2nd October 2017

English
Finally, we finished our biography about Jessica Ennis-Hill!  Compared to the first biography we wrote about a member of our family, we’ve made some lovely improvements!  Our texts were organised into paragraphs and information was interesting and in chronological order (we love pronouncing that word!)  
We have started our next unit, which is based on the book, “Rose Blanche.”  This is a personal favourite of mine.  It is a story about a little girl who lives in Germany during World War Two and describes how the war affects a child.  At the end of the unit, we will be describing a scene from the book (as it has the most beautiful photographs) using descriptive writing.  

Maths
We have come to the end of our unit learning about place value.  The children have worked so hard over the last three weeks and have all made progress.  Next, we will be focussing on Addition and Subtraction, which still gives us plenty of opportunity to keep revising place value.

Topic
We finished our science topic about light.  You can see a few photographs of the children involved in the final lesson where they used mirrors and torches to send an encrypted message!  As you can see, they really enjoyed the activity. 
At the end of the week, we started our main topic; World War Two.  The children have been bursting to get started!  We have learned when the war started, when it ended and why it began.  We acted out a little scene to explain why the war started – ask your child all about it!  
Champion of the week
Isabel Jones has been trying ever so hard to settle into her new class.  She has been more settled this week and has been joining in group and class discussions with more confidence. Well done!

Handshakes
We were awarded only 3 handshakes this week and we’re going to try much harder for next week.

Attendance
Another 100% attendance certificate for us this week.  We’re so proud!!