This week in Cole Class – week ending 8th March

Dear parents and carers,

In our English lessons this week we have been working on sentence stacking based around Stardust. We have also explored what empathy is, and how we can use empathy in our lives and in our storytelling. The children are working hard on stacking sentences for each of our story plot points, and it is already building up into a really lovely story. We’ll be continuing with this work next week.

In maths this week we have been learning about the properties of shapes, and also have looked at symmetry in 2d shapes. We’ve just started to count edges, vertices and faces on 3d shapes, and we’ll be continuing with this next week.

We are looking forward to our science day on Wednesday next week. Please do bring in any junk modelling to the office or in with your child. I hope that your child is excited about the science homework too. Please don’t bring in the boxes until Thursday, so that I can make space to store them! Thank you in advance 🙂

In other science news, next week we are starting an experiment to see what seeds need to germinate. The children thought that seeds would need water, soil and sunlight, so we have designed an experiment to see whether this is correct. We’ll be planting our seeds on Monday afternoon, so will give you an update on the seeds’ progress next week.

I was amazed and impressed with the wonderful World Book Day costumes on Thursday. As a keen reader and believer in the power of books to change lives, the day isn’t really about the costumes for me (although they are fun!). It really showed how much these children love books and also how much you support them in their learning. Thank you for all of your efforts. Here are a few photographs of some of the wonderful costumes:

Mrs B

Three things to ask your child this week:

  1. How many vertices does a cube have? How could you find out?
  2. What is empathy?
  3. How did you fill someone’s bucket this week?