Thursday 7th March
Thank you to all those parents, grandparents, family & friends who came to our class assembly last Friday. The children worked so hard on their respective presentations and I was as proud of them as I'm sure you were. I am so pleased that they could show off all their learning to so many of you! As you could probably tell, the children were so busy in the first half of the Spring Term that they really deserved a break at Half Term - and I hope they (and you!) had a nice week.
World Book Day 2019!
We have had a fizz-whizzing and whizz-popping day in Sparrow Hawks!
All the classes in school decorated their doors to celebrate World Book Day. Sparrow Hawks' door was transformed into The BFG's Dream Cave. Each child wrote their dream onto a potion bottle and coloured it in. Mrs Stevenson and Jacob made some potion bottles for 'strength', 'Christmas essence', 'levitation', 'riches' and 'wisdom'!
Here are Freya and Logan, Evie and Harris standing in the window sporting the BFG's famous big ear-wigglers!
We started the day by writing a story...the only rule was that you had to write your story about the character you came dressed as and HAD to include other characters from the class. I could never have imagined that Hermione Grainger would go on an adventure with the Enormous Crocodile and Alice in Wonderland, or that Rex from Toy Story would team up with Burglar Bill! We ended up with some very wacky stories!
After break, we broke off into groups across Key Stage 2 to hear a different teacher share their story. Mr Peaple's group read 'The Lost Happy Endings' by Carol Ann Duffy & Jane Ray.
Here is some of the work they produced...isn't it fantastic!? I would recommend this book to anyone who loves good illustrations and exciting tales of individuality and terror!
In the afternoon, we were joined by Miss Ison's Otters class! They came to share their favourite books with us and we shared ours with them, too!
Charlie Bucket sharing a story with an Avenger!
The Scarecrow reading his favourite book to a Year 4!
Doctor Who reading with Christine Daae from the Phantom of the Opera!
The Sparrow Hawks ended the day listening to their very own BFG reading them a chapter from The BFG! We then had a choice of activities: coming up with new gobble-funk words; performing some drama in role; and creating our own froth-bungling bully giant!
We had a fabulous day (Well, the BFG did!). Thank you for all your effort with the costumes and for your enthusiasm throughout the day! Now, where did I put that snozz-cumber...!?
- Please ensure you have read the letter regarding next week's swimming lesson. If you haven't seen it, please let me know.
- Swimming will finish on Tuesday 26th March.
- PE (Tag Rugby) is usually on a Thursday. However, this is subject to change so it is very important that your child's PE kit is in school all week.
- Please continue to read with your child as much as possible. We do lots of reading in school, in groups and 1:1, but progress will be even more rapid if your child is exposed to reading at home, too.
- Please encourage your child to log on to Rockstars and Bug Club to access online maths and reading practise.
We are just finishing up our 'instruction' writing unit and will soon move on to fiction, focusing on how great writers convey a sense of awe and wonder. We'll be looking closely at the work of H G Wells!
In Topic, we will be learning about our local area! We'll be discovering what Sandhurst was like in the past and how it has changed over time. We will make comparisons with other places in the UK and around the world. With this in mind, your new Lino-it Stickies page is asking you: 'What do you love about Sandhurst?'
Please remember to ONLY POST ABOUT THE TOPIC and not any other discussions/subjects. Tag your first name only. Be respectful of other people's opinions.
How can we possibly top the amazing rapping/glockenspiel playing on 'Fresh Prince of Bel Air'!? Well, we will now be learning music through the classic song 'Dancing in the Street'.
In Science, we will be learning about materials. We'll explore dissolving, reversible and irreversible changes and heating & cooling and their effects on liquids.
Art & Design/Design & Technology
When we have finished our shadow puppet theatres, we will be learning about a famous Victorian artist called William Morris. We'll be designing prints and printing using different materials.
Here's to another great half term...let's keep working hard and having fun!