On Monday 26th February, I have arranged for Louise Wright from Experience Barnsley to come into school for a ‘WW1 Session’. Throughout the morning the children will discover the lives and stories of local people involved in WW1 using archival documents, handling objects and period costume. Each pupil will be given a soldier’s book to complete throughout the session. The children will have a hands on experience with artefacts and crafts, including making a Princess Mary tin. The children will also learn about the life of a soldier through role-play. Louise will teach the children how to march like a soldier, respond to commands and carry out first aid. The session will end with a reflective creative writing activity where pupils will transport themselves back in time to write a postcard to a soldier or nurse. To ensure we make the most of the morning and the children can fully engage in the experience, we invite all the children in Class 5 to come to school for the day dressed up ready for war. The children have the opportunity to come dressed as a soldier, a nurse, a child or any costume fitting into a WW1 theme.
Secondly on Tuesday 27th February, I have arranged for Team LG to work with Mr Fidment. Over the past few week the children have been extremely inquisitive about the lives of young soldiers during WW1. We have started listening to Michael Morpurgo’s ‘Private Peaceful’ which has sparked the interest of the children to learn more about the life of child soldiers. To link with our PE curriculum, we are going to be running a young soldiers training camp on the afternoon of the 27th February. This will take place in the school’s nature reserve. Please could you ensure that your child brings an appropriate set of clothes and shoes to participate in this activity. Due to the current weather conditions, please be aware that the children’s clothing may get muddy and therefore it would be appropriate to send clothes/shoes that you don’t mind getting dirty.
During our maths lessons this week we have focused on comparing two fractions. We came up with the following rules:
If the denominator is the same then the smaller/larger the numerator, then the smaller/greater the fraction.
If the numerator is the same (unit fraction) then the smaller/larger the denominator then the greater/smaller the fraction.
This week we have started working towards writing an Ancient Greek myth. First, we read 'Thespina and the Scorpidon' and used this to identify the features used in Greek mythical writing. A lot of our literacy work this week has been cross-curricular to enable us to have a secure understanding of who the Ancient Greeks were in order for us to write our own myths next week. We particularly focused on Greece itself, buildings and houses in Ancient Greece, clothing, Greek Gods/Goddesses and mythincal creatures (hybrid animals).
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Congratulations to last week's winner, Mrs Beynon.
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Congratulations to last week's winner, Mrs Wright.
We have continued our work on fractions this week by looking at equivalent fractions. We discussed that equivalence means 'the same' and used this to create bar models of fractions to show fractions that were equal to one another. After we had used visual representations of fractions we were able to see the link between multiplication and division strategies and used these to find equivalent fractions.
This week during literacy lessons we have focused on war poetry, particularly poetry written during and after the First World War. We looked at the author's choice of language, in particular figurative language (smiles, personification, alliteration, metaphors and onomatopoeia) and how this impacts on the reader. Towards the end of the week, we wrote our own poems, concentrating on imagery used within poems and how our language choice would the pictures we are creating in the readers' minds.
Please see below the newest quiz available. To be returned before Friday 9th February.
Congratulations to last week's winner, Mrs Vincent!
Throughout our lessons this week we have started our Fractions topic. We initially discussed what a fraction was and the meaning of the numerator and denominator. We learnt that the denominator tells us how many equal parts to split our whole into (shape, amount) and that the numerator tells us how many of those parts we need. Following on from this, we began to look at find a fraction of a shape and the importance of making sure our whole was split into equal parts. We were then able to link this with finding a fraction of an amount.
We were busy in the ICT suite this week, publishing our newspaper articles about varying events from the First World War. We began by using word processing skills to set our page out as though it was a newspaper. In particular, we focused on using the text box tool to set our work out. Once we had written our articles we changed the font and size of our text to ensure our newspaper reports looked like they had been written during the war. Next week we will be staining our work to give it an 'older newspaper' appearance.
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