Our Busy Week 13.3.2020
This week's vocabulary: pruning, opinion, fact, voluntary, involuntary, topiary
This week we had Conrad Burdekin visiting again- the children really enjoyed devising a class poem. See the pictures and video below! We also did a few assessments this week-Science, Maths and Reading. The children worked extremely hard to do their very best. In DT, we continued to make our Viking Longships- Jessica came up with a brilliant idea of how to join the bottom to the sides. Again, do look at the pictures.
We also discussed the difference between fact and opinion and will develop this to work on The Night Gardener.
Poet Conrad Burdekin Visits School
We continued our celebration of reading this week when the fabulous Conrad Burdekin came in to lead a poetry workshop with the children.
He spoke to the children about how unusual poems can be created by using different narrators.
This poem is written from the perspective of a child having quite a strange day!
Rowan class came up with this poem called 'Visitor To Our School' in record time. Why not use the video below to help you perform it at home? Can you remember all the actions and expression which makes the poem so funny to listen to?
Our busy week 6.3.2020
This week's vocabulary: orphanage, depressed, grim, secateurs, shears, perimeter
Welcome back to school! This week the children began work on anew Literacy unit- we are using the text "The Night Gardener" by the Fan Brothers. We are linking it closely to our Science work which we hope to begin soon on Plants. The children did some drama work around this and we had an excellent discussion about the illustrations and setting of the story.
In Maths we started work on finding the Perimeter of simple shapes, using what we know already about the properties of shapes and how to add lengths.
We also began work on making a STABLE Viking longboat out of card.