St Thomas Class…week 3
We started off the week with our Awards Assembly and had a time to reflect on all the good work we have achieved this year.
A big well done to Emily-Grace and Nathaniel on their awards.
Nathaniel, for great team work in PE and Emily-Grace, for increased confidence in Maths and answering questions in lessons in front of the whole class.
On Tuesday, we celebrated St Thomas More Feast day. We started off the day with a whole school mass led by St Teresa’s class and we watched virtually in our classroom. The children learnt all about the life of St Thomas More (which is very interesting!) They also looked at our school badge and now know what the different symbols mean on the badge (they all symbolise the work of Thomas More). We also looked at our school motto ‘Learning, loving and living together with Christ’. It was a lovely day.
In English, this week the children have completed some fabulous work innovating the setting description of the parade that the boy imagines in the book. They changed various elements on the story plan and then carefully rewrote it with all the new changes, ensuring to follow the original structure. They did a wonderful job and we’re very impressed with their imaginations.
In Maths, the children have been learning to divide numbers by 2 and 5. They have done this practically with counters (sharing and grouping) and also by using pictorial representations. They have learnt that division is the inverse of multiplication and have practised writing both calculations. They have been using multiplication to check their division answers.
In Science we are continuing to monitor the progress of the seeds we planted last week. So far nothing has grown but it is still early days. We have written our observations for this week in a table and are looking forward to seeing if there are any changes next week.
Well done to Mary who has read lots of books over the last few weeks in order to improve her fluency. As a result, she has been awarded a certificate in our ‘Faith-filled and Hopeful’ virtues and values assembly. Keep up the good work Mary.