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Mr B Holmes

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Mrs D Phillips


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Cool Castles

24/05/2019
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Good afternoon,

A big thank you to all the pupils who have made spectacular castles at home as part of the homework. As you can see some children designed paintings for the interior of the castles. Myself and other members of Jotmans hall have been very impressed with the effort the children of Maple showed for this project. 

Homework this half term is to use their scientific knowledge to put their plant in the best condition for growth over the half term and to record the results. We would like the plants back after half term to see who was able to nurture their plant and then we can discuss this and draw some scientific conclusions. 

Enjoy the half term and I look forward to seeing everyone when we get back! 

Mr Holmes

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Runner Beans

17/05/2019
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Good afternoon, 

This week we have developed our knowledge of shoots and roots. We have an ongoing investion to see what plants need to grow. The first of the seeds have begun to sprout and the children have made predictions as to what will happen next week. Thank you for all the donations of the cardboard and plastic for our thinking skills morning. The children had to build something that would allow an egg to drop from 1m high. Incredibly, most of the children were able to complete this task. This Friday we had our sponspored walk and I am pleased to say they all did really well and some children completed up to 20 laps of the field. 

Have a good weekend, 

Mr Holmes

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Making Monet

10/05/2019
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This shortened week we have continued our study of 'Recounts' in Literacy and have written two diary entries from different perspectives. In Maths we have learnt a new method for multiplying numbers larger than 12. 

On Thursday the children of Maple used water colours to paint a famous painting originally painted by Monet. 

I have given two weeks for homework this week as it is a building or drawing homework. 

Have a good weekend,

Mr Holmes 

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A Trip Down The River Thames

03/05/2019
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This short week we looked at some impressionism in Art and in English.

We have studied Monet and read a short book of a fictional river journey with the famous painter. We then created our own trip down the River Thames today and wrote a fictional conversation about what Monet would likely say. Then in art based on some of Monet's paintings we attempted our own Weeping Willow. 

Maths homework this week is due on Thursday as usual.

Have a good long weekened, 

Mr Holmes

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Welcome Back To Summer Term!

26/04/2019
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A warm welcome back from Mr Holmes and Mrs Phillips. I would like to congratulate those children who completed all the homework and handed it in on time. As promised these children recieved an E for effort to go to there E.R.I.C award. This term children will recieve extra golden time if they have been reading at home and it is written in the diary. 

We are fortunate at Jotmans to have a swimming pool. A big thank you to all the parents and children for remembering to bring in and to take home their swimming stuff. If anyone is availaible we would appreciate an extra parent helper every Wednesday morning to assist with swimming. 

The homework this week is a relatively short one and is due in on Wednesday 1st April. 

I hope you have a good weekend,

Mr Holmes 

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What We Have Been Learning About!

 

The past two weeks have been great, 

We have learned what goes on a healthy plate, 

We have studied the Romans, 

and learned what it is to be humans. 

 

We have learned that bones keep you strong, 

If you don't believe us you are wrong, 

We have counted up to subtract, 

We have also learned to count back, 

 

In English we have been brushing up on our poetry, 

As well as learning that not all past tense verbs end in ed, 

Meanwhiile in PE we are learning how to move safely, 

Because Mr Holmes says that in the classroom we are too noisy, 

 

We've learned lots of French words for food,

However Mr Holmes can't pronounce them any good, 

in the coming weeks we want to show,

Just how much we can grow, 

 

Mr Holmes.

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