Good Afternoon,

This week the “Beast from the East” certainly hit here in Leeds. Our week started by exploring how a story begins and looking at how we could start our science fiction story. We decided to start our story right in the middle of the action were “Gina” and “Tommy” were defeating aliens on planet “Zorb.” Gina and Tommy were then headed back to their planet (Jaxx) to celebrate when, somewhere above Earth, Gina pressed a large, red button labelled “DO NOT TOUCH.” The UFO launched Gina into a strange building labelled “Allerton CE Primary.” We are looking forward to finding out what happens next. The children have been working in groups developing the story, adding detail, finding out more about the characters ready to plan their own story next week.

The weather this week has complimented our topic perfectly. It added a very fitting background to our Antarctica assembly. Thank you to all the parents that came along despite the weather. We hope you enjoyed the learning we shared and our Ukulele performance. After the assembly, we learned about Inuit people who live in the Arctic. We then went outside and made some Igloos and enjoyed the snow. We had so much fun building and playing together.

Following this, the children wrote excellent weather reports about the “Beast from the East” hitting Leeds. We then recorded some “on location” out in the cold. The children particularly impressed me with their use of personification in this writing.
After a snow day yesterday, we have settled back into School today and have had a visitor who wanted to watch some of our Macbeth work. I’ll admit I was slightly worried when I heard this as we haven’t done this since November. But, the children blew me away. They had remembered everything and were able to articulate their learning so brilliantly. I was beyond proud!

In our “Maths No Problem” lessons, we continued to look at Fractions and subtracting. We will start next week multiplying Fractions.

Home Learning!
Due to the late start today, absences and snow day yesterday we have not done our spelling test today. We will be doing our spelling test on Monday and going through our homework. Meanwhile, if the children could check our class blog for the writing challenge I have set. I have also posted an excellent example written by Daniel and Michael Fotherby. I have also asked that the children think of their own real life maths problems relating to our beautiful (but slightly inconvenient) weather.
Next week our world book day will be rearranged, we will keep you posted with when exactly this will be. Next Wednesday we will be attending “Rewind to Easter” at Moortown Baptist Church. This is always a really lovely morning and I am looking forward to taking the class there.

PE Kits. Our P.E. is on Monday’s and is dance indoors. We are also running a mile a day in School so if children could have their trainers in every day please.

I hope you have an excellent weekend and stay nice and warm. Let’s hope we’ve seen the back of the “beast.”

Miss M 🙂

Snowflake

As I hit the ground, I came to meet my frozen brothers. My brothers were crammed together like baked beans in a tin and surrounded me like bees around a honeycomb. Melting, squashed, destroyed-which would be the worst?

Snowflakes are tough: braving the harsh winters; surviving the freezing temperatures; falling from extreme heights. I find myself being elevated into the bitter air and being squashed between my brothers by a mysterious, soft and gentle material that belongs to humans. The more I get put in a snowball the more weak I get. Suddenly, I’m hurtling through the raw air and land with a thud…

I came to rest on a much rougher material that was a human’s battered coat. Dizzily, I grabbed on for dear life. There I hung for what felt like weeks but was probably only a few minutes. As the human finally trudged inside I knew it was soon to be the end of me. In the warm, snug house of the humans my life threatened to come to a close. Melting, disappearing, dying – was this the end?

By Daniel and Michael Fotherby

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Snowflake Challenge!

As mentioned in previous blog, I would love for you to complete some writing today from the perspective of a snowflake. Think about:

  • How is the snowflake feeling?
  • Do people like them?
  • Do they mean to cause disruption?
  • Do they like being played with/stepped on/thrown/driven on by people?

Think about which sentence types you could include in this writing. In class we have been working on:

  • The more, the more
  • Tell: Show 3;
  • 3 bad – question?

Good Luck,

Miss M 🙂

SCHOOL CLOSED TODAY

Due to worsening conditions, and an unsafe school site,  we have made the unprecedented decision to close school today. Thursday 1st March.

We will continue to monitor the forecast for Friday and keep parents updated via text/email.

We will rearrange our own World Book Day next week.

I am sorry for any inconvenience that this has caused.

I would love to see and hear about what you get up to in the snow today. As discussed with Mr Kay yesterday, maybe you could write from the perspective of a snowflake.

I’d love to see if you can think of any snowy maths problems. As we did in class yesterday, you could add up the cm’s of snowfall to find a total. Be creative!

Have lots of fun playing and be safe!

Miss M 🙂

Fun in the snow!

On Wednesday we were so happy when we saw the snow on the ground. It meant that we could get a glimpse of what it might be like on our Rescue expedition to Antarctica. We created huddles like emperor penguins to keep ourselves warm! 

Well done to Sophie for her amazing photography, she has captured some beautiful moments!