Hayesdown First School

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Owls 2017-18

Welcome to Owls’ Class page

In this new year we have started off with the project Migration and Movement. Focusing in on movement of people through life’s journey and changes around us both from human and natural causes, the children have shown themselves to be thoughtful of those in difficult situations. They have used the simple markers, objects and common understanding to empathise with, and understand a little of the uncertainty of some people’s lives. They have celebrated and shared some of their own heartfelt memories in our “Matchbox diary” work and have been looking at journeys and migration through books such as “Annos Journey”, “My name is not Refugee” and “The King of the Sky”.

We have already walked to our local woods to fill a matchbox with as many items as possible, followed a journey by the flip of a coin in our Penny Hike home challenge, raised money for “Somerset Sight” through our fabulous School Book Swap and have taken our part sharing work in a Whole School Assembly. We have used talk , graphic-organisers, filming and new writing skills for persuasive texts in our learning loop. All these skills have helped us to start planning a Walk to School week.

Moving into 3 digit numbers, place value is becoming  a bit of a buzz word as we identify those digits and what they represent and practise adding to and subtracting from them in ones, tens  and hundreds coming soon. Taking it steady, we are working with a range of apparatus, pictures and learning more sophisticated methods of recording our maths.

Skeletons, bodies, movement and nutrition have all featured in our science this term. our journey literally covering plants to poo and much else in between.

On top of that we have started to speak a little French and have been rewriting our own version of “Chasing Cars” to fit our project.

Wow! Watch us go.