This week in Rainbow class we have been learning about Remembrance Day. 

We read some information about how we wear poppies to remember all the people who have fought in and lost their lives in various wars since World War One. We also talked about how buying poppies and other items helps to raise money for current and ex-servicemen and thought about how important it is to help people less fortunate than ourselves. After a class discussion, we made sun catcher poppies and a banner for our Remembrance Day assembly this morning. 

In mathematics we have been learning how to add and subtract multiples and near multiples of 10 to numbers using a 100 square. After a lot of practice this week the children are now experts! 

In RE we have been looking at (dare I say it...) Christmas and how Christians celebrate Christmas. We talked about some symbols of Christmas including a fir tree, baubles, a star, candle and holly. We then thought about something that is special to us and drew this in a bauble before decorating it. 

We have continued to learn about orang-utans in English this week, alongside researching and writing about our pet of choice. Next week we will be beginning to plan and write our own information booklet, including many of the features of an information text we have seen in books this week. 

In PE we have started a new dance unit which focuses on retelling the story of the Gunpowder Plot through expressive dance. On Tuesday we acted out the plotting and digging of the tunnel from Guy Fawkes and his friends in order to reach the Houses of Parliament. 

Today we have been on a material hunt around school during our Science lesson. We managed to find many materials inside and outside, including wood, plastic, rubber and glass.

Next Friday is Children in Need. The children are invited to wear something yellow for a donation of 50p. There will also be activities during the school day and parents are invited to join us in the hall at 2pm on Friday for a cake sale. Please send in any money should you wish your child to partake in these activities.