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Welcome to The Hurricane Class.

We are a mixed Year 1 and Year 2 class with space for 20 Year 1 and 10 Year 2 children. Our teacher is Mrs. Winter with Mrs. Deegan supporting in the mornings and Mrs. Sutherland in the afternoons. 

Class events

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Fire of London game

Hurricane class are loving our history topic about the Great Fire of London. In class we have been exploring an online game to help us with our learning, which all children have enjoyed. Here is the link so they can play at home.

www.fireoflondon.org.uk/game/ 

Foraging for snack

The children learned to identify rhubarb and how to pick it today.  They also learned to wash their hands after doing so because of the leaves being poisonous.  Some children tried a small piece of raw rhubarb with sugar so that they could compare it later on with the campfire rhubarb crumble.

They all kept busy making dens, bamboo bug houses, minibeast fossils and playing in the mud kitchen.  After snack, the children always like to watch the fire so this week, we added some ‘magic powder’ to change the colour of the flames!

Hurricanes Homework wb 10.05.21

Hurricanes maths homework is on line this week. All children have two assignments to complete on Maths Seeds, then Year 1 have one task to complete on My Maths and Year 2 have two. The date for completion is next Monday (17th May), I will be checking to see who has completed all their work and will be giving out house points. 

Please ensure children are reading daily at home and this is being recorded in their reading record. These, along with homework books and completed spellings homework, should be brought into school every Friday please. 

A gentle reminder... please read...

Children are expected to read at home five times a week, with five entries in their reading record. Reading diaries are checked weekly and a record is kept of how many times children have read. Disappointingly, we are finding many children increasingly are either not reading regularly or are not having their reading recorded. I can not stress enough the importance of listening to your child read daily. Not only does it improve their fluency and decoding skills, but children who read regularly have greater vocabulary and understanding. We have talked in class about this and I hope to see a renewed effort in reading records next week. 

Children are also expected to complete their spelling and maths homework. Children who complete their daily spelling practice do better in their Friday spelling test; this transfers to their writing, improving confidence and readability. We also expect children to complete any maths homework set, whether this is in their homework books or online. These support practice and consolidation of skills being taught in class. Please support your children to complete their homework. If you are having any difficulties or need any support please contact me to discuss.

Many thanks 

Mrs W.

The Great Fire of Brize Norton!

Hurricane class have been learning about the Great Fire of London. To support understanding of how the fire spread we created our own street of Tudor houses, made from flammable materials, placed close together, on a windy day. As in 1666, our fire started in the bakers shop.  As you can see, like London, our houses burned to the ground! 

Children have also been using their knowledge to write their own diaries, like Samuel Pepys, imagining what it might have been like to be in London at the time of the fire. They have produced some fabulous creative work using interesting adjectives to add descriptions.  

Many thanks to all the parents who supported your children in creating the houses. Children are really enjoying the topic.

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