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Week beginning 08.01.24

Our Learning


Happy New Year! We have had a marvellous start to 2024 in Seals class! It has involved powerful messages, recipes and lots of suspense...


English –

This week, we introduced our new writing unit: A tale of fear. We comprehended our model text, 'The Nightmare Man', by annotating and summarising the text, and analysing the character's mood throughout the story. Our next task was to innovate the model text, making changes by adapting the description used within the story. Our final lesson this week was focused around suspense. We discussed why it is important to build suspense in writing and considered ways in which we can achieve this in our work. The children then wrote their own suspenseful story starts and ends based on a variety of images. So far, the children's writing has blown me away and I am very much looking forward to reading their own tales of fear in a couple of weeks time!


Maths -

We have finished our ratio unit of work this week. It has involved identifying similar shapes, solving ratio and proportion problems and applying our understanding to try and identify the quantity of ingredients needed for different recipes.


Geography - 

As we have moved into the Spring term, our topic lessons are now Geography based. Our country of study is 'Canada' and although we are only a week in, the children already seem engaged and fascinated by this country. So far our learning has involved describing the location of Canada and identifying the provinces of territories of Canada. The children have used a variety of maps and atlases to help them with their learning tasks this week.


Homework –

Children have been given a piece of Maths and English homework this week which relates to the learning we have been doing in school. The tasks have been explained in school, but if you have any questions please do not hesitate to find me. Homework is due on Monday 15th January 2024


Spellings -


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Spellings given out: Monday 8th January 2024

Spelling test: Monday 15th January 2024


Forest School - Wednesday 17th January 2024

We are incredibly fortunate to be given the opportunity to experience a forest school session this half term. Seals' session will take place on Wednesday 17th January 2024. The session will take place on school grounds and will be a whole day experience. Children will need to wear appropriate clothing: waterproofs, long sleeved top, long trousers and sturdy footwear, as we will be outside for most of the day. You may want to encourage your child to bring a hat, scarf and gloves to school on this day too as the weather forecast is looking rather chilly! 


Have a wonderful weekend,


Miss Bailey