Thank you to Team AF for allowing us to pair up and be your reading buddies. Reading aloud is important for us as much as it is for you to hear stories. By coming to read with you we have been exposed to rich language that is in full sentences and enabled us to increase our attention span. It gives us confidence to read aloud and the confidence to read to other people.
Since Christmas we listened to Michael Morpurgo’s ‘Private Peaceful’ which sparked the interest of the children to learn more about the life of child soldiers. To link with our PE curriculum, we ran a young soldiers training camp on the afternoon of the 27th February. This took place in the school’s nature reserve and was led by Mr Fidment. The children learnt to respond to a variety of commands, march as a rank, polish boots and much much more.
Throughout the morning the children discovered the lives and stories of local people involved in WW1 using archival documents, handling objects and period costume. The children had a hands on experience with artefacts and crafts, including making a Princess Mary tin. The session ended with a reflective creative writing activity where pupils transported themselves back in time to write a postcard from the perspective of a soldier or nurse. To ensure we made the most of the morning and the children could fully engaged in the experience, we invited all the children in Team LG to come to school for the day dressed up ready for war. It was fantastic to see the effort the children had gone to in order to fit with the time and theme of our day.
This morning we checked out Mrs Knott's new app, 'Show it...Draw it' app. We worked through the app to show that 3/4 is equivalent to 6/8. Here are a couple of examples of the work we produced.
Today we looked at reading and plotting coordinates in the first quadrant. We had to identify the x and y axes to be able to read the given coordinates and then plot points.
Yesterday afternoon, Team LG joined Team AF for a half an hour read. Members of Team LG modelled fantastic reading skills to the younger children and even asked questions about the stories that they were reading.
Throughout Maths this week we have focussed on 3D shapes and their nets. Yesterday, we were set the challenge of making the net of a cube to create a Christmas box. Today, we have made shortbread biscuits to put in our boxes which we are taking home as a present for our parents/carers. Tomorrow and next week we are going to be writing a set of instructions about how to make shortbread, which will then be passed on to another class to follow.
During our maths lesson today, we focussed on identifying the different types of triangles based on their properties. We used electrical tape to create a range of triangles on our desks. At first we used sight recognition to try and identify the types of triangles we had created. However, to ensure we were being accurate we took this further. We carefully used a ruler to measure the length of each side of the triangles and then used this measurement to decide if the triangle was an equilateral, isosceles or scalene triangle. Following this we had the chance to look at some challenge questions such as:
Can an isosceles triangle also be a right angled triangle?
Can an equilateral triangle ever be a right angled triangle?
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