Learning Highlights

Children in Owlet Class have been finding out about harvest. They have discovered flour comes from wheat which grows in the ground and gets harvested. The children used flour to make bread and ate it with the pumpkin soup made from the pumpkins grown here. They have learned lots about the process from the Little Red Hen story. 

Children in Owl Class have enjoyed lots of parents visiting them this week. Last Friday Mrs Thomas joined their RE lessons to answer questions about baptism.  She showed the children artefacts from Wills’ and Livi’s baptisms including candles and baptism certificates and also brought along the beautiful clothes they wore. On Tuesday morning Mr Young talked to us about his career as a Civil Engineer. This was followed in the afternoon by Mrs von Schmieder who explained how she works with laws in her role as a solicitor. 

Children in Panda Class enjoyed learning about some of the different bones in the human skeleton, and made the most of the sunshine to create skeletons out of sticks found around the field, which they will be labelling in class.  They have also been making notes and learning about persuasive writing, to create information leaflets about the activities on offer at Youlbury Adventure Centre.

Children in Rhino Class have tackled negative numbers and learnt so much. We are finishing off our novel in English, which they have thoroughly enjoyed.  We have also launched their final project: Guilty or Not Guilty? This was launched with a visit from two Oxfordshire Magistrates, in which the children learnt about the job of a magistrate, the courts that would hear the different categories of crime and then performed a short mock trial.  The children have also begun sharing our home learning projects and so far the quality has been excellent. A small display of projects is now in the hall for those wishing to come in and see it before or after school. A big thank you to Mrs Von Schmieder and Mr Lisansky, who came in and spoke to us this week about their careers.   

11th October 2018

  • Checkendon Church of England (A) Primary School
  • Checkendon
  • Reading
  • Berkshire
  • RG8 0SR
  • United Kingdom
  • Tel: 01491 680693
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