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– and The McGinty Speech and Language Centre

"Let your light shine”, Matthew 5. 16

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Year 1 - Lime Class

We have had more amazing home learning this term! The children shared their work with others this afternoon and really love looking at each other’s books. There were also some fabulous models made from junk which the children confidently shared with the class saying what they had made, what they had used and how they made it. Well done Lime Class ! 🤩🙂

We have had more amazing home learning this term! The children shared their work with others this afternoon and really love looking at each other’s books. There were also some fabulous models made from junk which the children confidently shared with the class saying what they had made, what they had used and how they made it. Well done Lime Class ! 🤩🙂 1
We have had more amazing home learning this term! The children shared their work with others this afternoon and really love looking at each other’s books. There were also some fabulous models made from junk which the children confidently shared with the class saying what they had made, what they had used and how they made it. Well done Lime Class ! 🤩🙂 2
We have had more amazing home learning this term! The children shared their work with others this afternoon and really love looking at each other’s books. There were also some fabulous models made from junk which the children confidently shared with the class saying what they had made, what they had used and how they made it. Well done Lime Class ! 🤩🙂 3
We have had more amazing home learning this term! The children shared their work with others this afternoon and really love looking at each other’s books. There were also some fabulous models made from junk which the children confidently shared with the class saying what they had made, what they had used and how they made it. Well done Lime Class ! 🤩🙂 4
We have had more amazing home learning this term! The children shared their work with others this afternoon and really love looking at each other’s books. There were also some fabulous models made from junk which the children confidently shared with the class saying what they had made, what they had used and how they made it. Well done Lime Class ! 🤩🙂 5
We have had more amazing home learning this term! The children shared their work with others this afternoon and really love looking at each other’s books. There were also some fabulous models made from junk which the children confidently shared with the class saying what they had made, what they had used and how they made it. Well done Lime Class ! 🤩🙂 6
We have had more amazing home learning this term! The children shared their work with others this afternoon and really love looking at each other’s books. There were also some fabulous models made from junk which the children confidently shared with the class saying what they had made, what they had used and how they made it. Well done Lime Class ! 🤩🙂 7
We have had more amazing home learning this term! The children shared their work with others this afternoon and really love looking at each other’s books. There were also some fabulous models made from junk which the children confidently shared with the class saying what they had made, what they had used and how they made it. Well done Lime Class ! 🤩🙂 8
We have had more amazing home learning this term! The children shared their work with others this afternoon and really love looking at each other’s books. There were also some fabulous models made from junk which the children confidently shared with the class saying what they had made, what they had used and how they made it. Well done Lime Class ! 🤩🙂 9
We have had more amazing home learning this term! The children shared their work with others this afternoon and really love looking at each other’s books. There were also some fabulous models made from junk which the children confidently shared with the class saying what they had made, what they had used and how they made it. Well done Lime Class ! 🤩🙂 10
We have had more amazing home learning this term! The children shared their work with others this afternoon and really love looking at each other’s books. There were also some fabulous models made from junk which the children confidently shared with the class saying what they had made, what they had used and how they made it. Well done Lime Class ! 🤩🙂 11
We have had more amazing home learning this term! The children shared their work with others this afternoon and really love looking at each other’s books. There were also some fabulous models made from junk which the children confidently shared with the class saying what they had made, what they had used and how they made it. Well done Lime Class ! 🤩🙂 12
We have had more amazing home learning this term! The children shared their work with others this afternoon and really love looking at each other’s books. There were also some fabulous models made from junk which the children confidently shared with the class saying what they had made, what they had used and how they made it. Well done Lime Class ! 🤩🙂 13

Leo made a guitar out of junk modelling for his home learning. He explained to the class what he had used and how he made it. Great job Leo!

Leo made a guitar out of junk modelling for his home learning. He explained to the class what he had used and how he made it. Great job Leo!  1

Lily brought in a teddy bear and a ‘Magic Roundabout’ book that her Mummy had when she was a little girl. Thank you Lily’s Mummy!

Lily brought in a teddy bear and a ‘Magic Roundabout’ book that her Mummy  had when she was a little girl. Thank you Lily’s Mummy!  1

Sienna brought in her Mummy’s teddy bear from when she was a little girl. We compared it with a new teddy bear. Thank you Sienna’s Mum!

Sienna brought in her Mummy’s teddy bear from when she was a little girl. We compared it with a new teddy bear. Thank you Sienna’s Mum!  1

Nevaeh brought in one of her Mums China dolls so we could compare the difference with a doll made from plastic. Thank you Neveah’s Mum!

Nevaeh brought in one of her Mums China dolls so we could compare the difference with a doll made from plastic. Thank you Neveah’s Mum! 1

We had a fun afternoon looking at toys from the past and comparing them to toys we have today.

On Friday morning we became scientists and carried out some investigations to find out which material would be the best to create an umbrella for Ted. We looked at the properties of 5 different materials and predicted which one we thought would keep Ted dry. We also spoke about how we could make it a fair test - how much water we poured on, how far away from the material we drop the water and how long we leave the water before we looked at the result. We found that paper was not a good material to use but foil would keep Ted dry.

On Friday morning we became scientists and carried out some investigations to find out which material would be the best to create an umbrella for Ted.  We looked at the properties of 5 different materials and predicted which one we thought would keep Ted dry.  We also spoke about how we could make it a fair test - how much water we poured on, how far away from the material we drop the water and how long we leave the water before we looked at the result.  We found that paper was not a good material to use but foil would keep Ted dry.  1
On Friday morning we became scientists and carried out some investigations to find out which material would be the best to create an umbrella for Ted.  We looked at the properties of 5 different materials and predicted which one we thought would keep Ted dry.  We also spoke about how we could make it a fair test - how much water we poured on, how far away from the material we drop the water and how long we leave the water before we looked at the result.  We found that paper was not a good material to use but foil would keep Ted dry.  2
On Friday morning we became scientists and carried out some investigations to find out which material would be the best to create an umbrella for Ted.  We looked at the properties of 5 different materials and predicted which one we thought would keep Ted dry.  We also spoke about how we could make it a fair test - how much water we poured on, how far away from the material we drop the water and how long we leave the water before we looked at the result.  We found that paper was not a good material to use but foil would keep Ted dry.  3
On Friday morning we became scientists and carried out some investigations to find out which material would be the best to create an umbrella for Ted.  We looked at the properties of 5 different materials and predicted which one we thought would keep Ted dry.  We also spoke about how we could make it a fair test - how much water we poured on, how far away from the material we drop the water and how long we leave the water before we looked at the result.  We found that paper was not a good material to use but foil would keep Ted dry.  4
On Friday morning we became scientists and carried out some investigations to find out which material would be the best to create an umbrella for Ted.  We looked at the properties of 5 different materials and predicted which one we thought would keep Ted dry.  We also spoke about how we could make it a fair test - how much water we poured on, how far away from the material we drop the water and how long we leave the water before we looked at the result.  We found that paper was not a good material to use but foil would keep Ted dry.  5
On Friday morning we became scientists and carried out some investigations to find out which material would be the best to create an umbrella for Ted.  We looked at the properties of 5 different materials and predicted which one we thought would keep Ted dry.  We also spoke about how we could make it a fair test - how much water we poured on, how far away from the material we drop the water and how long we leave the water before we looked at the result.  We found that paper was not a good material to use but foil would keep Ted dry.  6
On Friday morning we became scientists and carried out some investigations to find out which material would be the best to create an umbrella for Ted.  We looked at the properties of 5 different materials and predicted which one we thought would keep Ted dry.  We also spoke about how we could make it a fair test - how much water we poured on, how far away from the material we drop the water and how long we leave the water before we looked at the result.  We found that paper was not a good material to use but foil would keep Ted dry.  7

We are really enjoying reading our power of reading book “The Adventures of Egg Box Dragon.” This morning we looked at a picture from the book and in groups of 3 we had a go at creating a ‘freeze frame’ of the scene. We each took on a character; either Dad, Emma or egg box dragon, and copied their facial expressions and body language. When we were tapped on the shoulder, we unfroze and said what the character might me saying, thinking or feeling. We then had a go at writing these ideas in speech bubbles in our English books.

We really enjoyed talking about our favourite toys today and showing each other what they could do. Some had remote controls, some made a noise, some could stretch and some were furry. We also thought about what material our toys were made from. Most of them were made from plastic or metal.

We really enjoyed talking about our favourite toys today and showing each other what they could do. Some had remote controls, some made a noise, some could stretch and some were furry.  We also thought about what material our toys were made from.  Most of them were made from plastic or metal.   1
We really enjoyed talking about our favourite toys today and showing each other what they could do. Some had remote controls, some made a noise, some could stretch and some were furry.  We also thought about what material our toys were made from.  Most of them were made from plastic or metal.   2
We really enjoyed talking about our favourite toys today and showing each other what they could do. Some had remote controls, some made a noise, some could stretch and some were furry.  We also thought about what material our toys were made from.  Most of them were made from plastic or metal.   3
We really enjoyed talking about our favourite toys today and showing each other what they could do. Some had remote controls, some made a noise, some could stretch and some were furry.  We also thought about what material our toys were made from.  Most of them were made from plastic or metal.   4
We really enjoyed talking about our favourite toys today and showing each other what they could do. Some had remote controls, some made a noise, some could stretch and some were furry.  We also thought about what material our toys were made from.  Most of them were made from plastic or metal.   5

This afternoon we took part in a PERFORM drama workshop. We had fun exploring different countries around the world to find the golden starfish for the queens birthday! We ventured through France, Spain and Japan before ending up in the Great Barrier Reef in Australia. We found the golden starfish but an octopus was guarding it! Every time The octopus came we had to freeze like a statue so he didn’t see us! We did such a good job as we managed to get the golden starfish for the queen!

We all enjoyed using our designs to create our own egg box dragons this afternoon!

We all enjoyed using our designs to create our own egg box dragons this afternoon!  1
We all enjoyed using our designs to create our own egg box dragons this afternoon!  2
We all enjoyed using our designs to create our own egg box dragons this afternoon!  3
We all enjoyed using our designs to create our own egg box dragons this afternoon!  4
We all enjoyed using our designs to create our own egg box dragons this afternoon!  5
We all enjoyed using our designs to create our own egg box dragons this afternoon!  6

This morning we had a visit from firefighter Vern who told us ways to keep ourselves safe and what to do if there is a fire. He reminded us of the number we need to call if there is an emergency and what we need to shout if we see a fire - “FIRE! FIRE!” He also taught us some rhymes to help us remember and told us to remind our grown ups to check the fire alarms in our homes once a week!

This morning we had a visit from firefighter Vern who told us ways to keep ourselves safe and what to do if there is a fire.  He reminded us of the number we need to call if there is an emergency and what we need to shout if we see a fire - “FIRE! FIRE!”  He also taught us some rhymes to help us remember and told us to remind our grown ups to check the fire alarms in our homes once a week!  1
This morning we had a visit from firefighter Vern who told us ways to keep ourselves safe and what to do if there is a fire.  He reminded us of the number we need to call if there is an emergency and what we need to shout if we see a fire - “FIRE! FIRE!”  He also taught us some rhymes to help us remember and told us to remind our grown ups to check the fire alarms in our homes once a week!  2
This morning we had a visit from firefighter Vern who told us ways to keep ourselves safe and what to do if there is a fire.  He reminded us of the number we need to call if there is an emergency and what we need to shout if we see a fire - “FIRE! FIRE!”  He also taught us some rhymes to help us remember and told us to remind our grown ups to check the fire alarms in our homes once a week!  3
This morning we had a visit from firefighter Vern who told us ways to keep ourselves safe and what to do if there is a fire.  He reminded us of the number we need to call if there is an emergency and what we need to shout if we see a fire - “FIRE! FIRE!”  He also taught us some rhymes to help us remember and told us to remind our grown ups to check the fire alarms in our homes once a week!  4
This morning we had a visit from firefighter Vern who told us ways to keep ourselves safe and what to do if there is a fire.  He reminded us of the number we need to call if there is an emergency and what we need to shout if we see a fire - “FIRE! FIRE!”  He also taught us some rhymes to help us remember and told us to remind our grown ups to check the fire alarms in our homes once a week!  5
This morning we had a visit from firefighter Vern who told us ways to keep ourselves safe and what to do if there is a fire.  He reminded us of the number we need to call if there is an emergency and what we need to shout if we see a fire - “FIRE! FIRE!”  He also taught us some rhymes to help us remember and told us to remind our grown ups to check the fire alarms in our homes once a week!  6
This morning we had a visit from firefighter Vern who told us ways to keep ourselves safe and what to do if there is a fire.  He reminded us of the number we need to call if there is an emergency and what we need to shout if we see a fire - “FIRE! FIRE!”  He also taught us some rhymes to help us remember and told us to remind our grown ups to check the fire alarms in our homes once a week!  7
This morning we had a visit from firefighter Vern who told us ways to keep ourselves safe and what to do if there is a fire.  He reminded us of the number we need to call if there is an emergency and what we need to shout if we see a fire - “FIRE! FIRE!”  He also taught us some rhymes to help us remember and told us to remind our grown ups to check the fire alarms in our homes once a week!  8

This term in our maths learning we have started to look at subtraction. We have been so impressed with how well the children have been using counters, pictures and ten frames to show their working. They have also become so much more independent in using their power maths books too! Well done Lime Class - keep it up!

This term in our maths learning we have started to look at subtraction.  We have been so impressed with how well the children have been using counters, pictures and ten frames to show their working.  They have also become so much more independent in using their power maths books too! Well done Lime Class - keep it up!  1
This term in our maths learning we have started to look at subtraction.  We have been so impressed with how well the children have been using counters, pictures and ten frames to show their working.  They have also become so much more independent in using their power maths books too! Well done Lime Class - keep it up!  2
This term in our maths learning we have started to look at subtraction.  We have been so impressed with how well the children have been using counters, pictures and ten frames to show their working.  They have also become so much more independent in using their power maths books too! Well done Lime Class - keep it up!  3
This term in our maths learning we have started to look at subtraction.  We have been so impressed with how well the children have been using counters, pictures and ten frames to show their working.  They have also become so much more independent in using their power maths books too! Well done Lime Class - keep it up!  4

Term 3 Newsletter and Home Learning

Happy New Year!

We hope you have had a lovely time over the festive period with your families and loved ones.  We are looking forward to hearing all about it from the children tomorrow!  Please could PE kits come into school with the children tomorrow morning as this term we have our PE lessons on a Monday and Friday afternoon. Thank you! 

Thank you so much for all your generous Christmas gifts. We would like to wish you all a very happy Christmas with your loved ones and we look forward to seeing you in the new year!

Thank you so much for all your generous Christmas gifts.  We would like to wish you all a very happy Christmas with your loved ones and we look forward to seeing you in the new year!  1

We have been so impressed with all the home learning again this term. Here are some of the brilliant nativity scenes that were created and shared. Well done Lime Class!

We have been so impressed with all the home learning again this term.  Here are some of the brilliant nativity scenes that were created and shared. Well done Lime Class!  1
We have been so impressed with all the home learning again this term.  Here are some of the brilliant nativity scenes that were created and shared. Well done Lime Class!  2
We have been so impressed with all the home learning again this term.  Here are some of the brilliant nativity scenes that were created and shared. Well done Lime Class!  3
We have been so impressed with all the home learning again this term.  Here are some of the brilliant nativity scenes that were created and shared. Well done Lime Class!  4
We have been so impressed with all the home learning again this term.  Here are some of the brilliant nativity scenes that were created and shared. Well done Lime Class!  5

This afternoon we started looking at our topic ‘where does food come from?’ We found out where bread comes from and each made our own bread roll. We looked at each of the ingredients - flour, yeast, salt, sugar, oil - and talked about where each one came from. We cooked the rolls at the end of the day and tomorrow the children will be seeing their bread making results and tasting it. Hopefully they will think it tastes delicious!

This afternoon we started looking at our topic ‘where does food come from?’  We found out where bread comes from and each made our own bread roll. We looked at each of the ingredients  - flour, yeast, salt, sugar, oil - and talked about where each one came from.  We cooked the rolls at the end of the day and tomorrow the children will be seeing their bread making results and tasting it. Hopefully they will think it tastes delicious!   1
This afternoon we started looking at our topic ‘where does food come from?’  We found out where bread comes from and each made our own bread roll. We looked at each of the ingredients  - flour, yeast, salt, sugar, oil - and talked about where each one came from.  We cooked the rolls at the end of the day and tomorrow the children will be seeing their bread making results and tasting it. Hopefully they will think it tastes delicious!   2
This afternoon we started looking at our topic ‘where does food come from?’  We found out where bread comes from and each made our own bread roll. We looked at each of the ingredients  - flour, yeast, salt, sugar, oil - and talked about where each one came from.  We cooked the rolls at the end of the day and tomorrow the children will be seeing their bread making results and tasting it. Hopefully they will think it tastes delicious!   3

We have been invited to decorate a tree at St Mary’s Church for their Christmas Tree Festival this weekend. The children thought about what they would like to be when they are older and have created a figure that will hang on the schools Christmas tree. If you are in West Malling for the turning on of the lights at the weekend, do try and visit the church to see the decorations on the tree.

We have been invited to decorate a tree at St Mary’s Church for their Christmas Tree Festival this weekend.  The children thought about what they would like to be when they are older and have created a figure that will hang on the schools Christmas tree.  If you are in West Malling for the turning on of the lights at the weekend, do try and visit the church to see the decorations on the tree.  1

In our story Pattan has a problem - “but how were they going to take all of the creatures with them?” We thought about what Pattan could do to solve his problem and then used the ‘whispering technique’ to share our ideas with others.

In our story Pattan has a problem - “but how were they going to take all of the creatures with them?”  We thought about what Pattan could do to solve his problem and then used the ‘whispering technique’ to share our ideas with others.   1
In our story Pattan has a problem - “but how were they going to take all of the creatures with them?”  We thought about what Pattan could do to solve his problem and then used the ‘whispering technique’ to share our ideas with others.   2
In our story Pattan has a problem - “but how were they going to take all of the creatures with them?”  We thought about what Pattan could do to solve his problem and then used the ‘whispering technique’ to share our ideas with others.   3
In our story Pattan has a problem - “but how were they going to take all of the creatures with them?”  We thought about what Pattan could do to solve his problem and then used the ‘whispering technique’ to share our ideas with others.   4
In our story Pattan has a problem - “but how were they going to take all of the creatures with them?”  We thought about what Pattan could do to solve his problem and then used the ‘whispering technique’ to share our ideas with others.   5
In our story Pattan has a problem - “but how were they going to take all of the creatures with them?”  We thought about what Pattan could do to solve his problem and then used the ‘whispering technique’ to share our ideas with others.   6
In our story Pattan has a problem - “but how were they going to take all of the creatures with them?”  We thought about what Pattan could do to solve his problem and then used the ‘whispering technique’ to share our ideas with others.   7
In our story Pattan has a problem - “but how were they going to take all of the creatures with them?”  We thought about what Pattan could do to solve his problem and then used the ‘whispering technique’ to share our ideas with others.   8

We have created signs/posters for Pattan to put up next to his growing pumpkin. We thought about what we could say to make sure that people look after the pumpkin and treat it correctly.

We have created signs/posters for Pattan to put up next to his growing pumpkin.  We thought about what we could say to make sure that people look after the pumpkin and treat it correctly. 1
We have created signs/posters for Pattan to put up next to his growing pumpkin.  We thought about what we could say to make sure that people look after the pumpkin and treat it correctly. 2
We have created signs/posters for Pattan to put up next to his growing pumpkin.  We thought about what we could say to make sure that people look after the pumpkin and treat it correctly. 3
We have created signs/posters for Pattan to put up next to his growing pumpkin.  We thought about what we could say to make sure that people look after the pumpkin and treat it correctly. 4
We have created signs/posters for Pattan to put up next to his growing pumpkin.  We thought about what we could say to make sure that people look after the pumpkin and treat it correctly. 5
We have created signs/posters for Pattan to put up next to his growing pumpkin.  We thought about what we could say to make sure that people look after the pumpkin and treat it correctly. 6
We have created signs/posters for Pattan to put up next to his growing pumpkin.  We thought about what we could say to make sure that people look after the pumpkin and treat it correctly. 7
We have created signs/posters for Pattan to put up next to his growing pumpkin.  We thought about what we could say to make sure that people look after the pumpkin and treat it correctly. 8
We have created signs/posters for Pattan to put up next to his growing pumpkin.  We thought about what we could say to make sure that people look after the pumpkin and treat it correctly. 9
We have created signs/posters for Pattan to put up next to his growing pumpkin.  We thought about what we could say to make sure that people look after the pumpkin and treat it correctly. 10

We tried something a bit different in our English lesson this morning - the next 2 pages from our ‘power of reading’ text was read to the children without them seeing the illustration. The class were asked to close their eyes and listen to the words. What did they picture when they were listening? The children were then given the chance to use water colours to draw what they were picturing in their mind while they listened to the language. We had some lovely pictures to go with the text. “One day, Pattan found an ailing plant in the valley. It had beautiful yellow flowers. I’ll plant it by my hut and look after it, he thought. The plant liked its new home. Its yellow flowers smiled at the sun. Look! Pattan called one day. A pumpkin has started to grow.”

We tried something a bit different in our English lesson this morning - the next 2 pages from our ‘power of reading’ text was read to the children without them seeing the illustration.  The class were asked to close their eyes and listen to the words.  What did they picture when they were listening? The children were then given the chance to use water colours to draw what they were picturing in their mind while they listened to the language. We had some lovely pictures to go with the text.  “One day, Pattan found an ailing plant in the valley.  It had beautiful yellow flowers.  I’ll plant it by my hut and look after it, he thought.  The plant liked its new home.  Its yellow flowers smiled at the sun.  Look! Pattan called one day. A pumpkin has started to grow.” 1
We tried something a bit different in our English lesson this morning - the next 2 pages from our ‘power of reading’ text was read to the children without them seeing the illustration.  The class were asked to close their eyes and listen to the words.  What did they picture when they were listening? The children were then given the chance to use water colours to draw what they were picturing in their mind while they listened to the language. We had some lovely pictures to go with the text.  “One day, Pattan found an ailing plant in the valley.  It had beautiful yellow flowers.  I’ll plant it by my hut and look after it, he thought.  The plant liked its new home.  Its yellow flowers smiled at the sun.  Look! Pattan called one day. A pumpkin has started to grow.” 2
We tried something a bit different in our English lesson this morning - the next 2 pages from our ‘power of reading’ text was read to the children without them seeing the illustration.  The class were asked to close their eyes and listen to the words.  What did they picture when they were listening? The children were then given the chance to use water colours to draw what they were picturing in their mind while they listened to the language. We had some lovely pictures to go with the text.  “One day, Pattan found an ailing plant in the valley.  It had beautiful yellow flowers.  I’ll plant it by my hut and look after it, he thought.  The plant liked its new home.  Its yellow flowers smiled at the sun.  Look! Pattan called one day. A pumpkin has started to grow.” 3
We tried something a bit different in our English lesson this morning - the next 2 pages from our ‘power of reading’ text was read to the children without them seeing the illustration.  The class were asked to close their eyes and listen to the words.  What did they picture when they were listening? The children were then given the chance to use water colours to draw what they were picturing in their mind while they listened to the language. We had some lovely pictures to go with the text.  “One day, Pattan found an ailing plant in the valley.  It had beautiful yellow flowers.  I’ll plant it by my hut and look after it, he thought.  The plant liked its new home.  Its yellow flowers smiled at the sun.  Look! Pattan called one day. A pumpkin has started to grow.” 4
We tried something a bit different in our English lesson this morning - the next 2 pages from our ‘power of reading’ text was read to the children without them seeing the illustration.  The class were asked to close their eyes and listen to the words.  What did they picture when they were listening? The children were then given the chance to use water colours to draw what they were picturing in their mind while they listened to the language. We had some lovely pictures to go with the text.  “One day, Pattan found an ailing plant in the valley.  It had beautiful yellow flowers.  I’ll plant it by my hut and look after it, he thought.  The plant liked its new home.  Its yellow flowers smiled at the sun.  Look! Pattan called one day. A pumpkin has started to grow.” 5
We tried something a bit different in our English lesson this morning - the next 2 pages from our ‘power of reading’ text was read to the children without them seeing the illustration.  The class were asked to close their eyes and listen to the words.  What did they picture when they were listening? The children were then given the chance to use water colours to draw what they were picturing in their mind while they listened to the language. We had some lovely pictures to go with the text.  “One day, Pattan found an ailing plant in the valley.  It had beautiful yellow flowers.  I’ll plant it by my hut and look after it, he thought.  The plant liked its new home.  Its yellow flowers smiled at the sun.  Look! Pattan called one day. A pumpkin has started to grow.” 6

This afternoon we visited St Mary’s Church and Rev Green spoke to us about the history of the church. We learnt so much information including what the different parts of the church are called, the oldest gravestone in the churchyard, how to ring the church bells, the great storm and fire that destroyed part of the church and a very rare but expensive Malling jug! Thank you so much to Rev Green for taking the time to talk to us and fill us with so much interesting history that we will be able to use in our learning in school.

Maths - 13/11/19 - Number Bonds. Today in maths we used ten frames and two different coloured counters to make number bonds up to 10. We had a go at finding all the different ways we could find for each number then had a go at saying the number sentence for the numbers we had made.

Maths - 13/11/19 - Number Bonds.  Today in maths we used ten frames and two different coloured counters to make number bonds up to 10.  We had a go at finding all the different ways we could find for each number then had a go at saying the number sentence for the numbers we had made. 1
Maths - 13/11/19 - Number Bonds.  Today in maths we used ten frames and two different coloured counters to make number bonds up to 10.  We had a go at finding all the different ways we could find for each number then had a go at saying the number sentence for the numbers we had made. 2
Maths - 13/11/19 - Number Bonds.  Today in maths we used ten frames and two different coloured counters to make number bonds up to 10.  We had a go at finding all the different ways we could find for each number then had a go at saying the number sentence for the numbers we had made. 3
Maths - 13/11/19 - Number Bonds.  Today in maths we used ten frames and two different coloured counters to make number bonds up to 10.  We had a go at finding all the different ways we could find for each number then had a go at saying the number sentence for the numbers we had made. 4
Maths - 13/11/19 - Number Bonds.  Today in maths we used ten frames and two different coloured counters to make number bonds up to 10.  We had a go at finding all the different ways we could find for each number then had a go at saying the number sentence for the numbers we had made. 5
Maths - 13/11/19 - Number Bonds.  Today in maths we used ten frames and two different coloured counters to make number bonds up to 10.  We had a go at finding all the different ways we could find for each number then had a go at saying the number sentence for the numbers we had made. 6
Maths - 13/11/19 - Number Bonds.  Today in maths we used ten frames and two different coloured counters to make number bonds up to 10.  We had a go at finding all the different ways we could find for each number then had a go at saying the number sentence for the numbers we had made. 7
Maths - 13/11/19 - Number Bonds.  Today in maths we used ten frames and two different coloured counters to make number bonds up to 10.  We had a go at finding all the different ways we could find for each number then had a go at saying the number sentence for the numbers we had made. 8
Maths - 13/11/19 - Number Bonds.  Today in maths we used ten frames and two different coloured counters to make number bonds up to 10.  We had a go at finding all the different ways we could find for each number then had a go at saying the number sentence for the numbers we had made. 9
Maths - 13/11/19 - Number Bonds.  Today in maths we used ten frames and two different coloured counters to make number bonds up to 10.  We had a go at finding all the different ways we could find for each number then had a go at saying the number sentence for the numbers we had made. 10
Maths - 13/11/19 - Number Bonds.  Today in maths we used ten frames and two different coloured counters to make number bonds up to 10.  We had a go at finding all the different ways we could find for each number then had a go at saying the number sentence for the numbers we had made. 11

We had a good time visiting Macey’s Meadow and looking at the different types of plants. We collected leaves from cherry, hawthorn and sycamore trees and also saw other plants like holly, cow parsley and ivy. We have brought the leaves back to the class and will sort them into the different trees.

Thursday 7th November 

We are hoping to visit Macey’s Meadow tomorrow to help us with our new science topic of ‘plants.’  We are hoping the weather stays dry and that it won’t be too muddy but will make a decision on the day as to whether we still go ahead with our visit Or postpone it to another day.  You may want to send your child into school with Wellington boots or alternative footwear to change into for our walk.  

 

We have used pumpkin seeds to create a tree in the Autumn. First we painted the seeds and used brown tissue paper to make the tree. Then we stuck the seeds on to show what trees look like during the season of Autumn. Our pictures are now hanging on display in our classroom.

We have used pumpkin seeds to create a tree in the Autumn.  First we painted the seeds and used brown tissue paper to make the tree.  Then we stuck the seeds on to show what trees look like during the season of Autumn.  Our pictures are now hanging on display in our classroom.   1
We have used pumpkin seeds to create a tree in the Autumn.  First we painted the seeds and used brown tissue paper to make the tree.  Then we stuck the seeds on to show what trees look like during the season of Autumn.  Our pictures are now hanging on display in our classroom.   2
We have used pumpkin seeds to create a tree in the Autumn.  First we painted the seeds and used brown tissue paper to make the tree.  Then we stuck the seeds on to show what trees look like during the season of Autumn.  Our pictures are now hanging on display in our classroom.   3
We have used pumpkin seeds to create a tree in the Autumn.  First we painted the seeds and used brown tissue paper to make the tree.  Then we stuck the seeds on to show what trees look like during the season of Autumn.  Our pictures are now hanging on display in our classroom.   4
We have used pumpkin seeds to create a tree in the Autumn.  First we painted the seeds and used brown tissue paper to make the tree.  Then we stuck the seeds on to show what trees look like during the season of Autumn.  Our pictures are now hanging on display in our classroom.   5
We have used pumpkin seeds to create a tree in the Autumn.  First we painted the seeds and used brown tissue paper to make the tree.  Then we stuck the seeds on to show what trees look like during the season of Autumn.  Our pictures are now hanging on display in our classroom.   6

Term 2 Newsletter and Home Learning

This afternoon we went on an Autumn Walk around the school grounds to see what signs of Autumn we could find. We used a checklist to tick off the things that we saw and also added any other signs of Autumn we found.

This afternoon we went on an Autumn Walk around the school grounds to see what signs of Autumn we could find.  We used a checklist to tick off the things that we saw and also added any other signs of Autumn we found. 1 Autumn Walk
This afternoon we went on an Autumn Walk around the school grounds to see what signs of Autumn we could find.  We used a checklist to tick off the things that we saw and also added any other signs of Autumn we found. 2 Autumn Walk
This afternoon we went on an Autumn Walk around the school grounds to see what signs of Autumn we could find.  We used a checklist to tick off the things that we saw and also added any other signs of Autumn we found. 3 Autumn Walk
This afternoon we went on an Autumn Walk around the school grounds to see what signs of Autumn we could find.  We used a checklist to tick off the things that we saw and also added any other signs of Autumn we found. 4 Autumn Walk
This afternoon we went on an Autumn Walk around the school grounds to see what signs of Autumn we could find.  We used a checklist to tick off the things that we saw and also added any other signs of Autumn we found. 5 Autumn Walk
This afternoon we went on an Autumn Walk around the school grounds to see what signs of Autumn we could find.  We used a checklist to tick off the things that we saw and also added any other signs of Autumn we found. 6 Autumn Walk
This afternoon we went on an Autumn Walk around the school grounds to see what signs of Autumn we could find.  We used a checklist to tick off the things that we saw and also added any other signs of Autumn we found. 7 Autumn Walk
This afternoon we went on an Autumn Walk around the school grounds to see what signs of Autumn we could find.  We used a checklist to tick off the things that we saw and also added any other signs of Autumn we found. 8 Autumn Walk
This afternoon we went on an Autumn Walk around the school grounds to see what signs of Autumn we could find.  We used a checklist to tick off the things that we saw and also added any other signs of Autumn we found. 9 Autumn Walk

Welcome back to Term 2!

 

It was lovely to hear all the exciting things the children had been up to during the half term.  They have all come back to school eager to learn! Just a reminder that PE will still be on Wednesdays and Fridays this term so children will need PE kits in school on these days. 

Interviewing the Lonely Beast!

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This week we have become news reporters and interviewed the Lonely Beast just like they did in the story. We thought of questions we could ask him to find out more information and also got into role as the Beast to think of replies. We then presented our own news programme. The children have worked really hard on using expression and getting into a role! We hope you enjoy watching our news broadcasts!

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Well Done Lime Class! They all sang ‘It’s Harvest Time’ beautifully at our Harvest Festival in church this morning!

Well Done Lime Class! They all sang ‘It’s Harvest Time’ beautifully at our Harvest Festival in church this morning!  1

I have been so impressed with the Home Learning that has come in this week! A big THANK YOU and WELL DONE to everyone! The class have shared their books with each other this afternoon and have enjoyed talking about what they did; especially looking at the images of the school and their houses!

I have been so impressed with the Home Learning that has come in this week! A big THANK YOU and WELL DONE to everyone! The class have shared their books with each other this afternoon and have enjoyed talking about what they did; especially looking at the images of the school and their houses!  1
I have been so impressed with the Home Learning that has come in this week! A big THANK YOU and WELL DONE to everyone! The class have shared their books with each other this afternoon and have enjoyed talking about what they did; especially looking at the images of the school and their houses!  2
I have been so impressed with the Home Learning that has come in this week! A big THANK YOU and WELL DONE to everyone! The class have shared their books with each other this afternoon and have enjoyed talking about what they did; especially looking at the images of the school and their houses!  3
I have been so impressed with the Home Learning that has come in this week! A big THANK YOU and WELL DONE to everyone! The class have shared their books with each other this afternoon and have enjoyed talking about what they did; especially looking at the images of the school and their houses!  4
I have been so impressed with the Home Learning that has come in this week! A big THANK YOU and WELL DONE to everyone! The class have shared their books with each other this afternoon and have enjoyed talking about what they did; especially looking at the images of the school and their houses!  5
I have been so impressed with the Home Learning that has come in this week! A big THANK YOU and WELL DONE to everyone! The class have shared their books with each other this afternoon and have enjoyed talking about what they did; especially looking at the images of the school and their houses!  6
I have been so impressed with the Home Learning that has come in this week! A big THANK YOU and WELL DONE to everyone! The class have shared their books with each other this afternoon and have enjoyed talking about what they did; especially looking at the images of the school and their houses!  7
I have been so impressed with the Home Learning that has come in this week! A big THANK YOU and WELL DONE to everyone! The class have shared their books with each other this afternoon and have enjoyed talking about what they did; especially looking at the images of the school and their houses!  8

Home Learning.

Don’t forgot that Home Learning books are due in on Monday! I am looking forward to seeing your work.  

We have used different types of construction to make our own city for the Beast. It was lovely to see the children so engaged and talking about what was in their city.

We have used different types of construction to make our own city for the Beast.  It was lovely to see the children so engaged and talking about what was in their city.   1
We have used different types of construction to make our own city for the Beast.  It was lovely to see the children so engaged and talking about what was in their city.   2
We have used different types of construction to make our own city for the Beast.  It was lovely to see the children so engaged and talking about what was in their city.   3
We have used different types of construction to make our own city for the Beast.  It was lovely to see the children so engaged and talking about what was in their city.   4
We have used different types of construction to make our own city for the Beast.  It was lovely to see the children so engaged and talking about what was in their city.   5

Today we have painted our models of a Beast. We looked carefully at our designs to make sure we used the correct colours. We think the lonely Beast will love his new friends!

Today we have painted our models of a Beast.  We looked carefully at our designs to make sure we used the correct colours.  We think the lonely Beast will love his new friends! 1
Today we have painted our models of a Beast.  We looked carefully at our designs to make sure we used the correct colours.  We think the lonely Beast will love his new friends! 2
Today we have painted our models of a Beast.  We looked carefully at our designs to make sure we used the correct colours.  We think the lonely Beast will love his new friends! 3
Today we have painted our models of a Beast.  We looked carefully at our designs to make sure we used the correct colours.  We think the lonely Beast will love his new friends! 4
Today we have painted our models of a Beast.  We looked carefully at our designs to make sure we used the correct colours.  We think the lonely Beast will love his new friends! 5
Today we have painted our models of a Beast.  We looked carefully at our designs to make sure we used the correct colours.  We think the lonely Beast will love his new friends! 6
Today we have painted our models of a Beast.  We looked carefully at our designs to make sure we used the correct colours.  We think the lonely Beast will love his new friends! 7
Today we have painted our models of a Beast.  We looked carefully at our designs to make sure we used the correct colours.  We think the lonely Beast will love his new friends! 8
Today we have painted our models of a Beast.  We looked carefully at our designs to make sure we used the correct colours.  We think the lonely Beast will love his new friends! 9
Today we have painted our models of a Beast.  We looked carefully at our designs to make sure we used the correct colours.  We think the lonely Beast will love his new friends! 10
Today we have painted our models of a Beast.  We looked carefully at our designs to make sure we used the correct colours.  We think the lonely Beast will love his new friends! 11
Today we have painted our models of a Beast.  We looked carefully at our designs to make sure we used the correct colours.  We think the lonely Beast will love his new friends! 12
Today we have painted our models of a Beast.  We looked carefully at our designs to make sure we used the correct colours.  We think the lonely Beast will love his new friends! 13
Today we have painted our models of a Beast.  We looked carefully at our designs to make sure we used the correct colours.  We think the lonely Beast will love his new friends! 14
Today we have painted our models of a Beast.  We looked carefully at our designs to make sure we used the correct colours.  We think the lonely Beast will love his new friends! 15

Jellyfish poems

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We became poets this week! We used the poem ‘Jellyfish’ by Michael Rosen as inspiration. Firstly we watched some videos of jellyfish and thought about words we could use to describe them, how they move and what they reminded us of. We then used those words to create some phrases eg “ like a balloon at a birthday party.” Working in groups, we arranged our words and phrases to create our own poems. We hope you enjoy listening to them!

Jellyfish poems

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Jellyfish poems

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We finally made it out on our walk this afternoon. We enjoyed looking at the different types of shops we have in West Malling. Can you guess which shop was our favourite?

We finally made it out on our walk this afternoon. We enjoyed looking at the different types of shops we have in West Malling.  Can you guess which shop was our favourite? 1
Due to the weather this afternoon, we did not go on our walk around West Malling. We will now be going on Thursday 3rd October instead.

We have designed our own Beast to be a friend for the lonely Beast from our story. We then had fun using salt dough to create our Beast. We looked carefully at our designs and added detail/materials to the dough. We will be painting our creations later on in the week!

We have designed our own Beast to be a friend for the lonely Beast from our story.  We then had fun using salt dough to create our Beast. We looked carefully at our designs and added detail/materials to the dough. We will be painting our creations later on in the week! 1
We have designed our own Beast to be a friend for the lonely Beast from our story.  We then had fun using salt dough to create our Beast. We looked carefully at our designs and added detail/materials to the dough. We will be painting our creations later on in the week! 2
We have designed our own Beast to be a friend for the lonely Beast from our story.  We then had fun using salt dough to create our Beast. We looked carefully at our designs and added detail/materials to the dough. We will be painting our creations later on in the week! 3
We have designed our own Beast to be a friend for the lonely Beast from our story.  We then had fun using salt dough to create our Beast. We looked carefully at our designs and added detail/materials to the dough. We will be painting our creations later on in the week! 4
We have designed our own Beast to be a friend for the lonely Beast from our story.  We then had fun using salt dough to create our Beast. We looked carefully at our designs and added detail/materials to the dough. We will be painting our creations later on in the week! 5
We have designed our own Beast to be a friend for the lonely Beast from our story.  We then had fun using salt dough to create our Beast. We looked carefully at our designs and added detail/materials to the dough. We will be painting our creations later on in the week! 6
We have designed our own Beast to be a friend for the lonely Beast from our story.  We then had fun using salt dough to create our Beast. We looked carefully at our designs and added detail/materials to the dough. We will be painting our creations later on in the week! 7
We have designed our own Beast to be a friend for the lonely Beast from our story.  We then had fun using salt dough to create our Beast. We looked carefully at our designs and added detail/materials to the dough. We will be painting our creations later on in the week! 8
We have designed our own Beast to be a friend for the lonely Beast from our story.  We then had fun using salt dough to create our Beast. We looked carefully at our designs and added detail/materials to the dough. We will be painting our creations later on in the week! 9
We have designed our own Beast to be a friend for the lonely Beast from our story.  We then had fun using salt dough to create our Beast. We looked carefully at our designs and added detail/materials to the dough. We will be painting our creations later on in the week! 10
We have designed our own Beast to be a friend for the lonely Beast from our story.  We then had fun using salt dough to create our Beast. We looked carefully at our designs and added detail/materials to the dough. We will be painting our creations later on in the week! 11
We have designed our own Beast to be a friend for the lonely Beast from our story.  We then had fun using salt dough to create our Beast. We looked carefully at our designs and added detail/materials to the dough. We will be painting our creations later on in the week! 12
We have designed our own Beast to be a friend for the lonely Beast from our story.  We then had fun using salt dough to create our Beast. We looked carefully at our designs and added detail/materials to the dough. We will be painting our creations later on in the week! 13

We have created our own story maps of ‘The Lonely Beast’ and used them to retell the story.

We look forward to seeing you at our Welcome Afternoon on Wednesday 18th and Thursday 19th September at 2.30.  

 

Our Visit to Macey’s Meadow - 16/09/19

We visited Macey’s Meadow to support our geography and science learning.  We talked about the differences between human and physical features and looked out for some of these. We also looked for signs that the season of Autumn is on the way.  

 

Macey’s Meadow

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Thursday 12th September

Today we have been on a Beast Journey like Beast did in our story.  We went through the forest, crossed a dangerous river, jumped off a giant waterfall and even crept through a dark cave! 

Tuesday 10th September

We had great fun in our English lesson this morning recreating the scene from our book ‘The Lonely Beast.’ The children worked in groups to take on a character from the picture and then freeze frame the scene.  

Recreating the scene

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Term 1 2019 - Newsletter and Home Learning

Welcome to Lime Class 2019-2020

 

The children have all settled into Lime Class so well and are becoming familiar with the new routines and timetable.  PE this term will be on a Wednesday and a Friday.  Please can you make sure that children have their PE kits in school on these days and that any earrings are removed or taped up.  I look forward to meeting some of you at the welcome afternoons next week.  Do come and speak to us if you have any questions.

Mrs Woodhouse

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