Miss Carter: May 2015
This week has been busy as usual, but filled with lots of new exciting experiences for the children.
In Literacy we have been working on 'Missing Cat' posters based on our class novel and we have produced final drafts of our descriptive, atmospheric writing from a particular scene in the story. The children have especially focused their efforts on persuasive and descriptive techniques in the posters, as well as the importance of quality presentation! Next week we will find out what the next chapter may bring, wondering still if Topher will find the cat he longs to retrieve, Ka.
Our Maths work this week has focused on written methods for addition and subtraction, but mainly how to choose appropriate methods for the problems we need to solve. I have been impressed with the children's attitudes towards becoming more independent thinkers and confident with their choices when problem solving. Estimating and checking is key- and the children are becoming skillfully equipped to do so.
Ancient Egyptian studies have brought many new wonders to Base 3 this week! Many children have continued to share amazing work from home, based on their particular interests of the Topic, from being wowed with facts about Scarab beetles in the pyramids to discovering the hierarchy within society in Ancient Egypt- Base 3 really have plunged their minds and imaginations back to such an intriguing time. Some very interesting discussions have stemmed from how the pharaoh was deemed as the most important person, all the way down to farmers and labourers at the 'bottom of the list'. This really sparked the children's ideas about fairness within society and how we couldn't live without certain members of society, even though they may not have the most 'skilled jobs' or best education.
Swimming continued this week- the children are really loving their practise and we have a fun session next week to reward their efforts. Please be informed therefore that next week will be our final session.
Star of the week: Joe for working particularly hard on his presentation and earning his pen, as well as putting great effort into our drama in class.
Speaking of drama, we have had another visit from The Journey Man this week and we have made good headway with our upcoming performance at Schoolzfest on Saturday 4th July. I have sent letters home with the children today to be returned for the end of next week. Once i know who will/will not be attending, this will help us move forward, only practising with the children who decide to attend for definite and dedicate to the performance...I do hope this is all or most of Base 3! :)
We look forward to another fun week next week, even though we will be at our very quiestest when working due to the Year 6's sitting their SATs exams...good luck from all of us in Base 3!
Have a fantastic weekend, even if it is a little wet, and we will see you all on Monday.
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