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A huge welcome back from the Half Term. We hope you had a lovely break and are looking forward to yet another busy and exciting half term. If you have any queries or concerns regarding your child please don't hesitate to contact me.
Our Spring 2 Class Newsletter

Framlingham Castle

Although the weather was against us, we have all had a super time at Framlingham castle! The children got to walk around the curtain wall and the moat to explore and identify the main features of a castle, that we have been looking at during lesson time. Such as, the arrow slits, crenels and merlons, the portcullis, the drawbridge and more.

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Bug Club

To support your child's grammar and spelling development at home Grove Primary has signed up to Active Learn this academic year. Each child has had an individual account created, and certain games and activities have been allocated to them to help build on their understanding in grammar or spelling. Most of the games are tablet friendly and work best in chrome rather than internet explorer. If you have any problems or queries please don't hesitate to see me.

 

The website is https://www.activelearnprimary.co.uk

The uername is your child's first initial and last name (e.g. zbuckler) 

Their password is pass.

The school code is jcsp 

 

This website will really help build on your child's spelling, comprehension and grammar - areas they will be assessed on later in the academic year. Please try and encourage your child to use this resource as often as they can. The games and activities on there will regularly be changed according to the needs of your child.

 

Cooking

Today your child has had a lot of fun making shortbread with Cooks on the Move. Your child learnt all about what ingredients go into making shortbread and where those ingredients grow. They all loved getting their hands gooey! Some of the great adjectives used to describe the mixture were:

 

Sloppy - Bailey

Smooth - Grace

Lumpy - Imogen

 

and many more! Hopefully you all got to enjoy your child's biscuits! 

 

OAEducation- Watercycle at the Marina Theatre

 

This half term your child has been practicing the 'The Watercycle Song', which they performed on Friday 16th October to a live orchestra. They all had a lot of fun and they were very excited to listen to all the different instruments playing. They had a special treat when the orchestra played 'Winter' from Vivaldi's Four Seasons. A huge thank you! to all the parents who donated money in the water bottles for the OAEducation orchestra.

 

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The Clock Tower

We have had great fun in literacy this week! We have been using the film 'The Clock Tower' to help us write a recount. You child has taken part in a lot of successful drama thinking about how the character feels. This has really sparked their imagination and they have really gotten into character and written some wonderful sentences, some of which I have written below.

 

Imogen: Upset, the world has stopped all because I left the clock tower. I will go back. Why do I have to spin the clock?

Phoebe: Amazed, the balloons are colourful like a rainbow.

Elinor: Bewildered, why does it always happen to me?

Megan: Happy, I hopped off the cog and went to the fragile, delicate window and saw bright, colourful balloons floating through the deep, blue sky.

 

Declan and Alex were really excited to share the video with their parents, so I have put the video on the webpage. I have included another video which the children enjoyed called Rock, Paper and Scissors - be warned this one is slightly scary!

 

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Cosmic Spellers

Friday 25th September: Well done to all our cosmic spellers who got 10/10 this week! Amy-Leigh, Honor, Sophie A, Declan, Alexander and Leo.

Friday 18th September: Well done to all our cosmic spellers who got 10/10 this week! Leo, Declan, Megan, Honor, Maisie, Elinor and Sophie A.

 

Friday 11th September: Well done to all our cosmic spellers who got 10/10 this week! Honor, Alex, Alfie, Ruby, Maisie, Declan, Elinor, Matthew, Amy-Leigh, Alexander, Phoebe and Imogen. Keep up the good work!

Big Maths Champions

Friday 2nd October: Well done to Imogen for getting 10/10 on your CLIC test this week! Keep up the good work!

 

Friday 25th September: Well done to Elinor, Honor, Megan and Matthew for getting 10/10 on their CLIC test this week!

 

Friday 18th September: Well done to Honor and Imogen for getting 10/10 on their CLIC test this week!

 

Friday 11th September: Well done to Phoebe for getting 10/10 on her CLIC test this week!

 

Friday 4th September: Fantastic work Megan, Leo, Alexis and Phoebe for getting 10/10 on your CLIC test this week! Keep up the good work!

Star of the Week

Friday 2nd October: Well done to Bailey-Cruz for having pride in his work all week.

Friday 25th September: Well done to Ruby for having high aspirations with her work.

Friday 18th September: Well done to Megan for having pride in her work across all subjects.

Friday 11th September: Well done to Imogen for showing such a great attitude to her learning across all subjects.

Friday 4th September: Well done to Hayden for showing independence in his maths lessons.

Wonderful Work

Friday 2nd October: Well done Sophie A for writing some fabulous simile sentences for your poem competition.

Friday 25th September: Well done to Alexis for showing independence in her maths work.

Friday 18th September:  Well done to Alex for having high aspirations in his writing.

Friday 11th September: Well done to Matthew for showing pride in his handwriting.

Friday 4th September: Well done to Bailey-Cruz for showing pride and high aspirations in his maths work.

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