Good afternoon everybody - Happy Friday!
The children have returned for their first full week looking smart and shiny, keen, happy and ready to learn. This week, we have written our own version of a traditional tale and then explored our English text - The Princess' Blankets. We have revised a few mathematical concepts from last year, linked to our work on Place Value, I have been really pleased with their Maths work, with some children visiting year 4 to mentor children in their work on rounding to the nearest 10. In Science, we explored the states of matter (solids, liquids and gases) and how they change state. The children have had their first Music and French sessions with Miss Boyce and their first R.E. session with Miss Penny. We have been active every morning and I have been really pleased to see the children enjoying physical activity. We have also enjoyed our second session with our new PE coach Mrs Edwards. This week, we worked on invasion game skills, through netball.
New spellings will be sent out for this half term next week, I am personalising a few lists for the children, so that they really fit with their spelling next steps. There will also be a digital copy of this half term's Wider Curriculum Home Learning coming next week to Dojo, I will send a paper copy home at the same time. In terms of home learning, can I remind everybody that the expectation is that children read for at least 10 minutes at home everyday, this can be magazines, newspapers, manuals, cookery books, as well as their reading books, as it is all reading. 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 later this half term.
Next week, the children will be continuing to work on Place Value in Maths, working on their new text in English The Princess' Blankets by Carol Ann Duffy, in Science, we will continue to look at Separating Mixtures and in Computing, we will work on our Internet Safety skills.
Have a great weekend whatever you are doing - it looks like a good one weather wise.
See you on Monday