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February 2021

February 2021


February already! It only seems five minutes since we were all wishing each other happy new year.  Time might be passing at the speed of light but 5M are definitely moving forwards at a wonderfully productive online learning pace.


Even though we are using Google Classroom, the children quickly got back into their working mindset following the Christmas holidays and were soon producing and turning in good quality work across the curriculum.  The pace of our learning has really picked up this term and the children are keen to get involved in whatever learning is presented to them.


Our Topic Forces is progressing well and the children are very keen to learn as much as possible about this fascinating topic.  In the last week of this half term we will be making parachutes to test how features of a parachute influence how well it performs.


Our own versions of Rudyard Kipling’s Just So stories are progressing well.  The children have embraced the traditional language used and their vocabularies have widened as a result.  The way the children have been using of language play such as onomatopoeia, similes, rhyme and alliteration in their extended writing has been excellent.


We will be starting daily live lessons for Maths and English after half term. These will take place at 10.45 am and 11.30 am each week day morning. We will go through that days work and address any misconceptions that have arisen.


I want to take this opportunity to say a big thank you for the support you give your child with their education both in normal times and during this lock down.