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 Pickmere made the most of the sunshine at the start of the week and have managed to spend some more time up in the forest!


They were working in teams to overcome the following Stone Age themed scenario: 'If I was living in a forest, and couldn't access any shops, what could I use around me to help me cut my meat?' The only item that children were provided with was string. Whilst at first, we had some very interesting and 'abstract' ideas, as a team they shone and got the job done! 


This week we have started looking at our literacy picture book, The Deepest Dark by Chris Hadfield. We have discussed the main characters emotions and how these change throughout the text. Children have created comic strips that identify the sequence of events and are now in the process of drafting their own versions of the narrative. Mr Ashworth and I are really looking forward to reading Pickmere’s first ‘proper’ piece of creative writing.


In maths we have continued with our place value and have developed our knowledge and understanding of negative numbers and rounding. 



On Monday we had our first art day of the academic year. In the morning, children produced some wonderful cave paintings as part of our weekly topic lesson. In the afternoon, we focussed on creating pictures of various children's book characters. Children had the opportunity to use a variety of materials, such as paint, watercolours, charcoal, oil pastels, crayons, pens and pencils. 




In RE we have started to look at how God speaks of good news and shares this with others through the life of Jesus. This week we focused on 'Jesus heals a paralysed man'.



On a final note, a big thank you to everyone that has already sent homework to me via Google Classroom and my maths platforms. We very much appreciate you taking the time to submit homework this way. If you are in anyway struggling to access the Pickmere online classroom, please email admin so that we can try and help.


We hope all of our Pickmere families have a wonderful weekend,


Miss Wild and Mr Ashworth


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