We have had some fun with Red Nose Day today with children wearing red, some wearing their official red nose and others with some very artistic face paints. We had a Red Nose Day quiz this afternoon and watched a video to understand what sort of causes the money raised by this event might help.
This week we have learnt more about human evolution in science and completed our short unit on converting measure. We have now started learning how to find the area and perimeter of 2d shapes as well as the volume of cuboids. We will be remembering some of our algebra to use formulae to do this. In English, we have begun writing an overcoming the monster story inspired by Beowulf. We are writing a class planned story at the moment and then children will go on to write their own invented story. I'm sure we shall have some gruesome tales to tell!
We have enjoyed two PE lessons this week, which children were surprised about but I did remind them that this is what we are required to deliver. In one session we used some of the new PE equipment that Mr Foreman has invested in for the school to play Lacrosse - it was a first for me and for most of them and seems like a really enjoyable and accessible sport. Then today, Mr Stronge from Saints set the class some problem solving challenges in his PE lesson - great fun to watch!
Next week, we will have PE on Monday and Friday - La Crosse and fitness based challenges. We hope for some dry weather so the children can start using the field for playtimes. I have set spellings for them to learn which are a review of some of the spellings taught during lockdown as well as three personal spellings. They have brought these home with them and I have asked them to find their homework folder over the weekend so we can start using that again. There is no other homework this week but it would be good if they could fins some time to enjoy some reading and to practise their times tables on TTRS.
Have a great weekend!
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