After looking at a few copies of comics, we discovered that in comic strips, stories unfold in a predominantly visual way. Images and illustrations “tell a story” frame by frame with a minimal amount of text in speech bubbles, thought bubbles, explosions for sound effects and possibly text boxes. We have enjoyed selecting the key parts of “Escape from Pompeii,” so that we could re-create appropriate illustrations which would re-tell the story. Then we added text to help explain events and show characters’ thoughts and feelings. We have almost finished and our artwork is impressive!
We have finished our very short unit on “Money” and we can confidently recognise coins and notes in order to add and subtract amounts of money. We have tackled word problems where we have to work out the change due in a given scenario. All very useful life skills.
On Wednesday afternoon, a very damp and miserable afternoon, we brightened up the proceedings by erupting our volcanoes with a solution of vinegar and bicarbonate of soda. The children were very excited! Take a look at the finished volcanoes with their proud creators, before they erupted.
We also continued our learning about rocks and started to understand how fossils are formed. Ask the children – I’m confident many will be able to tell you.
Champion of the week
Freya Wakefield really deserves to be our Champion of the Week! She would be the first to admit that she occasionally struggles with some concepts in Maths, but she has worked really hard this week and enjoyed lots of success. Keep positive, Freya, and keep it up!
Oh dear. We struggled to achieve a good level of attendance because we had a couple of children who were poorly for a couple of days so we didn’t even reach the National Average. Our percentage was 95% However, we can’t help suffering from ill-health and hopefully, after half term, we’ll be back to full strength.