Dear parents and carers,
In our Engish lessons this week the children have worked very hard on editing, revising and now redrafting their "Glide" stories. This has been tricky for the children, but they have really been Steadfast Squirrels and persevered well. We've worked particularly on picking up on key writing skills, including what a sentence actially is (and how to spot where it finishes!) and also how to control the tense of our sentences by choosing the appropriate form of verb. Next week we'll be rounding this off by finishing the redraft and sharing our finished stories.
In maths this week the children have been working on reading and interpreting line graphs. They've drawn line graphs, read and interpreted them and also started solving problems with them. Next week we'll be moving on to looking at tables, including two-way tables and timetables before carrying out a quick end of unit assessment.
In science this week we've finished off our work on Earth and Space by looking at the movement of the Moon, including working out why we can only see one side of the Moon from Earth. We discussed our different ideas, before role-playing as the Sun, Moon and Earth to find out what really happens. We discussed the Moon's rotation and orbit of the Earth. Next week we'll be rounding this off by addressing any remaining misconceptions and doing an end of unit assessment.
On Monday next week we'll be doing a World Cup-inspired tag rugby session with Danny Taylor, our local sports partnership leader.
As we are on an INSET day on Friday, I will be doing the weekly spelling test on Thursday instead (I have told the children this too!). It's a tricky set of "challenge" words this week, so I'd like the children just to have a really good try at learning as many as they can.
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