Blog update 31st March
Happy Easter everyone!
I have been a beaming teacher this week. The children have all made such fantastic progress and I couldn't be more proud of them.
Please keep up daily reading and times tables practice during the holidays as well as a daily addition, subtraction, multiplication and division to keep the cogs turning.
The year 6s had their final Easter service today and kept up tradition by insisting on wearing little Spring Chicken headbands to go with the song. They looked the part!
Now for some advance warning of a couple of important dates:
There will be a parent meeting regarding details of the France trip on Tuesday 2nd May in person at North Tawton Primary school from 5pm until 6pm. We do hope that as many of you as possible will be able to come along.
The following week (after the coronation weekend), is the SATs week. The tests will take place from the Tuesday through to the Friday inclusive. These are statutory tests and have to be held all together at the same time so please do not make appointments for you child during this week. Other than that, it will be business as usual and they won't notice any difference to a normal school test week.
I do hope that the rain stops at some point and that you are all able to get out into fresh air over the Easter break.
Very best wishes.
March 17th, 2023
After a short school week, we have still managed to forge ahead with our learning.
The start of Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone has been a popular platform from which to study how personalities are built through speech and action and the children have really got into the swing of creating a strong sense of character.
In Maths we have been working with ratio. If you are doing any baking over the next week, please ask your child to scale the recipe up or down for practice. Our next topic will be Pie Charts. However, it would be greatly appreciated if you could continue to practise a couple of multiplications and a couple of divisions each day and keep up with the times tables.
In French, we have been learning to talk about what we like/don't like to eat or drink for breakfast. Vocabulary to learn includes the following: au petit dejeuner, je mange/bois
du lait - some milk
du pain - some bread (avec de la confiture)
des tartines - some toast
du cafe - some coffee
du the - some tea
du chocolat chaud - some hot chocolate
du jus d'oranges
Please can you make sure that the children bring their reading journals to school every day. We have some parent volunteers now who will be hearing the children read and will record reads in the journals.
Have a lovely weekend everyone. Children, remember to spoil the mums in your life and Mums, remember to let yourselves be spoilt!
March 03rd, 2023
What a busy week it has been.
We are very proud of our year 6s having completed their art project for the Trust’s Festival of Hope. Unfortunately, I have sent it off to the exhibition without taking any photos but we shall display it prominently in our school when it comes back. It certainly has strong visual impact, portraying the many positive impacts that we can have on our environment. (I took some picture though! - Ed)
On Tuesday, all the children sang their hearts out for the recording of the Festival of Hope song too. We are really looking forward to the end results of both projects and to be able to see the results of the collaboration between all the Trust schools.
Wednesday brought Chagford book day with it and the costumes were absolutely tremendous and thoroughly enjoyed by all. The Bookery brought a super selection of books which were enthusiastically delved into by the children and I’m looking forward to some reviews as they are read.
In Maths, we have just about come to the end of our unit on Measures and shall be moving on to Ratio.
In English, the focus of our next piece is the development of character in fiction. It would be really good to discuss how characters in your child’s reading book have had personality developed for them. You might also like to think about the characters of Harry, Dudley, Aunt Petunia and Uncle Vernon in ‘Harry Potter’: what are their personalities like, what sort of body language do they have and how do they speak?
Have a great weekend.
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