New guided reading books in Year 3

Today, Year 3 finally got to unwrap their new guided reading books. After making predictions using snippets from the text they were shocked to discover most of their predictions were far away from the plot described on the blurb!

They then settled down to a few moments of reading to discover some more clues in the first few pages.

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Busy morning in KS1

This morning I walked around school with a camera. In just ten minutes, in KS1, I joined in a gymnastics lesson with Year 2 and our new PE coach Ms Webb, read with Year 1 in their phonics session before moving on to maths where they were comparing amounts using the language of fewer.

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Year 1 – water colours

Within literacy, the children have been rewriting their favourite story, the robot and the bluebird. Today they created their own little bird who brings the robots heart back to life. The focus of today’s learning was the use of water colours and how to create delicate strokes like feathers.

The children reviewed their paintings as a whole class and identified that too much water causes the colours to run. For the second paintings the children decided to use less water and focus on the shapes they can make with the paintbrush.

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Local schools collaborating – developing leadership

Tonight, colleagues from school joined others from local primary and secondary schools. They continued developing their action plan and collaborated with colleagues to refine their ideas. Ms Stickley and Ms Bone are leading projects across school aimed at enhancing the quality of experiences for children and developing the practice of others. Speak to them to find out more.

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