Friday, 23 February 2018

We have had lots going on this week and it was wonderful that so many of you could join us on Thursday for our class mass with Canon Tony. It was a  lovely occasion and helped the children focus on Lent. We have been continuing this today as we have been sketching Jesus in the desert for our display board in the hall.

In RE we have been thinking about mass and the importance of gathering in love for the Eucharist. We have also been sharing the thoughtful presentations the children have done about giving and receiving. We will conclude our look at the Eucharist in the next week or so and then move on to the unit called Self-Discipline when we shall consider both Lent and Easter.

In English we have begun work on our persuasion skills and I hope the children are using them to good effect at home! They have been developing the language of persuasion and managed to convince me to give them an extra 5 minutes of playtime! The children have chosen a local destination and will be writing a written document persuading people to visit their chosen venue and they will then transfer this onto a digital document.

We have been developing our understanding of decimals and will be using decimals in calculations, in the context of money and then problem solving with decimal numbers before moving on to fractions.

In science we have begun learning about electricity which we will relate to both our DT by making a game using electricity and our new geography unit where we will consider how we can be more sustainable.

I will leave you with a reminder that we will be swimming on both Wednesday afternoon (28/2) and Thursday morning (1/3) this week and also that Thursday is World Book Day so it would be best if the children came to school in their uniform and change into their costume once we return from swimming. They can bring their costume in either on Wednesday or Thursday and Mrs Fisher and I will endeavour to help with any trickier costume detail! 

Enjoy the weekend.

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