Orange Class News - 22nd Jan 2016

Date: 7th Feb 2016 @ 7:37pm

This week we have been focusing on nocturnal animals.  We have been sorting information to decide between relevant and irrelevant facts.  We have also been making boats and mixing our own shades of pea-green with which to paint them.  Thank you so much for all of your donations of boxes, tubes and bottles.  The children have been spoilt for choice with resources and have been able to give full reign to their creativity, evidence of which will shortly be on display (once the paint has dried).


Just in case your recycling bins are breathing a huge sigh of relief and thinking their work is done – I should probably forewarn you that we are exploring 3-D shapes next week and will be making guitars in a few weeks time!!  


We have also been coin rubbing with lots of old coins – including crowns, shillings, farthings and old pennies, identifying modern day coins and exploring adding two-digit numbers.


Home Learning

We have really enjoyed sharing nocturnal animal facts this week.  So much so, that we are going to extend this into next week and write our own nocturnal animal non-fiction books. 


Next week in maths we are finding out about 3D shapes.  For your home learning this week I would like you to see what 3-D shapes you can find as everyday objects at home (e.g. a football is a sphere).  Draw and label pictures of your discoveries in your home learning books.

Are your recycling bins hiding any 3D shapes that we could use in class next week?  We would love to recycle for you on to our 3-D shape display (coming soon!)


Barney Bear

Tickets to see our performance of Barney Bear at the Victoria Hall in Hanley on Wednesday 23rd March 2016 at 2pm are now on sale.  Please see the Love Music Trust website for more information and to book your place

We will be having an early lunch at school, before travelling to Victoria Hall.  The performance is due to finish at 3.00pm and we will return to school, arriving at approximately 3.45pm.

I will be receiving more information shortly and will send a separate letter about this visit soon.



Have a lovely weekend and we look forward to seeing you on Monday.  As always, should you have any questions or concerns, please catch us at the end of the day or e-mail.


Mrs. Adams & Mrs. Degg

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