Happy New Year to all our readers, this is our first blog of the year. We would like to welcome a new reader, Mr Dennett (senior) – delighted to have to read our news sir!
In assembly we have been talking about ‘Personal Qualities.’ So, we have discussed what we are good at, what we are bad at but most importantly what we can learn from each other and how we can help each other.
We have been thinking about New Year resolutions. Some of us would like to get fitter by playing more sports, some of us would like to travel more, some of us would like to spend more time with our families but we would ALL like to get good SAT results!
Mr Dennett has kicked the year off as he means to go on – no rest for us, he was straight in there with the maths! We have started off by looking at area, perimeter, shapes and volume. We have been measuring tape on the floor around the outside to get the area measurements, perimeter. The surface of a shape is the area. We can now convert between units of measure. Centre Metres– Metres you divide by 100, Centre Metres – Milometers you multiply by 10 and Centre Metres – Kilometres you divide by 100,000.
We haven’t started our new books we are reading as a class yet but we have started to write our own magazine articles. Mr Dennett has been showing us what non-fiction text is and hybrid text. We have been sending letters to Mrs Freeman in a persuasive way, examples were to convince her to build us a swimming pool, give us sweets during break times, chairs made of bouncy balls and wearing no school uniform.
As a class we have been watching a video called ‘The Alchemist’s Device.’ It’s a machine that takes memories and turns them into gold, the more precious the memories the more gold. We can’t wait to continue this area.
The sports coaches are in this half term teaching us athletics and dance. We are learning a formation dance to the music ‘no education’ and will hope to show the rest of the school at the end of term. In Spanish we are learning our numbers by re-learning poems and songs we remember from when were younger.
In Geography we are looking at a country in the Middle East called Iraq. We have looked at the borders of Iraq, Jordan, Iran, Turkey, Kuwait and Syria. We have been learning about the history of Iraq, the perfect circular/round city, the invasion, the library of the sacred books within the city of Bagdad the capital. Also, we have been looking and learning about the river Tigris and Euphrates.
We look forward to telling you more in our next blog about our learning journey at our school. We won’t be able to blog next week but hope to be able to produce one for you w/e 3/2/17. Until then keep warm in this cold weather.