It’s been bitter sweet for Hawthorn class this week. They have had to really focus their efforts in a number of ways: from maths and reading assessments to singing practices and reading recitals. But the hard work has really paid off, with everyone finishing the week feeling rightfully proud of their achievements.
The carol service on Thursday has surely been the number one highlight. Even if it was a bit damp! The whole class conducted themselves beautifully and their angelic little voices are still soothingly flowing between my ears as I start my weekend. We are always blown away by every child’s Confidence, Courage and Composure when they are asked to stand up in front of an audience and perform. Well done Hawthorn and thank you to everyone that attended. The aforementioned three Cs were also on display during our English sessions. The children put the finishing touches to their journey stories. After some tweaks and fixes, everyone ensured their story included all of the features we have been focusing on this term: propositional phrases, a mixture of simple, compound and complex sentences for effect and elaborate descriptive noun phrases. These were used to help describe different settings as the reader was taken on a vivid imaginative journey.
We got the pens out for these to be written up neatly and everyone produced beautifully penned pieces of writing.
Once completed, every child brought their writing to life by reading their stories aloud in front of the class and camera.
We focused on change of pitch, clear intonation and appropriate pauses to help encapsulate their audience.
Even though the children have done two maths assessments this week, we have still maintained our focus on times tables. This week we concentrated on our 6s. Timestables are always good for parents to help out with as repetition of the facts is the best way to speed up recall. So please engage with TT Rockstars and any other times tables games you remember playing in your formative years.
Overall a very successful week for all Enjoy your weekends and we go again for the final week of term.