# Term 4 Week 4

Here is an overview for week commencing 15th March 2021.

It was lovely welcoming all of the children back into school last week and it was so good to see how happy they were to see their friends again and to be back at school.

This week is Shakespeare/storytelling week at St Barnabas and Willow Class will be focussing on ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’. We will be watching a CBeebies version of the play and talking about the role of the fairies and the magic flower in the play. We will be creating our own fairies, writing fairy spells and role playing a forest scene.

In Maths we will be learning about weight and mass. We will be using the vocabulary ‘heavier’, ‘lighter’ and ‘same as’ to compare the mass of objects. We will also be using balance scales to measure the mass of objects in cubes. At the end of the week we will solve some word problems related to mass.

In Phonics we will be recapping and learning different ways of making the ‘oo’ sound including: oo, ue, ew, ui and the split digraph u-e.

In RE we are going to be talking about the Last Supper, what happened in the garden of Gethsemane and what happened when Jesus was arrested.

On Thursday the children will be making a fruit salad to link in with the story of Oliver’s Fruit Salad by Vivian French.

PE will be on Wednesday afternoon and Thursday morning. Please can you ensure that your child brings their PE kit with them to change into on these days. This week we will be completing athletics activities as part of a virtual inter-school competition that we are taking part in.

Reading books will be changed every Monday, Wednesday and Friday this week. Please remember to write “finished” next to the book title in your child’s reading record if their book needs to be changed.  If your child is struggling with particular words or a particular book, please indicate this in their reading record so that we are aware and can make adjustments.

This week we will be setting some home learning tasks. On Wednesday your child will bring home their new home learning book which will contain details of the tasks which have been set. We will also post a blog entry on Wednesday outlining the home learning tasks. Completed tasks can be submitted digitally to the class email address or written in your child’s book. Home learning books should be returned to school with any completed work by Monday 22nd March so they can be looked at prior to the next home learning tasks being sent out.

If you have any questions or need help with anything please email us using the class email address (willow@st-barnabas.kent.sch.uk). Thank you for your continued support and enthusiasm.