Friday Update

Hello all

Thank you for reading our blog! This half term has started fantastically! There has been lots going on inside the school and we are in full momentum for the coming weeks.

This half term, our topic is Tudor Britain. So far, we have explored the Tudor monarchs and the timeline of events through the Tudor era. We also looked at what life was like for children during the Tudor times.

The book we are reading in DR is ‘Ted and his Time-Traveling Toilet: Tudor Tangle’ by Steven Vinacour. It has been going down very well with the classes with lots of laughs!

In Maths, we have been looking at data representations, such as bar charts and tally charts. This is a good skill for the children to begin to analyse and unpick data, particularly helping their reasoning development.

Science this half term looks at the human body and later on we will be looking at plants. They children have been learning about the skeleton and what the purpose is of different bones. Try testing them at home, they have a lot to say!

We have been lucky enough to have had an external yoga instructor come in to complete 3 sessions of yoga, something the children enjoyed very much. We are continuing with our PE curriculum and hopefully as the weather warms up, we will be able to do this outside (fingers crossed!).

This week, we celebrated World Book Day. It was so fun seeing the children in their costumes and sharing their love of reading. We looked at a book by Aaron Becker called ‘Journey’. The children made story boards, predicting new endings and had the opportunity for role play. We also made diary entries from the perspective of the main character.

To finish up, we want to remind parents that they can contact us through Class Dojo, or feel free to talk to us at the end of the day. We also ask that you continue to sign your child’s reading record weekly so we can track what the children are reading at home. Please understand that sometimes the timetable has to change unexpectantly but we endeavour to cover our entire curriculum and are always willing to explain any changes.

Have a great weekend!