Good afternoon everybody - Happy Friday!
It’s the end of another week and it’s been another action packed special.
This week, we have been working hard in English and have written in a biographical style about J.K.Rowling. We have also been working on our spelling and handwriting skills. In Maths, we have worked on our new unit Statistics, this week we have really focused on interpreting and reading data and drawing line graphs. In Science, we have focused on Physical and Chemical Changes, looking mainly at the states of matter and how they change and whether these changes are reversible or irreversible. The children have had their Music and PSHE sessions with Miss Boyce and RE with Miss Penny.
We also started work this week on our art skills unit based on architecture and the children have produced some stunning pencil sketches of houses.
We finished the week, raising money for Children in Need. What a busy day we have had today, we've dressed up, sung, danced, run, had a Road Safety assembly and squeezed, English Maths, Computing and PE between all of that! There are some superb pictures below and on Class Dojo - make sure you take a look.
Spellings are on Dojo for the groups, we will be having the test on the last column's spellings on Monday, so there will be new ones coming out next week. There is a digital copy of this half term's Wider Curriculum Home Learning on Dojo. Last half-term’s were so good, that the Bronzes are now on display in the main school. For this, as there was last time, there is a choice of activities, I would like to see 3 completed activities by Thursday 16th December, which is the last Thursday before the Christmas holidays. There is lots of time to complete this so I will be expecting some really good quality pieces.
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 new reading journals and that these come in every day so that I can monitor their 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 have also posted a list of great websites to practise on.
Next week, we will be continuing work on our new Geography topic area of Housing and our Science area of Physical and Chemical Changes. We will be writing our biographical texts and will continue our new unit in Maths.
Have a great weekend, whatever you are doing, get outside and enjoy yourselves.
See you on Monday.
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