In Apollo, we enjoy being a class and supporting others as we grow and learn.
We thrive on learning. We are curious about the world around us and are keen to learn from a variety of situations and lessons. We know that mistakes are O.K - better than O.K. - they are good.. if we aren't making mistakes, then we are doing things we already know! If we are pushing ourselves to learn more, then we should be making mistakes as we test ourselves and experiment with new strategies and techniques.
What a busy term we have! The first half of this term will be spent preparing for our class assembly. The children have already thrilled and delighted me with their dedication, hard work and enthusiasm. We look forward to seeing as many of you as we can on Tuesday, January 30th at 9.10 am. We are looking forward to the K'nex challenge on Wednesday January 24th where we may be able to draw on our knowledge of forces to help inform our designs. In the second half of the term, we will undertake a busy week of cycle training - get your bicycles and safety gear ready!
This term, our topic is 'The Changing Power of the British Monarchy'. We will be looking at some of the more influential monarchs since 1066 and learning how we are ruled today amongst other things.
Every week, Mrs Carter shares her love of music; Mrs Thompson, her passion for art, and we love the way Mrs Rees helps us learn French, test our spelling and times tables, and we sing along with her to the times tables songs. It would really help us if you could help us practice our times tables too because the more fluent we are in our times tables, the better we can apply our minds to mathematical reasoning which will help us develop a deeper understanding of mathematical concepts.
Our handwriting is improving everyday but we still need to practice at home. Of course we should be reading and learning to ask questions to help us understand what we read. You could ask us about what we read as well as listening to us read - we are never too old for that (besides it gives us the opportunity to spend time with you).
We love welcoming people to our classroom, so pop in and let us share our love of learning.
Mrs McDonald, Mrs Rees, Miss Gibbs, Mrs Phillips, Miss Dobbs
“Apollo” Class Teaching team