Goldfinches WB 23.5.22
Date: 19th May 2022 @ 4:16pm
Welcome to Goldfinches’ Weekly Blog
Forest school superstars and environmental artists!
Friday Superstar: Hetty
Top Table children: Gracie and Amy
Forest schools was so successful this week. The children all showed such perseverance, patience and support for each other whilst learning to light a fire safely.
Art Trail -our beautiful piece of art work, on the theme of Connections and inspired by our learning about Climate Change and Human impact, will be on display in the shopping units opposite H&M from Friday 20th May until Friday 23rd June. Please pop down to admire our work!
Worship: This week in worship we have enjoyed Open the Book’s story of the hole in the roof. We were wowed by Robin’s worship based around their Global Goal focus ‘Life Under Water’ and learned lots about how we can make small changes to help reduce plastic pollution. Look out soon for our Water Pipe Challenge which we are doing to raise money to provide clean and safe water for a community in South Africa.
Recycling collection: Thank you to those who have sent in empty clean bottles, yoghurt tubs, cardboard boxes etc. for our collection ready for our day of music next Thursday 26th May. Please keep raiding your recycling boxes!
Reading and Writing: Our new texts: Rainforests in 60 seconds, Where the Forest Meets the Sea and Fantastically Great Women who changed the world have really captured our interest in learning about rainforests and the environment. Next week we will be using the texts to support our understanding of the possessive apostrophe and building up our rainforest vocabulary and knowledge.
Reading homework- Please continue to support your child to read for 10-20 minutes daily and to sign their diary.
Spelling homework: This week’s words are words from the Y3/4 statutory spelling list: guard, guide, heard, heart, height, history, imagine, increase, important
Maths: Monday maths with Mrs Judge will focus on money and solving money problems. Maths with Mrs Evans will focus on finding equivalent fractions.
Times Tables Homework:
If you like a sing song try this https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e7rYbk9PNuM
For mixed Times table practise use TTRock Stars or Maths Frame Multiplication Table Check https://mathsframe.co.uk/en/resources/resource/477/Multiplication-Tables-Check
RE: This week we will decide how verses in the Bible about love help Christians to follow Jesus.
Science: This week we will be learning how to use classification keys to sort according to their characteristics.
Geography: We will continue to learn about the important work of the Courageous Advocate Jane Goodall and her important discoveries about Chimpanzees. We will compare tropical, temperate and boreal forests of the world.
PE: Monday and Friday -Athletics with Mr A.
PSHCE: We will continue with our theme of Too Much Selfie isn’t Healthy.
Music: Our whole school music day on Thursday will involve the children being part of a bigger orchestra with the online Halle orchestra, making instruments, learning songs and making the links with the environment and sustainability.
German: We will learn to name parts of the body.
Please don’t hesitate to contact us via the office if you would like to discuss anything about your child. Have a lovely weekend,
Mrs Evans, Mrs Judge.