Good afternoon everyone,
Well here we are, the penultimate week before the Easter holidays and it seems to have been the quickest school year ever! I am sure I say that every year...however the time is flying and we will be in the Summer term before we know it. Lets hope we get some 'summer' weather soon, as we seem to have arrived at Easter in the grips of winter again. The children were however, very excited at the few flurries of snow we had on our way back from swimming yesterday!
This week has been a whole school wide assessment week, where we look at the levels of progress the children have made throughout their time in their class, to ensure they are on track to meet their potential at the end, and what we can do as teachers to best support them. Our class have worked incredibly hard this week, with an excellent attitude and approach. We were both incredibly proud of them. They are of course eager to know how they have done, so we will spend the next couple of days getting the information together to share with them if they wish. The children have undergone assessments in maths, reading, spelling and punctuation and grammar.
The children are almost at the end of their swimming block and I have been thrilled at the levels of progress they have made. The level of water confidence from every single child has increased tremendously and that is so important in this vital life skill. They are happy and enjoy every second of their lessons which is wonderful to see. Coach Edwards took the class for a P.E. lesson on the field, where the children enjoyed a game of football.
In French this week, the children practised lots of listening skills and had to be detectives to identify correct sounds. They had to match questions in French to the answers in English and also listened to a short paragraph about 'Marie-Claire' and then had to identify phrases/sentences about her from what they heard. Our children's French ability is very good and it's really great to see them having a go, using the new knowledge they have learnt and applying it with reasons for their thinking. I have been very impressed.
We have also undertaken another of our D.T. projects. The children each designed and made a soft toy fish. They had to decide who it be would be for, and undertake a strict criteria to check it fit the person., e.g if the toy was for a baby then you wouldn't want buttons or anything they could choke on! They then created a template, to make two parts, decorated each part and then sewed them together using a running stitch and stuffed them to make it soft like a toy. It is fair to say this was no easy task, as many aspects of the task were fiddly, however, once again, the class really rose to the occasion and all pulled together to create some brilliant toys! We will aim to finish and evaluate these next week, before they come home (which I know the children are desperate to do).
Have a fabulous weekend, please see Class Dojo for reminders about Leavers Hoodies, a class reward to the park with bikes and scooters and a celebration of our Star of the week.
Miss Ruby and Mrs Ware
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