The children have had a great first week back and they have hit the ground running and are working hard knowing that Year 6 is now only around the corner.
In English the children have been working on writing their own non-chronological reports. The unit links to the work we did last half term on stories from other cultures so they have researched about dragons and they are writing a dragon field guide for dragon spotters.
In maths the children have been working on reflection of shapes with Mrs Parker and the rest of the week they have been adding money and finding change using mental strategies.
In RE the children have been looking at the Sacrament of Reconciliation and are writing a guide for younger children to use when they make their first reconciliation.
Our topic on the Maya civilisation in history wasn’t quite finished from last half term so this week the children were looking at Maya writing and comparing it to our own. Once completed, we turned our attention to our new geography topic which is Latitude and Longitude. For this last half term this unit will be looking at learning and developing different geographical skills within the context of the continents of North and South America.
This week we have had daily spelling Bee competitions. It was pleasing to see how enthusiastic all the children were to take part and we all congratulate Jessica and Holly who were our Spelling Bee winners - they go forward to take part in our KS2 Spelling Bee on Monday. Good luck girls!
On Thursday Year 5 got the opportunity to spend the day at St Mary’s for a taster day and they all had a great time. They learnt about and took part in different activities based around the idea of Fair Trade. The children were a real credit to themselves and the rest of the school, and we were very proud of them.
Upcoming dates for your diary:
26th June Shakespeare Festival on the school field from 4.30pm - 6pm. We and our partner Associate Schools will be setting up stalls to share their talents including performances at various times. There will also be games, stalls and refreshments organised by our PTFA. All welcome and funds raised will go back into school.
2nd & 3rd July Bikeability for our 2nd group of riders.
5th July Sports Day!