Welcome back from a fantastic week of beautiful weather. I just can’t believe this is the last half term of the school year! These past few weeks have just flown by.
I hope you have all had a lovely break and a good rest with lots of fresh air, exercise and family time.
We have a fantastic week planned this week, where we are looking at books and authors. You know how keen I am at reading (in fact I have read about six books since school closed), so this week’s theme is just up my street. The title of the week is ‘Authors and Books’ and we will be looking at non-fiction and fiction books. My bookshelf in school is bursting with fantastic books, nearly all of which I have read and loved; taking me to all corners of the world and beyond. Even though I can’t travel at the moment, I can see other parts of the world through the stories and books I read.
I have always been a bit of a bookworm and as a little girl I remember reading The Family at One End Street, by Eve Garnett, which was set in a Sussex town and was about a large family of seven children, who were all very different, funny and daring. Another book that really made me laugh was My Family and Other Animals, by Gerald Durrell – this was a super book all about a family who moved to live in a small village on the island of Corfu. It was almost an autobiography, but the way Gerald Durrell wrote was very clever and entertaining. Finally, another set of books that I couldn’t put down were those written by Enid Byton. I just loved the St Clair’s and Malory Towers books, which took me to the world of boarding school and midnight snacks.
If you are ever needing advice or recommendations for good reads, the BookTrust website is a good one to go to: https://www.booktrust.org.uk/
You may have also seen the little video Mrs Wake has made of all of the staff reading a book. At the end there is a little challenge for you to put a photograph of yourself reading and send it to me via the Wharfedale email address. I can’t wait to see your photographs and find out any recommendations you might have.
This week we are looking at adding and subtracting fractions – you will remember doing this at school with me back in the winter. Keep working on the homework challenges that MyMaths has and just do your best.
The week ahead:
I am full time in school now, teaching children of key workers each day. Both Mrs Trenam and Mrs Whiteley will be going over your Seesaw posts (although I am sure I will have a sneaky peak occasionally). That doesn’t mean I won’t be thinking of you all and wishing you were all in class right now. We are all still keeping everything crossed and hoping we will be back together again before the end of the summer term.
Have a great week, enjoy the sunshine and keep reading! Don’t forget your photograph.
See you all soon, stay safe and well
Love Mrs Saunderson, and the Wharfedale team xxxx