Violet Class News

It has been an eventful week for Violet 1 and 2. We were fortunate enough to watch an outstanding performance by the Young Shakespeare Company, some students were also invited to take part in a few roles. Our poetry tea party was an absolute success, the children were so proud and excited to perform these to grandparents and parents.

This week in Maths we focused on adding and subtracting numbers mentally, thinking specifically about which strategy would be the most efficient. Students have had great learning conversations about the different ways equations can be solved.

Science and Topic saw students work collaboratively. Drama was incorporated as students created a slow motion action clip of an Ancient Greek and Modern Day Olympic event which was accompanied by a caption. We had an editable science lesson, using oreos to create the different moon phases.

Next week, Violet 1 is heading to the Maida Vale library on Wednesday (weather permitting).

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Daddy fell into a Pond, Your Smile is Contagious, In a Dark, Dark Woods, The Owl and The Pussy Cat, The Morning Rush are just a few of the fantastic poems that were recited at the Poetry Together Recitals this week. We had an amazing parent and grandparent turn out, thank you for your continued support; we hope that you enjoyed sipping on tea, nibbling on a slice of cake while listing to some incredible poems. A big thank you to all the teachers and children for really putting in so much work to celebrate the love of poetry. Poetry Week has been a great success.

When was the last time you had a go at Long Division? For Violet 3 it was this week! On Monday, we felt fearful – It’s just sound so complicated, but by Tuesday we felt more confident and by the end of the week most of us were completing Long Division sums standing on our heads. Can you explain how to complete 2331 ÷ 37 using Long Division?

On Wednesday, The Young Shakespeare’s Company came to school and performed Macbeth. It was fantastic! Incredible! Everyone was buzzing after the play. It was so interactive, we laughed and the wicked witches scared us. Then in English, we became Theatre Show Critics and wrote a theatre show critique. Most of us would highly recommend the show to a friend. Next week, we are looking forward to our class trip to the Brunel Museum.