What a week, poetry, Multiplication and dreams!
This week, we have been working on Multiplication and Division in Maths, in English, we have been working on our new text Farther, which explores dreams and relationships. In Science, we looked at how igneous rocks are formed, whilst on Tuesday and Thursday, we enjoyed energetic P.E. sessions, thinking about tactics and teamwork. We also enjoyed an exciting assembly on Thursday with Mr Cutler, thinking about Advent.
On Wednesday, we had a day with no pens, enjoying story telling and oracy, practical Maths, theological discussion and Christmassy music on the hand bells. We have also created some fantastic botanical art and written some superb poems based on our Book Club book The Undefeated by Kwame Alexander (see photos)
Next week, we are continuing our English text Farther, our Maths unit on Multiplication and Division; 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 Friday. There is also a Wider Curriculum home learning sheet, on Dojo, here on the web page and the children have already brought a paper copy home with them. There are various activities on this, I will expect the recommended read sheet back ASAP and one of the other activities (more if you want to) completed by Thursday 14th December. So far, I have had fantastic volcanoes videos and experiments and some super river work.
Due to the Christmas Fair and technical issues, I was unable to post last week so I have included a few photos of the children enjoying biscuit tasting and making.
There are a few events upcoming including the Nativity on Wednesday and Friday next week, Christingle on 7th December at 2pm in St Peter's Church, Christmas, Christmas Jumper Day and Christmas Dinner on Wednesday 13th. There is also a Carol sing along in the school hall on Thursday 14th at 2.30pm - all welcome, we will have Christmas events for the children on Friday 15th for the last day.
Have a great weekend. See you on Monday
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