Adverbs, additions and autumn adventures

October 4, 2019

This week we continued exploring Ancient Egypt and found out about the mysteries of Tutankhamun’s tomb. Some of the children have been so inspired by our topic that they asked us to put the link to the Tutankhamun London exhibition.

In English, we celebrated National Poetry day by reading, writing and performing some poems in class and LAMDA.

In spellings we focused on using adverbs to make our writing more engaging. If you want to practise adding -ly please use this worksheet. List of adjectives to change into adverbs

In Maths we continued learning about place value and used this knowledge to start thinking about addition equations.

W4 Maths Place Value L1    

W4 Place Value L3

We are learning to appreciate and respect differences in our PSHE and RE lessons. For example, some of us imagined what ingredients we would need for a delicious friendship cake while others built Diwali lamps to learn about Hinduism.

Next week:

Reading records changed on Tuesday but please remind all children to hand them to their class teacher on Monday morning.

Our guided reading text next week will be a non-fiction text about plastic. Please find it here if you want to read it before Monday.Non-fiction text

There are still children who do not have a PE kit so make sure these are in school so they can fully participate in learning. Please make sure children have a pair of outdoor shoes.

As the weather is getting colder please remember to bring coats and ask children to look after them.

Inquiring Science

Dear Parents and Carers,

Next week, the children will take part in Inquiring Science sessions as part of their science curriculum. Children will discuss questions relating to the ‘Working Scientifically’ criteria of the National Curriculum. The sessions will be carried out as part of the usual classroom day, but some sessions will also be video recorded by researchers.

These sessions are part of a research project at the University of Cambridge, Faculty of Education. The researchers are looking at children’s use of language as they discuss sources of information, and will be videoing the children as they carry out discussions in group of three. This will be done at the start and end of the sessions.

A letter about this was sent out on WisePay.

Opt out form

As per the University’s ethical guidelines for research, your children’s names will not be used as part of the project. The video recording will be used as part of training sessions for teachers and may also appear on the Inquiring Science website, which is currently being created. Data will also be used in research contexts such as journal publications and conferences.

Please return the form below to your child’s class teacher by  Monday  only if you are not happy for your child to appear in the videos of the sessions, and to take part in the testing.

Opt out consent form Inquiring Science

Dates for your diary:

  1. Snuggle with a story

Oak Monday 28th October

Redwood Tuesday 29th October

Maple Wednesday 30th October

2.  School Diwali celebration (tickets on WisePay)

October 16th (if you have any empty jam jars please bring them to the office by Monday 14th)