Summer Term 1 Wk2

Dear Parents,

The children have settled really well in to the new term and have enjoyed starting all of their new topics and units. We have been extremely lucky with the weather on our swimming days and the class have loved walking to the pool and back and have had great sessions so far. Thank you to the parent helpers.

In English, it has been a very busy and exciting topic, with the children working together in groups to create a game or toy for a younger age group based on well-known stories. The groups have all worked incredibly hard on this so far. They have written questionnaires, interviewed their target audience, written and performed a practice pitch and made their games. All of this hard work will come together when they present to a panel of toy manufacturers and buys next Friday. We are certain the panel will love their ideas and creations.

In Maths, the children have been introduced to the concept of measuring angles and understanding whether they are acute, obtuse or reflex. They have also practised reflection and translation. This week they have finished work on area and perimeter. Next up we will be going back to formal numbers and revisiting methods of multiplication and division.

In RE we have been covering the unit of transformation. Looking at what happened to Jesus and the Disciples following the resurrection. We have also been looking at how people in our community use their physical and mental energy to transform the lives of others.

Science has been very practical with the children enjoying carrying out lots of investigations to learn about the reproduction of plants and the life cycles of various animals.

In Topic 5S have gone back in time to learn all about the Trojan Horse story. They looked at evidence to help them decide whether it is a myth or fact.

DT has been a fun and active unit so far and by the end we will have lots of bread experts in the class! We started off by having a taste test session where the children tried lots of different types of bread from around the world. I have to say that their reaction to the Rye bread is something I won’t forget! They then learned about how bread is made on an industrial scale and have today made their own mini loaves which you should be able to enjoy tonight. Thank you to all those parents who came in to help and others who have signed up for our next session.

Have a great weekend.

Mrs Debenham and Mrs Sandhu


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