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Weekly Update (Week ending 19.7.19)

In Brackendene this week:

The children watched Upper Key Stage 2 in their dress rehearsal of their end of year production  - they loved it, particularly the great singing.

In English we used ideas from Rudyard Kipling's Just So story - 'How the leopard got his spots' -  to write their own. The stories had a clear beginning , middle and end and some of the children's ideas were: How the gorilla got his strength; How the parrot got his coloured feather: How the polar bear got his white fur.

In Maths both year groups have been looking at the bank notes we use.

In topic the children learnt about Grace Darling as well as creating information leaflets about keeping safe in the sun. The children have also painted the clay tiles of a seaside scene they had designed.


Next week in Brackendene


We will be writing a poem based on the seaside as well as writing a postcard from the seaside.


In maths year 1 will be working with numbers up to 100 - grouping in tens and ones before totalling them. Year 2 will be adding the total of different combinations of coins.



We will review our topic - discussing what we have learnt about the seaside and what aspects they enjoyed.



What would you see at the seaside?


Home Learning - these have been returned to the children - it has been lovely to see all of the effort put into this work!


The children have their Bug Club logins. Go to and log in using your child's details. Books and activities have been allocated to each child, so give it a go.


Carry on with Times Table Rockstars.


Library - there will be no library until the new term - please ensure that all books have been returned.


Reading Books - these have been collected in so that the reading scheme can be updated and labelled.



Monday - P.E. kits will be sent home on Monday.


Assembly on Monday - this will be taken by local librarians telling the children about the Summer Reading Challenge. So please visit your local library and encourage your child to take part in this. My mantra is .....'Keep reading!'


Thank You!

A huge thank you for the wonderful gifts from Brackendene - it has been a privilege to work with your children this year and I wish them all the best as they move through MPL and onwards in their learning.


Have a wonderful summer!


Mrs Webster-Smith


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