I trust that the children are not too tired out from their Danceathon today -they spent an hour in total showing their moves so they have been given plenty of exercise- but it helped to raise awareness of what is a very good cause.
At the risk of repeating myself from earlier blogs, the week has gone as quickly as ever and has flown by. It has been Science week which has given plenty of opportunities for investigative learning, including a superb workshop that we had yesterday linked to this year’s theme of ‘Journeys’. The children had to work collaboratively to be engineers for the afternoon and worked together to create a whole railway project, overcoming many obstacles along the way. The class were very successful in this and they managed to transport some ‘diamonds’ from the top of a mountain to the docklands.
Moving onto next week, on Wednesday it is our visit to the Guardian newspaper where the children will be writing and publishing their own newspaper front pages. Just a reminder, we will be leaving school promptly at 9am in order to get there on time ready to start and we are expected to return to school between 3:30 and 4pm (depending on traffic). The children will need a packed lunch and a water bottle.
In English next week, as well as writing our newspaper reports, we will be writing narratives based around a visual literacy clip.
In maths, we will be revising knowledge of scaling, Roman numerals and time before moving onto interpreting line graphs and pie charts.
In science, the class will be starting a new topic on light. Next week, they will be looking at sources of light and investigating how light travels.
Due to a tweak in the timetable this week, in art the children didn’t get to begin their oracle bone sculptures so will begin this next week.
As we have our visit to the Guardian, history and computing will be covered during the following week.
Homework for this week is another reading comprehension and is another poem, found on pages 22-23 (called ‘If-‘). This is once again due to be returned on Monday.
Have a great weekend