West End Primary School

West End Lane, Leeds,
West Yorkshire LS18 5JP

0113 2582819


Week beginning 8th October 2018


I was so proud of Macaw class on Wednesday. Not only did they plan and write their own assembly, they presented brilliantly and  weren't phased by my technical issues on the laptop. Well done to  everybody.  For those of you that  weren't able to  come to the Robin Wood meeting on Wednesday night, I have sent a brochure home  with the children. if you have any questions please see myself,  Mrs Odell or Mrs Wharton.

This week sees us immersed in addition and subtraction - using the skills we learned in lower key stage 2,  to solve problems and reason about maths.  We have used the bar method to look at the relationship between numbers in different calculations, and created our own number stories. These  help us to understand the concepts involved when we are faced with tricky word problems.  Homework is focused on addition and subtraction. If  they have a 'bar' homework task,  your child will be able to explain.  other homework tasks are focused on fluency in subtraction and addition. 

After the focus of our assembly we turn to narrative writing again. We have been reading a book called Erik the Viking, and we are writing our own adventure for Erik. The story is based on the Viking sagas and tells of the adventures of Erik and his men and their boat Golden Dragon.  Much like Odysseus of Greek legends, the stories show the heroes to be brave, resourceful, clever and loyal.  At every turn, they are faced with challenges and have to think of ways of overcoming these and saving their friends. 

This week in PHSE we have discussed  people who are famous in the media and, to what degree they  can be seen as role models. This forms part of the topic  'Physical Health - In the Media'  and we will be focusing on the positive messaged about health that we get from the role models.  


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