It's been a long week. Thank you to all the parents whom I have seen this week, I have seen most of you now, it was really good to further cement those strong home school relationships, so that we can work together to give our children the best possible educational experiences.
This week, we have been working on Area in Maths after completing the assessment for Addition and Subtraction with pleasing results, in English, we have begun our new text Until I met Dudley, which explores inventions and how they work. In Science, we begun our unit on the Rock Cycle, whilst on Tuesday and Thursday, we enjoyed energetic P.E. sessions, thinking about why raising our heart rate is good for us and the types of exercise we need to do to do this. We also thought about Remembrance on Thursday during our assembly with Reverend Spence, before this we thought about peace and wrote a class prayer for peace. (See photo) Don't forget, there is a Remembrance Service at St Peter's Church on Sunday, where many of our local community will parade through the streets in recognition of selfless people and their heroic deeds.
Next week, we are continuing our new English text, Until I met Dudley, starting a new Maths unit, continuing our Geography unit on Rivers and our Science unit on the Rock Cycle.
In terms of home learning, can I remind everybody that the expectation is that children read for at least 10 minutes at home everyday, this can be magazines, newspapers, manuals, cookery books, as well as their reading books, as it is all reading. I would also like children to spend time working on their times tables, which are vital in so many areas of the Maths curriculum, I have set them 25 minutes worth of TTRS time as home learning. This can be done as a block, or it can be spread across the week, so that the children do 5 minutes a day. I have been really pleased to give out lots of Dojo points to people who have been completing their time! Spellings are out for the test on Monday. There is also a new Wider Curriculum home learning sheet, both on Dojo and the children have a paper copy with them today. There are various activities on this, I will expect the recommended read sheet back next week and one of the other activities (more if you want to) completed by Thursday 14th December.
Have a great weekend, I hope the weather allows you to get out and about.
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