Author visit inspires us all.
It has been a really hot week. We have been taking lots of extra precautions to keep well. The children are encouraged to drink plenty, remove their cardigans and jumpers first thing every day and we even dunk our hands in a cold bowl of water periodically in class. This all helps to keep us a bit cooler. Don't forget sun cream and sun hats too for play time. Attendance was our lowest ever this week with 3 children on holiday and a few off sick. I can't express enough just how important it is to be in school as much as possible. This has severely affected our Superstar Readers total; only 57% reached the target. I'm hoping with children returning from holiday next wek things will start to improve.
Our new maths block has been fun this week. It is statistics. The children have been carrying out surveys and making tables and graphs with their results. We are trying to make our learning real by putting it into real life scenarios. For example, one of our surveys was to ask the class their most and least favourite meal from the 3 weeks of our school menus. We analysed the results and reported our findings back to Sue our cook. She was delighted to receive this feedback (excuse the pun) and who knows it may influence menu options in the future.
It was great that Miss Everett organised an author to spend the day in our school on Friday. David Bedford ran a workshop on story improvisation which we hope to put to good use in class in the near future.
Don't forget that Monday is Transition Day. The class will spend the day with Mrs Newman in their new Y5 classroom.
Have a great weekend. Keep cool.
From Miss Studley and Miss T.
Secret word is 'transition'.