What a week, Flying machines, Multiplication and war!
This week, we have been working on Multiplication and Division in Maths, in English, we have been working on our text Farther, which explores dreams and relationships, this week, the children have designed their own flying machines and have written expanded noun phrases about their invention. In Science, we looked at how sedimentary rocks are formed, whilst on Tuesday and Thursday, we enjoyed energetic P.E. sessions, thinking about tactics and teamwork. We also enjoyed Christingle on Thursday in St Peter's Church, which always makes me me feel Christmassy and was led brilliantly by the year 6 children.
Next week, we are continuing our English text Farther, our Geography unit on Rivers and our Science unit on the Rock Cycle. We are also continuing to practise our Times Tables.
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 next Thursday, the 14th December. So far, I have had fantastic volcanoes videos and experiments, some fabulous art and some super river work.
There are a few events coming up next week, including a First Aid session on Monday, for which, the children will need to bring in a pillow or cushion please; a Foundry hub assembly on Tuesday and 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. and FONTs are running a Santa Dash on Sunday 17th December, it will be great fun! If you haven't, why not book your place now!
Have a great weekend. See you on Monday
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