Picasso, Passover and Moral Dilemmas…

January 19, 2018

It’s been a jam-packed week of learning!

We have really enjoyed exploring the book ‘Alexander the Great Dane’ by Chris Capstick about some over-sized Egyptian cats who make dogs their slaves. In revenge, the dogs create an escape plan to overthrow the rule of the cats.

We enjoyed some role play…

…especially practising using words with contractions (e.g. I’ll, don’t, I’ve, let’s).

We also had a Philosophy for Children (P4C) session debating ‘Is revenge ever OK?’ Here are some of the children’s thoughts…

“The person who gives back the revenge just gives the other an idea that hurts them again”.
“Revenge gets bigger and bigger each time”.
“Revenge makes bad things keep happening so it never stops”. Deep thoughts.

In Maths we have been exploring division by sharing and by grouping and in Topic we enjoyed sewing, singing and creating some incredible rocket designs…

as well as some quirky Picasso art…

In RE we have been learning about the origins of Passover, through an active story-telling session retelling the Exodus of the Israelite’s from Egypt.

Maths

Can you explain the difference between sharing in division and grouping in division? When might you need to use grouping? Practice dividing this week with everyday objects and in real life situations.

Spelling

We have learned the ‘wr’ spelling and words ending in ‘le’. Can you have a hunt for these spellings at home, on signs or in your reading books?

Safeguarding

A number of parents have raised concern about unauthorised parking and road usage during drop off and pick up times. The safety of children is of paramount importance and the safeguarding of children is the responsibility of all stakeholders. Please do not park in non-allocated spaces (e.g pathways) outside of school (restrictions to these spaces will be imposed later in the year and be enforced by Eddington Management). Also be vigilant when dropping off at the side of the road as several parents who cycle with their children have highlighted how dangerous it sometimes can be when cars are pulling away from the side of the road and cannot see them. Thank you in advance for your continued support and understanding.

A message from our Science Leader…

Mrs Bullen-Smith, our Science Leader, is keen to build up a database of parents who are involved professionally in a STEM subject (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) and who would be prepared to come into school during the school year and talk/work with the children to enrich the children’s  knowledge and understanding of science and its importance in our lives.  Please contact Mrs Bullen-Smith via an email to enquiries@universityprimaryschool. org.uk.  Thank you for your support.

Have a great weekend everyone. We look forward to seeing you on Monday!