Monday, 6 March 2017

Monday 6th March 2017

We started this half term with 'Feeling Good Week'. The children thoroughly enjoyed the African drumming session on Monday and we had numerous PSHE (Personal Social Health Education) lessons, along with special workshops, during the week. We have been using 'mindfulness' activities in the classroom since the start of the year. This 5/10 minute session, which can be held at any time in the day, is a fantastic way to help us to become calm and ready to learn during the school day.

Circle time in PSHE

Here are some photos of the children learning different indoor athletic skills:

Over the past three weeks the children have been preparing a creative project based around the topic of Ancient Greece. We look forward to welcoming you this Friday from 3pm onwards for 5SG's museum, where the projects will be displayed. They will be the curators of the museum and will organise it all themselves!

Jack was busy cooking an Ancient Greek recipe last week and shared his biscuits with the class:

Ronan was also busy baking!

 In French this half term the children are learning how to tell the time. They did brilliantly last week, remembering some complex language!

In Maths we have been revising long and short  multiplication and division and solving worded problems in context. There has been some super perseverance in the class - keep it up everyone!

In English the children have been learning about non-fiction writing and over the coming weeks they will draft, edit and write a handbook for an 'Ultimate Explorer'.

World Book Day came round again on 2nd March. We were so impressed with the costumes and the way in which the children spoke about their character from a special book. Here are some activities they took part in over the day:

In the morning the whole school took part in a parade in the hall.

 DEAR - Drop everything and read time

 The children had to learn some special spelling bee words in teams for prizes at the end of the day.

We wrote a 'weird write' as a whole class, using some excellent vocabulary!

 We had a wonderful opportunity to read with 2L during a shared read.

 The children listened brilliantly in assembly, learning about the writing process from a local Harpenden author called Camilla Chester. She mentioned a competition she is running on her website, which some children were interested in,

 And finally, Mrs Jones kindly came in to talk about her journey towards producing her first book!

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