Week 4 is over…
Friday will be the big day. Preparation is going well; children have been really enthusiastic in learning their parts and the lyrics to the songs we are learning.
Thank you to parents and families who have come forward volunteering props and costumes for the assembly. We will start collecting all of this on Monday. For now, please only bring in props or costumes for your child’s given role – if after Monday we are still short, we will certainly call on others to bring certain items in.
Your children should now know their roles. Below is a list of roles and the props/clothes that will be suitable. Once again, please don’t feel the need to go out and buy things for the show, we are happy to make do with what we have.
Tour guides and coach driver:
Smart tour guide clothes – think Pontins/Butlins chic.
Holiday clothes – think Brits abroad.
White, preferably fluffy, clothing.
Welsh rugby players:
Ideally a red rugby top, but any red top will do.
England football players:
White t-shirt or football shirt and football shorts (Dunraven PE shorts will be fine).
Robin Hood and Merry Men:
Brown and/or green clothing, or a Maid Marian outfit. Toy bow and arrow if possible!
Black clothing – Tudor ruff will be made in school.
We’ve got a lot of rehearsing to do next week and we are all really excited about the big day!
Children have been making a real effort with their spelling recently and it is showing in our weekly spelling tests. The top spellers this week (children who managed to get 8 or more out of 10) have made it onto our Wall of Fame!
See below in the homework section for our latest list of words.
As much of our homework is online (via My Maths, Purple Mash and this blog), it is not compulsory for children to take their homework books home. If children and families wish to show work that they have done in their books, we are happy to look through them, but work in the books is not compulsory. The proof of homework being done comes through My Maths’ automatic marking system and through our weekly spelling tests.
Should Moon Man leave earth?
After being pursued through the forest by police, Moon Man has now arrived at an old castle, owned by the distinguished scientist Dr van der Dunkel. He has built a space rocket and has asked Moon Man to pilot the ship back to the Moon.
There was disagreement in the class as to whether he should or should not return to the Moon. We wrote letters to Moon Man persuading him to stay or leave. Here are two opposing arguments:
This week on My Maths, have another go at your 2s, 5s and 10s. We are about to recap our 2s this week to see if anyone has got even quicker and achieved Rock Hero status! If you would like to stretch yourself beyond this, you could try to learn the 2 times table up to 2 x 24! For example 2 x 13 = 26, 2 x 14 = 28, 2 x 15 =30 etc.
Make sure you practice your inverse division tables as well (2 ÷ 2 = 1 , 4 ÷ 2 = 2, 6 ÷ 2 = 3 etc.) as next week’s 2 times table test will include division as well as multiplication!
Times Table Rockstars will also allow you to practice all of your 2, 3, 4, 5 and 10 times tables, including division.
Spelling for this week (as always, there is a quiz available for children to practise these words on Purple Mash):
Have a restful weekend and see you all in week 5!
Mr Norman and Ms Lobb