Victorian Preparations!

This week we have been preparing for our Victorian Market which will be on Wednesday 19th October at 2.15pm.

We have been exploring the style of Pendelfin and are creating tealight holders in the style of the Pendelfin rabbits. You can see our fantastic results at the market.


In literacy, we have created our own version of The Velveteen Rabbit, with a new character. We improved on the original by adding our own descriptions.

In Miss Masterson’s maths group we  have used numberlines to add one digit numbers and multiples of ten to two digit numbers.

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In Mr Smith and Mrs Kearney’s maths group we solved addition problems using known number facts. Please don’t forget that each week, at home, the children are asked to learn the addition and subtraction facts to 20 (e.g. 18+2=20, 20-18=2 etc.). They will be tested on their knowledge of these facts each week. We call these Key Instant Recall Facts (KIRFs).

In computing we learned how to copy and paste images into a publishing document and re-colour them to create sepia Victorian pictures. You will be able to buy one of these amazing images at our Victorian Market.


On Wednesday 19th October, for our Victorian Market, we ask that the children come to school in a Victorian costume to really get into the spirit of the day. On Tuesday 18th October, we will be having a special visitor in school who will teach the children about life in a Victorian school. It would be great if the children could also wear their costume for that day to help them get into character as Victorian school children.

This week’s homework will be:

Practising spelling with /dge/ /ge/ sounds to consolidate learning in school. Spelling rule: The /j/ sound is never spelled with a j at the end of words. We use –dge after short vowel sounds (a, o, u, e, i) and –ge after long vowel sounds (ar, a-e, etc). You can find a useful guide to supporting your child with spelling in the Learning Zone section of our website.

There will also be differentiated maths homework, in addition to the Key Instant Recall Facts that the children still need to be working on.