Welcome back. Hopefully the weather over Easter didn't hamper your break too much.
As you are probably all aware, we are now in the throes of preparation for our production of 'Dragon Days' on Tuesday 8th May. As time is short (particularly as our dress rehearsal will be on Thursday 3rd May prior to the May Day Bank Holiday), we will be devoting a lot of time to the show over the next couple of weeks.
Rehearsals are going well and you are in for a treat on the 8th! I would be grateful if you could encourage the children to learn their lines as well as the song lyrics this weekend as we really need to be focusing on the acting and stage directions from now on. I will send home a letter about costumes on Monday. Please do not spend too much time, and certainly as little expense as possible, on costumes, it is the acting that is important!
In class this week we have embarked on learning about fractions and I have been really impressed with how the children have used regrouping to help them add and subtract fractions. We will continue looking at fractions over the next couple of weeks when we will learn how to calculate fractions of quantities and then apply this to a range of problems in context, including measures.
In RE, our work will focus on Pentecost and how we hear and live out the Easter message. For the next two weeks, our focus in English will be on speaking and listening (performing our play). We will complete our geographical look at sustainability before moving on to our next history topic which will begin with our Viking Day on May 10th.
In science this term we will be focusing on living things and will look at them in their habitats and consider ways to classify them.
Enjoy the weather, it may not last long!