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Lionfish February Update!

 

It has been a brilliant term with lots of exciting learning and engaging activities. I would like to take the opportunity to congratulate all the children in Lionfish for their curiosity, ambition to always do the best they can and their resilience to never give up. They are making great progress!

 

Lionfish have enjoyed their gymnastics lessons in PE. Working on small apparatus, they have developed movement patterns and individual routines including large body part balances, various power jumps, explored taking weights on hands and recognised what it means to be flexible.

 

Storytelling Week was fantastic! A big thank you to Marling Cross library for welcoming pupils warmly and allowing the use of the library. Parent readers also made the week memorable so thank you to our pleasant parent readers!

 

Lionfish have learnt other religions and their places of worship in RE. You could visit some places of worship over the half term to enhance your child’s learning.

 

Enjoy the break, rest, play, read books for pleasure and I hope to see you all back again in Term 4. You deserve the break!

 

Kind regards,

Miss Asiedu

Lionfish January Update!

 

Term 3 looks promising! Children, since returning, continue to demonstrate resilience and ambition to achieve. Lionfish have maintained good relationships with their peers, worked collaboratively to explore their learning and they have completed some fantastic pieces of work.

 

Pupils have begun exploring with materials in Science. In teams, they are beginning to think deeper to investigate objects and materials. In the weeks ahead, we will compare and test different materials. Please continue to explore materials with your child to enhance their understanding.

 

In Maths, we have come to the end of our addition and subtraction unit. Please watch the videos attached to see some examples of explanations by children.

 

Lionfish are excited by our new book ‘Coming Home’ by Michael Morpurgo. They have embraced a new writing style and so far, have produced fantastic pieces of writing. In the coming weeks, we will discuss unfamiliar vocabulary from the book, make predictions, write poems, delve deep into the Robin’s character and impersonated it. How exciting!

 

Art has been equally interesting this term. We are learning all about self-portraits and looking closely at portraits of different artists. We will understand the message they convey and the different techniques used to represent them.

 

We look forward to lots more exciting learning in the weeks to come. I am proud of all the efforts of pupils in Lionfish. Well done to each and every one of them!

 

Miss Asiedu

Lionfish December Update!

 

We cannot believe we are coming to the end of the Autumn Term. Lionfish continue to work hard and have been consistent with their learning.

 

In English, we are coming to the end of our unit for the term and so far, children have produced some praise-worthy pieces of writing about George’s Marvellous Medicine.

 

In our topic discussions, we have been exploring different celebrations shared during this time of the year. We also remembered, discussed and respected the significance of ‘Pudsey Day’. 

 

On 4th December 2023, we were fortunate to have a special visit from a parent firefighter and the Kent Fire Service. The visit linked in beautifully with the Great Fire of London, which we are currently learning about, and the making of fire trucks in Design and Technology. A massive thank you to our parent firefighter and the Kent Fire Service.

 

Lionfish has been working efficiently and diligently with Pufferfish to prepare for our Christmas production. A huge well done to all the children for learning their lines for the performance and for a fantastic demonstration of their acting skills!

 

From the team in Lionfish, we wish everyone a very Merry Christmas and a prosperous New Year. We encourage you all to enjoy the break, have a good rest and share in the joy that the season brings. See you all again in January.

 

Best wishes,

Miss Asiedu

Lionfish November Update!

 

I am happy to see all the children after the half term. Welcome back! Lionfish, since returning from our half term, have been ready to dive right into our routines again. Already, children have shown their ambition and resilience to learn. I am proud of them.

 

 In English, we are reading a new book, George’s Marvellous Medicine and children are excited! So far, we have worked on areas such as character description, vocabulary development and grammar. We will soon be making our very own ‘perfectly perilous potions’ and writing instructions for them.

 

In Maths, we are learning to add and subtract 1-digit and 2-digit numbers. Please enhance your child’s knowledge of partitioning and number bonds to 10 and 20. This is key when addition and subtracting. For example; 16 + 7 will be worked out as 16 + 4 (to make 20) and then + 3 to equal 23. When subtracting 35 – 8, we will work this out as 35 – 5 (partitioning the 8) to equal 30 and then -3 to equal 27.

 

In the foundation subjects, we are learning to explore, observe and ask questions using ‘Explorify’ in Science. In Art, Lionfish have enjoyed creating fantastic firework pieces. Soon in Design and Technology, children will be learning about fire engines, explore the different parts of a fire engine and design what theirs will look like. We will then make our very own fire trucks in the coming weeks.

 

We hope to have a terrifically triumphant time in the coming weeks.

 

Best wishes,

Miss Asiedu

Lionfish October Update!

 

It has been a good term! Children in Lionfish have been curious in finding out about living things and how they are suited to their habitats, how animals obtain their food from plants and other animals in what is called a food chain. Lionfish class has been ambitious with their learning and produced brilliant pieces of work. They have shown resilience in adapting to the change from Year 1 to Year 2 and have embraced new routines and learning challenges. I am super proud of them. It is lovely to see how children respond to their peers’ feelings during play and how they treat each other equally. Who can forget how safely children worked with their parents during the autumn workshop and during our first ever colour run’.

 

Please find below pictures of some key learning this term. A huge well done to all the children in Lionfish and I hope they have a relaxing half term.

 

Kind regards,

Miss Asiedu

September Update!

 

Lionfish have been engaging with school well since starting Year 2. One can hardly tell they were in Year 1 last term. Even though Year 2 is somewhat different to Year 1 in terms of lesson structures, expectations and routines, pupils have shown such resilience and have settled in beautifully. I am super proud of all of them. They have embraced their new class and have worked collaboratively in all areas of school life.

 

 In Maths, we are currently learning about place value; how to recognise and show tens and ones in numbers to 100. We are using different resources like base ten, counting sticks and numicon. We have been making and partitioning numbers to 100 in different ways. Please seize homework opportunities to enhance your child’s learning.

 

We have been equally busy with English for the past few weeks. Our focus has been enhancing our phonics knowledge and developing our vocabulary. We have been writing magical wishes, exploring poems like Kennings and finding out lots of information about our class fish. Lionfish enjoyed performing their Kennings and I must say that we have some great actors!

 

Science lessons have been nothing short of exciting learning about living things and their habitats!

I am super proud of how far children have come in such a short space of time. I look forward to more amazing learning in the coming weeks.

 

Gentle reminders:

  • Reading books are changed every Thursday and homework on a Friday. Please read regularly with your child to help build their confidence. Remember to also sign reading records once you have read with your child to count towards a raffle ticket.
  • Please log on to Spelling Shed to find a red notification. Click on the notification to access your child’s spelling for the week. To further embed spelling skills, please write them down or use them in sentences.
  • PE is every Thursday. Kindly ensure your child is in the correct kit on the day (black bottoms, red or white polo shirt with no hoodies please).

 

Thank you for your continued support.

Best wishes,

Miss Asiedu

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