Welcome back and Happy New Year! We hope you had a fantastic break. We have started the term with a bang, completing two assessed pieces that were incomplete due to the disruption caused by illness and the delay of the play, at the end of last term. They are now complete and we are up and running with our Spring Term topics.
In English we have been reading and analysing poems this week, with the view to write our own next week. The key technique will be personification. After that we be using Macbeth as our focus.. I'm very excited! We are now learning about 'Water', which is our Geography topic. This includes; rivers, the water cycle, where our water goes, conservation and many other areas. PE topics will be rugby until half term, followed by tennis. Some gymnastics on Fridays and skipping as our form of fitness, until the new running track is installed. Science topics will be Light and Earth, Sun and Space. Whereas in Art we will learning to paint using watercolours.
This afternoon the children successfully wrote the code for a game. The object of the game was to drive the car around the track. The code ensured the car followed the mouse pointer and stopped or spun if it drove on to the green grass. They also had to add a variable, which allowed them to keep score, into the code.
Scratch fun today!
A Viking's Guide To Bernards Heath
Your children have been utterly amazing during the last four weeks. We began by looking at different styles of Explanation Texts, before moving on to planning and writing our own. We then spent a long time learning about conjunctions, specifically subordinate conjunctions for complex sentences. We 'enjoyed' writing embedded relative clauses, which are always very useful, as well as how to punctuate using brackets, dashes and commas. Finally we used our new skills to edit our writing and produce a 'best' version of our explanation text. As you can see they are look fantastic - the children are very proud of them.
Mrs Withers and Mrs Dench are thrilled with how fantastic these look. The class have made sure their letter is very intricate.
Some of our self portraits in the style of Nick Sharrat