As we come to the last couple of weeks of term, it is quite clear that some of you are getting into the Christmas spirit now (judging by how many of you have volunteered to stay in to make the Christmas chains at the beginning of next week). Whilst we will be starting to have lots of different things going on at various points over the next fortnight though, it is important to stay focused and keep working hard until the very end!
Next week, the festivities will begin in earnest, as we will be watching Foundation Stage and KS1 performing their Christmas show on Monday and we will be going to Church on Friday to practise singing the Carols in preparation for the service the following week. We also have the Christmas meal to look forward to on Thursday, as well as Christmas jumper day on Friday. I have tried to root out my most fetching jumper for this and I look forward to seeing you all do the same.
In English next week, we will be looking at the true story of ‘The Christmas Truce’ where soldiers on the frontline during WW1 downed their weapons for a day. We will explore the repercussions of this momentous event and will write diary entries from the perspective of one of the soldiers at the time.
In maths, we will be exploring formal methods for division throughout the week.
In science you will be carrying out an investigation related to healthy living.
In geography we will look at different beach types, making clear distinctions between them.
In D & T, we will be continuing with our joining fabrics unit by creating the seams and hems that you didn’t get to make this week.
Homework for this week is in two parts. The first is found on pages 17 and 18 of the CGP maths book and will recap what you were taught in year 5 about using the short division method. The second is for you to write at least one paragraph about all of the things that you are grateful for.
Have a good weekend.