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Green Haven -Van Gogh- Miss Carpenter & Mrs Fry

Welcome to Greenhaven

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Greenhaven Prospectus

November 2018

During November, we have been looking at celebrations in the UK and around the world. We compared bonfire night with Diwali, a Hindu festival of lights.

We also went on an exciting trip to Newport where we had lunch at Sainsbury’s and bought some goldfish and snails at Pets at Home for our classroom! We used different modes of transport including: the bus, taxis and even our feet!

October 2018

October has already been full of fun and lots of learning! The children had their first trip out and were invited to the ‘Ryde in Bloom’ awards at the Royal Esplanade Hotel. We had a wonderful afternoon and came runner up in the competition!

Our topic, this half term, has been ‘Explorers’ and we focused on Australia and Captain Cook. The children have researched and made their own fact files about Australian animals and made some lovely artwork too. They even went on to create their own mythical creatures.


We had a fantastic time during ‘Maths Week’ and the children took part in lots of different maths games, investigations and maths art. Rounding it all off with a scavenger hunt!

September 2018

We have an exciting year ahead of us and the children have already started the school year well! Mrs Fry has joined our class and is looking forward to getting to know all the children.


We have been exploring our class name and have created our own versions of Van Gogh’s painting: ‘The Bedroom’. You will soon be able to see these displayed in the school hall.


In English, we have been focusing on instructional writing. We have written our own instructions for recipes and tasted the food we have created, including: garlic bread, banana pops and iced biscuits.

In Maths, we have been looking at shape and patterns. We identified 2D and 3D shapes in our environment and also looked at right angle shapes. We even talked about why there are no ‘left’ angle shapes! Can you answer this?

In Science we are creating our own documentary about plants!


Dates for the diary: October 8th, 9th, 10th mathematics enrichment days!

The children will taking part in lots of fun maths based activities.

More information to come…

Snack time

THANK YOU to all the parents for donating snack money!

We enjoy eating our snack together everyday and we make sure we wait our turn and wash up afterwards.

This is the amazing team that work in our classroom. Can you spot who they are?!