I hope you are well. It is a fantastically sunny Friday.
We have had another great week this week. The children are gaining lots of new skills in debating and becoming really confident at talking in front of the class. They have started their Computing Unit on Scratch and learning more about how to code. In English, we have written a class text explaining how static electricity works and, in Maths, the children have been looking at tenths as decimals and fractions. They have planted peas in jars to see how they grow and started to explore what plants needs to survive. In DT, they have designed a game or toy that uses static electricity.
Today, we are looking forward to completing our Captain Tom Challenge. Many thanks for your donations. Next week, we will continue to learn more about plants and see if the peas have started growing. We will also be writing an explanation text about an appliance or motor that we have researched ourselves.
Thank you, as ever, for your support. Have a great bank holiday!
I can't believe it is Friday already. It has been a great first week with amazing weather. We had fun this week investigating static electricity. We had a balloon and an aluminium can. The children had to make the aluminium can move without touching it. We have started a new book for English called Unit I Met Dudley which is all about how things work. In Maths, we started a new unit on Fractions and have been recognising tenths. Today, the children are dressing up for St George's Day. We have also been looking at taking different roles in small group discussions for our learning about oracy.
Next week, the children are going to be using dyes in Art. We are starting our Science on plants by look at how a broad bean grows. They will also be writing an explanation text on static electricity. The children will also be taking part in the Captain Tom 100 Challenge.
We have had a fantastic week and are very proud of the children's hard work. Hope you all have a great weekend and enjoy the lovely weather.
Miss Keen and Ms Ruby
It has been a really eventful four weeks. The children have really settled well and worked incredibly hard. They have shown a great deal of enthusiasm and perseverance with their learning. They are also taking lots of risks when talking in front of the class and using new vocabulary.
Some highlights from this week are: trying apples and honey for the Jewish festival of Rosh Hashanah; painting like Stone Age people using twigs and mud; writing and performing part of a play and learning all about fractions. The children have also been busy writing reviews of books they enjoyed and would recommend to their classmates.
For the first week of next term, Ms Ruby is in on Monday and covering me on Thursday as I'm on a course. I will put more details of what we are learning on the Dojo over the holidays.
I really hope you all get to spend some time with friends and family over the holidays. I think it will be great for the children to get a little glimpse of normal life again. They really deserve their break. I'm keeping my fingers crossed the Easter Bunny comes.
A massive thank you for being so supportive and all the best for Easter
Miss Keen and Ms Ruby