I'll start with a few reminders about next week. On Monday, we have school photos so children need to come to school wearing full school uniform and looking nice and presentable please! We then have our Harvest assembly on Thursday. This will be online but we hope you can join us.
It was lovely to chat to many of you at parents meetings this week and thank you for all of your support with the children at home with reading, spellings, times tables and homework. I check reading folders every Friday so please make sure all reading is recorded. Children should be reading for at least 10 minutes a day, be it a recipe books, magazine, newspaper or their own reading book.
This week, we've started a new unit in Maths on Addition and Subtraction. The children have all shown their brilliant skills of using column addition to add up two four-digit numbers, with and without exchanging. They have also had their problem solving skills put to the test with some tricky 'Dive Deeper' challenges. In English, we have continued learning about biographies, with a focus on some of the grammatical features used within them. We have spend a lot of time learning about adverbials (which, when used at the start of a sentence, are called 'fronted adverbials'. Please ask your child what punctuation mark comes after a fronted adverbial as I would like them all to be confident with this! It's a comma).
In History, we learnt all about how Roman religion adapted as the Empire expanded. They began as Pagans (believing everything around them had a spirit), then adopted the religions of the countries they invaded so became Polytheistic and finally converted to Christianity. We continued our topic of States of Matter in Science, thinking about melting and boiling points. Finally, today in Art, we made some leaf sun catchers to brighten up the window. Have a look at the picture below.
That's all from me for this week. Have a great weekend everyone!