Giacometti inspired creativity

Art has taken centre stage this week. Inspired by the work of Swiss sculptor, Alberto Giacometti, Year 5 have produced an incredible array of sculptures designed to embody...

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Art has taken centre stage this week. Inspired by the work of Swiss sculptor, Alberto Giacometti, Year 5 have produced an incredible array of sculptures designed to embody our school values: courage, empathy, gratitude, respect and trust.


Our English lessons continue to be informed by Letters from the lighthouse by Emma Carroll which has really captured the children’s attention. This week we have focused on character development and the importance, as authors, of immersing ourselves into their world to truly understand their motivations, actions and reactions and bring these to life for the reader.


Our Guided Reading text, Once by Morris Gleitzman has provided an engaging and thought-provoking lens through which to broaden the children’s understanding of WWII and the plight of Jewish people during the 1930s and 1940s.


Maths saw a continuation of our work on place value, up to an including one million.


The week concluded with our second TastEd session – an opportunity to use our senses to explore citrus fruit. A delicious end to the week!

Next week:
• English: Our text for the half term is Letters from the lighthouse by Emma Carroll. Next week we will explore and apply devices used to write action scenes.
• Writing Journal: Our grammar focus next week will be punctuating speech. We use pictures to stimulate this writing and would welcome any pictures that the children would like to bring in for us to share across the year group.
• Guided Reading: Our text for guided reading is Once by Morris Gleitzman.
• Maths: Place Value up to one million (working with 6-digit numbers).
• Topic: Life in Britain during WW2. Vocabulary for World War 2
• Science: Our focus this half term is forces.
• RE: Our focus this half term is Hinduism.



NOTICES
CHILDREN MUST WEAR PE KIT FOR PE LESSONS.
• PE Fuji: Mondays and Tuesdays
• PE Sagarmatha: Mondays and Thursdays
• PE Olympus: Tuesdays and Wednesdays


Please ensure your child has a water bottle in school.
Children in Key Stage 2 may bring in healthy snacks for their morning break.
NO NUTS or products containing nuts are to be brought into school.