Friday 15th January 2021
We've had another fantastic week of home learning and hard working in school in these very strange times. Well done to everyone - we are all so proud of you.
This week, we worked hard on our multiplication and division skills in Maths, continued to work on our class book, Mama Miti, in English and had a video message all the way from Kenya to help our topic work!
We also tried our hand at creating some authentic African patterns, some of which you can see in the slideshow below.
What a strange and unexpected start to the Spring term! We have been busy in school and at home getting to grips with online learning again. Well done to everyone for being absolute superstars and working so hard. In English, we have started our new text 'Mama Miti', which links to our new topic, Kenya. We have been learning Roman Numerals to 100 in Maths with the help of some Roman friends and in Science we have been learning about what plants need to grow.
Chapter 33 - The Wonderful Thing About Christmas
Chapter 32 - Feathers
Chapter 31 - Game Over
Chapter 30 - A Trundle Tornado
Chapter 29 - Smoke
We had a brilliant last week of term this week. We've been busy making our Christmas cards and wreaths as well as calendars ready for 2021. We also enjoyed a panto afternoon on Tuesday and film and PJ morning yesterday. We have said goodbye to Sparkle and Dazzle, our naughty elves, for this year but I have a feeling they will be back!
I'd like to say a big thank you to you all for the cards and very kind gifts and wish you all a very happy Christmas. Here's to a happy new year and, hopefully, a return to a more 'normal' way of life in 2021.
This week has been another busy one for us, ending with Christmas jumper day today. Everyone looked amazing and we managed to raise a fantastic amount of money for Save the Children so a big thank you!
We'd like to introduce you to Ellie, our adopted elephant who arrived this week from the WWF as our class Christmas present. Click the PDF below to view our adoption certificate.
In maths we have been learning all about negative numbers this week and getting lots of problem solving and reasoning practise in too! In English we have been writing setting descriptions of a Tudor house using DADWAVERS. Science this week was all about magnets and we worked brilliantly in groups to develop our own investigations.
Well, it's definitely beginning to look a lot like Christmas here at Ros! This week we have been busy making Christmas cards for the wider community in the village. We have also put the finishing touches to our advent window and on Friday we put together our special Christmas surprise, keep your eyes peeled on the website...
Meanwhile, we've been working on symmetry in maths and apostrophes in English. In topic we have been learning about the Spanish armada and in Science we have been using Newton meters to test the force acting on different classroom objects.
We've had another brilliant week this week with some Christmas sparkle thrown in (keep you eye on our front windows next week). This week we have been focusing on newspaper reports in English, speech marks in SPaG and polygons in maths. In topic, we followed the routes of two famous Tudor explorers and plotted these routes on a map.
On our polygon hunt :-)
This week we celebrated Friendship Week in school. We wore odd socks on Tuesday for 'Odd Socks Day', a day to celebrate being unique. We made some wonderful odd socks bunting as a school which were hung on our railings and created our own unique jigsaw pieces for our class display to show that we are all different but all equal. Here's the Odd Socks Day assembly to explain more:
We have had a brilliant week this week. We have found out more about Queen Elizabeth I in topic, smashed improper fractions and mixed numbers in Maths and danced to slightly different version of 'Vengabus' to learn about subordinating conjunctions! Remembrance day on Wednesday was a day of reflection and we ended the week raising money for Children in Need by wearing something spotty. (I have never seen a class full of Pudsey's playing golf before!)
Roald Dahl Day 2020!
This year, Roald Dahl day falls on Sunday 13th September. There are some fabulous resources which include ideas for craft activities and even a competition to enter! Check out the website for loads of great ideas.