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Hello everyone

Just a few reminders for next week. Next Monday is our outdoor learning day so all the children will need their wellies if they are not in school already and some warm socks. The children will also need a yogurt pot to make a bird feeder. We have also started our new literacy book on Traction Man, the children will be making story boxes and will therefore also need a box such as a shoe box or cereal box but not too large please. I appreciate your help with supplies, please do not hesitate to come and talk to me if you have any queries.

Good afternoon everyone and Happy New Year.

I hope you all had a restful Christmas. A big thank you for all the lovely presents I received, it was very kind of you.

The children have returned to school very eager to continue their learning this week. In maths we have been working on 3D shapes and their properties. In literacy we have focussed on grammar this week and will start our new book next week. We have also started our new science topic which is Uses of everyday materials. Tomorrow is our first PE session of this term, if you have not already done so could you please ensure your child has a named PE kit in school.

If you have any queries or questions please come and talk to me.

I hope you have a good weekend.

Ms Corlett

Good morning everyone. This week we took advantage of the mild weather and spent some time in Spellers wood - see the photos below. We have being continuing our work on non-fiction books and wrote reports about Polar Bears. In maths we have been working on place value as well as counting in 2s,5s and 10s.

We are nearing the end of our science topic on light and dark and for homework I have asked the children to make a lighthouse. Hopefully next week we can make electrical circuits to light them up. We hope you enjoyed our art exhibition yesterday, the children certainly enjoyed creating their pictures.

If you have any questions or queries please do not hesitate to come and see me.

Have a good week end.

Ms Corlett

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Good afternoon everyone.

A big thank you for yesterday for helping to get the children to and from Lullingstone Park and all the helpers. We had a lovely morning making leaf kebab's and book marks amongst other things. The children were very well behaved and thoroughly enjoyed all the activities.

In literacy this week we have been changing verbs from the present tense into the past as well as continuing to improve our sentences.

In maths we have been working out how to add and subtract by counting on or counting back.

Please continue to practise our spellings. There are also still several children without PE kits or full PE kits which results in them missing good opportunities to participate in sport and games. It would be really helpful if you could just check this with your child.

If you have any questions please do not hesitate to see me at the end of the day.

Have a pleasant weekend

Ms Corlett

 

 

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Hello everyone and welcome to the start of term. We have had an action packed week. We practised for our assembly on Thursday and thank you to everyone who came. The children did brilliantly as we only had a short time to perfect our 'stage' voices.

This morning we held our sponsored wheeled event which was great fun. This afternoon due to bad weather our PE session was cancelled so instead Mr Cunningham arranged a speed stacking race for the children.

In maths we have been revising number bonds and next week we will be practising our times tables. In literacy we have been using adjectives in our writing and next week we will start using the past tense in our writing.

I have introduced a pictorial ladder for the children to climb. Each week we will try to increase the number of children who can spell their homework spellings correctly. We have six weeks to get to the top for a special treat!

There are several children still without full PE kits in school. Can you please check with your child that they have everything they need including socks for those children who wear tights.

Next Thursday we will be going to Lullingstone Park as part of our work in art. I would be grateful for 2 parent helpers. If you are able to stay and help could you either let me or the office know.

I hope you all have a safe bonfire night.

Good afternoon everyone.

Palmer class have worked very hard this week and earned themselves lots of stars. We have had two exciting PE sessions playing lots of games including 'tidy your bedroom' which I'm sure they will be able to tell you all about. In forest school the challenge was to make a construction using six sticks and some plastercine. The children were quite inventive.

In literacy we have nearly finished our work on Claude in the city. The children will be writing their own adventures for Claude and Sir bobbly sock next week. 

In maths we have been measuring everything in the classroom including ourselves with either cubes or decimetres.

Could you please ensure your child has a PE kit in school on Monday.

Hoping you all have a pleasant weekend.

Ms Corlett

 

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Hello everyone,

 

We had a lovely time on our trip yesterday to the Zoo. The weather was very kind but unfortunately the traffic wasn't. Apologies for our late return, I hope this didn't cause too many problems.

As you can see from the photos below the children thoroughly enjoyed walking through the butterfly and monkey enclosures as well as looking at some sleepy animals (tiger and lion) and also more active ones like the penguins. We have been busy writing a recount today and reliving our adventures in literacy.

 

Could I please just remind parents that the children need a complete PE kit in school as well as a pair of willies.

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Good morning everyone,

 

It's the end of the term and I can't believe how much the children have developed and grown over the year. I just wanted to say a big thank you for all your help and support and for all the wonderful gifts and cards. I hope you all have a lovely summer and I'll see in you in September.

Ms Corlett

Hello everyone,

I hope you have had a look at the photos from our trip to the dockyard. You will be able to see more on Friday afternoon. We had a great time and were constantly busy through out the day making, boats, ropes and all kinds of things. Thank you to everyone to help make it a successful and rewarding day.

Next week is the school end of term production, could you please make sure you have sent in costumes for the dress rehearsal on Monday.

Today I have sent home the last homework for this school year, there is no spellings or maths this week.

Have an enjoyable weekend.

Ms Corlett

 

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Good afternoon everyone.

As you can see from the photos below Palmer class have had a very busy week. Year two joined lots of other schools for an heptathlon event on Tuesday morning and received certificates.

We had a visit from the fire department who talked about safety, then we had a tour of the fire engine. Everyone was very interested in all the tools they use.

This morning we visited Sevenoaks school to listen to Kidenza play The Carnival of Animals. We had great fun pretending to be lions roaring and dancing elephants. It was brilliant.

Next Tuesday is our trip to Chatham dockyard. Please remember to dress up as a sailor and bring a coat, also remember to bring a packed lunch.

If you have not yet paid for this trip can you please do so next week.

Have a pleasant weekend.

Ms Corlett

 

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Good afternoon everyone,

thank you for returning the permission slips for the all the events taking place over the next few weeks. If there is anything you need to know about any of the trips please do come and see me.

 

This week some of the children have been finding and then adding 3 digit numbers, others have  been using number bonds to add to the nearest ten. Today we worked on our investigation skills and tried to solve problems in Big Maths.

In literacy we wrote some wonderful stories about an amazing pebble with special powers.

We spent a delightful afternoon making masks for a Notting Hill style carnival as part of our topic work on fairs and festivals.

This afternoon we had a visit from Zoolab. As you can see from the photos the children thoroughly enjoyed meeting and holding the visitors.

Next week from Wednesday to Friday I will be camping with Cameron class. Mrs Hamer and Mrs Williams will be teaching Palmer class.

Have a good weekend.

Ms Corlett

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Hello everyone and welcome to term 6.

We have started our new science topic this week which is on materials and the children have some homework based on this. In literacy we have finished our work on mini-beasts with the children making their own information book. In maths some groups have been working on three digit numbers and finding their value, other groups having been working out change from 20p to £1.

We enjoyed our first cricket session this week and hope to continue in the following weeks.

On Wednesday we had a visit from the Boots opticians from Sevenoaks. The children were able to experience what it is like to have an eye test.

Today we celebrated the Queen's 90th birthday with a street party lunch in the hall. The children made colourful crowns and then we made birthday cards to send to the Queen.

Next week I am hoping to send out details of our upcoming school trips.

Have good weekend.

Ms Corlett

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Good afternoon everyone,

 

Well we have come to the end of another productive term. The children have been busy today being creative making a display about mini-beasts. We have been researching them and writing fact sheets for our class book all week. We will continue this in our first week back after half term.

 

In maths we have been adding and subtracting using both counting on and counting back. Some of us have been trying to work out questions and then going on to solve them from the information given.

 

Science has been particularly exciting this week as we have been making electrical circuits and using motors and buzzers. The children all enjoyed the practical element and were delighted when they were able to make bulb light up.

 

In PE we practiced our golfing skills along with lots of practice of our Maypole dance for the fete on Saturday.

Tomorrow will be computing day and all the children will be programming a robot and making short video's.

I hope to see you all on Saturday at the fete and I hope you have a lovely half term.

Ms Corlett

 

Hello everyone

 

We have started our work on minibeasts in literacy this week. We have found out some facts and joined sentences using connectives and used possessive apostrophes. We are also working on developing our amazing story writing skills as well as making a display.

In maths we have been working on a variety of skills. Some children have been adding and subtracting 2-digit numbers using partitioning, counting on, counting back and using known number bonds to help. Other children have been using inverse operations to check their answers and reading scales to measure capacity.

We have also started our new science topic on electricity. The children are very enthusiastic and I am looking forward to seeing their completed homework sheets on this work next week.

Could you please make sure the children have named plimsolls in their PE kit for PE each week.

I'm looking forward to seeing you all next week at parents evening.

Have an enjoyable weekend.

Ms Corlett

Hello everyone, the children have settled back into routine and we are working hard as the summer term is usually a very busy one. We have nearly finished our work on the Lonely Beast. Today we had to decide if the Beast should stay in the park or go back home. It was a very tense time with everyone giving their opinion on what the Beast should do! The children should be able to tell you what the outcome was.

In maths we have been working on fractions halves, quarters and moving onto thirds. Next week we will continue this when we are working on telling the time. In history we have started our new topic on UK traditions and festivals. We are currently looking at 'well dressing'.

We have been planting lots of seeds this week. We have entered a completion to grow the tallest sunflower and we have also planted rocket seeds that Tim Peakes took to space. We are taking part in a national experiment to find out if the seeds grow differently as a result of zero gravity.

Today we had a pleasant surprise when a Chelsea pensioner dropped in for a chat. John told the children all about his career in the army and a little bit about his life as a Chelsea pensioner. It was very interesting and we are hoping John will pop in again soon.

Wednesday PE session will now be on Tuesdays. Can you please make sure your child has a named PE kit.

Wishing a pleasant weekend.

Ms Corlett

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Hello everyone

 

Just a short message this week to say thank you for all your help and support this last half term, especially with the trips.  The children have bought home their plants this week which is part of their homework. They have also been busy making Easter cards.

We hope you all enjoyed the Easter concert in the church yesterday and I'm sure you'll agree the children sang beautifully.

Could you remind the children to bring back their PE kits on the first day back.

Wishing you all a peaceful and restful Easter.

Ms Corlett

Hello everyone.

 

Palmer class have had a very exciting science week. We started the week off trying to feed orange water to celery, then we made spinning spectra's. On Wednesday we made rainbow fish and painted with lemon juice and bicarbonate of soda to make different colours! Today we completed a paper plane challenge to see who's plane could fly the furthest.

We have also been busy measuring water and rice in different sized containers and making block graphs to show our results.

In literacy we finished our newspaper articles and then we made a friend for the Lonely Beast. Today we visited St Michael's school to meet the author Petr Horacek. He read some of his stories and talked about the illustrations. It was very interesting.

Next week remember to return the story sacks on Thursday and reading books everyday please.

Have a lovely weekend.

Ms Corlett

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Hello everyone,

A big thank you for all your help with the trip to Coolings on Wednesday.  We appreciate the time and organisation it takes to make sure everyone has a lift there and back. We had a very interesting tour of the garden centre. We saw all sorts of plants in various stages of growth and not to mention the planting robot! We had a quick look at the reservoir as it was a cold rainy morning and then hurried into the nice warm greenhouse to pot some seeds. We followed this up with a lovely snack provided by Coolings bakers and then off to the classroom to finish of the morning with a quick word search. Hopefully this week's homework might give you more details of the visit.

In the afternoon we were visited by a photographer to take photos of the children playing Boccia, which will be a sport in the Paralympics in Rio this year.

Next week is science week at Shoreham and we will be doing lots of science based activities.

Next Friday we will be visiting St Michael's school please return your permission slips if you have not already done so.

Wishing you a good weekend.

Ms Corlett

 

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Hello everyone

What an exciting week it has been in Palmer class. Firstly we started the week off with a visit to Sevenoaks school. Along with several other schools we met Izzy and helped her on her incredible journey where she had to over come obstacles to reach her final destination.

Thursday saw the classroom full of amazing characters for world book day. The children looked great.

In literacy this week we have been continuing our work on 'The Lonely Beast'. The Mayor had to decide after listening to the views of the residents of the city (the children) if the beast could stay in the park or had to leave. It was quite tense!

In maths some of us have been partitioning 2-digit numbers into tens and units and others have been continuing with multiplication and moving on to sharing and dividing.

In science the children have each planted a seed and a bulb. They will be keeping a plant diary over the following weeks and noting down any changes they notice. We have also planted some extra seeds under differing conditions to see which is the best condition suited to growing plants.

On Wednesday next week we will be visiting Coolings garden centre for a behind the scenes tour. Please return your permission slips by Monday if you have not already done so.

Some children also need to remember to bring a PE kit into school on Monday too.

Have a lovely Mother's day

Ms Corlett

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Hello everyone,

I am writing this in tune to the beat of the Neon disco! Everyone looks great in their neon costumes.

Palmer class have been working very hard over the last few weeks. This week we turned the classroom into 'Palmer Publishers' while we made our story books. We took part in a drama workshop with the theme of Super hero's and 're-energise, re-use and re-cycle'. We were visited by Beth as she played the role of the teacher in year 6 take over day. She did a brilliant job of leading Palmer class in some PE games. Yesterday we all took part in the Inter-Intra house challenges of ball dribbling and ball catching which was a very cool morning!

On Tuesday we learned how to keep safe on the internet with Smarty the penguin and learned a new rhyme. We have also been learning to tell the time and weight our shopping.

I hope you all have a restful half term and I will see you in a weeks' time

Ms Corlett

 

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Hello everyone.

Palmer class as you now went on their trip to Coolings this week. It was quite cold but we managed to keep moving to keep warm. We saw a variety of animals which the children enjoyed looking at, they also asked lots of interesting questions. It was a treat to come back inside and look at all the amazing fish.

In maths we have been rounding numbers to the nearest ten and finding ten more or less. In literacy we have been working on contractions and making sure we write a capital letter at the start of every sentence and end it with a full stop.

This afternoon we watched Tim Peake make his first space walk and then we thought of some questions we would like to ask him. We have entered a competition called 'Cosmic Classrooms' and the winning school will get the opportunity to link up with Tim and ask him questions. So fingers crossed we might be us. Can I please remind everyone PE kits need to be in school. Below I have posted a few photos from our trip.

If you have any questions or would like to talk to me please do not hesitate to see me at the end of the day.

I hope you a have a good weekend.

Ms Corlett

 

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Happy New Year!

The children have settled back into school. In maths we have been working on the properties of numbers and in literacy we have been reading poems about fantasy and next week we will be writing our own! We have started some new projects. In history the children have begun to find out about Rosa Parks and we have started our new science topic which is Animals including humans. Our school trip next Wednesday to Coolings nature trail will help us to explore this topic. The children are very excited. If any children need their wellie's I will send them home on Monday. Could you also please make sure the children have their PE kit in school on Monday.

I would like to thank you for all for the lovely gifts I received at Christmas they were very much appreciated.

Ms Corlett

Palmer class have had another busy week. We began the week with finding out the rules to make words plural and used the words in our writing. We also wrote character profiles for the wolf  followed by a wanted poster. In maths we have been working on securing number bonds both in addition and subtraction to 20. We have also worked on missing number problems. In DT we tried to make a moving picture using split pins. We will be continuing this work so if anybody has any books with moving parts such as levers that you pull they would be very useful if we could borrow them please. In science we continued our work on habitats and why some animals live in certain habitats, this was followed by our trip this morning to Lullingstone country park (pictures below). Thank you to everybody for helping out with transport and helping us get muddy!

Could I please ask that wellies are returned to school ready for forest school next week. May I also remind you to make sure your child has a named PE kit in school.

Hope to see you tomorrow at the Christmas bazar. Have a good weekend.

Ms Corlett

 

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Welcome to Palmer Class!

Dear Parents,

 

We have had a very busy first half term and the children are looking forward to having a few days rest. We have worked hard to improve our story writing and today we have made our first story book. In maths we have been counting everything from buttons to tigers, not to mention measuring them as well. We have particularly enjoyed our maths challenges on Fridays. In science we are still investigating Living things and their habitats and will continue this next half term.

Wednesday afternoons saw us putting on our wellies and going to Spellers wood and this week we built hedgehog homes. We will be just as busy next half term and I will keep you up to date on our activities.

Thank you all for coming to parents evening this week and if you any concerns or queries just pop in to see me at the end of the day.

Have a lovely half term.

Ms Corlett

 

 

 

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Number cards to practise counting and recognising numbers.

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