Establishing lifelong learning: rooted in knowledge, enriched by experience
|Nicola Jenkins||Class Teacher|
|Rene Von Solms||HLTA|
|Lucy Rayner||Class teacher|
|Rene Von Solms||HLTA|
|Gillian Adoch Okao||Learning Assistant|
|Marwa Gamal||Learning Assistant|
Weekly update: 15.10.21
Hello Sparrow Hawks and parents,
Wow - what a week! Whether you/your child went to Kingswood or stayed here at school, everyone has had an extremely
busy and fulfilling week.
The children who stayed here at school for the week made the most of the peace and enjoyed working alongside others who they may not usually have the chance to mix with. They adapted extremely well to the unusual circumstances and got involved with creating their 'Extraordinary People' projects. Well done to all of them!
Myself and all the staff who attended Kingswood have nothing but praise for the way that everyone rose to meet their personal challenges, whether that be in the form of overcoming a fear of heights, working as a team or dealing with the emotions involved with being away from home and family. The children were absolutely amazing, without exception, and all looked out for each other. We are genuinely extremely proud of them all.
Here's what we have been up to this week:
English: We have been looking at parenthesis this week (using a pair of brackets, commas or dashes to add extra information) and making sure we understand what it is and how to use it. Next week we will be writing our persuasive letters which will be our final piece of work based on The Windrush Generation. Next half term we will be doing work based on Journey to Jo'Burg by Beverley Naidoo.
Maths: We have moved on to look at statistics this week, starting with some work on line graphs. Graphs and data present a new set of challenges for the children's mathematical skills and it's nice to have a change of focus before we move on to multiplication and division.
RE: The children have continued their RE topic based on the Five Pillars of Islam (their knowledge has definitely has a boost after last week's trip!) and this week looked at Sawm (fasting).
Homework this week is some work on parenthesis and some spellings.
Children should continue to practise their multiplication tables on TT Rockstars and remember to read daily.
Please do check/look at their reading record every now and then and add any comments.
Outdoor PE: Thursday with Mr B
Indoor PE: Friday with Mrs Rayner
Individual photos: 19th Oct
Parent teacher meetings: 20th/21st Oct
Half term: 25-29th Oct
Inset day: Monday 1st Nov