Happy Friday everyone! And what a beautiful one it is - this weather is certainly different to the start of this week and the flooding we experienced.
In Ash Class this week, we've been busy finishing off a lot of things. In Maths, we've recapped some of the key methods which will help the children in Year 5 and have looked again at addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. It would be great to have a final push with learning those times tables to see how many people can get to the 'mixed' level on Times Tables Rockstars.
In English, we have written poems called 'Colours of Summer'. The children used metaphors to do this. Here is the poem that Laura and Lauren composed:
What is yellow?
It is the face of a sunflower
It is the bumblebees on a sunshiny day
It is gold dust sprinked on buttercups
It is a sour juicy lemon
It is a tiny fluffy chick waddling around
It is a wet, crumbly sandcastle
It is a shiny, colourful raincoat, protecting from the rain
It is a yummy soft corn on the cob
It is a half moon shaped banana
It is the bright fire of the sun
- Laura and Lauren
One of the highlights of the week was Mrs Mathew's fashion show in French. A lot of fun was had showcasing their outfits and demonstrating their learning of the French names for clothes.
Yesterday, the class met their Year 5 teacher, Mr Foreman. They played some games and I think they are looking forward to having him as their teacher next year!
Reports have been emailed out to you today. If you'd like to talk to me about them, please email the office to book a phone appointment.
Looking ahead to next week, the final week of term, we have lots of fun things in store. Watch this space to see if the class earn their nugget treat!...
Have a great weekend. Stay cool!
Here we are at the end of another week and with only 2 weeks to go until the end of the year. This week, we've continued our learning in Maths about Position and Direction and have now finished this unit so next week, we will be recapping key Maths skills and knowledge ready for Year 5. In English, the children wrote some fantastic setting descriptions based on a picture from our book, 'The Day of Ahmed's Secret'. There was beautifully descriptive language - I was impressed!
Today, we finished the week off with our Sports Day events. The children ran sprint races, a relay race and hurdles for their team. Everyone who took part gave their best effort and really got into the spirit of the afternoon! Pictures to follow.
Have a lovely weekend.
It's July! Where did June go?
We've had a good start to the month in Ash Class. We completed our Reading and Maths assessments early this week. Well done to the children who tried their hardest on these.
On Thursday, we had a D.T. day. The theme of the project was 'Adapting a recipe' and to link in with our Brazil topic, we made Brazilian cheesebreads (Pão de Queijo). We started the day by sampling some different types of bread ranging including Baguette, Tiger Loaf, Pretzel, Brioche and the Brazilian cheesebreads. The children practised their evaluation skills, thinking about the appearance, texture and finally taste of the different types of bread and making comparisons between them. After break, each group decided which ingredients they were going to use in their recipe. They had to choose the type of oil, cheese and whether to include any herbs. They then wrote their chosen recipe into their books. Next was the fun part! Each group mixed up their dry ingredients followed by the wet ingredients. The special flour, Tapioca flour, made for an interesting consistency. The breads were cooked after lunch and sampled this morning. Some didn't quite get the rise we were hoping for but it's all part of the learning process! Thanks to everybody who lent equipment, that was really helpful.
Have a lovely weekend and see you on Monday.
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