Good afternoon everyone!
We hope this blog update finds you all well, safe and sound, after what has been a truly stormy day. I am unsure whether you have power, internet connections, tiles on your roof, or fence panels left around your gardens so we are wishing you all well. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you need support with anything. Storm Eunice will certainly leave an imprint on our memories for a long time to come.
As for our learning this week, (which sadly had to change very abruptly late yesterday afternoon), the end of the week has panned out differently than we had anticipated. However, the rest of the week has been as action packed as ever! Here are a few snippets...
We completed our unit on heat by planning and carrying out an investigation to see which material was the best insulator and kept an ice cube frozen for the longest. The children had to consider which variables to control in order to ensure we carried out a 'fair test'. They then completed the end of unit test, which showed they had made good progress with their learning about thermal insulators and conductors.
We completed our lessons on Civil Rights with a lesson about #BlackLivesMatter to understand how the struggle for equal rights continue. The children then all wrote an essay to demonstrate their learning. I was extremely impressed by the way they took on this challenging task and they did really well. I was very proud of them!
We have begun thinking about our 'digital wellbeing' and looked at the positives and negatives of the Internet. As half term begins, we learnt that it is important to limit screen time and, when the weather allows, children should get out and enjoy themselves too. I hope that they will use some of their screen time to revise for Miss Radbourne's Grand Geography Quiz, which will be happening after half term- please see the school Dojo page for more information.
We completed our unit on Decimals, culminating with an end of unit test for assessment. All the children have made great progress with this area of learning and were really pleased with themselves!
We finished with our Cloudbusting invent stage of our unit, by writing our own narratives, through poetry. The children then self assessed to check they had written in the appropriate style, using the success criteria.
We also spent a little bit of time practising our class assembly which will now take place on 4th March, due to Storm Eunice. The children have all used drama to retell a favourite poem of theirs!
Finally... we wish you all a very happy half term. Can you believe we are now officially over half way through the academic year? I certainly can't! Lets hope next half term is kinder to us all in terms of weather and illness.
Take care and thank you.
Mrs Ware and Miss Ruby
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