Spring Term 2 Week 2

Well done, another busy but amazing week, both in school and at home.
We have continued to read the story 'Cosmic' for Literacy, focussing on persuasive texts and the language you would use to write a persuasive text.
In Maths, Year 5 have continued to focus on fractions, but they have been adding and subtracting fractions with different denominators then they moved onto mixed number fractions. Year 6 have been learning to measure the area and perimeter of rectilinear and compound shapes, moving onto triangles towards the end of the week. 
In Topic, we have continued to explore facts about the Sun, Moon and Earth and also exploring this in our Spanish lessons too.
Well-being Wednesday allowed us to come away from the screens. Indy practiced his drumming, whilst some read, painted and baked. The children in school played board games.
World Book Day was different this year, but it was lovely to see some children make the effort both in school and at home. We had Frankenstein, Moana, Dorothy (from the Wizard of Oz), to name but a few, we even had some adults dressed up as a witch, Winnie the Pooh, Where's Wally, and one of the 3 (not so) little pigs. As a school, we are focussing on a story called 'Journey'. We will be linking our topic learning to this in our first week back.
Year 5 and 6 have been given an amazing opportunity to join a virtual flash mob organised by Mrs Knight at Valley Park School with some other local primary schools. This week, we had a video call to explain what it involved. Some of the children were really excited by this. For the children to participate we must have parental consent as it will be viewed on Valley Park's YouTube channel. So, if your child would like to take part and you agree to this, please complete the consent form that has been sent. Please return your consent by Tuesday 9th March. We will start to learn the sequence next Wednesday (10.3.21). Then the children will practice it, ready to record for the final edit.
I am so excited for the return of the children next week. Have a lovely weekend and I will see you all on Monday at 8.30am