The focus of this week has been largely around kindness; this happens a lot in our school, but having a week completely devoted to it has brought the very best out of some people.
Take these values forward with you into the weekend, next week and into the future.
You have done really well and a big thank you to Miss Stoker and the School Council for organising such a fabulous week.
Well done with your poetry; number sense (including order of operations); homophone work; progressive, simple and perfect tense grammar; tessellation in art; the house harmony sessions on choosing kindness and respect; the cake sale and more!
With regards to the Christmas Fair and the RNLI fundraising, I have asked any children who want to do something to have finalised their ideas by Wednesday. If they are making anything, I have asked for a sample so I can get an idea of what to put where in the classroom on the evening etc. Thanks for all the enthusiasm and support around this event, which the children always rise to. We also have 3 members of the class who would like to sell second hand books for charity, so if you have any good books that are no longer being used, then please pass them on.
Have a wonderful weekend and remember on Friday 23rd November we have our exciting trip to Cineworld to look forward to. (Please remember your school jumpers for that visit!).
If homework can be brought in on a Monday that is most beneficial - there has been some fantastic things brought in so far: from light painting photography to mathematics board games and energy saving posters!
Have a lovely weekend; take care of one another.
To continue thinking about religion and values of individuals, we discussed why different groups of people may choose or not choose to believe in God.
We looked at some different pictures and discussed why they might or might not believe in God and why they might have reached their decisions.
We had some quiet time this afternoon, to really think about what the words kindness and respect mean... this video shows the thoughts of the children in the class...
I can't get over how beautiful the trees look at the moment - the array of colour on show is simply spectacular! And it all seems very fitting with our work on the colour spectrum that we are starting to investigate within our topic too.
I am delighted to say we received enough voluntary contributions for our Cineworld trip to go ahead next Friday! It should be a fantastic visit with amazing cinematography in the iMax cinema and we will also gain insight in to how the British Space Agency work, with the chance to ask questions to people from the industry. Although this is a 'dress down to donate day', I am sure you can appreciate the need for us to ask for school jumpers to be worn for the trip, so that we can account for all the children in our care and also show off our school with pride.
And hopefully you got the text message this morning stating that we have received enough deposits for the Isle of Wight 2019 residential to take place. The final costings will come out in the next couple of weeks. Now that we know we have received enough bookings and how many children are attending, we can start to work towards making the June trip a great one for those involved and for it to be a fantastic trip to remember. Please bear with us as we finalise all the details and costings.
It has been great to see how you have all taken on the 'Barvember' questions in class. You can continue to challenge yourselves with them over the weekend and I strongly encourage you to engage with it as much as you can - these questions are brilliantly designed to get you to think about problem solving in a deep way. Believe you can achieve highly - I know you ALL can; you must believe it too!
We have also had some great art work, poetry and sporting work accomplished this week - for all of that, I congratulate you!
Have a great weekend - enjoy the colourful autumn leaves; remember: you never stop learning!
See you on Monday!
A great discussion about primes in class today!
We mainly focused on the 25 prime numbers between 1 & 100.
What was the lowest and what was the highest, and why?
We also discussed whether infinity was a prime number...which is something I've never thought about before! What do you think?!
This afternoon we talked about reflection and how light travels; to demonstrate our understanding we created some periscopes.
How would you improve your design if you could do it again?
Two numbers have common factors of 4 and 9.
What could the numbers be?
Have a great weekend.
A lot of poetry and division has been covered this week in the mornings. We have also worked within our community by planting bulbs, worked on routines in French, kicked off your Young Sports Leader roles very successfully... the list goes on!
Barvember starts on Monday...below are a couple of examples from last year's event. A bar model is a way to visually organise information for maths problem solving. You can use a bar model to help you visualise and solve almost every kind of arithmetic problem.
I would really encourage YOU ALL to have a go at these each day when they appear on the blog. The homework menu is now up on the class blog too - we hope you can all bring something in every Monday to show your work from home.
We are also going to start collecting plastic bottles for a DT project towards the end of term. If you have any plastic bottles that could be used which are sized between 500ml and 2L then please wash them out and bring them into school as soon as possible.
Also, please remember about our trip deadlines that are coming up (Cineworld and Isle of Wight). We would love for these trips to go ahead but they can only do so if enough contributions are received.
Have a lovely weekend; see you on Monday!
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