Saturday, 24 September 2016

23.09.16

It has been a musical week… On Wednesday afternoon, the children performed ‘Make a Channel of Your Peace’ at the annual Peace Day Service in the Methodist Church. They sang beautifully together and received many compliments. We have also started to learn another song, ‘The Lord’s My Shepherd’, in preparation for our class assembly on Friday next week. Mrs Jackson-Robbins joined us for Music on Friday where the children performed rhythmic sequences to a piece of music using cups. It was tricky and required good team work and focus, but the children did extremely well and made good progress.  

In English, we have written short stories in the style of Roald Dahl, and have spent time peer assessing, redrafting and editing our work this week. The aim of the story was to put children off eating too many sweets. Some of the children’s ideas were so wonderfully revolting! Next week, we will continue with the autobiography unit and they will be sharing a personal memory/ snapshot in their writing. 

In Maths, the children were rounding whole numbers and decimals to the nearest 10, 100 and 1000. But when they were challenged to round numbers to the nearest 500 or million, it made them stop and think! Next week, we will focus on developing mental fluency.

We look forward to seeing you at our assembly. Have a lovely weekend! 

Saturday, 10 September 2016

Welcome Back!

It’s only the first week back and we’ve already been very busy. Yesterday we celebrated a lovely Mass to begin the new school year, and in the afternoon the House Captain and Vice Captain elections took place. All of the speeches were very passionate and the children delivered them with such confidence – they made us feel extremely proud! The results will be announced next week.

2016 marks 100 years since the birth of Roald Dahl. We will be celebrating the storyteller’s centenary next week in class with a scrumdiddlyumptious reading session where the children can explore some of his fantastic stories together, and we will use some of Dahl’s work as a stimulus for creative writing. In Maths, we will continue to work on place value, addition and subtraction.  PE sessions are on Tuesdays and Fridays, and both lessons will take place outdoors. Spelling Books and Reading Records are due in on Monday. The rest of the homework must be handed in no later than Wednesday.


Have a lovely weekend :)