Walnut Class Term 2 Week 2

What a good time we all had at school this week!

In Literacy, we have discussed: what has happened in the story of ‘Marcy and the Riddle of the Sphinx’ so far? We summarised key facts within the story so far. Discussed feelings and inference from last week’s learning. We had a discussion on how different authors describe characters. 

In Maths, we have focused on addition and subtraction and the different methods we could use to show our working out.

We also started to use our Egyptian tomb designs to make the structure of our own Egyptian tombs. We are very excited to develop our ideas even more.

During our History lessons we were working in groups. We were given cards indicating the time span of Ancient Egypt, Sumer, Indus Valley and Ancient China (the latter relates the Shang Dynasty to Ancient Chinese Dynasties so that it can be compared with the other three civilisations) together with more recent topics (e.g. the Anglo -Saxons, the Tudors) which we've placed on a timeline. This was followed by the following group discussions - what does it tell us? What questions do we have about these Ancient Civilisations and societies?

Key Information

  • PE will be every Wednesday afternoon for Term 2. The children need to be in their full PE kit: black/navy shorts, their team colour t-shirt and trainers/plimsolls.
  • Swimming will be every Tuesday afternoon for the whole year. Please make sure your child bring their swimming kit and a towel in a bag to school on a Tuesday morning.
  • Trainers are not allowed to be worn to school, they are not part of our school uniform policy. Please ensure your children are wearing school shoes.
  • Mobile Phones: Only children who walk home alone should bring in their mobile phone. This must be handed in every morning where it is securely locked away until the end of the school day.
  • Reading: Please ensure your child is reading daily and completing their reading record.

Have a lovely weekend.

From Mrs Jacobs and Mr Dodd