This Week in Friesian Class
What a fabulous bunch your Friesian children are! Mrs Harbord and I have had a really positive start to the term and are looking forward to the weeks ahead.
This week, we will be beginning our new RE topic, where we will investigate the question "What does it mean to be a Hindu in Britain today?" We will build upon our previous learning about Hindu beliefs and will make links between Hindu practices and the idea that Hinduism is a whole ‘way of life’ (Dharma).
In the immersion curriculum we will be starting a two week block focused on the changes that occurred during the Stone and Iron Ages. We are planning a trip to visit an Iron Age site, where there is now a replica dwelling to see first hand what life was like for many people living during this age. Our trip will take place in a few weeks' time, so that we will have the opportunity to reflect back on our learning and consolidate our understanding (and hopefully the weather will have improved a bit!) Please keep an eye out for letters/emails with further details nearer the time.
In English, we will be using the adaptation of Romeo and Juliet that we read in guided reading last week, as the basis for writing our own tragedies, and in maths, we will be continuing to work on multiplication. I have been so impressed with the children's attitudes towards wanting to improve their times table recall and look forward to seeing new personal bests in the maths club challenges.
Young Voices takes place on Monday, and many of Friesian class will be taking part in this fabulous event. If you are planning on attending, we would recommend taking some binoculars, it really is an enormous event, with the children performing alongside 5,000-8,000 other children as a single choir!
On Wednesday, many children in Friesian class are taking part in the Year 3/4 netball competition hosted by Atlas Sports. We look forward to hearing about how they got on when they return at lunch time! Good luck, netballers!