We have been expressing ourselves this week as part of child mental health week. Children have chosen to express themselves through music, art, cooking and even through what they have been wearing. Today we dressed to express ourselves in whatever way we chose. Whereas some chose to wear bright coloured clothes to express happiness, others wore a face covering and headphones to express how they were fed up of being stuck at home and on a laptop all the time! This week was a chance for children to express their feelings whatever they might be and to look forward to a hopeful future! The children have finished their artwork and poetry this week and I will post some of their fantastic examples. We have now finished out maths unit on percentages with an end of unit assessment today and generally the children seem fairly confident in their understanding. It's important for them to recall a few equivalent facts which can help them: 1/2 = 0.5 = 50% 1/4 = 0.25 = 25% 3/4 = 0.75 = 75% - why not challenge your children to remember these facts?
We are continuing to learn all about Charles Darwin's theory of evolution and will be writing a biographical text about him as well as learning more about his theory. Next week we are going to have a go at making models of fossils - the evidence for evolution!
I have enjoyed meeting with some children on a one to one basis to support them with their learning or just to chat about how things are going. I will be doing this regularly from now on and will endeavour to meet with every child over the next week- even if it's just to say hello. Please ask children to keep checking the stream in Google Classroom in case I ask them to meet with me. Additionally, Miss Ruby has begun some 'catch-up' sessions with some children and will meet children again next week in pairs - look out for your meeting link and time on Monday or Tuesday.
Have a great weekend everybody - it's getting colder again - but hopefully dry, so wrap up warm and get out in the fresh air!