This has been an incredibly busy term and luckily the sun has come out too!
In English, we have continued our journey through ‘Holes’ by Louis Sachar. We have discussed the issue of discrimination which appears in the text and written some fabulous news reports about the incident. These are on display outside our classroom so take a look as you pass by.
Recently, we have taken part in a mock trial to decide the innocence of one of the characters in the book. Some children were judges and they had the difficult task of writing questions to ask each witness and then deciding on the outcome of the trial after hearing all the evidence. The remaining children took the parts of various characters from the book and wrote witness statements as their character. During the trial, each character had to justify their opinions and answer tough questions from the judges. As a class, some of us felt challenged by speaking aloud to the class but we agreed that we all enjoyed the experience and felt it was a skill we would like to develop further. Well done everyone.
Last week was Healthy Body;Healthy Mind week and as well as our incredible sports day which we all enjoyed, we made healthy salads, investigated sun safety and took part in mindfulness activities. These we have continued this week as we felt they helped us feel more relaxed and connected to the world around us.
Our science lessons have shown what independent thinkers we have become. During our topic on Living Things, we chose to become experts in a particular animal class and then after much research we presented our results to each other. Each presentation was clear, accurate and presented in different innovative ways.
This week, we have enjoyed using our UV beads to think of our own science questions that we wish to investigate and then undertaken the practical experiment, before writing up the experiment in our own way.
A highlight of this week has been meeting our new Reception buddies. Everyone was caring and kind to them on their afternoon in school and I know that they are excited to build on this relationship with them in September. Here are some of the lovely cards the children have written to their buddies telling them about themselves and our school. I know the new Reception children will be delighted to receive them through the post.
The class met their new teachers yesterday and are now enthusiastic to apply for the roles Year 6 undertake to benefit our school.