We have had another busy week full of great learning! I can’t believe we are less than two weeks away from the end of our first half term. The day after we break up - Friday the 19th October - we will be having our school parents day. Information will be sent out to you shortly about this. I am looking forward to meeting you all properly and discussing your child and their progress.
What we have been learning about this week…
In Maths we have been using a number square to add and subtract two digit numbers from each other. We have also started to focus on our times tables and their corresponding division facts.
In English we have continued to look at conjunctions and have also done some character analysis of some characters in the fables we have been looking at in class. The children’s vocabulary is really starting to grow, I’m very impressed!
In Science this week we have been learning all about the fossilisation process. This can be tricky to understand but the children blew me away with how quickly they understood this and were able to order the steps in their books.
In History we were hunter gatherers for the day and tried some of the food that they would have gathered. We were very adventurous and tried dates, figs, sunflower seeds and pumpkin seeds. The children were very brave and tried these foods even though they didn’t look very appealing! We also created a stone age menu.
In R.E. we have started to learn about Baptism and how this sacrament brings us in to the Christian family. We have spoken about how we can live our lives like Jesus and follow in his footsteps. I have asked the children to ask you why their name was chosen for them - does it have a meaning or was it because you just liked the name?
The children have brought home a letter today regarding the harvest. The children have been asked to bring in a tin of fish or vegetables to join the school collection which will then be taken to a local food bank. All donations are greatly appreciated. If these items could be brought in to school from next Friday the 12th October. This is an important time in the year and a time for us to reflect on how we can help others less fortunate than ourselves.
The children brought home on Monday a spelling sheet and a times tables sheet. Please can the children spend 5 minutes or so each night practicing these as they will have a short test on a Friday to complete (they will be tested on all spellings highlighted in green and a random selection of times tables questions). I understand that the children do also have homework to complete as well as daily reading; however this extra work at home will benefit your child throughout the year greatly.
Please see the homework tab of the website for details of this weeks tasks.
Award winners this week:
Golden - Sienna
Maths - Jensen
Writing - Declan
A huge well done also to those children currently taking part in our Shakespeare production - they were featured in the newspaper this week.
Have a lovely weekend.