Friday 19th April 2024

Welcome Back!

It has been wonderful to catch up with the children and hear all about their Easter breaks. It has also been very exciting to hear how their Holy Communion preparations are coming along.

This week in English, we have been finishing off our Flotsam stories that we started before half term. In Geography, we have started our new unit called ‘Why are jungles so wet and deserts so dry?’ In order to begin to understand this question, we have needed to learn about the climate of the UK. We discovered that Potters Bar is in one of the drier and warmer places of the country, although it doesn’t always feel like it! Our PE learning this half term will focus on striking and fielding, with cricket being our chosen sport.

In Maths the children have continued learning about fractions.  We focused on adding and subtracting fractions with the same denominator and solving problems involving fractions.  The key words have been: denominator, numerator, halves, thirds, quarters, fifths, sixths etc… We have also been focusing this week in our PHSE/Wellbeing lessons on Keeping Ourselves Safe looking this week at videos about: Keeping safe near Railways, Water and Roads.  These short videos pose questions for the children to discuss and have helped them to explore the video content they have just watched.

In Science the children have started their new unit on Light and today we spoke about what the children know already, what they would like to know about light and did an activity on classifying light sources (Natural and Man-made).  The children were interested to learn that the moon is not a light source and that light from the sun hits the moon and is reflected into their eyes.


Please click here to see the RHE/PHSE we are covering this summer term using Ten Ten.

This afternoon, Sofia had kindly brought into school a gingerbread man for each member of the class and the children decorated their own one.  Thank you to Sofia for her kindness.

Wishing you and your families a wonderful weekend.

Mrs Lines and Mrs McNamara

Home Learning

Mathletics: please log on and complete the activities set.

TTRs: please log on and practise your timestables especially your 3, 4 and 8 times tables.

Spellings on Spellingshed
For reference, this half term’s spellings can be found here: Summer 1 Spellings  

SPaG Activity also on Spellingshed

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