The highlight of this week was our walk to the river! Despite the rain, everyone really enjoyed themselves. It was great to be able to see some of the things we'd been learning about in our lessons such as meanders, floodplains and how humans have used the areas around rivers. The adults took some speed measurements of the Taw itself and the small tributary, which the children then compared back in the classroom. They drew some excellent field sketches and engaged in some great discussion about what should happen to the former mill. Do have a look at the photo of our River Taw display!
Alongside this, we have started completing our end of unit task in Geography, which is a double page spread answering some key questions including 'Where are the world's rivers?', 'What landforms do rivers create?' and 'What happens when a river floods?' In English, we've started a new (and somewhat festive) unit of work based around the story Mog's Christmas Calamity. You might remember this from a Sainsbury's advert a few years ago! In Maths, we've reached the end of our first unit on multiplication and division so have completed our end of unit assessment here. Life Skills took a look at diversity and what this means. The children had some great things to say during this lesson.
We've finally finished lots of Christmas trees in D.T! These decorations reflect weeks of hard work and patience, so please do come along to the Christmas fair next week where you can buy your child's tree, and others! (We will have plenty for sale as everyone has made at least two!)
It was really great to speak to lots of you at parents' meetings this week. If you didn't manage to make it, drop me a message on Dojo and we can sort out another time for a catch up.
Finally, today we said a great big thank you to Mr Hunt and Miss Wallis, our PGCE students who have been working with us for the past few weeks. They are returning to university until Christmas to continue their studies but will be back in class again in January until February half term.
Have a lovely weekend.
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