It has been a glorious week weather wise, lets hope it continues.
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, buying food and drink in the Cafe in French and Energy and Sustainability in Geography.
On Monday, we began 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). We will spend afternoon sessions working on this over the next 2 and a bit weeks.
On Tuesday, after a hard morning's rehearsal, we had our first Mini Police session with PC Matt Young. He talked to children about the role of the police, answered a lot of questions and then thought about what the children would like to concentrate on over the next few weeks. They also will be donning their Mini Police uniforms next week.
On Thursday, the children enjoyed another morning with Miss Collins. They tackled their learning areas of Life Cycles in Science 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 began our DT project on Bridges, we used our Maths and Science skills to try to create strong bridges that could hold the greatest weight.
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. We will I'm afraid have to have a slight interruption in our Mini Police program, as PC Matt Young who delivers the program is ill at the moment.
Have a great weekend, enjoy the Sun and get out and about.
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