Well done to our first superstars of the week—Taylor, Scarlett and Harry! Taylor’s focus has been great this week, Scarlett has shown a fab understanding of fractions and Harry is reading much more and making connections between various stories! Keep it up guys!
English - In English we have spent a lot of time looking at the Iceland Christmas advert. We have discussed the message it is trying to get across, why it was banned and on what we think Iceland’s intentions really were when releasing this advert by Greenpeace. It has sparked some amazing conversations in class and everyone has shown a real passionate interest when writing their persuasive letters and when beginning to look at newspaper reports!
The class has even requested that we now donate half of our enterprise money to Greenpeace to help raise awareness on palm oil and how it affects rainforests and orang-utans!
The Circle of Life
This week everyone was introduced to our new topic—The Circle of Life! Everyone is excited to learn all about the life cycle of living things, classification grids and what microorganisms are!
Guided Reading - In guided reading we are looking at a book called Skellig. Everyone has been making lots of predictions as well as working hard at completing tasks based around the active reading strategies!
At the end of the week we have been using guided reading question mats to help us create our own questions based around a text. This week everyone chose their own article to focus on out of the first news newspapers!