Happy half term! This week, we have been celebrating the joy of reading! All week, children in Year 5 have been reading live virtually to classes all across the school. We have been so engaged and excited by this immersive experience into different texts. We have loved hearing the older children read and seeing different faces each day. On Thursday, we all took part in a Southborough Reading Quiz! The children found some of the questions tricky but enjoyed sharing their knowledge of different books and authors. Year 6 had been set the task to create a virtual reality experience based on the book 'A Boy and a Bear in a Boat' which the Year 3s thoroughly enjoyed.
In other curriculum areas, children have been learning to touch type using the BBC program 'Dance Mat Typing'. They have also been experimenting with how water travels in plants. We learnt that water is transported from the roots to the leaves using tubes in the stem. We tried to see this happening using food dye, celery and flowers and we were able to spot the network of tubes in the stems!
Have a lovely half term. Enjoy the sunshine!
Congratulations to our Head's Heroes this week: Pippa, Edward and Shayla!