Larch and Kingfishers Classes

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year to all our blog readers!

This week, we welcome 2 people to HG. We are delighted to receive Angus, a new friend to join us in Year 3. We also welcome Miss Golledge, our student teacher from Chichester University. Miss Golledge will be with us for the whole of January.

In Literacy this week, we have talked and written about our Christmas Holiday News. We have looked at different diaries and read the diary of a ‘Lively Labrador’. We had a go at recording our own diary for the week. We had a visit from Sue and Inka and were able to read to Inka. We have recapped and learnt new phonic sounds. We have practised our sentence writing skills, remembering to use capital letters and full-stops in the right places.

In Numeracy, we have looked at analogue clocks and remembered which hands tell us the hours, minutes and seconds. We have begun to be familiar with the length of 1 minute, by counting the seconds on the clock. We also looked at the quarter hours on the clock, using a picture clock and rhyming words of ‘Pink Past’ and ‘Blue To’ to identify ‘quarter past’ and ‘quarter to’.

In Science, we have found out about ‘Rocks’. We looked at different types of rocks and talked about what they are used for, such as chalk for writing/drawing, bricks and cement for building etc. In Geography, we found out about different regions of the UK such as; Cornwall, Surrey, Kent, the South Downs, Wales, Dover, Yorkshire, London, during our ‘Explorers Day’.We have had our weekly Art lesson with Mrs Horrocks and our Sports lesson with CM Sports.

Personal and Social: We thought about people often make ‘New Year’s Resolutions’ at the beginning of a new year. We thought about things we would like to work on for ourselves, and set our own goals for the year ahead. We joined our mainstream classes to enjoy an ‘Explorers Day’. We welcomed our new friend ‘Angus’.

Homework: All; Reading – Please share your child’s reading book and write in the reading record where you have got up to. Maths – We have been learning to recognise quarter hours on an analogue clock. It would really help if you could point out clocks to your child and talk about what the long and short hands tell us. We have talked about ‘o’clock / half past / quarter past / quarter to’. Education City games have been set and will be open for 2 weeks. 

We look forward to sharing our work with you in the weeks ahead!



  1. eddie Said,

    January 12, 2015@ 11:01 am      Reply

    I miss you in HG happy new year a I want to come back and see you all

  2. paul checksfield (Eddie) Said,

    January 12, 2015@ 11:08 am      Reply

    dear HG I miss you all in HG happy new year I want to come back to you I am doring well In dove house school what are you doring in HG to day

    • hgreen Said,

      January 16, 2015@ 3:07 pm      Reply

      Dear Eddie.
      Happy New Year to you too. How wonderful to hear from you! We are so glad you are still looking at our blog. We want you to come back too. It has been too quiet around here! (only joking Eddie – but we do want you to come back). We are very pleased to hear you are doing well in Dove House school. In HG we have just been learning about the Stoneage. Now we are learning about Explorers. Next week, we have 2 teachers coming from Kafuro Primary School in Uganda to see us. Mrs Green knows them very well.

      What are you learning about now? What are your lessons like? What is it like at Secondary School? Do you see Ella?
      When you have an INSET day, come and see us if you can!

      Love from all in HG.

  3. Jacky Blackmore Said,

    January 12, 2015@ 3:16 pm      Reply

    It sounds as if you have had a busy first week back at school and found out about many different areas of the U.K during your Explorers Day. Happy New Year to you all!

  4. Jacky Blackmore Said,

    January 13, 2015@ 6:24 pm      Reply

    It sounds as if you have already been working hard this term and learning a lot about other parts of the U.K. Happy New Year to you all.

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