Good afternoon everybody - Happy Friday!
It's been another busy week and what a great way to end it today - glorious sunshine, dressing up and lots of outside sports! Well done to all of you for dressing up in red, white and blue or in a regal outfit - some great hair too!
This week, we have been working hard on our English unit, really thinking about our invent write. 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, there have been some really good invent stories, ranging from Why Dog wags his Tail to Why Cat chases Rat. In Maths we have been working on Properties of Shape, particularly angles, triangles and quadrilaterals. In Science we found out about vertebrates and invertebrates and in History, we began to think about who was a worse King, Richard or John.
On Tuesday, we had another great Forest School session. We used the artwork of Andy Goldsworthy as inspiration for our own natural artwork, that we created using natural materials that we found on the school site. (See photos) We enjoyed a super French session on Monday with Madame Jordan, writing Pen Friend letters to our partner school in France. We have continued with our Art, looking at our School building and thinking about how we could make the space greener and more environmentally friendly.
This morning, we have been taking part in the Quad Kids competition run by OCRA, our School Games Partner. The children competed in 4 athletics events, a sprint, standing long jump, javelin throw and a 600m middle distance race. The children were superb and the top 8 from Key Stage 2, will go on to represent the school at Tavistock Arena in July.
Finally this week, we finished with a cricket based session with our Saints Southwest Coach - Mrs Edwards.
Thank you for the home learnings that have been coming in thick and fast this week, I have been impressed with the quality of the French flashcards and the posters based on Human Evolution, to name but a few.
Spellings will be on Dojo for the groups, after next week, a paper copy will be sent home on Tuesday 7th June when we return after half-term. I will have spares, if you misplace them. I have been impressed by how many people are reading every night, keep it up over half term! The Wider Curriculum home learning for next half term, will be a little different, so look out for this.
As the Sun is 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.
Please look out for the video on Class Dojo, which is a quick highlights review of some of our work this half-term.
Next week, have a great week, enjoying family time, let's hope the weather stays like this!
Have a great week everyone, see you on Tuesday 7th June
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