Getting Chilly!

Date: 13th Nov 2016 @ 7:50pm

Well, it definitely feels as though Winter is on its way!  This week the children have been glad of the heating in class and keeping warm by working really hard!  

In Maths, we have been using Deines cubes to help with place value and money problems.  We have also been getting ready for our 5x table test on Monday. 

In English we have had some wonderful descriptive writing with a fantasy feel.  Each child was given a strange fantastical character to write about and we had some weird and wonderful descriptions emerge.  Everyone used great vocabulary and really let their imagination run wild (something not all the children find easy).  We are still working to make sure that we can spell our High Frequency Words, and to this end we have been looking at homophones again (ask your child!).  There's a great game here, that you can play.

In Geography we tried to draw a map of the Lake District, and despite all the details we could have got lost in, the children did an excellent job of deciding what was the most important features to include.

On Thursday, the weather meant that Football Club was held inside, and the hall was crammed with over a thrid of the school all taking part in a series of quickfire activities.  Year 3 and 4 pupils were outstanding.

On Friday we took the time to do some activities around the theme of Remembrance and we shared the first verse of this poem by John McRae:


In Flanders fields the poppies blow
Between the crosses, row on row,
That mark our place; and in the sky
The larks, still bravely singing, fly
Scarce heard amid the guns below.

We are the Dead. Short days ago
We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
Loved and were loved, and now we lie
In Flanders fields.

Take up our quarrel with the foe:
To you from failing hands we throw
The torch; be yours to hold it high.
If ye break faith with us who die
We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
In Flanders fields.

I was very proud of how the children showed their respects.

Next week sees the first round of the football competition and, of course, we are one week nearer to you-know-what!

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