A few updates from our learning in Readeville…
1. In maths, we have been investigating subtraction and how words like ‘remove’ and ‘difference’ can help us with our understandings in this area. The children were asked to show three different ways to work out a subtraction question. We have also started some maths rotations, which aim to help learners practise fluency within their ‘stretch zone’ (so, not too easy and not too hard). In geography, we have been exploring how maps help us to understand place – the children loved using Google maps to see different views of their world. In health, we have been looking at what makes a good sport and what fair play looks like (i.e winning and losing graciously). In writing, we have been exploring the role that characters play in stories and we also enjoyed using a ‘mysterious’ prompt to help inspire us during a writing session outdoors.
2. A huge congratulations to the runners in Readeville for the role they played in the whopping total raised during our Lap-a-thon – a key school fundraiser. The children were super excited to have the details on the note below revealed at our school assembly today:
3. We also launched Book Week at our assembly today. We are looking forward to sharing the wonderful world of books together next week. Please make sure you return the consent form and payment for the Book Week performance of Super Duper next Thursday if you have not already done so. The dress-up parade for Book Week is next Friday (August 25). Attached is poster for other Book Week details:
4. Please send in swimming consent forms and payment if you have not already done so (thanks for your generous support with all of our learning – we are aware that there have been quite a few requests for payment during the past few weeks). Swimming is in week six.
5. We are pleased to have Crystal back safe and sound, with her injury stitched up. Our other class mascots – Geoff, the Golden Lion Tamarin, and Platy, the platypus, were thrilled to see Crystal return and helped her get back into the swing of reading:
6. Below is a copy of our learning plan for this term. Thank you again for all the support you provide at home.
Finally, we hope you enjoy these photos of our learning:
Thanks and regards,
Rachel and Michelle
PS We’ve talked a lot in Readeville about being a community and working as a team. So we were touched when one of the students drew this picture of the Readeville teaching team. We hope you enjoy it. See you next week.