We first of all wanted to say thank you for the contributions to the Egyptian Day and for the amazing costumes – especially those that were home-made – they were fabulous. The children had a wonderful day and said they really enjoyed the storytelling and playing Ancient Egyptian games (which were really hard!)
This week we have been very cultural as the children have been learning about Romeo and Juliet. They have been ‘freeze framing’ scenes to learn the plot, looking at the language and acting out a part of the play.
This part of the play – a fight scene between two feuding families – links in with our other theme of this week which is Anti-Bullying. For this, the children have been learning about the roles involved in bullying and what they can do to help stop bullying. Please ask your child about this and have a discussion about the importance of becoming a ‘defender’ and helping someone if they are being bullied. To reflect this, the children have been helping with an Anti-Bullying display where we will say: Together we can stop bullying. We have also all pledged to become ‘defenders’ by signing with a finger print for the display. We have been very proud of the children’s attitudes and contributions for this important week.
In maths, the children have been learning to do column subtraction of up to three-digit numbers and have progressed to ‘regrouping’ a ten when they can’t subtract in the ones column (we used to call it taking or borrowing a ten).
Our learning next:
Next week we will continue with learning about Romeo and Juliet, to include watching some of a live screened performance so the children get an idea of what the story looks like on stage. We may also watch Gnomeo and Juliet as a less tragic version of the story!
In maths we will continue with column subtraction and move onto regrouping a hundred if we can’t subtract in the tens column. We will also be finishing our Ancient Egypt topic, ready to move onto rock and soils the following week. The children have thoroughly enjoyed this topic and their enthusiasm has been wonderful!
We are still hoping that you will read every day with your child and record this in their reading record – and please remember, it’s any reading they do so if they prefer to read a book from home, you can record this. We just want them to enjoy reading and read as often as possible as it makes such a difference to their learning. Please don’t forget to bring these in every day.
As Mr Pierce is not in school for the next 3 weeks and therefore is unable to run Pokemon club on Tuesdays and Thursdays, we would ask that all Pokemon cards be kept at home. Once Mr Pierce returns, Pokemon cards will only be allowed on Tuesday and Thursday lunch times.
Hazel Class will be getting song words and their script today for our assembly next Friday. Please could you help them to learn them by Monday to help make our rehearsals next week as productive as possible? These links will help for the songs (we are doing the Amazing Egyptians song without music, but the clip will help with the tune.)
If you could please remember to bring in PE kit, that would be great, as we still have a significant number of children in both classes forgetting their PE kit, particularly on Thursdays.