I just wanted to thank everyone for the gifts and cards that I received today. I have just had the time to sit and read all of the cards and your kind words mean a lot. I consider myself lucky and privileged to have taught such lovely children and thank you to all of the parents for their support throughout the year.
Have a relaxing and enjoyable summer holiday.
We have continued our Space Science project by making the planets, thinking about the planets relative size to each other. We then placed them around the school grounds to get an idea of the distances between them – the children were suprised at the vast distance between Mars and Jupiter. We then used watercolours to create some artwork of a planet – there were some lovely outcomes, the children thought really carefully about colour and tone. Next week, each planet group of experts will be creating a lesson where they will teach the rest of the class about the planet that they have researched.
This week we started to learn about space in our science lesson. The children learnt that Earth spins on its axis and this takes 24 hours. We then used torches and globes to track shadows throughout the day. Finding a dark space in the classroom to see this was challenging on a very sunny day but they managed.
What a busy week!
First a performance at the NMPAT dance festival on Wednesday night – where I was an extremely proud teacher. What a superb performance. Then a day trip to Everdon for a river study. A great day was had by all in the sunshine and I apologise for the wet clothing – especially the socks!
I would just like to say a huge thank you to parents. You have made sure that the children have been on time, wearing the correct clothing and have had with them everything that they need. It has helped to make a very busy week run very smoothly.
Have a lovely weekend with lots of rest.
Well done Einstein class. Brilliant peer assessment of partners work today. Some great advice was being given.
“I don’t think this sentence makes sense – do you want to change it?”
“I think you could use a better conjunction. What about moreover?”
“I think there should be some commas in this sentence. Where do you think they should go?”
“I’ll help you with your spelling.”
“You’ve missed a capital letter.”
How many books have you got left to read from the year 5 book list?
Congratulations to those children who have read all 15 books. However, as a year group we need to get cracking – there is only one more term of year 5 left! There is a prize for the year group with the most children who have completed the challenge – so let’s get reading.
If you have already completed the challenge please remember to bring your completed sheet to me.
It is the first week back and the sun is shining, so what a perfect time for Einstein to start their new science topic ‘Living Things and their Habitats’.
A hands-on lesson of deconstructing Daffodils and going on a natural walk around the school grounds. Einstien located the different parts of their own plant as well as asking scientific questions to support their learning. Our nature walk was short and sweet but in the heat, it was the perfect time to find local habitats of animals that reside at SDS.
I hope Einstien look forward to more hands-on science lessons for the Summer term.
The children in Einstein class have been busy creating Viking artefacts from clay. They labelled their artefact giving the audience a little more information.
A lovely afternoon was had by all.