Good afternoon everyone, here is a brief roundup of our week together.
We have been enjoying poetry in our English lessons and in guided reading this week. The children particularly like Michael Rosen's 'Strict' poem. Look out for a performance of this next week in our parent's assembly. We are now ready to write our own version of some of the events from our shared text Cloud Busting and will be telling the story from a different character's perspective using a range of poetic devices. The children have already shown a natural talent for writing poems so I'm really looking forward to what they produce next week.
The children have nearly completed their websites and have learnt how to create internal links to subpages within their website; external links to other websites as well as embedding web pages from other websites on their own.
Children's Mental Health Week
We watched an online assembly which asked us to think about how we can grow emotionally and who can support us with our emotional growth. The children identified parents and other family members as well as teachers and other school staff and their friends and peers. I asked the children to identify something positive about themselves/something they are good at or have improved. Some found this difficult - it is easy to identify something we're not good at or can't do, but we always find it hard to be more positive about ourselves. Some children were also able to identify a target for their emotional growth. We marked Children's Mental Health Week with 'Dress to Express' today!
We have continued with our unit of work focusing on decimals. This week we have divided decimals by 10, 100 and 1000, multiplied decimals by integers, divided decimals by integers and used division to solve problems involving decimals. Next week we will conclude our unit and look towards our new one percentages.
The children are getting so much more confident in the swimming pool. They have used a range of apparatus to support them (such as woggles and floats) and have practised different strokes to swim across the pool. Some children have also swam lengths of the pool using different strokes and have practised jumping into the deep end, developing their confidence.
Religion and World Views
We have continued with our focus on Hinduism in World Views and Religion. We have understood the meanings of Karma, Dharma and Samsara and how they fit together. They children played a traditional Hindu game called Moksha Chitram to understand these things and discuss how this game is like real life and what it can teach people about Hindu beliefs.
The children designed and began to make their ‘Steady Hand Games’. This involved drawing sketches of their designs and reasons for their choices. They then chose a net of a shape to create the base of their game. We look forwards to making the actual ‘game’ next week, which involves an electrical circuit with a buzzer.
We are beginning to learn how to say our ages and starting to learn dates and birthdays.
We hope you a have a good weekend!
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