This week in maths we have continued with our unit on the four operations, looking at the order of operations (brackets, powers, multiplication/division and addition and subtraction), solving multi step- problems using division and multiplication and understanding division using factors. Next week we will finish this unit, undertake a short assessment to see how much progress the children have made and then move onto our new unit which will be fractions A.
In French this week we welcomed Madame Jordan back to see how we have been getting on. For this half term she will be into teach us every Friday, supporting us in our learning. Today we began to learn some basic French for forming opinions about food, using our knowledge of opinions (I like/I love/I dislike because) and then adding a food and a reason on to the end. This will form most of our learning for this half term. The children are really beginning to develop their confidence to speak out in class.
We had our fourth swimming session, and it was a lovely lesson where all the adults involved could really see the progress being made. Even David, the swimming instructor, was really impressed with how all the children have been doing. Well done Year 6. Netball took place for a few members of the class on Friday morning as part of OCRA. Due to this our usual Friday morning P.E. lesson took place on Tuesday with Mrs Ware and I taught PSHE.
Congratulations to our netball teams who took part today! One team proudly came 1st out of all the schools and most importantly both teams showed great sportsmanship and team spirit! Well done.
We completed and published our poems entitled, "I am....". The children put a huge amount of effort into creating books that they are very proud of. Some of the children have decided they want to finish their illustrations and have taken them home to complete to return on Monday.
As we were missing half the class due to netball, we decided that as it's Bonfire Night tomorrow, we would learn about a French artist (Middleton Manigault) who loved to paint fireworks using only the primary colours. We then recreated our own firework paintings using his techniques. Hopefully they will be displayed in our cloakroom/library area so you will get to see them when you pop up at parents evening.
Our parents evening will be held on Tuesday 22nd November and Thursday 24th November. From Monday we will have a sign-up sheet outside our room for you to book an appointment with one of us. Appointments will start at 3:50pm each day and will run to 6:30 on Tuesday and 6pm on Thursday. They are scheduled for 10 minutes per child. If you can't get to school to book an appointment, please let us know via dojo/the office/or your child and we can book your appointment. If you have multiple children on one night, please leave a gap between appointments so that we can all keep to time as much as possible. If you can't come into school on one of those nights due to childcare or work commitments, we can offer you a telephone call instead. Please let us know as we would like to see as many of you as possible to discuss your child's progress and the year ahead. Sign-up sheets will be available from MONDAY.
Have a great weekend, stay safe around any fireworks and we will see you all next week. Thank you!
Friday 11th November – Remembrance .
Monday 14th November Anti Bullying week
Friday 18th November – Children in Need/odd socks day/non uniform
Tuesday 22nd and Thursday 24th November parents evening.
Friday 2 December Father Christmas visiting and FONTS Christmas Market
Monday 12th December 2pm Magic Martin treat from FONTS for whole school in hall
Wednesday 7th Dec –Christmas Jumpers and Christmas dinner (changed from Thursday 8th)
Friday 9th December – 2pm Carol Service at the church
Tuesday 13th December 2pm – Christingle at church
Nativity performances: Wednesday 14th December at 2pm and 4pm and Thursday 15th Dec at 5pm
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