Welcome to the school year of 2017-18 in Orinoco Class!
Following the long holiday, the children will hopefully feel refreshed and re-energised for the challenges ahead as they return to the classroom. I’m looking forward to working with the Year 4 children for the first time as well as have the opportunity to help the Year 5s move further forward in their learning.
With a different grouping from the one we said farewell to in July, we all have a new journey to set out on, and that is an exciting prospect.
What a busy term we have had! We have really enjoyed our class novel this term: The Lion The Witch and The Wardrobe. During our guided reading sessions, we have been learning to read expressively in front of an audience and look exploring language features used by the author. We are really proud of the powerful words we are collecting to use in our writing.
Read Theory and Doodle maths are both going extremely well and the effort that the children are putting in at home is apparent. Well done Orinoco.
We all enjoyed getting messy creating our Georgia O’Keeffe inspired printing and pastel work and writing our personification poems which looked tremendous on display at the annual Bulb Show. Well done to the Orinoco class winners: Megan, Lexie and Alfie from Year 4 and Riley, Alice and Ella from Year 5 for their handwriting. For the art work, Maisie, Amy and Sid from Year 4 and Jonny, Jon Jon and Luca from Year 5.
Book week was a terrific success. It was great to see so many of the children enjoying Bedtime stories and hot chocolate. Despite the interruption of snowy weather, we managed to enjoy celebrating World Book Day in style. The children all looked fabulous. Additional activities included designing book jackets and book marks.
Finally, Female Friday was a great success. We were able to take our learning outside whilst on a hunt for the letters of the alphabet in the natural environment. We also demonstrated great resilience and problem solving skills in maths, whilst solving the mystery of the missing World Book Day Costume.
Thank you to Orinoco Class for all of their hard work this term.
Mrs Morris and Mrs Candy