The exciting news in our classes this week is that we now know our Christmas Performance is going to be....Treasure Island! All children have been given a song sheet, and a preview of the songs can be found on the website. https://www.starshine.co.uk/treasure-island
Some children have been given a speaking part. Please support your child to help them learn their lines, practice the delivery of their lines, and also to know when they need to speak in the play e.g. who speaks before them, which scenes they're in, which song comes before their part etc.
More details about performance times and ticketing will follow after half term.
Literacy in Maple Class
We have been considering what makes a good hero when reading our story of Arthur and the Golden Rope. This week, we will be writing letters to the author to persuade him to use us as the hero of his next book.
Literacy in Ash Class
This week we will be doing some independent writing. We will have a free choice to write anything we like. The subject matter will be our choice as well as the genre of writing.
Yr 3 - We are using the column method this week to add and subtract using exchanging. We will be adding and subtracting 2 digit numbers from 3 digit numbers.
Yr 4 - We have one more week of addition and subtraction. This week, the children will be using their skills to check strategies, use the inverse operations and estimate answers.
Yr 3 - We have now finished the unit on Skeletons and have a mini unit on Movement. We will be learning about our joints and how we move.
Yr 4 - We are starting a new unit all about States of Matter. To begin with we will be exploring solids, liquids and gases.
Yr 5 - We will be planning an experiment on water resistance.
Yr 3 - This is our last week learning about the Stone Age, and we will be comparing life in the Stone Age to now.
Yr 4 - We have really enjoyed learning about the Ancient Greeks. This week we will be finding out Greek gods and goddesses, and what the Greeks believe.
Yr 5 - Now we have come to the end of our learning on Prehistoric Britain, we will be learning about the Roman invasion of Britain.
This week, we will be evaluating and expressing our learning from this unit. Can we answer our big question? What do Christians learn from the Creation Story?
We will be recapping internet safety this week. It is so important the children understand about their digital footprint. Everything we do on the internet is monitored in school for the children's safety.
Yr 3 - This week we will be looking at words with the prefix 'un-' and 'dis-'. How do these prefixes change the meaning of the root word? when 'appoint' becomes 'disappoint', how does the meaning change?
Yr 4 - We will be looking at our Common Exception Words this week and revising our key words.