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Measuring Up!

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In maths this week, the children have begun to develop their understanding of measurement. To kick start the week, Bridgegate took great enjoyment in solving practical problems for length and height by measuring a range of different sized classroom and outdoor items, as well as themselves, measuring in both meters and cm where appropriate. The children also also took great pleasure in creating a class height measuring scale outside, by measuring the smallest to the tallest child. To follow, the children were intrigued to record and interpret different measurements, by using a meter stick and a centimetre ruler independently, as the week went on.

In art, Bridgegate were privileged to be taught by Mrs Wynne, who worked with the children to create beautiful Bridgegate self-portraits, using water colours and bold pastels this week.

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The children were inspired by the art work completed in Northgate and used this inspiration to edit their self-portraits, by adding text to their photos. The children used an abundant of vibrant, descriptive language they considered best described their talents and character, to personalise their art work and in doing so, produced 25 stunning pieces of art of which they are extremely proud.

In literacy this week, the children worked in house teams collecting lots of exciting and creative adjectives and alliteration, alongside imaginative time connectives to best describe their own smoothie they made last week. This creative language was then recorded in many interactive ways, such as using visual word banks, a video montage, the iPad’s to capture their favourite adjectives and alliteration and by creating a whole class Wordle.

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During RE, the children in Bridgegate have explored the Church as a community of people, by looking at what in particular, Christian churches are used for by people within our community in Hoole and in Chester. The children really enjoyed researching into different churches within our area, in order to compare and contrast their findings with additional churches and cathedrals that exist in England, such as St Paul’s Cathedral.

In doing so, Bridgegate explored why churches and cathedrals are known as special places to Christians and discovered church symbols and the unique features you would find in a church, whilst identified the value of them to Christians. These concern the pew, cross, stained glass windows, bell tower and candles that are displayed in churches and cathedrals.

Due to bank holiday weekend, the Year One Team wish you a lovely, restful, long weekend spent with family and friends and look forward to seeing the children back to school on Tuesday.

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