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Challenger Class T5 Wk5

We had a very enjoyable trip to the River and Rowing Museum last Tuesday. Please see the gallery of photos below. Children wrote recounts about the trip. I told them that the audience for their writing was their parents and that I would be sharing this with you. So here are a few of the things they said in their written work:

'I went on a river walk and saw a swan. It was protecting an Egyptian goose.

What did I see in the middle of the towpath? A swan. He was guarding the babies.

Then, we looked in the galleries and we saw 'Eva' the boat.

We saw two heads that were big at the museum.

Then we went into a dark place with scary red eyes. There was two of them and they blinked!

Then I went boat making. I got wood and straws, pens and paper and sellotape.

Next, I made my own little boat. It was fantastic and it was cool. I called it The Swan.

Today was good. Today was awesome.

Finally, we went back to school. We thought it was wonderful.

It was fun at the River and Rowing Museum.'

On Monday morning Y1 and Y2 are popping across to St Bartholomew's church where we will meet The Reverend Mark Ainsworth. He is going to show us round and answer children's questions. Our RE topic is places of worship. Later in the week we will think about the similarities with other places of worship, for example, a Jewish synagogue.

Next week sees some final practice for the phonic screening which takes place in the first week of Term 6. Children are well prepared for this assessment and they should not be at all concerned. I wil carry out the 1:1 assessment with them and will encourage them to do their very best.

Spellings for next week are the words for numbers 1 -20. If children are already very confident with these they can look at spellings for higher numbers, for example, multiples of 10 to 100.

In maths the focus is on position and direction. Children wil describe quarter, half and full turns. They will also be practising language used to describe where things are in relation to each other.

In Science we will begin the unit of work 'Identifying Plants'. In this unit we will try to identify leaves collected in our walled garden. We will understand the difference between deciduous and evergreen trees and we will identify parts of plants.

Have a great week everyone!

Enjoy the photos of our RIver and Rowing Museum trip.

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