Growing In Faith and Learning
Robins have been learning all about Explorers this week and investigating what they would need to go on an exploration to the South Pole. They have loved learning about Ernest Shackleton. They have been investigating the properties of 3D shapes and comparing them to 2D shapes in Maths. All nursery children have now been put on Lilac reading books and are starting to focus on the initial sounds in words, as well as practise their names.
In Maths, Kingfishers have been learning about multiplication and division. We have introduced the word multiple and we’re looking at multiplication and related division facts for 2, 5 and 10. In English they have written descriptions of Camelot and are now looking at the job of a knight to write job adverts. In Science we have investigated absorbent and non- absorbent materials. Computing has involved simple programming to create shapes on screen by adding appropriate directions.
Owls have been learning about symmetrical patterns and lines of symmetry in shapes. They have also learnt about perpendicular lines, parallel lines, horizontal lines and vertical lines. In English they have written letters to their new pen pals from a different generation, learnt about apostrophes and written a description of The Water Horse. In topic lessons they have looked at the different stages of a river and located rivers in the UK and around the world.
In Kestrels the children have been busy writing newspaper reports this week in English, tying in with our African topic. They have also been learning about time zones and lines of longitude and latitude in Geography. Our new Maths theme, fractions, began with a chocolate problem with other practical opportunities planned. We have been exploring how we can be better stewards of God’s precious world in RE. The Year 5 children also created amazing paired gym sequences in PE.
Falcons have been writing a biography for Eva Ibbotson who is the author of their new class text ‘Journey to the River Sea’. They have also been writing predictions about what they think this text will be about. In Maths they have been convering decimals and percentages using the lattice method. In topic, they have started group projects about different countries in South America which must include a piece of writing and a piece of art work.
Congratulations to the following children who received an award in Family Worship this week.
Isla Follis for continuing to grow in confidence and for being an absolute angel.
Madison Williams for trying so hard with her Maths work on fractions.
Evie Cover for being an excellent role model.
Ethan Blackwood for excellent problem solving skills in Maths
Amelia Byrne for a wonderful piece of independent writing.
Brooke Sedgwick for working really hard to complete tasks.
Joe Tregaskis for always trying hard to contribute to class discussion.
Natalie Petricca for writing a super prediction for our new book.
Alfie Macbeth for outstanding performance in the talent show.
Beau Smith for brilliant cheeky performance in the talent show.
A special mention also to children who have received their Pen Licence this week: Cameron Hunter and Amelia Byrne.