Blog January 2018

Week 1st-5th January 2018
Happy New Year to everyone and thank you very much for all of the lovely cards, presents and kind words. I hope that 2018 is a happy and healthy one for all of you.
This week has been a short one in school but we have managed to achieve some great learning and have had a trip to see a show at Sunninghill school too! The children loved the visit and were very well behaved.
We are enjoying our new topic about explorers and thank you to those who have helped their child with the home learning over the holidays. The children are keen to learn more about these brave and ambitious adventurers.
Your child will benefit greatly this half term if they get your help at home learning their weekly spellings and if they practice the 2x, 10x and 5 x tables. Sometimes it is just a matter of going over and over the words/tables or finding fun ways of learning them. Please come and ask for help if  you need more ideas on how to support with this at home.   
Many thanks for your continued support 
Week 8th-12th January 2018
First week back and the children have enthusiastically talked about their home learning with the class, explaining their new lands and their chosen explorers. They have taken part in a drama lesson, role playing Christopher Columbus encountering strong storms and pirates on his adventures. This has led to an initial story plan based on their own imaginary adventure, leading onto writing the story next week.
In Maths we have been concentrating on multiplication - looking at the 2x, 5x and 10x within problem solving contexts. Some children have been working on numbers outside of the multiplication table whilst discussing patterns, problems and reasoning through them. Next week we are looking at division and discussing the link between the two operations. 
Science has been focused on survival of animals, with a talk from a member of staff who lives on a farm.The children made a survival kit for a chosen animal.
In RE we have been discussing Epiphany and have had an assembly on it. This leads onto our topic of Revelation over the next four weeks.
In PE the children have been learning gymnastic skills with indoor apparatus aiding the imagination aswell as the physical element.
 Another great week with a super class of children who are trying hard to be the best they can be.