Literacy and English
Last term we finished our novel study “The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas”. This novel was vitally important in our exploration of our WW2 topic. We learned lots about the Holocaust in a way which really captured our attention and showed us how devastating this period of history was. We used “Boy in the Striped Pyjamas” to work on our inference skills, as well as looking at writer’s craft and how an author can take us on a journey using characters and descriptions.
Within Talk for Writing we have learned to write discursive texts, describing both people and places. We have learned the skill ‘show, don’t tell’, which develops our ability to use vocabulary and descriptions to paint a picture for the reader. We wrote some fantastic pieces based on the Pie Corbett story ” Little Vixen Street” with amazing results! We have also looked at developing our ability to write news reports. We based this on the story of the Lumberjack, and wrote news reports about elements of “Boy in the Striped Pyjamas”. Recently we have also entered a writing competition entitled ” A day in the Life of the Provost”
Numeracy and Maths
Last term we did a lot of number work, as well as working on fractions, decimals and percentages. Although it was difficult at times, we persevered and found success. We learned to find fractions and percentages of numbers, to add fractions together and to change fractions into decimal fractions. We have shown that we are becoming more confident with maths and we know that mistakes help us to learn!
Last term we were lucky enough to go to Largs for our residential trip. We got to ty so many sports that we have not been able to try before. We were all keen to try everything, even things we were a bit scared of. We had a really fantastic time. In school we have been playing tennis and have worked hard to develop our skills. We are able to play rallies, have better control over the ball and aim for targets.
In RE last term we completed the Pope Francis Faith Award. This has led nicely into our preparation for Confirmation. During our preparation we will reflect what the Award has taught us about the gifts of the Holy Spirit. These gifts are:
- Fear of the Lord
We will continue to work hard to prepare to receive this very special sacrament. Please stay tuned for further information about our Confirmation.
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