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Sailing at Yeadon Tarn

Friday 20th September | Comments are off for this post

On Thursday 6S had a fantastic day at Leeds Sailing and Activity Centre, Yeadon Tarn. This trip was part of our study of the book Kensuke’s Kingdom by Michael Morpurgo. It gave every child the opportunity to have a go at sailing and learn more about the different parts of a sailing boat. The children all did fantastically well and impressed the instructors with their sailing skills (and their willingness to get wet!).

As well as sailing, the children also carried out some activities to develop their understanding of the vocabulary and characters in the novel. The lakeside was the perfect place for some drama and teamwork. Imagining they had just been washed to shore, the children headed into the forest to first look for help, and then find food, water and shelter. Everyone enjoyed the opportunity to do some learning outside of the classroom. The children now have lots of ideas about survival ready to use in some instruction writing next week.

In other curriculum news, we have been exploring rounding and negative numbers in maths this week, as well as finding out about different groups of vertebrates in science. In English we have been revising different word classes, including prepositions, determiners and modal verbs, and identifying the features of instruction texts.

Homework this week:

Children have brought home some maths homework on rounding and a reading activity. Homework should be returned by Thursday 23rd September.

Extreme Learning:

We had a slightly disappointing score of 91% this week. Please make sure to do your extreme learning and get your planners signed!

Have a lovely weekend.

Mrs Sykes

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