Portugal – Mr Flanagan

Our Class Team

Teacher HLTA TA TA
Ross Flanagan Litsa Metaxotou Karen Wilcott Suzanne McGee

Contact the teacher at ross.flanagan@abbotsleaschool.co.uk

Our Weekly News

In the boxes below, you can read about our best moments in school.
We are sharing our weekly news every Friday.

Week 35+

This week in Class Portugal, we have been learning all about minibeasts and plants! On Monday, we planted some seeds that we will be watching grow over the coming weeks. We spoke about what plants need in order to grow. The children loved this! We have also been enjoying the school grounds this week, we went on a minibeast hunt and found lots’ of different creatures around the site – bees, butterflies, snails, ants – it was lots of fun!

The children have also been writing letters to send home, learning about how we write a letter and how to write an address on the envelope. We hope the families enjoy receiving these soon!

Have a lovely weekend! 🙂

Week 34+

This week in Class Portugal, we have been learning about mini beasts and exploring their movements. We read ‘Dear Zoo’ for English and made animals from paper plates and paint. In Life Skills, we looked at ocean pollution, how plastic affects all the animals living in and around the sea. We were lucky to see some animals brought into our school by the farm. These animals included pigs, goats, rabbits and many more. On Thursday, we enjoyed a trip to New Brighton beach and had an amazing time with our friends.

Week 33+

This week in Class Portugal, we have been doing remote learning for the most part. The children were fantastic on Zoom and engaged really well in all of the activities. We read some stories and thought about our favourite stories, which included Harry Potter, Sonic the Hedgehog and Julia Donaldson! We also shared our favourite toys and discussed what makes them our favourite.

 

When we returned to school, we learnt all about direction and position in Maths, we played Simon Says to help us learn this! We also enjoyed some time on the trikes to develop our gross motor skills!

 

Have a brilliant and restful half term! 🙂

Week 32+

This week in Portugal Class, we have been reading the Gingerbread Man in English. We designed our own gingerbread men and retold the story using small versions of the characters. In Maths, we have been learning about halves and quarters which we have been really good at – we even made pizzas to practice this skill!

Have a lovely weekend! 🙂

Week 31+

This week in Class Portugal, we have been continuing our learning about the Wizard of Oz in English. On Tuesday, we made our own Emerald City from green things around our classroom. On Wednesday, we retold the story as a class, using a small world version on the story. We did really well!

In Maths, we have continued learning about halving. We have started to halve shapes and objects too. We have been excellent Mathematicians!

We are looking forward to another fun week of learning next week!

Week 30+

This week in Class Portugal, we read the Wizard of Oz in English. We discussed what we would ask the wizard for if we travelled to the Emerald City.

In Maths, we looked at halving and we were really good at this! All of the children tried really hard to share between 2 groups! Well done, Class Portugal!

We have continued to learn about the coast this week too. We made a beach hut picture from tissue paper and discussed safety near the sea.

Class Portugal would also like to wish our fantastic HLTA, Miss Metaxotou congratulations for her wedding day, which was on Wednesday! We all wish you happiness and health!

Have a lovely weekend!

Week 29+

This week in Class Portugal, we have been swimming! We have been most mornings and we have been really good at swimming on our fronts and our backs! Some of us even jumped in! We worked very to go underwater and pick up the brick!

In class, we made some pictures of the seaside using real sand! We also learnt all about how waves were made!

We look forward to another fun week of learning next week!

Week 28+

This week in Class Portugal, we have been learning all about the coasts! We made some beautiful seashells from clay – we worked really hard to follow the instructions! We also went to Hale Village on the minibus to see the coast and the lighthouse. We sketched the lighthouse when we got back to school.

In English, we continued reading Hansel and Gretel and made our own biscuit houses based on the story. We used sweets and icing to decorate them. We also chose some adjectives to describe our houses to our friends.

In Maths, we have been learning all about doubling, we had a doubling machine which we put cubes into to calculate the answers.

Finally, in Geography, we helped Paddington Bear sort out his travel photographs into ‘city or coast’.

A fantastic week!

Week 27+

We have had a very busy first week back in Class Portugal! We have started our new topic of ‘The Coast’. We made some lovely pictures of the seaside in Art using chalks and pastels. We discussed different beaches that we have visited, what sort of things we might see and do there.

In Maths, we have been learning about equal and unequal groups. The children have been amazing at this and worked so hard to get it right! We were so proud!

In English, we have been learning about Hansel and Gretel and thinking of what it would be like to come across a house made of sweets!

We are looking forward to another week of fun and learning next week!

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