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Willow and Cherry class is now called Pine class.


In Pine class last term, we started thinking about the celebration of Diwali. We worked really hard to learn about the traditions of this celebration by learning the story of Rama and Sita. We designed Mehndi patterns and created Rangoli patterns using coloured rice, which featured our own lanterns. We have also started our new topic ‘Space’. We have been learning about the planets in our solar system. This topic has been enabling us take part of in some music therapy activities, listening to classical music about the planets whilst developing our emotional literacy. We continue to work hard using Read Write Inc. in our Literacy sessions. Everyone is impressed with the improvements in our pupils’ reading and writing this term!


The pupils are all doing 'Read, Write, inc. or Fresh Start. This includes phonics, handwriting, reading and writing.


In maths, pupils will be working using 'White Rose' and Abacus resources.


During the autumn term all of our pupils studied a brilliant unit on superheroes, the next unit of work was Richard III to Henry VIII.


During the spring term pupils will be starting with a week's unit on 'Animal Science' (including a trip to Desford's Tropical Birdland). This will lead into three weeks of 'Gory Greek Myths', then Chinese New Year and Science Week.