Dear parents and carers,
This week in our English lessons the children have really enjoyed exploring a wonderful book called Perfect, written by Nicola Davies and illustrated by Cathy Fisher. This is a spectacular picture book that explores some heartwarming themes around change and growth, linking the arrival of a new baby sister to the return of the migrating swifts. So far we have predicted what the book might be about, learnt about swifts and also written beautiful poetry about the swifts, using alliteration. We have also been watching the swifts at the Museum of Natural History, via a webcam which is set up to see their nest. We were amazed at how long the wing feathers of the swift are, as well as how short their beaks are. You can watch the swifts on their webcam here.
In maths this week we have been practising problem solving skills, which has also meant lots of being a bold badger, must do mole and bounce back bunny! The children have used their calculation skills and knowledge of fractions to solve some tricky problems, explaining their reasoning and justifying their answers.
Next week we are continuing with our secret agent training. We have been working in small groups for this, always with me, so that the children feel comfortable and calm. I've been very impressed with their wonderful work on this so far.
We have enjoyed lots of other lessons this week, including PE (where we did our inter-house table tennis competition), science (where we have started to look at habitats and living things) and Jigsaw PSHE (where we were talking about secret and worries, and how we should share them).
Three things to ask your child this week: