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.
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 🙂