Today, we had a Remembrance Pilgrimage, whereby the whole school journeyed from the Reception classroom all the way up to Year 6 to remember loved ones who have died, whose names were written on our prayer tables or whose photos were displayed on our RE boards. It was a beautifully moving event which allowed all the children to pray for their eternal rest.
Also today, we welcomed Mya’s mum and sister into the classroom to conclude our One World Week learning on Zimbabwe from before half term. They told us about games that children play in Zimbabwe, their favourite songs and their favourite food. They also taught us about Danai Gurira – a Zimbabwean actress who they find particularly inspirational for the work that she has done in highlighting the issues and challenges that affect women throughout the world. The class were very excited when Mya’s mum and sister served us some traditional Zimbabwean food: Sadza (a cornmeal food that is a staple in all Zimbabwean meals) served with a delicious spinach stew. We thank the two of them for taking the time to enrich our learning about their country.
In PE, we continued with our netball unit, building up our throwing repertoire by practising the shoulder pass, bounce pass and overhead pass, along with the chest pass from last week.
Frankie, Aanay and Andreas led us in prayer yesterday morning by delivering a collective worship that they had planned on the theme of the Good Samaritan – thank you boys.
In Maths this week, we have been looking at formal methods for addition and subtracting, as well as using rounding to estimate and check answers. In RE this week, we started learning about a prayer form called Lectio Divina, which allows us to hear a Bible passage 4 times in order to firstly listen to it, then meditate on what it means to you personally, then speak to God about it, and finally contemplate on what action you should be taking from the passage into your daily life. The children shared at the end of our session today about how it enabled them to really get meaning from the passage and interpret it in a way that’s personal to them.
In Art, we experimented with using ink on watercolour wash for landscape painting. Once again, the class produced some really fantastic pieces.
Home learning for this week:
|Maths||Mathletics assignments – revision of this half term’s place value concepts:
· Add 3-Digit Numbers: Regroup
· Add Multi-Digit Numbers
· 3-Digit Differences: 1 Regrouping (Subtraction)
· 3-Digit Differences with Zeros (Subtraction)
· Rounding to check answers (Quest)
|Reading||5 tests on Readtheory or 20 minutes of reading per day|
|SPaG||Assignment on spag.com:
· Direct speech punctuation (B)
|Spelling||Log on to Spelling Shed using your EdShed login, and play a variety of games to practise this week’s spelling rule: Words from the Year 5 & 6 Statutory Spelling List
See you on Monday.