27/02/2022   Weekly update w.c 21.2.22

A wonderful first week back!

We launched into our decimals learning and a little bit of line graph work to recall prior learning. The children are now well accustomed with regular short bursts of retrieval practice across the curriculum and this is a particular win in maths with a huge range of topics covered across the year. Another retrieval task included converting times. It would be really useful if you could spend some time focusing on telling the time and converting between analogue and digital times. We have also been calculating how much time has lapsed between events.

In English, we are near the end of our sentence stacking lessons on Emperor penguins, and will be preparing for independent writing of our non-chronological reports by the end of week 2. Remember, that spellings are available on Ed Shed and in your child's homework folder.

In science, we have revisited our prior learning on retrieving materials from a solution as we prepare for new learning in chemistry.

In RE, we spent a morning at the church enjoying a pilgrimage through the stations of the cross with Captain Chris before preparing some materials for the upcoming Easter service.

Check out the galleries posted to your child's journal on Seesaw. These include kurling, science and RE from week 1. Seesaw has been a great way to document our learning, communicate and share interests and will continue to be used in this way as our school returns to a more 'normal' approach. This means we can share with you elements of your child's learning journey while we await a more 'normal' parents evening and open-day sessions as we had in the past where you could see your child's work.

I look foward to speaking with you all via Zoom this coming week for Parents Evening!