It has been an unusually mild week this week. The early mornings have been quite atmospheric – Autumn continues to be a period of contrast and change.
The class were very respectful when we had our 2 minutes Remembrance silence and within the resulting video clip from the British Legion. They also studied the poetry of the Yorkshire Prose, with particular reference to his ‘Remembrance’ poem. This poem was written last year, I think, and it was written by a current serving naval engineer. He writes poetry and speaks in a broad Yorkshire accent; we studied his original version then translated it into language that is more familiar. On Friday, the children completed the poetry unit by writing their own poem about Remembrance – these poems were added to our class display; it looks very effective and is a fitting tribute to those that fell or were injured in conflict. I will try to remember to take a picture and publish it within next week’s newsletter entry for you to see.
In Maths, we continued with fractions and we are about to move onto adding and subtracting fractions next week. We continued our Ancient Greek study by looking at early democracy and we compared this to the democracy system here in the UK. The class also benefitted from a couple of additional PE sessions too. PE will continue to be on a Monday and a Wednesday so please ensure your child comes to school in PE clothing but also a hoodie/sweatshirt and long joggers so they keep warm when in class.
It was Children in Need day on Friday and all the children made a big effort. We completed ‘Act your Age’ challenges where the children had to complete 10 or 11 circuits of activities or tasks – it was fun and the day flew by.
Have a super weekend.
Mr Wilmot, Mrs Carroll-Lewis and Ms Harris