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W/C 7th September

This week was 'Values Week', with a whole school focus on the life of St Paul. This celebration of our school values began with a collective worship led by Katy Traynar from St Paul's Church, which is available to view by clicking the link below.   In KS1, we thought about how St Paul was brave and kind; discussing the different ways he showed these values and how we might display those values ourselves.  In particular, 2C agreed that showing kindness in all that we do would make for a happy classroom and school community.  They wrote about what they might do to show kindness in the year ahead and also thought about times when they had to be brave.  

 

As well as a whole school approach to Values Week, we have chosen this approach in our English lessons too.  Through the use of the book Here We Are by Oliver Jeffers, we have been promoting the ideas of belonging and community across our classrooms as staff and children all come together in one place for the 1st time since March.  Much of the work has a strong focus on values that align with our own school values and how we need to take care of each other, our communities and our planet.  2C particularly enjoyed creating their own poetry based on the Louis Armstrong song "What a Wonderful World".  They really enjoyed watching 2 clips - you can click on the links below to enjoy them again at home.

In Maths, we have tried to be as active as possible using our outside spaces.  We have been creating a human number line; listening to clues, seeing who was holding the answer and where they should stand on the 0 - 100 line.  We have recapped odd and even numbers by working together in the playground.  We've even been rolling our giant dice and answering quick fire questions such as 10 more, 1 more, 1 less, is it odd? is it even? double it, half it, what's the number bond to 10 or 20 etc depending on the number it landed on. We've been exploring our number squares to look at numbers up to 100 and working on place value.    
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