Class Blog – 12th January 2018
Happy New Year to you, I hope it is a wonderful one for you all!
St Cecilia have had a fantastic start to 2018, returning with an eager attitude towards their learning. In English we have started our new topic, an animation called The Piano, and the children have enjoyed using props to make links to the characters and have taken part in some drama activities also. Their reaction to the animation so far has been enthusiastic and they are looking forward to seeing what the rest of the term has in store. In maths, the focus has been on formal methods of multiplication before they move onto division which will allow children to further develop their knowledge and confidence in these areas. Great determination and perseverance has been demonstrated which I am sure will continue.
In both art and history, we have begun our studies of Ancient Greece, in which we have started to explore the history of artwork from this period and key historical dates. We even tasted some traditional Greek food – many were keen to try these again at home with you all!
In science, we are discovering the secrets of our Solar System which has proved to be very popular after just the first week back and the children have so many questions they wish to ask. Finally, in RE we will be looking at the ‘creation of the world v the scientist’s view’ and the possibility of whether they complement one another; some great discussion points to be held no doubt.
Myself and the children are looking forward to the rest of the year and we look forward to sharing their hard work with you soon.
All children are expected to read regularly every week; each time they read, they will receive raffle tickets. When they have read 5 times, they will receive raffle tickets and a merit, which will count towards their house. Other prizes for reading will be given in class throughout the year.
Could you please ensure that your child brings their home/school planner in to school every day. Please feel free to write any comments in it.
Every Friday your child will bring their planner home which will have been signed by their teacher. This should be countersigned by the parent/carer and returned to school again on Monday morning.