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West Denton Primary School

β€˜A Stepping Stone into the Future’

Spring Term B

Spring 2 Week 3

Congratulations to the children who received Achievers Awards this week. Well done to Ruby, Irene, Lucy, Elise and Chloe πŸ‘πŸ˜ŠπŸŒŸ

Many thanks to all of our families who sent in money in aid of Comic Relief on Friday. We raised £300 across the school! The children looked fantastic in their outfits smiley

In Maths this week, we have begun to look at measuring height and length. We have compared items to see which are shorter and longer/taller. 

In English we have begun looking at a new story, The Smeds and The Smoos by Julia Donaldson. We thought about and wrote some questions of things we would like to know about the story and its characters. Here is a link to the story:

Spring 2 Week 2

Congratulations go to the children who received this week’s Achievers Awards. Well done to Ralphy, Jay, Ella, Lennox and Millie B πŸ‘πŸ†πŸŒŸ

In History this week, we have been learning about the First World War. We looked at a world map to see the countries involved and found out about the important role played by animals during the war. A pigeon called Cher Ami carried messages that saved many soldiers! He is now in a museum along with the gold medal he received! πŸ¦πŸ… We also learned how life was different in 1916, and that many people found out what was happening in the war from letters sent home or by watching Pathe News reels at the cinema. We even watched a short clip of the famous film star Charlie Chaplin! He reminded us a little of Mr Bean.

We had quite a treat this week when Goldilocks and the Wolf came into school! There was a court case an we had to look at the evidence (including CCTV footage!) to decide if anyone was guilty of a crime...

Goldilocks then visited us in the classroom so we could discuss the case and decide who was in the wrong. We also role played the different characters. What an exciting start to the week! πŸ‘©πŸΌβ€πŸ¦±πŸ»πŸ»πŸ»

Spring 2 Week 1

As always, well done to this week’s Achievers who received a certificate this week. Congratulations to Amal, Jonny, Elise, Freddie and Lily πŸ‘πŸŒŸπŸ†

In Science, we went outside for a Spring walk around school to see if we could spot any signs of Spring. We saw some leaves and shoots growing, as well as some daffodils in bud. We were very excited to spot some birds - 2 gorgeous, squawky magpies! - and their nest in the Bushcraft area where they have made their home! 🌱🌼πŸͺΊ

On Thursday the children dressed up as their favourite story characters for World Book Day! πŸ“š We thought they all looked fantastic! We talked about our favourite stories and authors.

In English, we have begun a new story, Peace at Last by Jill Murphy. We all felt sorry for Mr Bear as he just couldn’t sleep as it was too noisy! We wrote thought bubbles for Mr Bear to show what he was thinking. 

In Maths this week, we have been looking at tens and ones. We have used Dienes equipment to represent tens numbers. We know that one ten is the same as ten ones.