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'Fun, Learning, Friendship'

2019-2020

Welcome

Mrs Tesoriere, Mrs Curtis and Mrs Hill would like to welcome you to our class page. We are looking forward to sharing all our fun and learning with you via this page, we will also add any useful information you may need to know. 

 

PE sessions:  Tuesdays and Thursdays

Buddy Time and Golden Time: Fridays

 

Keep an eye out for individual updates on the seesaw app. 

Mellow Yellow Day 

Thank you to all the parents who paid a pound for the children to come to school wearing yellow.  We talked about how we all feel sad from time to time and that it is ok to feel sad.  It is important to think of ways that we can try to make ourselves feel better and to be aware of other people feeling sad.  We thought of different things we can do to help ourselves and also wrote examples of when people have been kind to us to make us feel better and we put them on post-it-notes and we are going to collect them over the next couple of weeks.  Mrs Tesoriere said she felt very happy when Maddison said she was doing good cutting, Ruby said she felt happy when Travis rubbed her back when she was sad, Kaiden said he felt happy when Sonny gave him a high 5 for good colouring.  

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Arts Week and Cake Sale 

Thank you to all the adults that came to view our work in arts week and to buy our cakes from our sale.  We will inform you later as to how we spent the money.  Our art work was based on the movement of and in water; paying particular interest to the artist Tiffany Bud.

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Our morning with Angali

We started our session with Angali by talking a little bit about India.  She told us all about the different animals you can find there and about how cheeky the monkeys are now.  She explained that they break into houses and steal things but it is only because their homes have been destroyed.  She then  taught us how to represent different animals using hand gestures.  She showed us camel, deer. crab, fish, lion, snake and elephant.  Can you guess which ones we are showing?​​​​​​

 

 

 

Angali then told us about traditional Indian clothing.  We looked at how long a short sari is and she demonstrated how to wear one, a school uniform sari an she also showed us some traditional clothes including turbans. 

  

Indian dancing was the next thing Angali demonstrated to us, we had to clap out a rhythm with sticks: 1, 2, 1, 2, 1, 2, 3 .  When we were confident with the rhythm Angali showed us how to add movement.
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finally, we got to experience block printing.  It is not as easy as it sounds!  You have to make sure you dip the block into paint each time and them press the stamp down carefully and in a straight line.   
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Traditional Indian Dancing 

As part of arts week, we have welcomed a very talented dancer all the way from India.  She performs lots of different types of dancing including story telling, traditional folk dancing and Bollywood dancing.  We are working with her in groups and hopefully we will be able to share the results with you in our displays on Friday.  

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Vicar Clarissa

The vicar of our local church in Coleford is Clarissa.  She came into class today to introduce herself and explain to us about her job.  She explained that she performs Christenings, weddings and funerals.  She also explained that she holds services in churches.  She invited us to ask her questions; we thought of some very sensible questions and were able to find out that she lives in the vicarage, she has two cats called Jack and Jill and she became a vicar because she had the calling.  We are now looking forward to joining her for our first worship with her on Wednesday.  

 

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Welcome Wednesday 

Thank you to all the adults who joined us for a phonic session, to meet the PTA and to meet the buddies.  Mrs Tesoriere greatly appreciated the support with the phonics and the PTA were delighted to see so many people willing to sign up to supply cakes and help out on the stall.  The buddies had a great time playing the phonic games together and meeting the owl parents.  Thank you all again for making it such a positive experience.  

If you were unable to make it today please let me (Mrs Tesoriere) know and we can try to arrange an alternative time to discuss the phonics. 

Buddy Fun

We have already made great friendships with our buddies.  They have helped us  to learn the Wake and Shake routine to Boogie Wonderland.  

 

We have had great fun playing and getting to know each other.

 

 

 

We have also shared playtimes together ...

 

   

 

   

For the next two weeks, the buddies will be eating their lunches together.  It is a great chance to have a chat together and our buddies are there to help us if we need it

 

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