Hello everyone. Happy February!
This week, I've been particularly impressed with the children's writing. We have been working hard to write descriptive sentences about characters and settings, using tools such as expanded noun phrases, exciting vocabulary and making use of the five senses. There have been some excellent sentences produced, for example: 'As it grew darker, the thick fog rolled in. The only sound that could be heard was footsteps because the place was deserted.'
'Everyone went quiet in sheer terror as a presence as terrifying as Death himself advanced on the forest."
In Maths, we have started a new unit of work on Fractions. We've learnt what a unit fraction and non-unit fraction are, and thought about how to represent fractions, in particular tenths. Science involved learning about the planets in more depth and discovering the difference between inner rocky planets and outer gas giants. In History, we explored what the 'Heptarchy' was in Anglo-Saxon times. It's been another active week with our usual gymnastics session on Thursday plus an afternoon of relay races on Tuesday with OCRA. Have a look at the photos below.
Next week is another Forest School week and we will discover how our natural dyes turned out and use the materials strips to do some weaving.
Have a lovely weekend.
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