2nd April 2018

English
We have spent some time planning our elephant based information texts.  These texts are structured into topic based paragraphs and so we have planned information for four sub headings; appearance, diet, behaviour and special powers.  To gather some information, we have “magpied” details from The Firework-maker’s Daughter as well as a non-fiction text and then added our own imaginative details in order to take ownership of our writing.  We look forward to writing our text on our return after the Easter break.

Maths
We almost completed our unit on “Length and Perimeter,” and just have a couple of lessons to complete after Easter.  Many of the children could successfully convert mm to cm and m to cm in order to compare lengths, add and subtract.  Some of us became a little confused, so any reminders about 10 mm – 1 cm and 100 cm = 1 m would be really supportive and helpful to the children.  Thank you!

Champion of the week
Isabel Jones is our Champion of the Week for being brave, having fantastic “growth mind-set” and tackling maths with increased confidence.  Well done, Isabel!

Champion of the week
Isabel Jones is our Champion of the Week for being brave, having fantastic “growth mind-set” and tackling maths with increased confidence.  Well done, Isabel!

Mountain Day
Our week started with a trek and a climb of Mount Everest!  The children took part in a diluted version of a mountain climb, where they first had to make a trek carrying rucksacks and then climb the mountain (as many traverses of our climbing wall as possible, within a given time.  Other enjoyable activities were learning how to tie knots (vital when climbing!), sketching and diary writing.  The children had a wonderful time and were suitably fatigued by the end of the day – as were the adults!  Some staff were severely challenged by having to erect and then pack away tents (myself included!).  We were so grateful for the lovely weather!

Easter Enterprise
Our enterprise was simply to stuff as many coloured feathers into an easter bucket and ask children for 50 p to have a guess how many feathers were in the bucket.  There were 3 prizes for the 3 nearest guesses and winners were announced in our Easter assembly.  We have yet to calculate our profit – to be announced!

Attendance
Yes!  We have returned from a multitude of illnesses - conquering heroes - with 100% attendance.  Well done, everybody!

HAPPY EASTER, EVERYBODY!