After an amazing time at Hagg Farm last week, the Fantastic Foxes were reunited this week! We worked on using expanded noun phrases in English to improve our writing and in Maths we continued our work on time. Many of us don't find this easy, so any extra practice at home would be much appreciated!
Also this week, we got a chance to do some extra PE with Miss Durant and Mr Cook, Mrs Cobb worked with us to discuss relationships and make appreciation streamers in Jigsaw and Mr Stone taught us more about WWII, focusing on the home front and the war effort. We even designed our own propaganda posters!
After such a busy week, it was great to enjoy some 'Star in the Jar Reward Time' on Friday afternoon.
This week we started to think about the outbreak of World War II as part of our history work. We discussed when and why the war started and then ordered some key events of World War II on a timeline. We even got to listen to the original radio broadcast of Neville Chamberlain announcing that Britain were at war with Germany. We discussed how we would have felt if we had been there to listen to it all those years ago...
In English we have been working with a short film called 'The Piano'. We explored the short film and decided what we thought was happening. We had some AMAZING thoughts and ideas and came up with some really thoughtful responses. We also used this short film to help us write some direct speech, using the idea of a 'speech sandwich' to help us. Can your child tell you what the bread, filling, sauce and napkin represents?
Maths has been all about time this week and some of us have found it very tricky! Extra practice at home would really help us. Just telling the time or playing on some interactive games would be great. This is an an example of a website where you can find some ideas and games to help https://www.teachingtime.co.uk/.
Also this week, we have looked at the Creation story and created our own comic strip to retell it, we started looking at the art work of Banksy, we looked at the prefixes ir- and anti- in spelling, we practised some more joining in handwriting, the Y3s started swimming while the Y4s got athletic and started coding in Computing and if that wasn't enough in Jigsaw we looked at gender stereotypes when it comes to jobs for work and at home. Now THAT is what you call a busy week!
The Fantastic Foxes have certainly earned their long weekend!
In our first week back, we decided to have an 'Easter' focus. We explored the Easter story, discussing the symbolism of the Easter Egg to represent the idea of 'new life. We also drew an emotions graph to show how the emotions of the Easter story varied during the different events. Hope, sadness and joy were the words we used to sum up the Easter story and we then produced some art work to represent these three ideas, thinking about both the Easter story and our own lives. All our work culminated in our KS2 Easter Service at St Andrew's Church, where some of us read out our thank you letters to God.
Thank you to everyone who was able to attend!