Hello and wishing you all a warm welcome to the summer term 2022- the final term for your children at Primary school.
This week across the curriculum we have took part in these areas of learning...
Now that we have finished swimming, we have an extra PE session at school. We have began our second unit from our REAL PE scheme which is all about using creative skills in PE. On Tuesday, we played seated volleyball and practised seated balance skills. In this unit the children will be able to change tactics, rules or tasks to make activities more fun or more challenging.
This session now happens on a Thursday morning with our new coach, Mr Berry. He was very impressed with the children's behaviour and sportsmanship this week and is looking forwards to the next few weeks with us.
Our unit this half term is all about cells in living things. This week we learnt about the 7 life processes which all living things (organisms) have. See if your child can remember them all using the acronym MRS NERG. Later in this unit we will be learning about the different organ systems in animals and plants.
Our unit this half term is called Twentieth Century Conflict and it focuses on aspects of World War 1 and World War 2. The children are really keen to get into this and loved our first lesson. This lesson focused on the question, "What caused the First World War to break out?" The children learnt about the unification of Germany, the international treaties that existed between different countries and the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand. They were really involved in our discussions and were really keen to know more about this time period but also the geographical and political changes in Europe over the last 100 years.
We are learning about mental health; what it means and how we can take care of it. During this lesson we explained what is meant by 'mental health'; identified everyday behaviours that can help support our mental and physical health and recognised that we can take care of our mental health as well as our physical health. The children always impress me with their understanding and thoughtful contributions during these lessons.
We are using Scratch in this unit of work all about using variables in games. Many of the children are very proficient in using Scratch already but this unit of work allows them to explore the concept of variables to make sure they understand how and why we use them and relate them to everyday contexts. The unit also focuses on the importance of design.
This week the children were introduced to the French alphabet and how to ask the question, "how do you spell your name?". They really enjoyed learning the letters through song and played a game where they had to ask each other to spell their names in French using the French alphabet.
This week we are focusing on the artist Susannah Blaxhill who is a botanical artist. We have focused on learning to draw poppy heads in her style (linked with our history work too).
Congratulations to Eva who is our star of the week! We hope you all have a fantastic 'extended bank holiday weekend' and spend some quality time together.
Mrs Ware and Miss Ruby
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