Blog Update 25th November
Maple Class Blog Friday 25th November
It was lovely to see the vast majority of you at parents’ evening this week. If you have not managed to make an appointment, please get in touch and I shall be happy to have a phone conversation or even just send you some current progress notes.
We have had our second Woodland School session today and once again, they did not disappoint with their foraging skills and teamwork. We were challenged to make a map of our woodland area from natural materials that would guide someone around the area if it were their first visit. All of the maps were incredibly clear with very well placed landmarks – well done year 6.
Our persuasive leaflets are published and on display. I think that any one of them makes a well-reasoned argument and would stand up against any that may fall out of our magazines or appear in the mail. We have begun to craft ideas about our rainforest ‘animal protector’. Please ask your child which creature they have chosen and see how many ways you can reframe how you refer to it. E.g. Black Panther – obsidian prowler – night cat – slinking night spirit
Or – Toucan – Beady-eyed warrior – dagger-billed glider – jewelled sky shadow How expressive can you get?
In maths we have just about come to the end of our unit on all the basic calculation methods. It would be a great bonus if you could encourage your child to practise one each of an addition, subtraction, multiplication by 2 digits and division each day to stay on top of methods and increase speed of fluency.
Lastly, just a reminder about the trip next Tuesday (29th) to the Plymouth recycling centre. IT IS AN 8.30 DEPARTURE so please can children assemble outside the front door of school at 8.20.
And for a final lastly…. You should have all received paperwork for the France trip this week. The main action is to ensure that you have a passport or apply for one asap as we shall be needing them in January to copy for our own documentation. If you have any issues with applying for a passport, please get in touch sooner rather than later and we shall of course give our support.
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