What a fantastic fortnight we have had in Team CB! In Literacy, the class have completed their final drafts of their Stone Age Boy substitute story, as well as working hard to develop key SPAG based skills this week. We are excited to take some time next week to pop into Team EO and share the brilliant stories with our younger school children. I know Team EO are really excited to share in this!
Meanwhile, in our Maths we have been reasoning and problem solving linked to multiplication. We have considered word problems, missing digits and posed a range of Always, Sometimes, Never statements for the children to investigate and form their own conclusions on. I am so very proud of the perseverance shown to tackling some of our more challenging problem solving tasks, especially missing digits, but by the end of this week all our children have found themselves happily and independently solving these - well done Team CB! We are excited to begin to move on to division next week, where we hope to have budding mathematicians solving all kinds of problems using the bus stop method.
In our wider curriculum, the class have been thoroughly engaged in their PE topics. Our focus for this half term has been Football and Dance (more specifically Cheerleading). It has been so lovely to witness the engagement in both sessions by all. The class have shown fantastic understanding of the skills involved in both sports and have give it 100%. I have loved seeing them become familiar with their different arm positions and stances for cheerleading!
Last week, the whole school celebrated interfaith week. This also coincided perfectly with Chinese New Year celebrations. The class were tasked with carrying out a meaningful act of kindness for our local community - and of course we rose to the challenge! Team CB decided to bake dragon biscuits to celebrate the Chinese New Year. We baked double the amount needed so that half could be taken to our local care home. When I dropped these off, the care home were so appreciative of this gesture. My heart could burst for how thoughtful our team had been! We also used Interfaith week to look more closely at comparisons between our two focus faiths this year - Christianity and Judaism. The class have shown fantastic awareness of why commandments and rules are so similar in both faiths as a result of Christianity being an offshoot of Judaism.
In our History, we have looked closely at the three time periods within the Stone Age; the Palaeolithic, Mesolithic and Neolithic eras. The class understand the varying durations of these time periods as well as that a Tsunami and the melting of the Ice Caps sparked the end of the Stone Age. We have specifically explored the tools used within the time and created our own adverts to persuade early humans to purchase these. Did you know that the bow and arrow was invented by Stone Age humans? The class are developing a really thorough understanding of these time periods and we can’t wait to explore further as we look at the Bronze and Iron Age.
In our Spanish, we have worked hard to learn how to form basic greetings over the last few weeks. We can now say hello and goodbye, ask how someone is and introduce ourselves. We have also looked at numbers 1-10 and will be exploring colours next week,
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