Well another term is over and what a busy time we've had these last few weeks!
Today we delivered our Easter cards to local residents and I was very pleased to hear that the office had recieved a call from someone who was so delighted to have received a card from us and had said that it had made her day! (Look guys- indirect/reported speech!) Well done!
I think the highlight has to be our trip to West Stow last week. The children were so amazed to see all the Anglo-Saxon artefacts in the museum as well as the recreated houses that the Anglo-Saxons would have lived in. They started the week with lots of questions about the Anglo-Saxons and they now know most of the answers thanks to this rich resource! We even had time at the end of the day to follow the Beowulf and Grendel trail around the grounds to find beautiful hand-carved statues and figures relating to the Beowulf story. Keep an eye out in the Photo Gallery for pictures from our trip.
We were pleased to welcome Mr Bartram (a parent) to school on Monday who came and spoke to us about what it is like to work for a newspaper. We found out lots about what it is like to work for the Great Yarmouth Mercury and were also inspired by the fact that journalists can write about anything that interests them! I'll definitely be looking out for all you future sports reporters, fashion column writers and book or film reviewers!
This visit was inspired by our current English topic of newspaper writing based around the picture book 'Tuesday' by David Wiesner. The children have thoroughly enjoyed 'reading' the book to find all the clues that can help us to interview witnesses and write a factual report about what exactly happened that Tuesday night... Watch this space!
In Gymnastics, we have been learning to (or improving) our cartwheels, as well as putting a sequence of moves together. The children have made great improvements in this and have four more sessions with Mr Carr to look forward to after Easter.
In Maths, we have been filling our minds with all things fractions-realted: from finding equivalent fractions, adding them, subtracting them, turning improper fractions to mixed numbers and vice-versa, we still have more to do!
Thank you for embracing the new Homework challenges and for those of you who have ensured you have handed in your work on time. I hope it has been benficial to parents to see what we have been up to as well as helping the children to consolidate what we have been doing in school. I have set a few spag.com challenges for the children to complete over Easter, so please give these a go!
Most imporantly, I hope you all have a wonderful Easter and make sure you get lots of rest so that you can come back more bright-eyed and bushy-tailed than the Easter bunny, ready for the Summer term!