Good afternoon everybody - Happy Friday!
This week, we have been working hard and have produced some super artwork - still life. We have worked hard in Maths, looking at addition and subtraction. In Science, we explored how we might separate a mixture into pure substances practically, through using a sieve and filtering. The children have had their Music session with Miss Boyce, where the children have been learning to play the recorder but to Rock songs! In R.E. with Miss Penny, the children undertook a learning review about Christianity and what people in the Bible said about Jesus.
In Art this week, we have looked at observational drawing. This week, we tackled still life, looking at the properties of shape, perspective, depth and .
We have been active every morning and I have been really pleased to see the children enjoying physical activity, next week, we will try another one of the games that the children have invented as part of their home learning. We have also enjoyed another exciting session with our new PE coach Mrs Edwards. This week, we worked on invasion game skills, through tag rugby.
New spellings are now on Dojo for the groups. There is a digital copy of this half term's Wider Curriculum Home Learning on Dojo, I have received some very creative examples so far. For this, there is a choice of activities, I would like to see 3 completed activities by Monday 1st November, which is the first Monday back after half term. There is lots of time to complete this so I will be expecting some really good quality pieces. (See images from the History display at the end of the blog.)
In terms of home learning, can I remind everybody that the expectation is that children read for at least 10 minutes at home every day, this can be magazines, newspapers, manuals, cookery books, as well as their reading books, as it is all reading. This is to promote reading for pleasure as there is nothing better than a good book. Remember, that you are your child’s greatest role model, so if they see you enjoying a good book, it really promotes good learning habits. I will ask that reading is recorded in their home learning folder, and that as on next week, I would like to see the folders every Friday.
I would also like children to spend time working on their times tables, which are vital in so many areas of the Maths curriculum. They can do this through Times Tables Rock Stars, I will be posting a list of great websites to practise on for half term.
Next week, the children will be continuing to work on addition and subtraction in Maths, working on their new text Women in Science in English, which will be revealed next week. In Science, we will continue to look at Separating Mixtures and in Computing, we will work on Digital Networks and systems.
Could I please remind any people who haven't returned the SOE3 form with the permissions on it, to return it on Monday. I have 21 out of 27 so far.
Pupil Voice, highlights for this half term.
"This term so far, we have really enjoyed our learning in Art, we can see the progress that we have made. We have also enjoyed the practical investigations that we have undertaken in Science. Our history topic about the Benin Kingdom, was completely new learning, I had never heard of it before. I really like the challenge in Maths."
Have a great weekend whatever you are doing, get outside and enjoy yourselves.
See you on Monday