What an amazing week culminating in our wonderful virtual sports day. Congratulations to all the Investigators who took part so enthusiastically (and soggily in some cases) - you made a great contribution to the house results.
We've discovered so much about the Victorians; their technology, their fashions, their schooling and their leisure time. Another aspect of Victorian life that remains, in some cases unchanged, with us today is their love of art and design. This week we look at a textile designer called William Morris, who had enormous influence at the time, not just on the design and manufacture of textiles but who believed that people should be able to see and appreciate beauty however poor or wealthy they were or wherever they lived. His designs are still used today for wallpapers and fabrics - in fact the blinds in my bathroom were one of his designs and I wouldn't be surprised if you can find something in your house based on a design by him.
In English this week, I'm asking you to look back at the SPAG we've already covered and go over anything you find difficult to remember. We learn a lot of difficult ideas which easily become muddled, but the ability to discuss your writing with the right vocabulary is as important in English as it is in maths.
Our writing this week is linked to William Morris and nature. Write a poem or story using his ideas and love of nature to inspire you and then present it beautifully, illustrated with designs in his style.
Year 4 maths this week is reviewing and extending our learning about angles and 2D shapes, while Year 5 will be reasoning about 3D shapes.
Not long to go until we break for the holidays so please do keep up the hard work. Keep coming to the one to one, small group and bigger group zooms - we love to see your smiley faces and hear your cheerful voices - and do keep sending in work you'd like to share or just remember from this unusual time.
Thank you to the parents, as always, for all the support and huge efforts you're making to help the children while working so hard yourselves to try and return to work and a semblance of normality. My Sunday clap will include a huge clap for you too!