Hello. It has been a bit of a strange week as I have not been in class with the children due to illness (I am on the mend); I have however been delighted with what I have heard about how the children have coped without me. I would like to say a MASSIVE thank you to Mrs Wellicome and Mrs Bound who have brilliantly covered me whilst I have been off. As a school we are very lucky to have such amazing support staff.
Although I have not been in class with the children I have been kept in the look with all the hard work that they have been doing. In English the class have been working on their description of a setting linked to Street Child. This will be useful for next week when the children will be writing their own final chapter of the book before reading the actual final chapter and seeing what becomes of Jim Jarvis. Also linking to English the children have been looking at different character description from the world of literacy including some amazing work by Roald Dahl. In maths this week the children have returned to fractions where they have been looking at ordering fractions and also adding and subtracting more complex fractions. In history we again had another link to Street Child with the children getting the chance to research the work of Doctor Barnardo. It was good for the children to see the huge impact he had on society and in particular children. In science the children have been learning about the different states of matter including doing an experiment involving bicarbonate of soda and orange juice (I am told by Mrs Wellicome it was 'good fun'). In RE the children have continued to learn about Buddhism and the importance of the Wesak festival. The children have also been working hard in ICT, RSE and PE continuing with their learning of the different subject areas that we are covering. Also worth mentioning was 'No Pens Day' on Wednesday which is always a favourite amongst staff and children. From what I hear there were some very creative ideas that day and the children really enjoyed some drama and active maths.
This weeks song choice is Rocket Man by Elton John, one of my all time favourite Elton John songs. A final mention this week is to wish Mrs MacRae the bets of luck for the future. An email has been sent out explaining that Mrs MacRae has unfortunately left us to spend more time with her family, a huge thank you for all her time and effort from myself and the children.