We have been working hard all week in P.5AB.
We have been learning to write a non-chronological report and this week focused on the desert habitat (Aleena). The largest cold desert in the world is the Gobi Desert and the largest hot desert is the Sahara Desert (Ollie). We have been learning about how to use Clicker 6 to help us to type up our writing (Lewis K) .In reading we have been looking at the book ‘The Snail and the Whale’ by Julia Donaldson. We made predictions on what we thought it would be about (Kimberley) and, based on the front cover we spotted something really obvious, not so obvious and something another group wouldn’t think of (Scott S). We are going to be using this book to build on our language skills over the next few weeks.
Numeracy and Maths
We have been learning to sequence numbers forwards and backwards (Caiden). In the EXTREME group we had to write numbers in words and numerals (Scott M). We were working on numbers up to 1,000,000 (Jorja). In the HOT and SPICY group, we have been counting in 2s and 5s with numbers to 1000 (Sophie).
In our Natural World IDL, we went on an expedition around the playground. We had designed a new animal and made a model habitat then we plotted on a map where another team could find it in the playground. On expedition day, we hunted a new animal and had to carry out lots of tasks on the way (Sophie). Team 1 – Karis, Leon, Kimberley and Ava were the first to locate their new animal.
In our Human Rights and Values IDL we found out about Bear Grylls (Jorja). We found out that when he was younger, he did a skydive but his parachute didn’t open properly and he fell and broke his back in 3 places (Grace). He never gave up though and he could have stopped but he kept trying in his therapy and made a full recovery. It was like he was in the Learning Pit but he kept on trying (Sophie). We also found out that his Dad and his wife’s Dad died in the first year of their marriage and he used his Christian faith to help him (Jorja and Lewis H).
In French this week we moved onto finding out how to say animal names. We can also sign these names in Makaton. We do this every morning and recite these with a partner (Grace). A dog is un chien (Scott S).
On Tuesday we went to a House Meeting and we were looking for a new House Chant (Lily). In Dumyat House Scott S had his House Chant picked so we are all proud of him. Aleena also read her chant out in Dumyat House and Miley and Lily read theirs for Inglewood House. What confident pupils! We were told we could buy a House Badge for 25p (Leon).
This month, Lily, Zoe and Michael were the first Superstars of the year. Congratulations to them!
Lewis H was the first person in the whole school to run a marathon over the last few weeks during Daily Mile. We are super proud of him. Ava also did really well in her gymnastics competition, getting a silver medal for her performance in the Vault and Floor. Mirren goes highland dancing and encouraged Lily to join. Lily had her first lesson yesterday and enjoyed it.
Thank you for reading about our week. Have a great weekend!