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Spring Term 2

Teaching in Palm class this year is Mrs La Vertue and Sadia. PPA will be covered by Dale and Mrs Newsham on a Wednesday afternoon. Mr Nicholls will teach Science on a Thursday afternoon. If you need to speak to Mrs La Vertue please feel free to come anytime before or after school.

Mr Aylett from Brookes university has joined us for an 8 week placement.

Homework is sent home every Wednesday and is due on Monday of each week.

This term our value is Responsilbility.

Our topic this term is Wheat's growing in the Garden?

Our library day is Tuesday

PE is on Monday and Wednesday

This week our spellings are:

my, by, one, once



We had a fantastic afternoon carrying out our Building Challenge.  The children were given the task of making a tower as tall as they could or a bridge; both of which had to stand up on their own.  Our unique building materials were spaghetti and marshmallows.  The children thought carefully about how to make the structures strong and stable and showed great team work too.  We found out that triangles make very strong shapes and that a wider base was stable - just like the Eiffel Tower! A big thank you to the parents who were able to join us!

Brilliant Building

Respect Week

Palm Class started the week with a lovely visit to the reflection space that has been created this week in school as part of Respect Week.  The children were quiet and focused as they thought about things they were thankful for, things they were sorry for and ways they would like to help people who are less fortunate than themselves.

Super Science

This week we carried out a science investigation 'Which paper towel is the best to soak up water?'  We made a predication and carried out the investigation by testing 4 types of kitchen towel.  The children used pipettes to put water on a plate and observed how absorbent each paper towel was.  We talked about the results and decided that Blitz was the best.  It was great fun!

Amazing Art

We had a great time creating winter paintings.  We looked at some winter photos and talked about the shapes and colours we could use.  Then we used brown oil pastels to draw the main features of the scene and added snow with white paint and cotton buds. I'm sure you'll agree they are masterpieces!

Children in Need

Palm Class getting into the spirit of Children in Need by wearing spots or special T- shirts and dressing up as Pudsey.  They absolutely loved it, looked amazing and it was all in aid of a fantastic cause.  The Pudsey Bear cookies at break time also went down extremely well! 

Remember, remember...


In the days following November 5th Palm Class had lots of fun creating their own firework pictures.  We used cotton buds and brightly coloured paint for the fireworks and then added silhouette shapes and figures that we drew and cut out ourselves from black sugar paper.  It was quite a challenge but the finished pictures all look amazing!

Palm Class Term 1

Palm Class had a fantastic first term and are now fully settled and loving their learning!  The progress they are making is fantastic! Our topic All About Me was a great success with the children learning all about their bodies and their senses as well as drawing self portraits and sketches of their peers.  A real highlight has been Mystery Reader!  It has been so lovely to feel the anticipation in the room and the looks of joy as the reader walked in.  We have already had our first Mystery Reader this term; a big thank you to Rose's mum for sharing such a lovely story and to all the readers from last term.


In Unity Week we enjoyed watching and meeting the Maasi Warriors from Kenya and Ruiwen and her mum taught us all about China with the help of some of the other children in the class.

Fabulous Phonics

A big thank you to all of you who attended the fantastic Phonics Workshop last week.  For those of you who were unable to attend or did not receive a handout please find the handouts here.  We are hoping to be able to run this session again in the near future so if you were unable to attend please don't feel that you have missed out. Do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions or would like some further support with Phonics!

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