Good afternoon everybody - Happy Friday!
Thank you to those of you who could join us for the whole school sharing assembly this afternoon, it was nice to see you.
Another action packed week - 5 days this week full to the brim with learning!
This week, we have been working hard in English on our new unit based on information texts - Extreme Animals, this week, we have been immersing ourselves in the text - if you would like to see the text, I have put a copy on Google Classroom for the children to use in their lessons, please do take a look at it with them. We have worked hard in Maths, on our unit Multiplication and Division, this week we have focused on formal written methods for multiplying 2 and 3 digit numbers by 1 and 2 digit numbers. In Science and Geography, we completed our elicitation tasks for our new units, to see what the children already know and what they need to learn.
On Monday, we enjoyed another fun-filled French session with Madame Jordan, thinking about months of the year, numbers and how to say our birthdays. On Wednesday, 17 of the class ran with the year 6s as part of our school Cross Country team, competing against 8 other schools from across the MAT. They were superb and I was incredibly proud of the performance. Weather permitting, they will have to do it all over again before the end of the month, this time at Sleekers Farm on Monday 21st - Good luck team!
We finished the week off with swimming on Thursday afternoon and today, Mrs Edwards carried out a session based on speed and stamina.
Spellings are on Dojo for the groups, this week, it's the 5th column and I have been impressed with how many people are reading every night, keep it up! The Wider Curriculum home learning is on the website and on Dojo and the children have had a paper copy. This will be due in by Thursday 7th April, so there are 4 weeks to create some quality pieces of home learning, I havealready had some superb pieces of Van Gogh inspired artwork, some Recommended Reads and a scientific Masterclass via video on Electrical Circuits.
In terms of home learning, can I remind everybody that the expectation is that children read for at least 10 minutes at home every day, this can be magazines, newspapers, manuals, cookery books, as well as their reading books, as it is all reading. This is to promote reading for pleasure as there is nothing better than a good book. Remember, that you are your child’s greatest role model, so if they see you enjoying a good book, it really promotes good learning habits. I will ask that reading is recorded in their new reading journals and that these come in every day so that I can monitor their 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. They can do this through Times Tables Rock Stars, I have also posted a list of great websites to practise on.
Next week, we will have French on Monday, P.E. on Thursday (swimming) and Friday. We will complete our work on Multiplication and Division in Maths and continue work on our text Extreme Animals in English, spark life into our Science unit on Electrical Circuits and explore the features of Rivers in Geography.
Have a great weekend, enjoy the fresh air, explore the kingdom of the Goblin King (in your reading books) and have some great family time together.
See you on Monday.
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