Good afternoon everybody - Happy Friday!
It’s the end of another week and it’s been another action packed special.
This week, we have been working hard in English and have decided upon our person to research for our biographical writing. We have also been developing our note taking skills and learning the difference between active and passive sentences. We have worked hard in Maths, completing our end of unit assessment and looking at the beginning of our new unit on Statistics. In Science, we are beginning a new unit on Physical and Chemical Changes, looking mainly at the states of matter and how they change. The children have had their Music and PSHE sessions with Miss Boyce and RE with Miss Penny.
On Thursday, we had some members of our class out representing the school at the Castle Dojo Cross Country Run, they all conquered the 1.5 mile course which was a really tricky one. At 11.00 on Thursday morning, we had a minute silence to remember those that have fought bravely for us and to think about those that still do that job now. Last week I posted the beginnings of the artwork that we have been working on for this event and I am pleased to say that the results are fantastic and have really added a talking point to the main school corridor.
Spellings are on Dojo for the groups. There will be a digital copy of this half term's Wider Curriculum Home Learning on Dojo very soon. Last half-term’s were so good, that the Bronzes are now on display in the main school. For this, as there was last time, there is a choice of activities, I would like to see 3 completed activities by Thursday 17th December, which is the last Thursday before the Christmas holidays. There is lots of time to complete this so I will be expecting some really good quality pieces.
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 be continuing work on our new Geography topic area of Housing and our Science area of Physical and Chemical Changes. We will be writing our biographical texts and will continue our new unit in Maths.
Have a great weekend, whatever you are doing, get outside and enjoy yourselves.
See you on Monday.
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