We hope that you are enjoying reading with your children at home and are finding these diaries useful.
We have come to the end of another fantastic week in Year Four and Five. The class have settled in brilliantly and it has been wonderful to see so many new friendships developing.
I have been impressed by the children’s brilliant listening and team work skills as well as showing a very positive attitude towards learning. The class have been focusing particularly on the Learning Behaviour of ‘resilience’ and this will really help them as they move up through Key Stage Two.
This week has been particularly exciting because we have introduced the imoves program. The children are absolutely loving the short active blasts and it has helped to complement our learning throughout the school day. We have been learning all about Bollywood Dance Moves, Calming Mindfulness and High Intensity Hiit sessions. I can already see that imoves will have a massive impact on learning in the class. If your children are excited to do activities like this at home they can try using https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/supermovers. Combining learning content with physical activity is incredibly memorable and enjoyable. I have loved seeing the children’s faces light up with enthusiasm.
In class this week the children have AMAZED us with their fantastic Diary entries. We have been writing as if we are Stone Age Hunters and the children have really got into character. Our whole topic is aiming towards answering the question:
‘ Could you survive life in Stone Age Britain?’
Through reading a book all about the Life of a Stone Age Hunter we have been able to really imagine what life would have been like thousands of years ago. We will soon be reading the fabulous book ‘Wolf Brother’ which is written by Michelle Paver and this will help inspire the children even more and enable them to really imagine what life would have been like.
This week we have been creating our own cave art and the children have been using these incredible symbols to tell stories of their own.
In maths we have been learning all about place value of numbers up to 1 millions and beyond. They have been partitioning and rounding and finding different ways to draw numbers using grids, part whole models and place value coins. We will soon be moving onto the addition and subtraction unit.
The term has started with some fabulous incentives to encourage the children to read both inside school and at home. They have all brought home lovely reading diaries and this week they will be beginning a sponsored read which will hopefully raise lots of money and allow us to buy some incredible new books from Usborne Books that will benefit every child in school.
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