Saturday, 30 June 2018

Carnivals and Feast Days

Arts and Multi-cultural Week saw us being creative. Over the week,  we have danced, made and decorated masks, tie-dyed T-shirts and responded to our lessons on Islam by making Qu'ran covers, writing in Arabic and creating decorated words that describe what Allah is like.

Our wonderful masks are already on display in the top corridor and we will wear and display the other things we made on Celebration Evening so please come up and take a look in the classroom. The children had lots of fun learning Brazilian dance moves and we used some of these for our very own 4K catwalk dance on Friday when we displayed our masks and T-shirts to the rest of the school.

Last week, we got back to 'normality' and have been learning to calculate time duration and also to convert between 24-hour, 12-hour and analogue time. I have asked the children to make a big effort to learn how to tell the time and would be grateful if you could support them in this over the summer. Next week is Money Manager Week and we will then review multiplication and division before learning the short method for division in readiness for Year 5. In English, we have been using conjunctions and prepositions to write in greater detail and next week will be devising and then explaining our own inventions.

We have begun our final RE unit and will be learning about ordinary people who have done extraordinary things - first, we have found out about an eight year old Rwandan boy called Eric who helps support his orphaned family, and then went on to think about St Peter and St Paul before our Mass on Friday. 

We have also begun our final geography topic where we will consider why so many people live in mega-cities. As well as continuing with the above, this week we will be making coleslaw in DT and making observational drawings of living things in science/art.

We have Sports Day on Friday, which promises to be hot so please remember to apply sun cream in the morning and send a full water bottle. 

On Monday, we will be taking the children out to learn pedestrian skills and the children responded with maturity when we did some classroom learning on this in preparation for crossing local roads.

Enjoy the sunshine!

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