Week 4

Another fun and busy week! In Maths we have been solving problems involving addition and subtraction. The children have been looking for key words that tell them what operation to use.

In Phonics, we learnt the diagraphs ou, ie, ay and ea and our spellings this week were words with the diagraph er.

We had fun preparing our class garden to plant bulbs for our Garden of Hope.

In Science we had a big question. Does the tallest person have the biggest feet? The children decided we should stand in a line from the tallest to the shortest to test this. We found out that the tallest child in Year 1 did have the biggest feet but the second tallest child had smaller feet than some shorter children.

Then we learnt about a scientist called Mae Jemison. The children wrote questions they would ask her.

In Art we looked at the artist Paul Klee. We used some primary colours and mixed paint to make other colours and printed a picture using different shape blocks.

In Religion the children wrote Advent promises on stars and decorated them for our class display. Then each child wrote a prayer for our class Advent calendar to tell God something good that we will try to do every day in Advent. The children also made advent wreaths.

Please can you send in Christmas costumes by Thursday 3rd December.

Wednesday Word https://www.paperturn-view.com/uk/wednesday-word/advent?pid=MTA101634&v=11.2

Home Learning

Phonics sheet sent home in their folder. Please return in their folder by Wednesday 2nd December.

Spellings – words with ir diagraph

Whole School Home Learning Advent 2020 Friday 27th November 2020 – see the Newsletter for examples.

Advent  is the period leading up to Christmas. It starts on the Sunday nearest to 30 November which this year is Sunday 29th November and ends on Christmas Eve. The word ‘advent‘ comes from the Latin word ‘adventus’ meaning ‘coming’ which is a translation of the Greek word ‘parousia’. It is a time of waiting and preparation rather than a joyful celebration like Christmas.

Advent reminds us to remember and prepare for the birth of Jesus.

To help us prepare for Christ’s coming during Advent we invite you to take part in a creative home learning opportunity. 

  1. Make an Advent wreath 

One of our Advent traditions is to pray around an Advent Wreath.

Create an Advent Wreath or Advent Candles from card and paper and display in your home as an Advent focus. Here are some ideas for making a craft display.

  1. Write an Advent prayer to say with your family every day of Advent. Here are some examples to help you.

Blessed are you, O Lord our God, king of the universe.

You sent your Son to be the Light of the world and to spread his light of love to all.

As we light the candles of this wreath

May its growing brightness remind us of the approaching nearness of your Son

So that the day of His coming may find us prepared and filled with joy.

We ask this through Christ our Lord.


Taking part in these activities will help us to prepare and focus for the birth of Jesus at Christmas.

Have a lovely weekend.

Mrs Carey

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