Life is short and every moment is precious!

Over the last couple of weeks, Cherry class have been developing their Tennis skills. They have been learning how to be in control of the racket, returning balls using forehand and backhand shots. The children have been working on using these skills with direction and controlled force. Their skills have really improved over the last three weeks and I can see some budding tennis players blooming.

In English this week, we have been writing an explanation text about the Mars rover Curiosity. Over the last three weeks, we have been imagining that we are NASA employees, learning all about Curiosity and the language needed to write a formal explanation text. Some budding scientist of the future can be seen in Cherry class.

In Maths, we are reaching the end of our fractions topic – I have really noticed a difference in the children’s confidence this week – pooling all their fraction knowledge so far – in order to solve some tricky fraction related questions. The children can now find equivalent fractions, add and subtract fractions and multiply fractions by integers. Next week, we will finish our topic by looking at finding a fraction of an amount.

Our Prayer and Liturgy this week has been focused on The Parable of the Lost Sheep. The group have enjoyed sharing it with Little Saplings, Hazel class and the rest of Cherry class. In RE, we are continuing on with the Sacraments – this week looking at the sacrament of Reconciliation and its connection to the Ten Commandments.

Finally, in Science, we planned and carried out our own experiments to measure the amount of friction on a range of different surfaces. The children used forcemeters to measure the amount of friction using newtons.

As you can see another busy week in Cherry class!