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Thurleigh Primary School

Thurleigh Primary School

Friday 18th March 2022

This week has whizzed by in Chestnut Class!

In Art, we have been creating our own surreal artwork, in the style of Joan Miro. We have been using, and experimenting with, different materials and techniques to create artwork in his style. This has involved using tissue paper and coloured card to create collages and using soft pastels. We evaluated our artwork against a success criteria, identifying things that make our artwork really effective and also considering things we might change or try next time. We have enjoyed our art this week and we are looking forward to moving onto Diversity Sculpture next week! 

In Maths, we have been learning to find fractions of amounts. We enjoyed finding fractions of sweets and chocolate on Monday, helping us to understand what it means to find a fraction of a quantity, how we can do this and when we might have to do this in our everyday life. We then moved towards learning a formal method to help us find fractions of amounts. We had to use our multiplication and division facts for this and we are starting to see how important these are.

This week in English, we have been learning about playscripts. We are going to be rewriting a chapter from the story 'Matilda' as a playscript. We have chosen Chapter 4: The Ghost, in which Matilda plays a very good prank on her horrible family. We started by looking at what a playscript is, comparing a chapter from the story to a scene from the play, identifying the similarities and differences, as well as the key features of each. We then worked together to create a RUBRIC which we will use to help us be successful when we write our own playscripts next week. We are really enjoying this writing unit and we are loving the story.

We have also been practising our dance for the Creative Arts Festival, which is on Tuesday next week. We have been working hard to polish our routine and we are all so excited to be performing this to our families! 

We have also been working hard to improve our Times Tables fluency. We are all trying our best on TTRS, and we have had some great individual achievements on this. We have also been coming in early for 'Times Tables Tuesdays' and 'Fluency Fridays' to play games that help us practise and learn our Times Tables. Miss Calvert is proud of us all for working so hard!

Today has also been Red Nose Day and we have enjoyed coming into school wearing something red, with funny hairstyles! 

Have a great weekend everyone. We have lots of exciting things to look forward to next week! 

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