… and they all lived happily every after.
This week we have been teaching the ‘Big Bad Wolf’ to be a ‘Big GOOD Wolf’ and have, we are pleased to say, been very successful. He has seen the error of his ways and is now trying his best to make amends.
We have been reading the story ‘The Great Fairytale Disaster’ (you can read it for yourself in a link at the end of this blog). We have been having a great time completing our challenges using our estimation stations to practice our estimating skills.
We’ve also been building bridges using numicon (finding different ways to make 10) and making food for the troll in the mud kitchen.
Next half term we begin our final topic – ‘To Infinity and Beyond!’. We will be learning about all things space-related, starting with an exploration of different spacecraft. As there are only three days when we return to school we will be doing three challenges.
Purple Challenge: Build a space rocket and label it using their choice of materials.
Yellow Challenge: Mystery writing challenge (apologies can’t give any more detail, it would spoil the surprise!)
Green Challenge: To follow instructions and create space slime.
For Phonics we will continue to explore Phase 4, looking at words that are longer and more complex. We will also be introducing the tricky words said and so.
For Maths we will be revisiting 2D shapes, looking carefully at sides and corners and more complex irregular shapes.
The Great Fairy Tale Disaster Story: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hMA1aIsNE7U
We know that technology can be a wonderful tool for enhancing learning and communicating with others, but we are also aware of the need to educate children about the potential risks around using computers and the Internet. Our curriculum and polices are in place to ensure children gain a greater understanding about technology. Rad about our approach below for some practical advice about how to get the best out of being online at home whilst also keeping safe.
Welcome to the Eddington Number Challenge: how high can you get your Eddington Number?
> As the weather gets warmer I would like to invite all pupils, parents and staff to take part in the Eddington Number Challenge.
> Set up by the team at the North West Cambridge Development, the Eddington Number Challenge is an opportunity to get active and learn more about the newest part of Cambridge.
> Eddington, where our school is based, is named after Sir Arthur Eddington, who as well as being a world-renowned astrophysicist and mathematician, was also a keen cyclist.
> He created the Eddington Number, which is a way of measuring your cycling and walking progress and mileage. It is the largest number of miles you have cycled or walked on the same number of days.
> If you cycle or walk five miles a day for five days, you will have an Eddington Number of five. But if you only cycle or walk one mile a day, you will have an Eddington Number of one whether you cycled for one day or 100 days.
> The Eddington Number Challenge starts in May and will continue throughout the summer. The Challenge aims to encourage people to calculate and improve their Eddington Number.
> Whether you’re starting out or speeding off, there is an Eddington Number for everyone. If you are new to cycling, you might try to increase your Eddington Number by one, or if you already cycle or walk a lot you could try to increase it by five.
> It is easy to calculate your Eddington Number, simply visit eddingtonnumber.co.uk, create an account and off you go!
> Don’t forget to share how your Eddington Number Challenge is going on social media! Use the #EddingtonNumber hashtag on Twitter and Instagram.