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Thrapston

Primary School

February already? 

We whizzed through January!

All of a sudden it's the last week before the next half term holiday. The children have worked really hard this term and we have covered so much. 

In our maths we have worked hard at representing numbers in so many different ways - your child should be able to explain how many tens and ones there are in the numbers to 99 and we have made these numbers wth numicon, straws, coins and all sorts of other equipment. We have also looked at time - focussing on o'clock and half past - if your child has a watch please reinforce these times with them over half term. THey have also worked really hard on their number bonding skill through our maths challenges every week - its been wonderful to see how well the children have progressed and are challenging themselves to improve on their individual previous weeks scores. 

We have read so many fables and had a go at writing our own one too. We enjoyed spotting the messages in the fables. We have also had a look at non-fiction writing and the features used in these books. 

In other subjects we have looked at the sinking of the Titanic - this has really inspired the children - and we are very grateful for the work that went into the show and tell objects that came in - thank you for all your support with these. We will be sharing our Titanic powerpoint presentations within the class soon too - the children have really worked hard on learning how to create these. 

In art we have looked at the paintings of Van Gogh and Monet - the children have enjoyed comparing the variety of styles and pictures - their own creations have been very impressive. 

Our science topic of materials have also seen us develop our investigative skills - looking at different materials and their properties. We will be doing more investigations next term also. 

This week we are looking forward to taking part in the Duothon - please remember to send your child into school on Tuesday 6th February in their warm PE kit bringing their school uniform to change into later. 

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