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Head of Seria Campus Message

On this special day, I would like to publicly thank all the staff who make our school so special, so caring and so dynamic! It certainly is a privilege to work with such dedicated, talented and considerate professionals. I wholeheartedly join all of our parents in thanking and applauding all our staff for their tremendous efforts day in and day out.

Even though it has been a short week, everyone has been very busy indeed…

An exciting week for Pre-Kindy pupils! In Maths, they took part in an outdoor shape hunt, where they looked for hidden shapes in the environment and identify them. This activity was extended with a ‘shape matching’ game indoors. For creative arts, the pupils picked natural resources to create their own special artwork. Pupils in Kindy have focused on the topic about 'minibeasts'. They have listened to the story ' The Very Hungry Caterpillar ' and learned to retell the story in their own words. In Art, they enjoyed creating their caterpillars using recycled materials. In Maths, they practised counting numbers by using various objects in the learning space. Reception pupils have worked hard on recognising, segmenting and blending the letters s, a, t, i, p, n, m, d & g to create CVC (Consonant Vowel Consonant) words. In Maths, pupils have been sorting, matching, grouping and problem solving.

Year 1 have learnt about ‘parts of the body’ and enjoyed singing along with the body parts song this week. In Maths, pupils compared numbers using the words and symbols ‘greater than, less than and equal to’. They have also explored the art of Piet Mondrian and created artwork using only primary colours. Year 2 have been looking at Katie Morag Stories. They compared two stories, ‘Katie Morag Deliver Mail’ and ‘Two Grandmothers’ - finding the differences between the two grandmothers. Year 2 also learned how to write more complex sentences using conjunctions. In Maths, they learned how to count in steps of 2s, 3s, 5s and 10s.

Year 3 have continued to learn about poetry and rhyme and used story maps and actions to help them recite an entire poem! They have explored how animals can be classified into vertebrates and invertebrates, looking for similarities and differences between the two. Year 4 have been writing their finals myths ensuring that they have included a dramatic final battle. In Maths, they have learnt about Roman Numerals and how to compare and order numbers up to 10,000. In Topic, they painted their pottery in the style of an ancient civilisation of their choice. Year 5 have started using mental strategies to help solve addition problems in Maths. In English they are creating their own using poetry skills developed over the last four weeks. In their history topic, Year 5 have finally arrived at the Heliocentric model of our galaxy… it’s been a journey!

Year 6 and Year 7 have presented their respiratory system models to Year 5 this week demonstrating a good understanding of this biological process. Grammar rules including subordinate clauses and complex sentences are being explored for writing tasks. Sherlock Holmes novels have caught the interest of the class, so we have advanced to reading comprehension exercises using The Mystery of Boscombe Pool. The book is set in rural Herefordshire (not far from Mr. David's hometown!)

Enjoy the long weekend and thank you for the kind and generous Teachers’ Day gifts.

Mr. Smith

Head of Seria Campus

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