Friday, 27 April 2018

The final countdown to ... Dragon Days

We have spent the last week rehearsing and now the stage is up we have managed to run through the full performance. It is sounding great and I know the children will be magnificent.

In between rehearsals, the children have been doing brilliantly with their fractions and hopefully they will tackle their homework confidently. We will continue working with fractions, including using them in context over the next couple of weeks.

We have also embarked on our RE unit - New Life, and had an interesting discussion about how good news can make a difference to the way we feel. We have displayed some of our 'good news' on our RE board.

In Geography, the children have shown a good understanding of sustainability and have come up with lots of great suggestions about how we can make changes to our life in order to live more sustainably.

Following our play on the 8th, we will be having a Viking Day which should be great fun as well as very informative. We will be doing lots of practical activities and the organisers have asked that we have plenty of adult help so if you can come along, even for half a day, please let me know.

Finally, a letter will be sent out on Monday about tickets for the play. 

Have a great weekend.

Sunday, 22 April 2018

Summer Term 2018

Welcome back. Hopefully the weather over Easter didn't hamper your break too much.

As you are probably all aware, we are now in the throes of preparation for our production of 'Dragon Days' on Tuesday 8th May. As time is short (particularly as our dress rehearsal will be on Thursday 3rd May prior to the May Day Bank Holiday), we will be devoting a lot of time to the show over the next couple of weeks.

Rehearsals are going well and you are in for a treat on the 8th! I would be grateful if you could encourage the children to learn their lines as well as the song lyrics this weekend as we really need to be focusing on the acting and stage directions from now on. I will send home  a letter about costumes on Monday. Please do not spend too much time, and certainly as little expense as possible, on costumes, it is the acting that is important!  

In class this week we have embarked on learning about fractions and I have been really impressed with how the children have used regrouping to help them add and subtract fractions. We will continue looking at fractions over the next couple of weeks when we will learn how to calculate fractions of quantities and then apply this to a range of problems in context, including measures.

In RE, our work will focus on Pentecost and how we hear and live out the Easter message. For the next two weeks, our focus in English will be on speaking and listening (performing our play). We will complete our geographical look at sustainability before moving on to our next history topic which will begin with our Viking Day on May 10th.

In science this term we will be focusing on living things and will look at them in their habitats and consider ways to classify them. 

Enjoy the weather, it may not last long!