Forest School Finally!
It’s been brilliant having all of the children back in the class this week; it’s like we’ve never been apart! Year 5 were definitely excited to finally take part in Forest Schools after waiting 2 months. They had a brilliant afternoon making wooden necklaces; we look forward to working with Chris, again next week.
This week we have finished reading Skellig, which we have thoroughly enjoyed. The children are keen to read more of David Almond’s work as a result, which is fabulous! In English, we have continued our work on The Hound of the Baskervilles. We have focussed on word classes (particularly nouns, adjectives and verbs) in the text, looking to see what word classes build a picture in the readers’ head. For Maths, we have looked at formal addition and subtraction, incorporating questions using the inverse as well as word problems too and continued to recap all of the work covered in Fluent in Five.
Our emotional wellbeing, has been a priority this week and we have spent time reading The Red Beast, looking at our emotional thermometer and the 5-point scale. We talked about what each number on the scale looks like and what can help us when we are angry or upset.
The focus in the afternoon has been short bursts of catch-up activities as well as our Topic work on Africa. The children are really impressing us with their knowledge of this continent.
Have a lovely weekend, Mrs Price and Mrs Capewell