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Weekly Update 20th March

Dear Parents,
 
In Literacy this week the children have been enjoying reading some humorous poems. ‘Where Teachers Keep Their Pets’ allowed us to look at the use of punctuation in poetry as we practised using capital letters for proper nouns. The ‘Make a Face’ poem that we read certainly triggered a few giggles in the classroom, and the children managed to write their own lines that could be added to the poem – some even managed to use a rhyming pattern too!
 
In Maths this week we have been learning about capacity. The children have used cubes and water to investigate the capacity of various containers. We have been using vocabulary such as full, nearly full, half full, half empty, nearly empty and empty. We got a bit soggy in the classroom but the children absolutely loved measuring the cups of water that were used to fill each container!
 
In our Art lessons we have used paint to mix dark and light tones of various colours. We have also looked at art work by Kandinsky and tried to create our own pictures using concentric circles in the same style as his work.
 
On Wednesday morning the children thoroughly enjoyed taking part in a forensic science workshop. Children were told how to gather evidence from a crime scene and enjoyed examining finger prints and footprints that were left behind!
 
Thank you so much to all of the parents who have sent in costumes in preparation for our class assembly. The assembly will take place on the last day of term (Friday 27th March) at 9:10am. We do hope that many of you will be able to come along to support the children. As always, please do encourage the children to practise their lines at home using a loud and clear voice. It certainly boosts their confidence if they know their lines without prompting! Thank you for your co-operation with this.
 
I hope you all have a lovely weekend,
 
Miss Freeman
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