18th January 2019


Ensure your child has their reading book and reading record in school every day

Ensure your child has a water bottle in school and that is filled at home each day.

Sapphire has PE on a Friday afternoon so please ensure your child's PE kit is in school, including shorts as we are doing gymnastics this half term.


Today, we were very lucky to have the Nite Owls in. The children loved learning about the different owls which were brought into school and watching them fly!

What have we been up to?

Reading - We have continued reading Goodnight Mr Tom by Michelle Magorian. We have looked at inferring meaning and have learnt more about the two main characters, Willie and Mr Tom.

We have also read an extract from White Fang and used inference skills to answer questions based on it as well as using the context to work out the meaning of unknown words.

English - We have started to write our flashback story and focused particularly on the correct use of tense and person and adding extra detail and description to entertain and engage the reader.

Maths - This week we have learnt about the properties of different quadrilaterals and triangles. We have also looked at the different nets for a cube and investigated how many we could find.

Science - This week, we have investigated how white light can be split up to make the colours of the rainbow. We carried out a series of little experiments to observe this. We also discussed where we could see this 'rainbow effect' in everyday life.

Topic - We researched the different countries who were involved in the Second World War and whether they were Axis or Allied countries. We then located and labelled these countries on a map and used a key to show whether they were Axis or Allied.

We have also thought about what it might have been like to experience an air raid attack and what it might have been like inside an Anderson Shelter. After a detailed discussion, we used some of the ideas to write a diary entry about it.

Music - We thought about the different percussion instruments we have in school and which ones would be best to represent different sounds which might have been heard during World War Two, such as gunfire, soldiers marching, explosions, sirens etc. We then experimented with these. We will be using this to compose and perform a piece of music which will be like a soundtrack to a World War Two scene.



Have a great weekend and I'll see you on Monday

Miss Carr