Our literacy focus this half term is on report writing and instructions. This week we have been learning lots about how to write a set of instructions. We started by working with a partner to read a set of instructions and then we highlighted all of the things we thought are important when writing clear instructions.
We then came together to compare what everyone thought before creating a set of Success Criteria for instructional writing.
Later in the week, we worked together with Miss Smyth to create a whole class set of instructions. We used the adverbs we found during our reading last week and the connectives we gathered last term to write instructions for being a good friend! Since this week is Anti-Bullying Week, we thought this would be a good reminder!
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The P6 Assembly is coming up soon and we have decided to show how much we are learning in literacy. We will present our whole class instructions in the form of a cookery show! Do you have any aprons, chef's hats or cooking utensils we could borrow? Please remember to put your name on any items you loan us so we can get them back to you! Thanks!
We are also learning the song "Thank you for being a friend". Help your child to learn the lyrics at home: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VxlvCsgy1Xg
On Tuesday afternoon Declan and Connor from 'Beam Creative Network' visited our class to talk to us about how to stay safe online. They told us that everything we write online is there FOREVER! Even if we delete it! They also highlighted the dangers of putting photographs online. Declan and Connor told us that lots of information can be gotten from photographs and reminded us to be very careful. They told us that if someone we don't know 'friends' us online, we should delete the request, block the person and tell an adult. Finally, they told us that if someone we don't know in real life sends us a message we should take a SCREENGRAB, BLOCK and TELL. It was a very interesting afternoon!
I hope you all have a wonderful mid term break! Looking forward to seeing you back at school on Monday, 6th November! - Miss Smyth
Today we had a spooky Halloween Party in our class and joined the rest of Key Stage 2 for a fantastic Halloween disco. It was great fun! There was dancing, singing and lots of sweeties too! Come and have a look at our costumes! :)
In Numeracy, we've been working on developing our problem solving skills. Some of the tasks we completed on our own, while, in others, we worked with a partner. It was lots of fun! :)
We have been learning about Michael Morpurgo. Together we worked with a partner to read a short biography, before writing a list of the things we think make him a significant author. Afterwards, we examined some of his books by looking at the cover illustrations and talking about the colours used and why. We also read the blurbs at the back of the books to see if we could determine what the main themes in Michael Morpurgo's books are. We thought that war, love, friendship, relationships and pain came up a lot.
Our class novel is also a Michael Morpurgo book; Kensuke's Kingdom.....we can't wait to find out what happens!
This half term we are developing our game skills. We have been playing lots of warm up games and have developed our tennis and hockey skills. It's lots of fun! :)