Maple: It’s been another busy week in Maple class, this week have started our new reading text ‘The Big book of Trees’ the children have given their initial views on this text. In writing we have continued to explore ‘The Tiger Attack’ looking at text sequencing. In maths we have finished our first unit on multiplication and division, we now look at fractions and in history we learnt about ‘The valley of the Kings.’ Maple class have worked incredible hard this week!
Silver Birch: This week in Silver Birch class, we have we have continued to explore the incident report about the tiger on Elm Lane and had a focus on 1st and 3rd person whilst sequencing events. In reading, we have started a new text ‘The Big Book of Trees’. In History, we have begun to explore the Valley of the Kings in Egypt. In Geography, we have continued our learning about the river Nile and what it is used for. Well done, Silver Birch class!
Year 4: Year 4 have had another fabulous week. We have been busy in Talk for Writing with boxing up our text, in Talk for Reading we have been analysing the mood changes in the Jabberwocky poem and in RE have been looking at symbolism in the Nativity story. Geography has involved learning about how volcanoes are formed and finally Daily Music has been practicing our Christmas songs. Well done, have a lovely weekend.
Willow: Willow have had a great week. In history, they have enjoyed exploring and translating Mayan writing, by cracking the code. In geography, we have explored the supply chain for our food. They have been considering the all the different companies and transport it takes for food to arrive in our stores, as well as the cost involved. In Maths this week, Willow have been learning about prime and squared numbers and have enjoyed the prime number game. Keep up the great work Willow!
Sequoia: Well done Sequoia, we’ve had another great week! We have concluded our multiplication and division unit and have begun our fractions topic in maths, we have looked at one version of the christmas story in RE and have translated Mayan writing. We have also had our final practice with our clarinets and look forward to performing in two weeks time! Keep it up Sequoia!
Acer: This week in Acer, we’ve further developed our understanding of the compact column method and grid method to solve problems involving multiplying large numbers. In reading, we marked our text for expression and intonation and in writing, we created a suspense toolkit and boxed up our model text. During afternoon lessons, we investigated why Rio de Janeiro became more urbanised and the impact this had, developed our understanding of voluntary migration through the Windrush generation and explored the forces of air and water resistance. Remember, Acer - House Points are up for grabs for bringing your exercise diaries and anti-bullying comic strips back to school!
Oak: Well done for all your hard work, Oak class! In reading, we have worked on improving our fluency, expression and intonation while reading “No Ballet Shoes in Syria”. In writing, we have finished creating a story map and explored techniques to create suspense in a text. In maths, we have investigated different methods for multiplication and tried to apply them while solving word problems. In the afternoons, we have learned about the force of gravity and how air and water resistance slow moving objects, we have compared American Dream to Windrush Generation and learned about megacities in Brazil and around the world, as well as voluntary migration.
Dates for your diary
Mufti Day - Wear what you like (within reason) for a chocolate donation. Friday 24th November 2023
Christmas Lunch: Wednesday 6th December
Y3 New Intake Tour 2023-2024: Wednesday 6th December - 9AM & 11AM
Christmas Jumper Day: Thursday 7th December
Daventry Carol Service (Choir and Year 4) Holy Cross Church: Tuesday 12th December 1.30pm -2.30pm
Santa Run (Please collect sponsor sheets from the office): Wednesday 13th December
Christmas Disco: Y3 & Y4 13th and Y5 & Y6 14th - Times and year groups TBC
Christmas concerts: Mon 18th and Tues 19th December - Times TBC
Christmas Party: Weds 20th December
Reports: Monday 18th December
Healthy Eating Award
We are working towards out Healthy Schools Award. Please take a look at our draft Healthy Food and Physical Activity policies. Please remember to send your child in with water in their water bottle and a healthy packed lunch. Don't forget to consider the fresh cooked balanced meals from Caterlink.
Reminder - snacks at playtime must be healthy e.g. fruit, low sugar/salt bars. This should not be crisps. Water bottles need to contain water and not squash OR fizzy drinks.
Allergy awareness - we are a nut-free school. Please ensure Nutella sandwiches and Celebrations and other sweets containing nuts are not brought into school.
Daventry Junior Park Run
When is it? It is held every Sunday at 9:00am.
Where is it? The event takes place at Daventry Country Park, Northern Way, Daventry, Northamptonshire, NN11 2JB
What does it cost to join in? It's free! but please register before you first come along by visiting Junior Park run Only ever register with parkrun once and don't forget to bring a scannable copy of your barcode. If you forget it, you won't get a time.
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