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Welcome to Severn Class!

 

 

Autumn Term 2021

Things to Remember

  • Mrs Kelly  will be in class Monday and Tuesday and Mrs O'Brien will be in Severn Class Wednesday  to  Friday. 

  • Reading books will be checked and changed every Monday. Please encourage  your child to  read  at home three or four times a week and sign the Home School Reading Record Book each time they read.  

  • PE is on a Monday and Thursday. Children will need to come to school on a Monday in their PE kit and bring their school uniform to change into after PE. The PE kit will then stay in school all week. 
  • Children will have spellings to learn which they will bring home every Friday and will be tested on the following Friday. 
  • Please ensure your child has a named water bottle in school every day. 
  • Please remember you can contact us via the class email address which is staffsevern@mountpleasantsbmat.com if you have any queries or questions or anything you would like to share.  

 

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Reading Awards 

Congratulations to the children who have achieved their reading award this reading term for reading at home. 

Jubilee Celebrations.

Jubilee Party 

We had a lovely afternoon doing a Jubilee Hunt with children from Key Stage 2. Then we enjoyed 'afternoon cake' on the playground.

The Queen's Portraits.

Decorating Cakes and Biscuits in Jubilee Colours .

 

The children enjoyed decorating a mug.

Jubilee Preparations 

We have been busy making collage portraits of Queen Elizabeth. 

The History of Flight.

The children have enjoyed learning about Amelia Earhart and sequenced the important events in her life to make a timeline. 

Darwin Values

Our Darwin Values this term is 'Stickabilty.' Mrs Benge read the story of 'The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind." Severn class used their 'Stickabilty' to make windsocks today. We used the colours of red, white and blue because they are going to be used for our Jubilee Celebrations at the end if this half term.  

Fairy Tales. 

We are learning about Fairy Tales in Literacy. Today we sequenced the pictures of Little Red Riding Hood and then retold the story using actions.

Recycling Assembly.

Key stage 1 had a recycling assembly today. 

Reading Awards.

Congratulations to the children who have received an award for reading at home.

Easter Story. 

Bark Rubbings 

To finish off our Science topic the children enjoyed doing bark rubbings in the forest. 

Easter Assembly 

Tom Palmer Visit 

The children enjoyed meeting the author Tom Palmer in assembly today. Freya was excited to have her book prize signed by Tom.

Sunflowers.

The children have planted sunflower seeds and are excited to see how tall they grow.

Picture Book Fest 2022

Red Nose Day.

 

Nesscliffe Trip

Severn Class had a lovely time walking up Nesscliffe - they were all superstars.

Well done to Severn class for dressing in Blue and Yellow clothes to show support for Ukraine.

The children enjoyed a visit from Shrewsbury School students this afternoon, who played a range of instruments for us.

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Home Learning Competition. 

Congratulations to Freya for winning the Home Learning Competition with her Tom Palmer Leaflet .

World Book Day 2022

Severn Class enjoyed World Book Day. Well done to all the children who made a Story Spud - they were amazing. We enjoyed watching some Supertato stories and some children swapped reading books they had brought in from home. 

We had some special reading role model visitors too.

Clay Tiles.

Reading Challenge 

Congratulations to the children who have received a prize for reading at home. Well done.

Fun with Magnets.

Singing Workshop 

The children enjoyed a singing workshop today.

Computing 

The children have been exploring Scratch JR to create musical instruments. 

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Art 

The children have been exploring the use of tones in shading.

Computing 

The children have been exploring  Scratch Jr and had a go at coding a character to move.

 

Exploring the sounds, dances and tastes of Africa!

 

Today we have had a fantastic time learning an African dance, playing a simple rhythm on a Djembe drum and tasting some foods which originate from Africa such as; Cous cous, Mango and Dates. Everyone really enjoyed it!

Severn class enjoying their 'Exploring Africa' morning.

Star of the Week

Congratulations to Elsie-Mai who is Star of the Week.

History 

We have been learning about The Royal Family. First we identified members of the Royal Family and then we learnt lots of interesting facts about the Queen and put them in order on a timeline.

Counting in 2's and 5's!

 

Bouncebackability

Our Darwin Value this half term is Bouncebackability.  Mrs Benge read the book 'Rosie Revere Engineer' in assembly and set us a task! In this story Rosie displayed great bouncebackability when engineering her own flying inventions. This afternoon we became engineers! We designed and made our own paper planes!

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Christmas Party Fun!

Reading Challenge 

Congratulations to the children who have received a prize for reading at home. Well done!

Winter Reading Challenge 

There is a  winter reading challenge the children  can enter (independently from school) . All they have to do is read three books between now and 16th January to win a certificate and badge. Here is the link to enter. 

 

https://summerreadingchallenge.org.uk/news/general/winter-mini-challenge-2021

Winter Writing Challenge

Have a go at one. two, three or as many as you like! Bring them into school when we are back together in the New Year share with Severn Class. Happy Writing!

Star of the Week 

Congratulations to Evelyn who is Star of the Week.

Christmas Jumper Day 

Buddy the Elf

The children have enjoyed having a special visitor to Severn Class. Buddy brought some advent Christmas stories and we are opening one each day to read. He has also been up to some mischief in the classroom when the children have gone home!

Christmas is coming!!

The children have enjoyed decorating the Christmas tree in the classroom.

Governor's Writing Competition.

Congratulations to Oliver who was the Year 1 winner in the Governor's Writing Competition.

Star of the Week

Congratulations to Freya who is Star of the Week.

Star of the Week.

Congratulations to Lottie who is Star of the Week.

Children In Need. 

Thank you to all the children for coming to school in their pyjamas to support Children in Need.

Maths 

In maths today, we have been learning how to represent numbers up to 50 using deines, straws, numbers, words and pictures. 

Star of the Week 

Congratulations to Finley who is Star of the Week.

Poppies.

The children have used the 'frottage' technique to create lovely poppies for Remembrance Sunday.

Maths

We have been using diennes to make numbers to 50. We have been recognising how many tens and how many ones are in each number.  

Geography.

Our Geography topic this term is 'Our Local Area.' We have been learning about compass points and had fun practicing them on the playground.  We also enjoyed finding the  compass points on a compass.

We have been looking at aerial maps and then we created 'Messy Maps' of the classroom.

Two Minute Silence 

The children were very respectful observing the two minute silence today for Rememberance Day.

Getting creative for remembrance day.   

 

The children have enjoyed using the technique 'frottage' which they learnt in Art before half term to create some fantastic poppies for Remembrance Sunday.  

 

 

Star of the Week 

Congratulations to Olivia who is Star of the Week.

Mastering Numeracy.

We have had some new Rekenreks to use in our Maths lessons and the children were excited to use them. 

What's behind the door?....

On Monday, a mysterious door appeared on our playground! We have had a fantastic lesson imagining what might be behind it and using our senses and adjectives to describe our ideas. We even acted out walking through it and what we would see, hear, touch and smell! The children came up with some wonderful ideas including; fairyland, the future and a magic portal!

Big Feelings - SAD skeleton

Special Visitor.

To finish off our Science topic on Animals and Pets, Winnie the dog came to visit us. She enjoyed coming to Severn class and was so well behaved.

Pets

The children enjoyed creating their own pets.

Star of the Week.

Congratulations to James who was Star of the Week. 

Halloween Pumpkins.

Reading Challenge 

Congratulations to those children who have achieved the first award of the Reading Challenge. Well done everyone! 

Bikeability Certificates - Well Done!

Bikeability

The children have enjoyed taking part in the Bikeability Balance training this week. 

Star of the Week

Congratulations to Rogan who is Star of the Week.

Art 

We have enjoyed our Art lessons this week. We have explored the technique of tearing paper to create a picture , which is known as 'frottage.'

We have also been exploring making different 'tones' using different grades of pencils.

Cool Time 

Some children have enjoyed the challenge of creating a Robot in Cool time.

Star of the Week 

Congratulations to Pippa who is Star of the Week.

Recycling Competition

Well done to the children who have recycled their crisp packets.

Art 

We have been making rubbings on textured surfaces.

House Recycling Competition.

We are running a crisp packet recycling competition and the House which will collect the most crisp packets will win some bonus points. Jack started off the collection for Haughmond Hunters with the crisp packet from his lunch box.

Star of the Week 

Congratulations to Jack who is the Star of the Week.

Literacy.

We have continued our work on Charles Darwin in our literacy lessons.

We read facts about Charles Darwin and then sorted them. 

Star of the Week.

Congratulations to Gracie who is Star of the Week.

Handwriting.

Here is a link to the Handwriting information on the school website.

 

https://www.mountpleasant.shropshire.sch.uk/letter-join-practice-your-cursive-handwriting/

 

Book Swap

Rogan and Jack enjoyed swapping their books for a new book to read.

History 

Today we talked about Charles Darwin and then we went on a Nature Walk as 'Mini Darwin's'. We sketched some natural things that we discovered.

Star of the Week 

Congratulations to Theo who was Star of the Week.

History 

Our History topic this term is 'Explorers'. We started off looking at timelines and thinking about chronological order. We have then been learning about Neil Armstrong and made a timeline about his life.

School Council

Congratulations to Cass who was elected by Severn class to be the Class Representative on the School Council.

Eco Council

Congratulations to Freya  who was elected by Severn class to be the Class Representative on the Eco  Council.

Star of the Week 

Congratulations to Alice who was Star of the Week.

Darwin Values Curriculum.

The Darwin Value this term is Changeability. Mrs Benge read a lovely story in assembly called 'The Secret Garden' which was about change. Severn class have made origami flowers which will be displayed in the hall with all the other flowers made in every class. 

PE

Exploring Severn Class

The children have enjoyed exploring the resources in Severn Class.

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