With the anticipation of all of the forthcoming events about to take place, both this weekend and over the next couple of weeks, it is quite clear that the children are most definitely in the Christmas spirit now. Thank you for all of your generosity in sending in items for the class Christmas hamper –it really does look worth winning at the Christmas Event this Sunday. I know that those children who are attending the fayre are looking forward to it and I hope to see many of the class on the skating rink, as this is a very exciting addition this year!
In English next week, we will be finishing Kensuke’s Kingdom, writing a recount of events from an alternative character’s viewpoint.
In maths, we will be focussing on algebraic reasoning. I know that when we covered algebra earlier on in the term, some of the children found this particularly challenging but our aim next week is to ensure that it is not seen as something abstract, but can be attached to real objects and situations to support the children's understanding.
In D & T, we will be creating the final frame structures that the children have designed. Most of the children have measured and cut out their pieces of wood already and now they just need to put them together before then reinforcing them.
Homework for this week is a piece of maths to consolidate our learning in multiplying and dividing fractions. Please continue to encourage your child to use Mathletics and to continue to bring in their completed maths records every day.
Next week, the festivities will begin in earnest, as we will be watching Foundation Stage and KS1 performing their Christmas show and we will be going to Church to practise singing the Carols in preparation for the service the following week. We then have the Christmas meal to look forward to on Thursday, as well as Christmas jumper day on Friday. I have tried to root out my most fetching jumper for this and I look forward to seeing the class do the same.
I'll hopefully see many of you on Sunday.