Tuesday 12th November

This week we have been looking at online safety and making storymaps of the Highwayman. As part of their homework next week, children need to learn part of the poem; they have been given copies. We will be reciting this to an audience at Beaulieu on our visit in early December.

On Friday children have earned a treat for filling the marble jar. They will be watching a U rated traditional film “Chitty-Chitty-Bang-Bang” and will be offered pop-corn. Please let me know if you do not wish your child to have any popcorn.

Thursday 7th November

I hope you had a great half term. This week we are starting our study of the poem the Highwayman. Children will be learning some of the verses for our trip to Beaulieu on Monday 9th December; a letter will be coming about this shortly.

In art we have been looking at the work of Van Gogh and have just completed our version of the Starry Night using mixed media. Shortly we will be starting a bridge making project in DT. A reminder please that reading records need to be returned and signed by each Friday.

Thursday 17th October

This week children have been making comparisons between their lives and the lives of Victorian children, many of them expressed gratitude they were born in modern times!

This week children have undertaken science investiagtions they planned last week. In English they have been writing Newspaper reports using Chromebooks. I have been really pleased that virtually every child is handing their homework in on time. This is so important in forming working habits and working to deadlines. I would encourage parents to sign reading diaries at least once a week. We would like children to read on a daily basis as we know how much it helps their reading, writing and spelling.

Wednesday 9th October

In English this week we are completing our draft stories based on ‘Oliver.’ In science we are planning investigations on light. Some children may need reminders if they want to bring things in from home! Children have been designing E-Safety posters in IT and in maths we are working on long multiplication which is going really well. However, several children do not know their tables well enough and this holds them back. Please practise this at home. I would also encourage you to remind them to bring in their reading diaries. A good week so far, well done children!