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The Dream Team Latest News

W/C -  1 - 10 - 18

It has been another very week in The Dream Team this week with the children working extremely hard in all areas of their learning. I am so proud of each and every one of the children for the effort that they are putting in to all subjects.

We have completed our first piece of writing for our weaving magic books which looks fantastic alongside our artwork. 

In our Numeracy we have been continuing to use our problem solving and reasoning skills to show that we have a secure and deeper understanding of place value. Next week we will be revisiting addition and subtraction strategies.

The children have loved their science learning this week where they have been learning about the different types of nutrition. I've never known children to be so excited about their homework as they were this week! 

 This week we have also started working towards our new class rewards systems. The children have a jar which they need to fill with pompoms by the end of the week to earn a treat which they have choosen. This week the children have chosen their own target of 'being ready' at different times during the day. They asked if this could include being ready for learning as well as being ready when lining up outside and in their general organisation.


It is important that the children complete their weekly spellings each night to help support them in their writing. The children need to put a new date and title in their spellings book each evening before completing these tasks. Just a reminder that the children are also required to complete 20 minutes on Spellodrome each week.

W/C 24 - 9 - 18

Another week has flown by in the Dream Team and the children are continuing to show that they are all true 'Dreamers'. This week we have been working hard in our literacy where we have continued to write a recount of Charlie Buckets day, as if we are Charlie. The children have been learning how to write and draft and then use their editing skills to make improvements.

On Tuesday the children produced some great collages that showed the differences between Charlie's house and Willy Wonka's factory.

W/C 17 - 9 - 18


It has been another exciting week in the Dream Team this week. The week started with our 'Chocolate' topic launch day. The children spent the morning taking part in fun game and tasks such as 'Bobbing Apples', 'Hoopla', 'Hook a Duck', and 'Buzz Wire' to name a few,  where they were able to win chocolate bars. They played 'Guess the Chocolate Bar', tasting different chocolate bars whilst blind folded to try and guess what they were. The children then melted chocolate to make their own chocolate sweets. 

Whilst all this was going on a surprise visitor came into the classroom and left a huge pile of chocolate and a letter. You guessed it... it was Willy Wonka himself. Unfortunately the children were out for break when this happened and according to the visitors book he was only in the building for 2 minutes. Apparently he arrived in his Glass Elevator which he parked on the staff car park! Willy Wonka has asked the children to help him to design and make new and exciting chocolate bars ready to be on the shelves in time for Christmas. He has asked that we send any work to him at his factory. If he is impressed then he said that he may send some Golden Tickets to enable us to visit his factory!

As well as all this excitement the children have been working extremely hard in all others areas of their learning and have really settled into the Dream Team. 


W/C 10 - 9 - 18


We have had a very busy and exciting week in The Dream Team this week. We have settled back into our school routines and been putting in 100% effort into our learning. On Thursday we had our class text launch day where the children got to experience what life was like for Charlie Bucket. The children took part in lots of different activities such as chopping cabbage to make cabbage soup, washing stains out of clothes with cold water, sharing a single bed with 7 other family members, sweeping the yard and making the morning porridge. They then took on the role of Charlie's Dad and spent time  completing repetitive tasks. The children had an amazing day and it really helped them to understand what life was like for those less fortunate.