Happy Half Term
Very well done Blue Class for working so hard this half term during our 'Go Global' and 'Jubilee' topics. They have been fascinating topics where you have developed both your understanding of the wider world, including the history of South Africa and The Commonwealth, and closer to home when investigating our Royal Family. It certainly was a surprise when we discovered that Queen Elizabeth owns all of the dolphins in British waters and she doesn't have a driving licence or passport!
Last week, was certainly one we're sure we'll remember for a long time to come. Learning how to dance around a maypole with friends from Astley Primary School, being put through our paces by Darren Harris (the most decorated British blind footballer), creating crowns of coins (followed by endless counting of 1ps and 2ps by some willing volunteers), a warm and wonderful sports' day with parents able to cheer you on and a street party with lots of tasty treats were some of the main highlights. Phew... we'll all need a good rest this week.
Thank you to your grown ups at home for supporting you in so many ways this half term from encouraging quality homework each week, working on targets shared at parent consultations, generous donations during our sponsored learning and cheering you on particularly during the Year 4 'big' race. Parental support is greatly appreciated and it makes such a difference to the children's academic progress and learning behaviours.
Have a lovely half term and any Platinum Jubilee celebrations you may be taking part in. Keep enjoying lots of reading and times table games over the next few days too. Your times table fluency and accuracy have greatly improved as a result of lots of practise both at home and in school so keep going during the holiday so you'll be ready and raring to go for our special times table quiz during the first two weeks back.
Have fun, keep safe and we'll see you next week.
From Miss Townsend and Miss Kuriger