Elson Road, Ellesmere, Shropshire, SY12 9EU

Gordon has escaped!

Children created stories based on Gordon’s Great Escape in English this week with Gordon going on a journey to a zoo, a farm and to the beach.


In English this week, we have continued with the story ‘Gordon’s Great Escape’ by Sue Hendra. On Monday, children edited a story map of the book to support them writing their own stories during the week. Children kept Gordon the same in the story but changed where he went. Children have been continuing to focus on key spellings as well as continuing with using correct punctuation. Next week, children will be drawing upon all of their understanding to create their very own journey story.



In Maths this week, children have continued to focus on subtraction and develop skills on how to solve subtraction problems. We have been solving the problems using practical methods, circles and number lines. Through child initiated learning, children have continued to develop addition understanding, subtraction skills and counting independently. Next week children will be moving onto learning all about shapes.


Ready, Steady, Read

In ready, steady, read we have developed our teaching style to a whole class read. On a Monday all children will have the opportunity to read their home school reading books to an adult. Please can you always ensure that reading books are in school every day. On a Tuesday, children will be introduced to a new story for the week. This week our story has been ‘The Bear and The Piano’ by David Litchfield. On the Wednesday children follow up the story with an inference question. This week this has been based on a picture about how the bear is feeling. At the end of the week children will be working on comprehension based questions to developed comprehension skills.



In the afternoons, we have continued with our topic work based on our school production. The Key Stage 1 are very excited about all the plans that we have for the up and coming weeks! This week, children have been creating posters promoting our school play, keep a look out around the school for when they go up!



In PE, children continued with rugby and netball outside. In Netball, children worked on passing and shooting skills. In rugby children were working on spatial awareness and ensuring that they were in a space to pass the ball to a partner. Inside children completed a circuit training style activity where they moved around the hall doing a range of skills which included star jumps, jogging on the spot and throwing bean bags