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We have had a super week in Base 2.

In literacy this week we have been continuing with our work based on Stanley's Stick. We did some drama work on Tuesday that helped us think about how Stanley was feeling and whether he made the right decision to throw his stick into the sea. I was so impressed by how all the children carefully considered the options and put forwards their point of view. We have also been making predictions about what happened to Stanley's stick after he threw it into the sea and planning a piece of writing to describe the journey it takes. We will be writing this next week.

In maths we have been working on addition and subtraction. We have been using lots of different resources to help us visually see how a whole number can be split into two parts and then working on how we can represent this using addition and subtraction number sentences. We have had a specific focus on number bonds to and within 10 for the Y1 children and to and within 20 for the Y2 children. We will continue to play lots of games to practise recalling these number facts as it is really important that they become automatic for the children.

On Wednesday we had some very special visitors in the form of 2 pygmy goats! We had a wonderful morning talking about the goats, finding out facts about them, thinking of questions we could ask, and then trying to control the excitement and use our quietest voices when we actually met them. We have to say a really big thank you to Laura and Charlie's mum for bringing Doug and Dave to meet us. The children have all written a great recount of our experience meeting Doug and Dave and have drawn some lovely pictures to go alongside it.

We have also done some computing this week. Fist we talked about the importance of staying safe on the internet and how we can do this, and then started to investigate how we can use the internet to find things out. We learnt about the search engine google and the importance of selecting key words when researching and then used these new skills to find out some facts about Andy Goldsworthy, the artist who inspired our creations this week. The children have now written up these facts to sit alongside the photographs of their natural artwork.

A little reminder: MyMaths homework should be completed for Monday. I will be setting new tasks on Monday for the next 2 weeks.

I hope you are having a lovely weekend!
Miss Pitchford

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