We have had a very busy week with assessments and mentoring being done. Every child has sat down with their teachers and discussed their achievements, targets and things that they have found challenging during the term. Despite the events of last Thursday and our aborted trip, many children mentioned how much fun they had in London. They enjoyed watching the pigeons at war in the park where we had our lunch and spotting columns on London buildings. Back in school we have debated whether the Elgin Marbles should be returned to Greece. Many interesting arguments were made, on both sides, however, the clear majority feel that they should go back.
The children enjoyed making Medusa masks as a reward for their hard work on their assessments. Their creative skills are on display in their classrooms.
When reading with your children it would be helpful if you could discuss antonyms and synonyms of words. Your children could list them in their reading record. This would help to reinforce work we are covering in English.
After half term we are going to be learning about how democracy began in Ancient Greece and we are going to be writing playscripts based on Greek myths. Enjoy half term everyone – let’s hope that it warms up a little!