Happy December everyone!
I hope that you have been told about our trip to the Energy from Waste plant as it was very interesting as well as completely shocking to see how much waste is generated each day and has to be dealt with. By far the highlight of the trip was being on the overhanging gallery (behind smellproof glass!) above the waste hall, watching the giant grabbers move it around from delivery pit to the incineration hopper and also being able to look through special viewing windows into the furnace itself – it was absolutely like looking into a volcano. I have attached some photos of us.
In English, our ‘Snow Leopard’ stories are coming on a treat. There is some wonderful description going on. Ask your child what techniques they are using within the story and why they are useful – I hope that they are able to tell you!
In Maths, everyone completed their end of unit test magnificently with vastly improved performances so a huge ‘Well done’ is deserved. We are now moving onto adding, subtracting, multiplying and dividing with fractions. KFC is going to feature in class : this has cause some delight and some disgust amongst the children. They’ll soon find out if they are fans or not.
Next Wednesday, we have another extension to our thinking about waste management when we have Proper Job coming to work with us on sustainable wreath making. Maple Class is such a creative group that I’m really looking forward to seeing their creations and they’ll be bringing home lots of ideas for reducing or avoiding waste at Christmas time.
Can I just remind you to complete the parent questionnaire for the France trip and to get passport applications under way preferably before Christmas. As previously mentioned, if there are financial barriers to you doing so, please approach the school as this is a tricky year and the project has a fund to be able to help out.