Week ending 8th December 2017

What a busy week we have had!
In Maths this week we have been continuing to explore measurements, focusing on time.
We have learnt that a clock face has hands for the hours, minutes and seconds, there is 24 hours in a day and 60 minutes in one hour. We have used our understanding of counting in 5's to help us count around the clock.We have been able to identify and draw times on the hour and half past the hour-some of us were able to read the clock at the church on Wednesday when we arrived and left.
On Wednesday, we had Reverend Helen in from St Columb Major church to talk to us about the Christians Christingle service and traditions.We had our own orange to decorate with red ribbon, sweets and a light to participate at the church, with winter themed songs- it was great to see so many family members join us.
In Literacy this week we have started a theme of 'Winter' for our writing. We have learnt about adjectives and how they can help give our writing the WOW! factor. We have used adjectives verbally, based on what we can see, we have improved each others sentences and have even tried linked our ideas with the conjunction 'and' in our writing. We will continue this next week in preparation of writing a descriptive paragraph all about Winter.
To link with the winter theme and the cold weather this week, we made our own snow! In science, we have been investigating the properties of different materials, how they can change under a force and how water can affect some of them. On  Thursday, we used an absorbent powder and water to make snow which was cold, damp and soft. It expanded and became thicker once the water had been soaked up by the powder.
During the whole school celebration assembly, we celebrated Tilly's huge achievement of swimming 1000 metres last weekend! She originally intended to complete 500 metres but showed real perseverance, determination and courage by setting herself a challenge to complete 1000 metres- she succeeded with flying colours!!As if that wasn't enough, she then went on to complete a Santa fun run for charity.
Incredible effort Tilly- we are very proud of you!