Welcome back!

Hello families,

I hope that you had an enjoyable Easter break.

Leaders have enjoyed their first week of the Summer Term and it has been lovely for me to get to know them more this week. It is certainly going to be a busy final term at primary school for the children, with lots to look forward to.

This week, the children have been introduced to our new Christian value: service. Over the coming weeks, we will be looking out for acts of service in our class that we can share and celebrate together.

Throughout this week, the children have impressed me with their incredibly positive and mature attitudes towards SATs preparations. We have been busy revisiting learning and practicing answering a range of questions in preparation for the week commencing 9th May.

In addition to SATs preparations, we have also started our new topic for the Summer Term, which is “Animals”. Over the next two weeks in English, the children will be focussing on animals that are leaders – like our class name – with a particular focus on lions. This week, the children have watched video clips of lions in action in order to begin to describe an event. A range of vocabulary and sentence types have been used and I am looking forward to reading the finished descriptions next week.

In art, the children created some creative double page spreads in their sketch books, which showcase their research into the life and techniques of Leonardo Da Vinci. This term, our art specialism will focus on drawing and the children are looking forward to developing their skills over the coming weeks.