13th February 2017

Last week’s English lessons focussed on two different poems, ‘From a Railway Carriage’ by Robert Louis Stevenson and ‘The coming of the Iron Man’ by Brenda Willams. The enjoyed reading the poems and picking apart the phases that are used to create powerful mages in the readers minds. They also identified how the rhythm and rhymes are used to help to create atmosphere.

In mathematics the children have been working on telling the time. A topic that is filled with many interesting obstacles and challenges. However the children have risen to the tasks and been able to convert between analogue and digital time. They have looked at the different ways that time are present in written and spoken forms. This has then helped them to move to recording times using both twelve and twenty-four hour notation.

Topic sessions have looked at the daily life of people in Roman times. The children completed some research on clothing, food, entertainment, jewellery, shopping, education and housing. They then used this information to make posters that showed what they had discovered. A fantastic example created by Charliann can be seen below. The children also enjoyed watching an episode of Time Team and seeing how archaeologists extract and interpret finds and how this helps us to understand what life was like in the Roman period.

Our three Take 5 ambassadors completed the next section of their training. They look very impressive in their new shiny badges.

Last week we collected 8 handshakes.
Our attendance was 98.7%
Our composer of the week was Elysia for her fantastic research.