Dear parents and carers,
In English this week the children have continued with our work based around Shackleton's Journey by William Grill. The children have thought carefully about what it might be like to go on a voyage like that, and have written in role as a family member, wishing one of the crew luck as they set off, but also explaining their more complex feelings. I have been really impressed with the quality of the content of the writing, but also with the beautiful presentation. We shared some of this writing in our celebration assembly this morning, and it was very well received.
In maths we have continued with multiplication skills. The children are trying very hard and have made lots of progress, but we're not *quite* there yet. I'm going to give it a couple more days, and will be sending home some extra practise sheets early next week. This is something that it would be brilliant if you could have go at with your child. When I think we're ready, we'll move on to having a go at some division- hopefully towards the end of next week. The children are finding it challenging but really have been Steadfast Squirrels this week and shown that they haven't given up.
In science this week we carried out our end of unit assessment, and next week we'll start our new unit, all about changing materials.
In PE this week we tried something a little bit different- OOA (outdoor adventurous activities- although we were inside, because it was cold!). This activities focus on key skills such as communication and teamwork. It was really good to see the children working with other people to solve problems, and we will continuing with this over the next few weeks.
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