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11th May 2018

I hope you all had a lovely bank holiday weekend and that you were able to make the most of the sun.

3C presented an informative and entertaining assembly explaining the importance of recycling and looking after our environment. It was packed full of learning with poems, videos about the 3R superheroes and retelling events from the book called ‘The Window’. The song ‘Reduce, Reuse and Recycle’ was very catchy. Thank you 3C and Miss Caglia for all the hard work that you put in everyday and for performing such a great assembly.

This week in Year 3, the children have continued to explore their other class book ‘The Tin Forest’. The children have focused on applying all of their learning so far to write an exciting story about a mysterious creature called ‘The Dream Giver’. In Maths, the children have continued learning about fractions and have focused on exploring equivalent fractions this week. As well as this, the children have designed their own version of the ‘Martian’ sculpture by Michael Condron in Woking Town Centre. The children will be making their sculpture next week using recycled items. In History and Geography, the children have looked at how Knaphill has changed over time, exploring why these changes took place and which of these changes have been beneficial to our local area. 

This week, Year 4 have enjoyed writing fantasy stories about a ‘Dream Giver’- a mysterious creature who places exciting dreams into the imaginations of sleeping children, helping them to take on the role of their heroes- whether it be a ballerina, baseball player or even astronaut.  When something goes wrong, and one of their dreams turns into a nightmare, the Dream Giver needs to think quickly in order to rectify the situation.  During Computing lessons, the children have been exploring binary code and learning how there is a numbering system where there are only 2 possible values for each digit- 1 and 0.  During Maths this week, the children have been developing their understanding of money, calculating the total amount represented by different coins and then using their knowledge of money to solve different solutions to a monetary problem.  In Science, the children had great fun learning about vertebrates and invertebrates and even had a go at creating their own frog skeletons made from dried pasta.  At the end of the week, children also explored the concept of ‘trust’ and how to regain someone’s trust if it has been lost by looking at different case studies.

This week in Year 5, the children have been learning about 2D and 3D shapes in Maths. They have been revisiting and learning new vocabulary to describe shapes; creating 3D examples of some shapes out of plasticine in order to explore the number of faces, edges and vertices; exploring what regular, irregular and polygons mean and using Carroll Diagrams to sort a range of 2D and 3D shapes based on their properties. In English, they have been continuing to read ‘Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief’, which they have been thoroughly enjoying.  Having reached a particularly exciting part (we won’t give away any spoilers!), the children have planned and written their own creative version of what happens next, using a range of suspense techniques. The children have been continuing to learn about the Ancient Greeks and have this week been finding out more about the Ancient Greek gods and goddesses, using research to create complex family trees, showing the links between some well- known figures.

Designing their own Egyptian sarcophagi was a highlight for the Year 6 children this week. Taking inspiration from tomb art and hieroglyphics, the children have created some excellent, intricate designs which they will then use to create their own 3D model.  In topic, the children have researched Egyptian fashion, thinking about different social classes and what they would wear. They have started to design their own Egyptian clothing showcasing everything that they have learnt.  Using Google Earth and atlases, the children have researched where Egypt is and, more specifically, where the River Nile is and what different countries it runs through. The children have been working really hard this week revising key terminologies in English and Maths – the teachers are really proud of all their hard work. The Year 6 children all received a letter from their teachers today which reminded them how hard they have been working this year and how unique and special they all are. I hope Year Six can rest this weekend and I know they will do us proud next week with their SATs as they will all try their best.

Well done to Tom (4R) for being part of his football team who won a tournament against teams in the South East. His team was unbeaten and won the final on penalties. What a great achievement!

Congratulations to the children who were awarded Star of the Week and whose work has been displayed on the Wonder Wall.

Well done to 4R for winning the Attendance Cup this week.

Miss Daly