Mrs Russon (Class Teacher)
Mrs Gourlay, Miss Beale and Mrs Hall (Support Staff)
I’d like to wish you all a very warm welcome back to school and wish you all a happy and healthy 2018. The children have settled back into the school routine and we have enjoyed getting to know one another.
Pegasus have been working hard on understanding the features of play scripts and using this knowledge to create their own plays. In the coming weeks we will move on to study story settings and will be using The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe as our text. We do have some copies in school, but if you have one at home it would be great if you could bring it in.
We have made great progress in our understanding of the Maya civilisation, learning about their greatest achievements and how they used their knowledge of the world around them to create such a successful and powerful empire.
Our topic this term is the Anglo-Saxons and we have been learning about when and where they came from and why they came to England. We have been talking about settlements and what the Anglo-Saxons needed and how they were different from the Romans. We are researching the reconstructed Anglo-Saxon village of West Stow and are very much looking forward to our visit there on 2nd November.
In English we have been carrying on the Anglo Saxon theme and looking at the story of Beowulf and Grendel. We have been looking at powerful verbs and reported speech and have been writing newspaper reports.
In Maths we have been revisiting our place value knowledge and some of our work has included exploring the function of zero, rounding numbers to the nearest 10,100 and 1000 and negative numbers. We are now moving on to addition and subtraction using the column method.
We have enjoyed watching, listening to and even eating some presentations about Anglo Saxon food and look forward to sharing more of them as they come in. Don’t forget you have until 31st October to complete it!