The Grange Community Infant School

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We have had a great start to the second half of the Autumn Term. It was lovely to hear all about what the children got up to over half term in their writing when they returned. In English we have used the recent events of Bonfire Night and Remembrance Day as our starting points. We ordered pictures of The Gunpowder Plot and retold the story before moving on to learn about onomatopoeia and using it to describe fireworks exploding. We used the CBeebies Poppies video to introduce the discussion about Remembrance Day. The children wrote setting descriptions of two very different parts of the video. The vocabulary they came up with was excellent and they produced some detailed setting descriptions.


In maths we have recapped Year One learning on money. We have discussed the value of the coins and notes, added coins and notes and then found different ways to make the same amount. We will be continuing to work with money next week. Any practise of counting in 2s, 5s, 10s at home will support this learning, as will adding coins and notes.


In RE we have begun to look at churches; their purpose and features. In history we will be learning about the First World War, we have started by looking at communication during that time and have written a telegram to our friend. In D & T we have been learning to thread a needle, tie a knot and begin to produce a running stitch. In RHE we have discussed peer pressure; what it is, how to resist it and how to help others when they are feeling pressured.



Please do not hesitate to talk to us if you have any concerns or queries regarding your child, the best time to do this is at the end of the school day.



Thank you,


Mrs Oldale     Miss Moses      Mrs Ellis      Mrs Bond

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