16th - 20th May 2022

Highlights of the week:

This week we have taken every opportunity to have fun and let off steam after working incredibly hard completing our SATs papers! We have been working towards a extended treat time to celebrate the end of the week.

In phonics this week we looked at alternative sounds for ‘ch’. These are spelt ‘ch’ in chip. ‘Ch’ in school and ‘ch’ in chef. We have also looked at the sound ‘g’ and how it can be spelt ‘g’, ‘gg’ or ‘gh’.

We have enjoyed following our learning journey through art this week. We have been using our artist studies of Antony Gormley and our knowledge of sea creatures to create sculptures of animals. We have enjoyed being creative and seeing our skills develop. We drew designs and planned the structures of our sea creatures and then set to work building them out of paper! We can’t wait to show you our learning journey and our finished creations. Don’t forget to attend our art exhibition on Thursday 26th May at 2:45pm. We are looking forward to seeing you there!

In Maths this week we have been solving problems with length. We had many problems where things were not being measured properly so we had to make sure the answers were right. We checked that the ruler or measuring tape was at 0cm and was level against the object. We also drew straight lines with rulers and made sure they were really neat.

In RE this week we looked at Judaism. We learnt about the story of Moses and his importance to Jews. We found out that Jews have a special book called the Torah and use it to read about Moses and how God was with the Isralites. We compared the Torah with the Bible which Christians use and talked about why these books are special for these people. We discussed how in these religions people read these books to find out more about their faith and how they can live their lives.

In History we explored Christopher Columbus and Neil Armstrong by comparing them and their adventures. We discussed how they are remembered and why they are remembered. We learnt that it is important to remember people in the past as we can learn from their successes and their mistakes.

In Science we have studied microhabitats. We went exploring in the school grounds to find an area where we could make observational drawings of what we could see. We then shared them with the class and we discussed what was the same and what was different and what was similar.

Home learning:

  • Please complete the phonics worksheet on the alternative spellings of the ‘g’ sound and the alternative sounds of the ‘ch’ spelling.
  • Please make sure you are reading with your child at least four times a week and commenting on their reading in their reading record book.
  • Please support your child to access Numbots online. It is beneficial for supporting your child’s fluency in maths.