I hope you’ve all had a lovely half term break! The children have settled back in to school life well after a much needed rest.
We have been looking at length and perimeter in Maths. The children have been finding equivalents of millimetres, centimetres and kilometres as well as adding and subtracting lengths. We have also discussed using the imperial and metric measuring systems too but have focused on working with the metric units of measure.
In Literacy, we have started our new unit on non-chronological reports. The children will be writing non-chronological reports on different famous people from the Tudor era which will link to our topic on the Tudors. I know the children have been really looking forward to studying this topic and I hope they really enjoy learning all about the different kings and queens of the time.
Ukulele lessons have been continuing and we have a new ukulele teacher called Mr Butler. This week, we recapped the chords C, Am and F as well as looking at body percussion.
As you may well be aware, I am expecting a baby and will be going on maternity leave shortly. Mr Reynolds has been appointed to teach Sycamore Class after I have left. My last day is Friday 20th November with Mr Reynolds starting on Monday 23rd November. He has already been into school to meet the children and will be coming in again within the next couple of weeks to familiarise himself with the class and school.
It’s been great to see that lots of children have been reading a lot over the last two weeks. We actively encourage children to read regularly (at least 5 times per week if possible) and they all have an AR book and a free choice book. Times Tables are steadily improving but we would really like children to be practising these at home as well. Here is the link for the times tables challenges that we use in school for the children to practise at home: http://crowmoorschool.co.uk/times-tables-challenges/
As we have entered lockdown 2.0, we appreciate that life is becoming difficult and different once again. I hope that you stay safe and well during the next few weeks.
Enjoy the weekend and take care,
Mrs Brunyard and Mrs Martin