Week commencing 28th September
The children have really impressed me this week with their hard work and their attitude to learning. We have done a lot of writing across the curriculum this week, and the vocabulary being used and the types of sentences that the children have been writing has really impressed me. In History, the children wrote an application for the job of priest in the Maya times. They included all of the qualities that somebody would have needed for this role and gave reasons why they thought they should get the job. It would have been very hard for me to decide who should have got the job because the quality was so high! We also did a 'Big Write' in English where the children were given a picture stimulus to write about. Again, this work was of a very high standard and I am loving reading the children's writing at the moment.
In Science, we have been focusing on 'working scientifically' skills with the children as part of our 'Forces' topic. The children have been planning and carrying out their own investigations and we have been trying to promote independence in this. I have been very impressed by the children's understanding and also their resilience to keep trying even when they are finding it tricky. We used Newton meters to measure the amount of gravity acting upon an object and also made our own parachutes to investigate air resistance. The children worked hard and also had fun!
Next week our class assembly will go live on the school website on Friday so make sure that you check that out!