Our Return to School! - Autumn 2020 in the Meadow Class
Writing this at half-term, the Meadow Class children are fully settled in and enjoying a well-earned rest after a busy few weeks. The first two weeks were all about getting used to the routines again (staff too!) and finding out what the children had remembered after such a long time away from the classroom. During this time, they wrote some fantastic dragon poetry, trying out similes, personification and expanded noun phrases (most of us had forgotten what all these were!)
In Week 3, our learning really started! History this term is the rather blood-thirsty Anglo-Saxons – we found out that they came from Northern Europe, following on the heels of the Romans and that they created Kingdoms across many parts of Britain. Their punishments, in particular, proved of interest, with stoning, whipping and trials by ordeal being the order of the day.
Two new “supply teachers”, Miss Grim and Mr Cake, heralded the start of our Character Description writing, which culminated in some fabulous and imaginative final pieces of writing last week. All children have made great progress during the term.
A super display of fossils appeared in the classroom, to which many children contributed – we all learnt lots about how fossils are formed, learnt about the work of palaeontologists (also how to spell it!) and explained the 3 main processes by which rocks are formed. This work continues after half-term.
A regular programme of Collective Worship means that the children can come together to celebrate their work and to hear stories with a message as well as hearing what is happening in the news. We have raised money for the MacMillan Cancer Charity and the local Padley Centre. We are thankful to be able to hold assemblies safely and within Government restrictions (another advantage of our small school).
We look forward to the second half of the term being just as exciting and busy as the first!