Week 7 is at an end, the nights are drawing in and it feels decidedly chilly in the mornings now. With that in mind please make sure the children have a sweatshirt or cardigan as well as their coats – we still have the windows open and when they are sitting doing lessons they may need that extra layer of warmth.
I have really enjoyed drawing line graphs with the children this week. We used our lunch choices as the data, not surprisingly Wednesday “Roast Dinner” day came out on top.
We have written a superb description of Abdul Azad together. Next week the children will use this as a model for their own writing about their own fantastical character. Their choice of vocabulary has improved considerably over the last few weeks.
Some of the children have admitted to not reading each evening… now that it is much colder and darker I highly recommend a good book. The children need to read at least a page a night and talk about it’s contents with you. There are some ideas on the class information page about discussing books at Year 5 and 6. It doesn’t have to be taxing, just check to see if they understand and can explain what they have read. Can they explain what the characters might be doing, thinking or what they look like, sound like, smell like or what feelings they have and how they know this.
As a class we are reading this poetry book – you can find it on line if you fancy dipping into it.
I hope you have an enjoyable weekend, from Mrs.P. x