This week in our learning the children have been continuing to build on their understanding of natural disasters by looking into the causes of tsunamis. The Boxing Day tsunami of 2004 has been the central focus of our English lessons through the film ‘The Impossible. This week we explored the overarching themes in the film, and started to generate questions to ask the characters. The children have been writing from the perspective of Lucas, the main character.
Our grammar focus has been on parentheses. To explore this further, you may wish to look at the websites below:
In Maths, we have been learning how to solve multi-step problems using money. This has included adding amounts of money and finding change. Please see below for the sheets from this week.
The spelling focus for this week has been double consonants and words ending in ‘eight’. There are practice sheets below if you wish to download and continue to learn these words.
- Next week is the last week of term. On Thursday afternoon we will doing some Christmas crafts. If your child would like to bring some resources for this (such as card or ribbon) please feel free to bring these in on Thursday.
- School will finish for all pupils on Friday 17th December at the earlier time of 1.30pm. If your child would like to bring in a board game to play on Friday, they would be welcome to do so.
- Please begin to collect your child’s PE kit after their last lesson of PE next week. Teachers will be sending these home for the holidays to be washed.
- Please continue to be vigilant with COVID-19. If your child starts to show symptoms, please complete a lateral flow test before sending them in to school.
Finally, Miss Lownsbrough would like to recommend a book for your holiday reading! The Christmasaurus and the Naughty List by Tom Fletcher is a heartwarming and fun read with the return of the lovable Christmasaurus. If you have not yet tried any of Tom Fletcher’s books, this is a great one to get you into the festive spirit.