What a wonderful week it has been. Alongside our usual spelling, reading, writing and maths learning, we have had a fabulous focus each day.
On Monday we were athletes. On Tuesday we were scientists. On Wednesday we were artists and on Thursday we were presenters. Finally on Friday we were mathematicians.
On Monday we enjoyed taking part in our Sport’s Day races. When I asked the children what they had learned from this they told me they had realised that ‘having a go’ and ‘trying your best’ were important.
On Tuesday we enjoyed exploring and experimenting with materials and magnets as we took part in our whole school Science Share. We learned new vocabulary and ways to sort materials. Then we applied our knowledge to the real life use of magnets in recycling centres, where we found out that they sort magnetic from non-magnetic materials. We talked about the importance of recycling rubbish in our homes and schools.
On Wednesday we enjoyed working outdoors to use clay and the natural materials we could find around us to create our own animal models. Thank you to Mrs Oram for helping with this.
On Thursday we enjoyed presenting our findings. We were speaking and reading to the whole school in a special assembly about all of our Science Share activities. After school we thought the summer fair was fantastic, so a big thank you to all the family members involved in putting together such a great event.
On Friday I had the pleasure of spending the day with a Specialist Maths Leader and I showed her around the school, observed Maths learning in different classrooms, looked at work in books and carried out interviews with pupils from each class to find out their views on the teaching and learning of maths in our school. By the end of the day I felt very proud of all the children and staff in our school community.
What a great week. I have come home feeling lucky to have the best job in the world! Have a nice weekend everyone.
Here are some of our clay sculptures.