The first week back after the half term has certainly been a busy one!
Well done to Chloe who is this week's Ozzies Champion! She is a great example of a pupil who always follows our Ozzies way.
The beginning of the week saw the exciting news about the safe arrival of Mrs Atherton's baby boy. Mum and baby are both doing great and hope to visit their Ozzies family soon.
On Ash Wednesday we attended mass over at church and were proud to wear our crosses. In Wednesday Word we learned more about why Lent is such a special time and how we could think about others during this time.
The Ninja Warrior team came to school on Thursday and Owls loved the challenge course and approached it with a positive attitude and great determination. There are lots of photos and videos on Flickr - https://www.flickr.com/gp/saintoswalds/y0mEX0
In English, we've started to look at a new text called ‘Suffragette: The Battle of Equality’ by David Roberts, which we are thoroughly enjoying so far. Owls were outraged to hear about the lack of women’s rights in the past, so we created our own banners to show our feelings about this matter! We’ve also been thinking about the impact a slogan can have. Soon we’ll be finding out more about the Pankhurst family and their impact on votes for women.
Maths has been an opportunity to begin to explore decimals and percentages through games, concrete equipment and some maths chatter. This is leading onto some reasoning and problem solving work next week.
This week’s English homework has a SPAG (spelling, punctuation and grammar) focus, and the Maths is a further opportunity to discuss fractions, decimals and percentages by making a simple fortune teller. The spellings are a selection from the Y5/Y6 statutory word list, and these will be tested next Friday.
Thank you for all of your support.
Mrs Higgens and Mrs Smith.
Posted by Martyn Ode on 28 February 2020