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This week...

Another lovely week in Woodside! Everyone is working hard and I have been very impressed with some of the work produced. 


In English we have been reading 'The Colour Monster' by Anna Llenas. It is about a monster who is very confused as it has all it's feelings mixed up. A girl helps it make sense of it's feelings and understand what each feeling is useful for. We have been writing about these feelings and what can make us feel each emotion. Joseph Silke earned writer of the week for his excellent sentences about a variety of feelings - you can read it at the bottom of the page.

We also watched the very start of Disney's 'Inside Out', about the feelings and emotions inside a young girl's head. This helped show us the emotions we were learning about in a different way.


Keep reading those books! Please ensure they read daily. It would be helpful if they could have their books in school each day in order to read with an adult. We will not be signing diaries but will check these have been signed. We will change the books every Wednesday.


In Maths we have been looking at counting and adding numbers to 100, and have started comparing numbers. We have been using lots of practical resources to help us count.


In Topic we have looked at the differences between modern firemen and those trying to put out the fire of London. It was really interesting learning about the different kit they had! In art we painted a colour wheel and learned about primary and secondary colours.


In PE we have been focusing on our running, thinking about pumping our arms to help us run faster. I've been really impressed by how well they have remembered the techniques learned so far!


We also had another terrific computing lesson today! We logged in, mostly independently, before opening Purple Mash and creating an avatar and drawing some pictures. 


Please remember that, as face-to-face communication is limited, the contact your teacher form is at the bottom of the page should you need to use it.


Wishing you all a lovely weekend,


Mr Howell


Next Week...

English - English - We will  be watching a short video clip called 'Something Fishy' and using this as a stimulus to help us learn what an adjective is and how we can use these to make our writing more interesting. 


Maths - We will be comparing and ordering numbers, as well as looking at number patterns.


Science - We will continue our Materials topic by conducting an experiment to check how bendy different objects and materials are.


Topic - Children will continue to find out about 'The Great Fire of London'. In art we will be learning how to lighten the shade of a colour by mixing in white.



Home Learning

Home learning is set every Friday and should be completed by the following Wednesday.


Reading - New reading books will be handed out next week. We will be sending home a video explaining how KS1 works next Friday and that will explain the reading in more detail. For this weekend continue to read stories to your children and ask them questions about what they have heard.


Spellings - We will be testing the children on a Thursday. We missed this week's test due to the confusion after I put up the wrong week to learn.

To avoid falling behind, please learn week 3 this week.

I will cover the missed spellings in early work.


Purple Mash - Children will have come home with their log in details for purple mash. Please log in and complete the activity that has been set as a 2do - this week you need to draw their family. We are wanting the children to get use to using the mouse to draw. It would also be helpful if you could support your child in logging in by themselves to help them in class when using purple mash.



Our class' outdoor PE day is a Thursday - children should come to school on a Thursday in their PE kit. This half term we will be looking at the theme of 'running' and will be outside as much as the weather allows, so children should be dressed warmly enough, including wearing tracksuit bottoms and a sweatshirt. Gloves and a hat are permitted in the winter if needed.




Please take a look at our wellbeing pages for useful links and information:


Useful links to supplementary online resources:

IXL online learning -

BBC Bitesize -

Oak National Academy online learning -


Writer of the Week

Joseph Silke won writer of the week for his lovely sentences about feelings.

Well done Joseph!

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