Happy New Year!

Happy New Year to you all and welcome back! We have had a fun first few days being back together after the Christmas break.

We began reading our new class text for this term – Boy in the Tower by Polly Ho-Yen. We are hooked already. There’s nothing quite like sharing the joy of a great book. We have already explored some of the vocabulary and dusted off our inference skills.

In Maths, we plotted points in all four quadrants and used our new knowledge to form generalisations about coordinates in each of the four quadrants. We found unknown values for x and y coordinates and also used our knowledge of 2D shapes to plot new points.

And the Highwayman came riding, riding…riding… We worked in small groups to plan a performance of the famous poem ‘The Highwayman’ by Alfred Noyes. Our oral performances were packed with interesting interpretations of the verses and conveyed the powerful rhythm of this well-known poem.

January is often the month to embark on a new fitness regime. We had the opportunity this week to plan and run our own fitness lesson.  Working in different groups, we planned a  warm-up, a cardio segment, a strengthening segment and to finish a cool down. Each group then presented their part of the routine to the rest of the class and we all followed the routine from start to finish. We then discussed the impact and the benefits that each section of our routine had on the body. What a wonderful workout! It’s well worth a try. If you fancy giving it a go, here are some of the exercises we included in each part of the routine:

Warm-up – Jumping Jacks, Squats
Cardio – Burpees, High Knees
Strength – Plank, Wall Sits
Cool down – Quad stretch, Arm stretches

Have we really only been back two days!

Have a great weekend!