A fabulous first week back!
Friday 23rd April |
We have certainly been blessed with the weather this week and it has been an absolute pleasure to see the children enjoying themselves in the sunshine. We have hit the ground running and the children have been working very hard this week in all areas.
This week we have started our new unit on poetry. The text we are focusing on is the Highwayman by Alfred Noyes. It is a tricky text with lots of new vocabulary to unpick and analyse. The children have really enjoyed the text so far and have spent lots of time developing their understanding of the themes and ideas presented by the writer.
Here is a video link to an animated reading of the poem.
- We also looked at some of the metaphors in the poem and asked children to represent these through water colours.
- The wind was a torrent of darkness among the gusty trees
- The moon was a ghostly galleon tossed upon cloudy seas
- The road was a ribbon of moonlight, over the purple moor
- His eyes were hollows of madness
Here are the children’s representations:
Worries! We all have them and this week we took the opportunity to really speak about them and how they make us feel. We discussed that adults and children have some worries which are separate. The children also discussed how these worries might make us feel and how our actions and behaviours may change. Following this we discussed what we could do to help alleviate some of the worries we may have by sharing the story ‘Bag of worries’. Here is a link to the story on our school website: http://ffwellbeing.primaryblogger.co.uk/helpful-books/
The children this week began French lessons with Mrs Dobkin. She spoke to them entirely in French for the lesson and year 6 worked incredibly hard to understand her. They revised how to pronounce words correctly and recapped counting to twenty, common colours and months of the year. She was very impressed by how much they knew already.
Can you remember any of the French we learned for the colours red, green, grey, blue and black?
For this weeks homework we would like the children to complete:
- Pages 42 and 43 in Maths SATS booklet – Ratio
- Pages 18 and 19 in English SATS book – reading poetry
- 2 x Mathletics tasks
- Spelling shed 10 games on new spellings
We hope that you all have a lovely, relaxing weekend.
Miss Jones and Mrs Dobkin