The week started with our Harvest celebration – we enjoyed sharing our version of Turn, Turn, Turn. Here is our version:

To everything – turn, turn, turn

There is a season – turn, turn, turn

And a time to every purpose under heaven

A time to be born, a time to die

A time to plant, a time to harvest

A time to water, a time to weed

A time to drink, a time to feed.

A time to help, a time to heal

A time to laugh, a time to cry

A time to dance, a time to mourn

A time to cheer, a time for silence

To everything – turn, turn, turn

There is a season – turn, turn, turn

And a time to every purpose under heaven

A time to build up, a time to break down

A time to talk, a time to listen

A time to dig down deep

A time to build back up again

A time of love, a time of friendship

A time of freedom, a time of peace

A time you may hug, a time you may stop

A time to start, a time to end

To everything – turn, turn, turn

There is a season – turn, turn, turn

And a time to every purpose under heaven

A time to search, a time to give up

A time to play, a time to work

A time to wonder, a time to know

A time for peace, I tell you it’s not too late!

To everything – turn, turn, turn

There is a season – turn, turn, turn

And a time to every purpose under heaven.

 

It’s been a week of assessment and elicitation tasks as we’ve finished our Number sense work and moved on to Additive reasoning in maths and in literacy our versions of The Day the Crayons Quit are all on display outside the classroom and we’ve started on A Drove of Bullocks – a book of collective nouns.

On Wednesday we worked with Chantel outside, planting trees and looking at autumnal changes. We also received our class pets – meal worms. They’re quiet, easy to look after and don’t lead to big vets bills – what could be better?

Thursday we were back out in the sunshine with more football with Mark and today a third of the class were missing as they represented the school at the North Tawton football and netball tournament. Congratulations to both teams as they both won their competitions. The rest of us had a peaceful day and even managed to get the tablet computers working.

There were some lovely autumn poems written for homework and I thought I would share a couple.

 

Autumn Days on Meldon

Setting off on an Autumn walk

The moment we reach the foot of Meldon

The change begins

The gorse is down to its last yellow flower

The hundreds of bracken bushes have lost their lush green colour

Rusty orange as far as the eye can see

The bracken meets its end for now

Jumping through the prickly gorse

My friend still in summer shorts

Blood pricks all over his legs I’m lucky I wore longs

Now the time is flying by, it’s already dark at five

The last blades of the low sun as we set off home.

 

Running through the woods

Autumn leaves, orange brown and yellow fall to the ground.

Rain pours down making big muddy puddles.

The dew on the grass shines in the morning sunlight.

The leaves on the floor are a collage of colour.

I’m running in the woods, mud splatting everywhere.

The sound of the wind rushing through my hair.

 

This week’s reminders aren’t so poetic I’m afraid!

1. Make sure your maths homework is handed in on Monday.

2. Keep reading.

3. New spellings to learn for test on Friday.

4. We have a football and netball festival on Wednesday morning – please make sure that you have permission to come. You will need to come to school in your PE kit with a waterproof layer and a water bottle. We will be back at school in time for a school dinner. We need an adult with us – please ask yours if they would like a morning in Okehampton – no sporting skills required. If they can, please let me know.

5. Please complete the collective noun wordsearch and crossword and return to school by Tuesday.