I wish to start by saying how mature and understanding the children have proved themselves to be this week during our ‘Celebrating Differences’ topic. There were some very thought-provoking issues covered throughout the week which the children dealt with respectfully, showing their high levels of tolerance that they have for others who are different to them. I hope that your children have talked with you at home about some of the key issues that we have looked at throughout the week and that you have been able to further continue any discussions with them. It was unfortunate that the weather wasn’t kind enough in the end on the planned days to allow us to complete the filming of the ‘moving art’ creation, however we were still able to carry out a practise run and I know that the finished piece will look amazing when filming eventually takes place!
In English next week, we will be carrying out assessments, focussing on reading, spelling, punctuation and grammar. Like with the maths assessments which we carried out this week, we will discuss any findings from these during the parent consultations next week. The children will also have opportunities to edit and redraft some of their recent writing, which they will then create a final draft of using the laptops.
In maths, we will be focussing on subtraction of decimals, as well as gaining a greater understanding of the language of reasoning.
For their homework this week, I have asked the children to prepare for a short ‘presentation’ that they will share with us when they attend their parent consultation appointment along with you next week. They have been given 3 key areas to think about, which will form the basis of our discussion. They have an extra day –until Tuesday –to complete this, when the children will be given time in class to rehearse in preparation. Please note that the year 6 consultations will take place in Mrs Custis’ office.
Please encourage your child to use Mathletics regularly at home, reminding them to complete their Maths Records and ensure that they bring them into school every day. I have set them the challenge of competing with some of the other year groups, who are currently far exceeding the total use and points collection of our class.
I look forward to seeing you all next Thursday, but in the meantime enjoy your weekend.