Happy Friday everyone! As always, our stars at Hamilton Academy have shone brightly this week. The children have demonstrated their amazing learning attitudes in all that they have done. Let’s take a look at the incredible work that the children have been completing…

The Nursery children have had another brilliant week and they have really settled in. The children are finding their coat pegs with a little support and they have learnt to put their water bottles in the correct coloured trays. In the classroom, the children have been getting messy in some shaving foam! They have been drawing patterns, making cakes in the play dough and counting the fish in the water tray. The children have now started to go to their carpet spaces, singing their "hello" song and their ESB song "heads, shoulders, knees and toes". We are very impressed that the children have begun to stay for their dinner too and we are all so proud of how the children are coping sitting in our big hall! Well done, you are all amazing!

It has been another busy week in Reception! The Dalmatians are doing brilliantly in their phonics lessons with Fred the frog! They are all working so hard to Fred talk and the children are learning to blend the sounds together. Some children have even taken on the role as 'mini teachers' in the school role play area outside and they have re-enacted their very own phonics lesson! A big ‘wit-woo get you’ to Reception! In English, the children have been reading 'The Train Ride' by June Crebbin and they have enjoyed talking about their own experiences of being on a train as well as what they saw on their journey. The children also discussed the features of the book and they have looked carefully at the front cover to make predictions about the story. The Dalmatians love story time and they have taken great pleasure in choosing their own library book to share with you at home. Keep up the super work Reception!

Our Dinosaur children started this week by getting their creative juices flowing. They climbed up high into the clouds, where they stumbled upon a castle in their story this week! Has your child seen the story maps that have been shared on the Year One ClassDojo pages? If not, head over to your child’s ClassDojo page to find out what story the children have been focusing on this week. The Year One children have also been demonstrating their amazing reading skills, as they re-read their own work! In their maths learning this week, the children have been continuing their learning around numbers to 10! The children are certainly showing a deeper understanding of representing numbers in different ways! In their topic learning this week, the children have been refining their artistic skills, taking their time to learn how to draw a self-portrait. They have certainly developed their mark making skills from last week’s learning. What superstars! Well done Dinosaurs!

What another fantastic week the Incredibles have had! The children have blown their teacher's socks off with their amazing narratives of Jack and the Beanstalk. We are very proud of how the children are continuing to use their ‘just do it’ rules, cursive handwriting and conjunctions in their sentences to make their writing more WOW! In addition, the children have begun to innovate Jack and the Beanstalk this week by creating their own character to replace Jack. Can you child share with you what their innovated character is? In maths this week, the children have thoroughly enjoyed using concrete objects (dienes) to find tens and ones of a number and have also begun to show their knowledge of tens and ones pictorially too! We have had an art focus in our afternoon sessions this week. The children have showcased their fantastic art skills by sketching a portrait of themselves using mirrors. The children have also been working hard on ensuring their facial features show correct use of line and shape. Keep it up Incredibles!

What a wonderful week the children have had! Throughout the school, the children continue to be ‘ready, respectful and safe’ as they continue on their MAGICal learning journey.

Have a relaxing weekend and stay safe,

Mrs Moran, Mrs Glaister and Mrs Robinson