We were learning about report writing. We all chose 3 Olympic sports that feature in the Summer Olympic games and we had to write a report on them. We displayed them together on the notice boards at the front of the school.
It was great to learn so much about so many new sports!
We are reading George’s Marvellous Medicine. The children got to create their own Marvellous Medicine in class.
We learnt all about the European Union in Room 13. As part of this topic, each of us researched for and put together a project on an EU country. We presented our projects to our pods and learnt so much from one another as each of us were assigned a different country. The EU was an interesting topic to learn about and we loved finding out about different European cultures through our own research and through the research of others.
In order to learn how to use persuasive language, Room 13 prepared for Pod Debates. Each pod was split into two teams and given a motion. We drafted and redrafted our speeches until we felt confident enough to engage in a debate with the opposition/proposition.
The four motions were as follows:
-School should start later.
-Uniforms are unnecessary.
-It would be good to be famous.
-Lunchtime should be longer.
Many thanks to Room 14 who were a wonderful audience. They listened intently and brought a lot to the experience by asking questions and voting to decide which team won.
In advance, we felt nervous. However, the debates were thoroughly enjoyable to watch and be a part of and there were many interesting and unplanned moments caused by interruptions from the other team with points of information!
Room 10 having lots of fun making up news reports in groups!!
We have been spending the last few weeks working on both our procedural writing and oral language skills. We worked hard in our pods to create our own procedure presentations remembering both the procedure writing structure and language features. Check out the following videos to see our final masterpieces!
Pod 1: How to Make a Christmas Wreath
Pod 2: How to Make Hot Chocolate
Pod 3: How to Make Smores
Pod 4: How to Make Rocky Road
We’ve been working through some daily riddle challenges and even making some of our own!
The pupils in Room 5 were learning all about procedural writing and decided to make some tutorial videos using the procedural skills we learned.
We worked in our pods to write the scripts (remembering our procedural language), we prepared the onjects that we needed and we shot our tutorial videos.
We hope you enjoy them.
There are videos titled:
How to be safe in school during Covid-19
How to make hot chocolate
How to play sticks
How to make a paper Christmas wreath
In English we have been learning how to write procedures. We wrote a recipe for hot chocolate and decided to try it out! We added a selection of toppings- white chocolate, milk chocolate, marshmallows, cream and sprinkles. What’s your favourite? Have a look at Emma and Taya’s copies if you’d like to try out this delicious recipe!
Room 3 had great practice with some new adjectives, as we passed out compliments to one another!