Delamere's Weekly Blog - 12.1.2024

Date: 12th Jan 2024 @ 4:06pm

What a super week we have all had in Delamere with lots of progress made in lots of different ways. The children have displayed a fantastic attitude to their learning and we are very proud of their efforts.

In English we began our new unit and received an exciting letter from an Owl called Plop. He told us that he was afraid of something and that we will find out more about him by reading his story. We put together a list of noun phrases to describe what Plop looks like and used them to write some fabulous descriptions. I have to say Delamere your handwriting is coming along beautifully and Mrs Snowdon is very impressed - Keep it up!

This week in Maths we have been adding across 10 using number lines and been exploring lots of practical ways to add and subtract across 10 using dienes blocks and counters. We even managed to exchange ten ones for one ten. Great work Delamere!

In History we began to explore our new enquiry question, Did the great fires make things better or worse? We found out that in the 17th century there was a fire in London that destroyed most of the city. We located London on a map of the UK and then looked at a modern day map and a map from the 17th century. We were surprised to see how much London has grown. It is much bigger now than it was in the 17th Century! Next week we will use a variety of sources to find out what London was like in 1666.

As part of our PE we completed our personal best challenge – how many star jumps can we do in one minute? I have to say I was VERY tired at the end of mine! I wonder if we will improve on our scores by the end of the unit.

Our Nursery Rhyme this week is ‘There’s a Hole in the Bottom of the Sea’ and we have really enjoyed trying to remember all of the words and especially like this nursery rhyme because our Shared Reading has been about oceans and sea creatures. We also noticed that there was another contraction in the title, ‘there is’ becomes ‘there’s’. Follow the link below to have a go at home.

Quick reminders

PE days are Monday and Thursday but we advise that you leave PE kits in school for a half term. We are happy to store them at school.

Reading folders need to be brought into school every day and will be checked on a Monday and changed on a Tuesday.

Our big WELL DONE this week goes to Tyler, Elsie and Oscar for topping the Numbots leader board.

We hope that you have a wonderful weekend and look forward to more fun and learning next week.

Team Delamere