Happy New Year to you all and welcome back after a lovely Christmas break. The children seem well rested and eager to learn. Excitedly, we began reading our new book, Varjak Paw, and most children are enjoying it immensely. Varjak is currently faced with the dilemma to stay in the only home he has ever known, or listen to the Elder Paw and leave to seek help in the outside world. As always, classroom opinion is divided, with strong cases for both sides being argued by the children who have written persuasive letters to Varjak to help him with his dilemma.
In Maths, we have begun our new topic, Fractions! We have been making sure we understand that a fraction represents equal parts of a whole. We have done lots of paper folding and used the Numicon to create fraction creatures demonstrating our understanding. We have begun to look at equivalent fractions and will be learning to add and subtract them.
In science, our new topic is Sound. We began with a very noisy and active carousel of activities to help the children understand how sounds are made and how they travel.
Remember: Please have complete PE kits in school every day. Also, I have set some Mymaths homework for you all to have a go at. Currently, this is optional as we are trialing the system but do have a go as it will support your learning in class.