This week we have been thinking about how we capitalise on all of our knowledge and skills to complete tasks successfully and to the best of our ability. We have also been introduced to the process of planning this week. We are thinking carefully about a task: working to understand the objective we are to meet, assessing and collecting the resources we will need, considering the time it will take us and the steps we need to take to be successful. We are also giving careful consideration to the obstacles we may encounter based on things we know we are confident in and other areas we know we may find tricky. We are beginning to realise that planning helps us to have better outcomes and feel proud of our achievements!
On Earth Day, we spent time thinking about the things we can do to look after our environment and enjoyed a perfomance of ‘The Lorax’ streamed from the Old Vic, which tells the story of the Lorax’s magical battle to save his beloved truffula trees and the whole of Paradise Valley from destruction. We then had discussions about how we can take an active role in taking care of our planet. We also had an virtual assembly with Baroness Doreen Lawrence and Ben Cajee – a CBeebies presenter, to mark Stephen Lawrence Day, and explored themes of friendship, respect, kindness and staying true to yourself.
This week was the first week of Forest School and we had a blast! There were lots of fun games and tasks, the sun was shining and it was so much fun outdoors enjoying something new with friends. Please note that the dates on the letter are the days for Forest School for all classes in Y3 and 4 (excluding Lime – who will have Forest school next half-term). We will also send a text to remind you each week. Please ensure your child comes in old clothes, their school shoes and wellies in a named bag. Children may keep these clothes on all day. If you have not handed the permission form in, please do so on Monday so that your child can participate in the sessions.
On Tuesday we have class photographs. We have moved the day to avoid Forest School sessions. Children will be given a proof of the photograph on Tuesday with instructions of how to order. Rigorous cleaning and distancing protocols are in place to ensure that the safety of children and staff and to ensure the integrity of each class bubble is maintained.
As you will know, it is Parents’ Evening next week. Please return your slip to the teacher if you have not done already to obtain a telephone appointment with your child’s class teacher. If you need to arrange a different day to speak than the days offered please make contact with the class teacher through the school office and we will do our best to accommodate your request. We are looking forward to speaking with you!
We started our virtual class assemblies when we returned to school in March. Please check the Pegasus events calendar to see if your child’s class has an assembly coming up this half term. You will also receive a letter as a reminder.
I had a visit from Mark from Cedar class yesterday who created an amazing descriptive piece of writing about a hunt linked to his history topic (see the gallery). Well done Mark – it as clear you had managed distractions and used the resources around you to create a narrative full of imagery!
We hope you have a great weekend.
Mrs Carpenter & the Upper School team