I hope everyone has had a happy and safe week.
While most of the days in school this week have been preparing for our St Patrick's Day assembly, the children have worked very hard this week. In addition to the assembly, Birch Class finished off our fractions topic in maths and continued writing out the first drafts of their biographies. Today, some children finished their final drafts. I have been really impressed with the hard work and consideration they have been putting into their writing.
Today, St Patrick himself (in his green cape) and his lovely assistant (sporting four-leaved clover spectacles) delivered special packages to the whole school community. It was great to see the children of Chagford with their shamrock stickers and politely thanking the Year 5s for the surprise!
Next week, we will be off doing adventurous activities on Monday and Tuesday. Mr Frewin will be joining us as well as some parent volunteers, which we are very grateful for! We will also start our humorous arguments in writing, using 'The Day the Crayons Quit' as inspiration. It is one of my favourite writing pieces of the year! In maths, we will start on decimals and percentages. We will also continue our lessons electrical circuits.
Please note that there was no spelling this week due to strike days but it will commence again on Wednesday. Additionally, I will expect the children to bring in their reading journals on Wednesday as they will not get a chance on Monday with us being out of school. It would be great to see all the reading journals in. There has been a dip in the number of journals I am seeing and the entries in them. The children are responsible for reminding you but please ask about their reading journal if they forget.
Beannachtaí na Féile Pádraig ort! Happy St Patrick's Day everybody!
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