Happy Summer Holiday - keep safe and sound. Looking forward to seeing children and families back to school on Thursday 5th September 2019

Week ending 30.11.18

It's been another jam packed week in Fistral Class. We have been rehearsing for our Christmas play this week. We have practicing our lines and timings and next week we will be going up on the stage to get used to performing in the hall. Thank you to those of you who are working really hard to learn your lines. Please help us by learning lines at home. Don't forget costumes need to be in on Tuesday 4th in time for our dress rehearsal. 
In Literacy, we have been watching the story of Mog's Christmas Calamity by Judith Kerr. We have been predicting what would happen next to Mog and then we have been deciding which pet of ours would cause chaos in our own story. We've been doing this by writing and also by creating cartoon strips.
In Maths,  we have been looking at fractions finding 1/2, 1/4, 2/4, 3/4 and 1/3 of a pizza. We then moved on to finding fractions of different shapes and shaded them in to show the correct amount. We have also been showing off our knowledge 2D shapes and their properties and then on Friday we were looking at 3D shapes which gave us some great discussion points. Did you know a nine sided shape is called a Nonagon?
In Science, we have been testing materials which we could use to make boats. We are linking this to our learning in the Great Fire of London by seeing what would be suitable to help people escape the fire across the Thames. Next week we will be making our boats and testing them to see if they can float for 30 seconds. PLEASE SEND IN RECYCLING FOR US TO MAKE THEM!
On Tuesday we went to the Fire Station with our houses, bakery and St Paul's Cathedral that we had made. We lined them all up and the firemen tried to set them alight - they had a very tricky job as the rain was so heavy! After a bit of perseverance and help from some firelighters being put in the houses they caught fire! We love seeing the fire spread despite the rain and to top it all off we all had a go on the fire hose too.
We are lucky enough to welcome a new teaching assistant in our class. Ms Thorning will be in the class every morning. She is trying to hear the children read as often as possible. Please can you remember to send your child's reading book/record in every day so that we can seize every opportunity to hear them.