Good afternoon everybody - Happy Friday!
It's been another busy week, but lots of Sun and a great Forest School session to boot.
This week, we have been working hard on our English unit, really thinking about innovating the text. Our text is the short story anthology How the Whale Became, by local author Ted Hughes and fits in nicely with our Science topic of Humans and other Animals over Time. In Maths we have been working on fractions, particularly mixed numbers, improper fractions and multiplying fractions by integers.. In Science we started work on Darwin and the theory of evolution. We discovered who Charles Darwin was and why finches were so important to his work on evolution, and in History, we studied the death of Thomas Beckett, in our unit Medieval Monarchs.
On Tuesday, we had our first Forest School session, which links to our Art unit - When Trees meet Buildings. We talked through the Forest School rules and then were set the challenge to build a den in sixty minutes, working with some materials that we were given and some that we collected. Teamwork was incredibly important here and all groups achieved a den in the time limit!
We enjoyed a super French session on Monday with Madame Jordan, thinking about adding detail to our writing in French. On Thursday, Mr Berry (our Saints coach) carried out a session based on cricket, the children had great fun being the Rock, Paper and Scissors in his active game.
Finally this week, we finished with some work on our new Art topic of When Trees Meet Buildings. This afternoon, we worked on observational drawings of the school building, which we will eventually work on to redesign it to be "Greener."
I have sent another Recommended Read sheet home with the children, which I am going to ask is returned by Friday of next week - 20th May - as i would like to collect a folder of books that the children would recommend to others in the class to read.
Spellings are now on Dojo for the groups, next week, it's the 5th column, a paper copy was sent home, I have spares, if you've misplaced it. I have been impressed by how many people are reading every night, keep it up! The Wider Curriculum home learning for this half term is out, I have given the children a paper copy. The links and resources for some of the activities are on Dojo.
As the Sun is starting to get hotter, could I please ask, that children now have a hat and a drinks bottle and sun cream is applied, prior to them coming in to school, so that they are protected. We are lucky enough to be out on the field at the moment, if your child has hay-fever, please make sure that they are medicated, as the tree pollen has been high recently and when the grass is cut, the sneezes start!
Next week, we will be continuing with our work on How the Whale Became in English, we will start a new unit in Maths; continue our work on Medieval Monarchs in History and look at Charles Darwin in Science. We will have P.E. on Tuesday afternoon and on Friday afternoon as usual next week.
Have a great weekend everyone, see you on Monday
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