Apologies for not posting an update last week, I have included the things we have been up to over the last 2 weeks.
In writing, we have been learning about D-day, the day that marked the beginning of an operation in World War 2. The children used powerful and emotive vocabulary to write letters as if they were soldiers involved in the D-day landings.
In Maths, we have begun using our knowledge of place value to add and subtract. We are learning the different methods we can use to add and subtract from given numbers (up to 100/1000). We have talked lots about what an ‘efficient’ method is and why we may choose one method rather than another. We are continuing to practice times tables and encourage the children to continue accessing times tables rock stars at home so that they can develop and apply their knowledge of times tables in all areas of our maths learning.
In Science, we have just started our new topic of sound. We have been thinking about how children or adults that have hearing difficulties communicate in ways other than speaking and listening and to demonstrate our understanding, we have learnt songs using British sign language which we hope you enjoyed in the Class 8’s assembly.
In whole class reading, we have begun our new book ‘The fastest boy in the world’ written by famous author Elizabeth Laird. We are really enjoying the book so far and are looking forward to what we will find out next about how / if Solomon achieves his dreams of becoming a running hero in Ethiopia.
To mark Remembrance day, we went to church for a remembrance service delivered by the Year 5s. It was such a lovely service and we spent the morning reflecting, remembering and giving thanks to those who served.
We have also been busy with additional learning opportunities over the last two weeks such as an exciting and informative visit for the Year 3s from the Hodnet/Wellington fire department to learn about fire safety. The children (and staff) got to try on a helmet which very heavy and made it difficult to hear, they also practiced the ‘stop, drop and roll’ manoeuvre.
We also had a Picture News assembly that was about British values, we listened to ‘Pop n Olly’ who talked about how everyone should have a voice and be treated equally. We thought about the importance of being ready, respectful and safe in school and how when we follow the school rules, no one is discriminated against.
Thank you for the continued support.
Miss Taylor, Miss Hodson, Miss Wade and Mrs Cartwright.