Back to normality this week! With Miss Kennedy's teaching time up, I had the class back but I have to say the children have been fabulous. Every single child has got on with their learning as if nothing had changed, they really have done the school proud.
Seeing as it's been World Book Week we have focused out efforts on the book "Grandad's Secret Giant". We have still managed to fit most of our usual lessons in (English, maths and reading), we've looked at using comparative language when looking for similarities and differences between famous story giants.
World Book day was upon us on Thursday, and didn't the children looked magnificent!
We went to our "buddies" in Mighty Moles and read them some of their most treasured stories! After that we came together to see how our book knowledge would fare against the World Book Week Quiz, it's safe to say we're all a bunch of book worms!
See You Next Week!
Week Beginning 25th February 2019
What a wonderful first week back after half term! We began the week looking at the poem ‘The Sound Collector’ by discussing what the poem is about and going to different locations in our school to see if we could collect our own sounds. We then started to think about how we could use this to write our own poems - ready to perform at the end of the week.
We continued to look at area and perimeter in Maths by looking at and comparing regular and irregular shapes. On Thursday, we designed our own playground by following the guide to draw objects with a given area.
This week we also …
We have had a superb final week with Miss Kennedy!
Another amazing week for Charlie's Champions and we've all been working very hard!
We've been looking at rounding in Maths by using our rhyme to help us work out which numbers round up or down to the nearest 10 and 100. We created number lines to help us understand why we round up or down.
In English, we finally got to write our non-chronological report about The Romans! The week began by going to different editing stations to make sure our report was superb before we could publish our final piece. Some of our reports even got put on our Roman display!
Charlie's Champions were set the challenge of helping Miss Kennedy sort out her envelopes in History which were mixed with facts and tricks. This helped us find out all about Hadrian's Wall and why it was built. (Did you know it took over 15,000 soldiers 6 years to build Hadrian's Wall?) We then acted out the wall in order to see what it would have looked like before building our very own wall full of interesting facts.
It's been a knockout week for Charlie's Champions!
(Please excuse the pun.)
Premier Sport were back again! The children were really put through their paces, let's hear what some of them had to say about it:
1. It was really funny! But it was so hard! - ME
2. Boxing is way more fun than I thought it was going to be. I thought it would be boring. - MW
3. It was so cool to wear the gloves, they got very sweaty... YUCK. - RN
The children have also got stuck into some bar modelling, running side by side with the workshop held on Wednesday evening. Everyone really seemed to get off to a flying start, this week we have focused on creating our bars and identifying whether a bar required addition or subtraction to complete it.
See you next week!
Yet another fabulous week under our belts for Charlie's Champions! The children have been absolutely fabulous from start to finish. We have a new adult in class (Miss Kennedy), every single child has behaved phenomenally and given every single activity 100%!
Miss Kennedy has taught the children all about Non-Chronological reports, the children have looked at what makes an effective report as well as starting to think how to write their own. Check them out below!
For maths the children have been practising their data handling, we have looked at reading and interpreting pictograms with a range of keys and moved onto creating our own from data we collected ourselves!
We are lucky enough to have Premier Sport teaching our PE lessons on a Wednesday this half term. This week we dabbled in some archery, it was clear to see we had some budding potential Robin Hoods (barring the tights), whether the target was a board or even a tennis ball... the children found their target!
See you next week!
Everyone was raring to go from the moment they walked in the room Monday! Not sign of any post Christmas blues, nothing! The children simply sat down, pulled out their equipment and started to work. Amazing right?
In all seriousness the children have been fantastic. In English we have started our Non-Chronological Reports unit, we have already recapped the basic features and have started to analyse reports and identify what makes them effective. We will be combining this with our "Pharaohs to Emperors" topic for some cross-curricular learning (the children are very enthusiastic).
Speaking of Romans and cross-curricular activities, the children have even taken to Roman numerals, whether it be reading numbers below 30, playing numeral bingo or making different numerals out of match sticks... We have it covered!
Thursday was our "Roman Day", the children all looked fantastic! We had a room full of Roman soldiers, senators and even higher class citizens! They took quickly to their new roles as Romans during Latin, if only it was still used, some of the kids were simply magnificent. Take a look!
Well it has been a VERY eventful first week back, I'm sure next week won't disappoint... But for now...
See you then!