It has been a glorious week weather wise, a little bit of rain is forecast for the next few days but the Sun will be back!
This week in Hazel Class, we have worked hard in Maths, continuing our unit, based on Shape and angles. We worked on identifying the effects of alcohol and smoking in Life Skills, Life cycles in Science and Energy and Sustainability in Geography.
All week, we have continued to rehearse our upcoming production - Cinderella Rockerfella. . The children have copies of the script if they have a speaking part. it would be greatly appreciated if you could take time to help them rehearse their lines and performance. (Costume ideas have been attached as well). Children are welcome to bring costume pieces in, in a named carrier bag from next week, so we can really ramp up rehearsals.
On Tuesday, we played a great game of rounders in the afternoon, instead of our Mini Police session. Unfortunately PC Matt Young, who leads the sessions is unwell and may be off for a few weeks. We wish him a speedy recovery and hope to see him soon.
On Thursday, the children enjoyed another morning with Miss Collins. They tackled their learning areas of Life Cycles in Science, (this week, they began to grow their own potato) and an Arithmetic test in Maths. In the afternoon rehearsals for the play took precedence and the performance levels went up a notch!
This morning, we continued our DT project on Bridges, we used our Maths and Science skills to try to create a beam bridge - from SPAGHETTI!
We finished the week with some P.E. (Rounders) with Mrs Edwards, some really good fielding and striking skills on display. Next week, the children will be continuing to develop their rounders skills with Mrs Edwards.
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 like to see children's Reading records filled in every day and will be checking them every morning from Monday. 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 am asking for 25 minutes spent on Times Tables Rock Stars every week. This could be 5 minutes a day, a block of 25 minutes, or 10 minutes and fifteen minutes, whichever of these options works best at home. Remember the Wider Curriculum home learning is for the whole term, I am expecting great things in by Thursday 20th July at the latest (so if you haven't started, now's a great time to think about it.).
Next week, the children will continue with their new topics, including Life Cycles, Energy and Sustainability and Healthy Lifestyles in Life Skills. Rehearsals for Cinderella Rockerfella will take place every day, tickets for this are available in the playground after school at a very reasonable £2.00 a ticket, they are selling well but there are still plenty left for both Wednesday and Thursday's performances, if you haven't already come and buy yours - before it's too late!
Have a great weekend, see you on Monday.
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