maths we are starting to compare lengths and heights of objects and explored the classroom for items to compare. In our topic lessons we have started creating pictures of the Great Fire of London. We have used tissue paper as the fire background and will be adding the houses next week. We have added a video of the class singing London’s Burning onto Google Classroom so please have a look!

This week Lundy Puffins have written their own biographies about a well-known person. There was some great writing about footballers, the Queen, Neil Armstrong and David Attenborough. In Maths, they have been learning about 2D shapes – naming them and describing them. The ‘Explorers’ topic has continued and this week they have learned about Neil Armstrong. In science, they have continued learning about materials and went on a materials hunt around the school finding different objects made from various materials. They are learning about Easter in RE.

Year 3 explored how Hindus celebrate Diwali by creating some beautiful mehndi and tango  patterns. They then put their dance which  tells the story of two Hindu gods to a piece of classical Indian music. Year 4 revisited the Easter story in preparation for some drama work. The rendition of Supercalfragilisticexpialidocious by year 5 on the recorders is sounding better each week. Year 6 came up with some clever staging for their maths revision song which we will film next week.
This week, Seahunter have been continuing their learning on ‘Money’ in Maths where they have learnt how to add and subtract money.  In English, we have started learning from the text ‘Paddington Goes to Town’. The class have written character profiles, created word walls and practised writing using paragraphs. In Topic, the children have learnt who Amesbury Archer was and why monuments were significant to the Bronze Age. In Science, the children tested how far a car would travel down a ramp on different surfaces to compare how far they travelled – they recorded their findings on a bar chart.

HMS Echo have been exploring the icebox working Victorian children this week through English and History. They have been shocked discover what life was like as a chimney sweep and started to write diaries as Charlie, the character in Roy Apps book, ‘Chimney Charlie’. They are excited to be going to Coldharbour Mill next week where they will experience life as a working child. They did really well in their swimming this week and are looking forward to the final week sheet they will be assessed for badges.

Year 5 have enjoyed reading poems about space and identifying the key features of different poetic styles.  In maths they have completed their work on fractions, with the final assessment on Thursday.  Well done for working so hard on this unit.  In our topic work we have looked at the astronauts and their role in space.  We have been listening to the Planet Suite by Gustav Holst; so far we have compared the music of Mars, Venus, Mercury and Jupiter.  Good luck to the football teams when they play their first game next week.

Year 6 have made good progress with area and perimeter in maths this week. Literacy has worked on more figurative language and seeing how they can change a text before writing their own versions next week. In P4C, they have been considering what makes a perfect friend and the qualities that they look for in someone else but also others look for in them. In Science, they have created leaflets to demonstrate their knowledge about healthy lifestyles and have planned an experiment to look at how exercise affects heart rates

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