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March 2018

March 2018


At last March has arrived and brings with it lighter evenings and better weather (hopefully). Our current outdoor PE focus is tag rugby, the children are quickly picking up the rules and already we are improving our skills at tagging our opponents and protecting our own tags. This is our last games focus for this academic year as after the Easter holidays we will spend the Summer term developing our athletics skills.


Continuing with the PE theme, our indoor PE focus this month is dance. The excitement this has caused is immense and the vast majority of the children have been working hard to master the main dance moves. We use each lesson to work on improving our routine to the song 'Rock Around the Clock' by Bill Hailey. At the end of the month we will be taking part in the Whitings Hill Dance Festival.  All parents, carers and families will be invited to attend the festival nearer the time.


We are still working hard on our current topic 'Saving the World - Rainforests' the children have just finished making their own persuasive films using the computer application Movie Maker. The aim of each film is to persuade your audience that we have to work together to save our rainforests for future generations. The skills the children demonstrated when making their films were excellent, they incorporated text formatting, transition effects, text effects and all sorts of other wonderful things to make their films as interesting and eye catching as possible.


Our recorder lessons are progressing steadily and the children can now play a selection of tunes. We will be performing in the 'Year 4 Recorder Concert' on Thursday 22nd March at 9 am in the big hall. Please come along to support your own child and listen to some fantastic music. It's an event not to be missed.


Thank you for your ongoing support, it really is appreciated. See you at Parents Evening at the end of this month, we will have the opportunity to discuss your child's school report (reports go out on Friday 16th March and Parents Evening is the following week).