Here is a round up of our busy week! Have a great weekend.
We have completed our block of learning focusing on percentages. This week we have looked at ordering fractions, decimals and percentages, we have spent two lessons learning how to find percentages of amounts, we have found missing values as percentages and have practiced our arithmetic skills in our weekly tests. Next week we move onto our next unit of work which is all about algebra!
We have continued to write and research information for our biographies. We have a range of people to write about from: J.K.Rowling, Sarah Storey, Rosa Parks and Marcus Smith. Our lessons have focused on using our notes for research, different verb forms, modal verbs, use of apostrophes, semi colons and colons and writing information concisely.
DT update- we have finished our projects and the photos are in the gallery! Hooray! The children should have brought these home, complete with circuits so that they are able to play them.
We have been introduced to the artist O'Keefe and their style of work, focusing on drawing oriental poppies using a grid to really hone and focus our skills in our pastel drawings. Take a look in the photo gallery to see photos of us in action. We will be using this as inspiration to create our own pastel drawings of daffodils-a beautiful spring flower. Look out for photos of the finished products next week!
World Religions and Values
We are learning about the Easter story and what happened during Holy Week. We have been remembering the details of the story and sharing our thoughts about this amazingly sad and yet hopeful story; whether you are Christian or not, it is the most incredible story. We have also been looking at artwork depicting the story as well as some modern interpretations in film and music. Our lessons focus on salvation and what Christians believe Jesus did to save us.
We have been continuing to learn how to be safe online and how to maintain digital wellbeing. We talked about the advantages of using the internet but the children showed a good awareness of the risks involved in online activities. They could talk about how to avoid those risks and who to talk to if they are worried or feel uncomfortable about something online. We talked about privacy settings and this link to the thinkuknow website will give you information about how to ensure you and your family are using them:
A parent's guide to privacy settings (thinkuknow.co.uk)
Next week we begin the first of a few lessons on money matters
We all took part in the second of three cross country events organised within our learning community by OCRA. Once again, the children showed great kindness and support to not only each other, but other schools who participated too. The final event takes place in two weeks time, which will see our children run in three cross country events in total; a great achievement by all! For those who now have the 'running bug', look out for Mr Foreman's running club in the Summer term!
We continued with our swimming sessions and it was wonderful to see the children's confidence growing. If you had said to some of the children they would have been swimming in 'the deep end' without an adult, they would have laughed nervously at you, but with swimming aids and great teaching, watching their enjoyment is brilliant. I am sure they'd stay in and swim all day if they could!
Madame Jordan came into school on Friday and we revisited two different sounds 'oi' and 'on' (French phonics), we recapped previous learning using 'I don't like' and 'I don't have' and we played a game where we had to identify the French sentence and translate it into English using our knowledge organisers. She was very impressed with our knowledge!
The children have had a really positive week this week! They have definitely shown maturity, resilience and positivity and we are both really proud of how they have conducted themselves.
Mrs Ware and Miss Ruby
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