S Heaton: February 2018
What a super week we have had. A massive well done for our attendance this week — a fantastic 98.4%. I'm so proud of each and every one for coming in even if they weren't feeling 100%
Such a lot of fabulous learning was happening in Literacy this week. We looked at Chapters 3 and 4 of The Firework-Maker's Daughter and followed the start of Lila's adventure to Mount Merapi. We looked closely at diary writing — practising how to write in the 1st person and how to write our verbs in the past tense. We continue to strive to improve the vocabulary we are using and the length of our sentence — we have begun to gather a collection of WOW words to help us when we write.
Following on from our Literacy work, we used our investigation skills to try and discover where our story is set. We used I-pads and atlases to help is follow the clues. We discovered that Mount Merapi is a real volcano in Indonesia so we then looked at other clues to work out if the author a just used the name of the volcano or had actually set the story in Indonesia. As the story mentioned tigers, jungles, batik artists and rupees we looked into whether these would be found in Indonesia as well. Our deductions led us to be convinced that the story was set in Indonesia so we then looked at maps of Indonesia and the island of Java, identifying the major cities and where in fact Mount Merapi was.
In Maths, we have continued to work with Fractions. This week we have been adding and subtracting Fractions. The children have worked so hard and have felt great success with this part of Fractions. It is great to see their confidence grow and their fears about Fractions beginning to subside.
Tonight your child should have brought home a letter about parents evening — please return the slip as soon as you are able. I very much look forward to meeting with you and sharing the fantastic progress that each and every child has made.
Enjoy your weekend
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