It has been such a delight to watch your children progress with their swimming this week. They have all really enjoyed the week and we are really impressed with their swimming ability. Thank you to all the parents who helped us with swimming, we couldn't have done it without you. They are all a little exhausted so we have been going a little slow in the afternoons with lots of art and craft creations!
Next Friday, we have our Easter service where the children will be singing. This will be followed by the annual Easter bonnet parade where we look forward to seeing their creations.
Have a good weekend
The Year 1 team
This week in our literacy lessons the children have continued to look at poems inspired by our topic and they have created a great class poem. We have also revisited expanded noun phrases and how we can use these in our work to make our writing more interesting to read.
In this week’s maths learning the children have continued their work with fractions. This week they have concentrated on comparing and ordering fractions with the same and different denominators. The class have made the different fractions that they have compared, enabling them to get a visual understanding of the different values.
On Tuesday at 2.30pm the children will be taking part in Year 2’s annual egg rolling event. Can you please make sure that you send in a hard-boiled egg on Tuesday for your child to use. A spare hard-boiled egg may also be a good idea, we will decorate the eggs during the school day.
Over the weekend can you and your child please have a hunt around the outdoors and try and find some of the following objects. We would like your child to bring the objects in for the classes RE lesson on Tuesday. If you can’t find the exact objects then a suitable alternative would be great.
Pebbles – to represent the bolder that was rolled in front of the tomb
twigs – to represent Jesus’ death
Shells – show the life that has happened
daffodil/spring flower – to show the new life that Jesus gave us
some evergreen foliage – to represent that life goes on forever
Please see attached for the children’s homework.
A very busy week again for year 3 with lots of different activities taking place.
In numeracy this week we started the new topic of money. The children were recognising the different coins and notes that we use and then creating different amounts of money using this knowledge. We then started adding different amounts together. If you are taking them shopping this weekend then any addition work would be greatly appreciated.
In literacy the class have been designing and creating two different brochures, one about London and the other about Chiddingstone School. They have been looking at the features of brochures and what makes a good brochure.
The class have been understanding the process how making sound, sound waves and then how the ear works to process the sound.
On Monday please could the children bring in a pair of sun glasses or ski goggles.
On Tuesday the children are performing poetry at 2:40 and you are all welcome to come and watch them.
On Friday the children are performing a spectacular dance in the Easter Service so please come and watch if you can make it.
Have a lovely weekend.
The drama sketches for the Easter Services are progressing very nicely; well done for learning your lines so well. We hope that parents will join us in the church at 1.30pm on March 31st (the last day of term) to watch our performances. Some of you have been asking whether your costumes can consist of more than a tea towel and tie over your school uniform. The answer is - of course. We didn't want to overload you with sorting anything too detailed, but if you would like to bring in a loose fitting t shirt or robe in brown, orange, white, yellow or beige (or similar) to wear, then please do so on Monday. It may well help you get into the part.
In lessons, we have worked on place value in maths - in particular looking at the effect of multiplying or dividing by ten. While in literacy we have finished off our river poetry, as well as continuing to work on adverbs. We have also looked at inference in our comprehension, developing our reading skills to help us look for clues so that we can read between the lines.
Congratulations to our winners of the reading raffle - Lexi and Jack.
Please note that, for next week only, PE will take place on MONDAY. Please make sure you bring your kit to school. Please would you check your P.E. bags to see if you have picked up Theo's black shorts by mistake.
Year 5 have had fun learning how to draw and measure angles accurately with a protractor in maths this week. Mrs Wetz has been trying to use the protractor tool on the interactive board with professionalism and accuracy and has failed miserably - she must try harder next time!
The children were complimented on their excellent enquiry skills and behaviour on their trip to Regent's Park Mosque .
A reminder that the children need to bring into school by Tuesday, at the very latest, their Powerpoint presentations for family consultations on Wednesday 29th. If you would prefer, you can email presentations into the Headteacher email and they will be passed on to us. We are looking forward to seeing you all then.
What an exciting week in class 6. The Bake-Off has been great fun and the smell of cakes has permeated the whole school. The decision of the judges is awaited with tension but everyone should feel proud of their efforts. It's all for a good cause.
Maths this week has been very practical with bar-modelling, Cuisenaire rods and nets. We also continue the daily arithmetic to make sure that everyone is keeping their calculation skills in tip-top condition.
Miss Hollamby, Mrs Durrant and myself are delighted with the writing that you are producing now and we look forward to reading both newspaper reports and recounts before the end of next week.
This week we have finished all the sounds in phase 3 and have gone over many commonly used words. Next term we will go over those sounds and use them in more writing. It would benefit your child if they know the sounds off by heart.
Next week is swimming week. Children are to bring in their school bags as usual, with their reading book and snacks inside. Snacks will be eaten before we go to the pool. Please do NOT put swimming costumes on before swimming as this makes it difficult to go the toilet. Parent helpers, please meet us at the pool, except the parent driver for each day (reps have emailed who is driving and times) who will meet us at school.
ONLY FOR WEDNESDAY - Mrs Miles has put the following into cars so booster seats will be needed in school that morning;
Felix, Eddy, Ella M, Alex, Emily, Kitty, Sophie, Tom, Bertie, Guy, Ella B, Holly, Georgie, Elsie, Niamh, Leo, Lola and Isabella P. Children are to wear their PE kit for an easy clothes change.
Have a good weekend.
Mrs Clare and Mrs Edwards