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‘As each one does their part, we grow in love’

Spring Term 2019

Week beginning 13th January

We have had a wonderful couple of weeks in Rowan Class! The children have come back full of enthusiasm and have been working really hard the past couple of weeks. 

In English, we have been focusing on instructional writing and, in line with our new topic Bronze Age, we have been writing instructions for how to make a bronze axe. The children have all been fantastic and have worked really hard to ensure they have used all of the features of instructional writing in their work. 

In Maths, we have been looking at multiplication and division. Last week, we worked on multiplying a 2-digit number by a 3-digit number using the column method and this week we have been looking at dividing a 2-digit number by a 1-digit number. The children have been so focused during these lessons and it can be quite a tricky concept to understand, but they have all persevered. 

In Science, we have been looking at identifying and classifying animals. Last week we were sorting animals into groups based on their characteristics and this week we have created classification keys, thinking of our own questions to help group vertebrates. 

We also had the arrival of our wonderful fish tank in preparation for next week when we begin setting it up! The fish will be joining us in a couple of weeks time, once we have got the tank set up and the conditions right for them. 

In PE we have been lucky enough to have Lindsay come in and run gymnastics sessions for the children. This will continue until February half term and will be on a Tuesday. On Thursday mornings we now have Judo, again up until February half term. We will not be doing our normal PE sessions on Monday and Wednesday until after this. 

In Art we have designed our own Bronze Age pots and today (17th) we have used air drying clay to make them! The children have worked really hard and they look wonderful (all different shapes and sizes). Next week, we will be painting them to finish the look. 

On Thursday, we had the bridge into school to do a trinity workshop with the children. They had a wonderful time and learnt about the three different titles that Christians use to talk about God. They did some dancing, making and discussing and had a lovely time. 

Homework has now swapped around following feedback from parents evening and Maths will now come out on a Monday due in on Thursday and English will go out on a Thursday due in on a Tuesday. 

Have a wonderful weekend!

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