World Book Day! - On Thursday this week, we celebrated World Book Day in school. I have never seen such a stripy classroom, it was like we had an unusual new uniform of stripes and messy hair! The Beano and Dandy theme was really well received across the school, and lots of children who were unfamiliar with some of the lesser known characters enjoyed learning about them too. We had a cartoon drawing session in the afternoon where we used online tutorials to learn to draw Dennis, Gnasher and Walter, then the children used these skills to create their own new comic strip. We also spent a lot of time in the day discussing an listening to stories; Mrs Clarkson read Cliffhanger! by Jeremy Strong, Mrs Cutler read Into the Forest by Anthony Brown and I started reading My Brother is a Superhero by David Solomons with the class, which we will continue for the foreseeable future. It has been great to hear the children speak so passionately about the books and authors they are currently reading.
Maths - We have finished off our focus on long multiplication and have just started moving into division. For now, the children are able to use times tables knowledge to help them divide (for example in calculations such as 66 divided by 3, when they can see that the tens and ones can easily divisible by 3). However, we will move onto more tricky examples over the coming week.
P.E. - We have began exploring gymnastics in P.E. and working in partners to create balances. For now, the children are exploring a range of balances they can construct together, but will son be weaving them into a sequence. They have worked hard to use tension and extension to get the most out of their different balances.
Science - We have started learning about Sound this week. We have collated ideas that the children already have regarding how sound is made, how it travels and why we can hear sounds. Some children have started to notice in some of the experiments we have done that there are vibrations involved, which they began to understand is a big part of sound. Next week is British Science Week, and we will be sure to be taking part in much more hands on Science next week too!
Thank you to all who came in to parents consultations this week, it was a really fantastic opportunity to discuss the progress of all the children, as well as discuss how they are feeling about coming towards the end of their Tardebigge journeys and soon onto pastures new! Please get in touch if there are any other queries or questions throughout the remainder of the year.
The Cross Country Trials have now been rescheduled for Thursday 12th March, and will take place in the morning. We will leave the school promptly after the register. On Wednesday night, we will send children home with their P.E. kits and a jacket and jogging bottoms pair from school which they can come into school wearing the next day. They will also need to come in trainers, bring water bottles, and also bring their uniform to change into when we come back to school. If there are any other changes due to weather we will be sure to let you know.
Have a fantastic weekend everyone,