Emma – It felt really good to be outside in the nice weather. We worked in teams and played passing games. My groups strategy was to stay as far away from the other team as possible to give plenty of space to pass and so that they couldn’t intercept.
Hot Seating is when a character is questioned by the group about his or her background, behaviour and motivation. The method may be used for developing a role or further understanding of a character.
Magnus – We took turns to choose characters to put in the hot seat. We asked them questions and it was fun to see what people thought about different characters and why they were like that. I went in the hot seat as Auggie and I found it fun but I had to think of different answers.
Our Fairtrade Pupil Group members have been working very hard to promote Fairtrade Fortnight which starts on Monday 24 February and finishes on Sunday 8 March 2020.
As preparation for Fairtrade Fortnight the Primary 4 pupil group members conducted a survey to find out which treats children would like to buy at the tuck shop we are planning to run. A subgroup of Primary 5s created posters to advertise the tuck shop around the school. The older members of the pupil group will be giving a speech and showing a PowerPoint to the rest of the school to raise awareness of Fairtrade. The Primary 7 members created a rota for the tuck shop (see below).
We would like to invite children to bring in cash to buy a Fairtrade treat from the tuck shop. We will be offering Geobake chocolate chip cookies, a variety of Divine chocolate bars and Fairtrade Jellybeans. The tuck shop will be running from Monday 2nd March until Friday 6th March. All items are £1.10 so please send your child with the correct amount if possible.
Spelling – Access https://www.spellingcity.com/users/MrsKHorne, select the correct lists use spellingcity’s games to help you learn your words. Each week you are also to learn five words that you have selected yourself with the spelling rule taught on Mondays. These will not be on spelling city. Instead, practise the rule making your words using active strategies (writing words on a partners back to guess, make with pasta or playdoh, rainbow writing, cheerleading the words etc…). You do not hand evidence of this in to school. It should be short, fun and engaging. You will complete a short dictation which uses words of a similar difficulty, though not the 5 specific words, which follow the spelling rule on Fridays.
**This week is week 14, ‘soft c’ words’**
Numeracy – Complete your group’s quiz, on teams.
Other – Make It Happen Competition. You have now had two weeks to investigate, consider and refine your app ideas and should now complete the application form. There will be winners in several categories. Winners will have the chance to make their app!