End of Spring 1!
Friday 15th February |
It has been a short but busy half term and the children have been working exceptionally hard (especially on their extreme learning work). The children have achieved 100% every week since the start of this term which is a fabulous achievement! We have had a little extra Dojo time today as a reward for all of their hard work.
Over the past two weeks, 5J have been exploring the Jabberwocky by Lewis Carroll. When first reading the poem, the children were a little put off by the bizarre and unusual language used. Over the course of a few lessons, we explored these terms further and the children even used the skills of portmanteau to write their own nonsense words. Following on from this, we looked at the Jubjub bird and used our imaginations to draw what we thought this creature would look like. There were some fabulous sketches and the children used these well to write some amazing character descriptions.
Next term we will be looking at decimals, percentages and fractions. It would be useful if you could look at these concepts with the children so they have seen them in the real world before beginning the learning. 50% off at the shop, £ and pence on the shopping bill are some ideas you could explore.
I have set some mathematics and learning log homework for over half term. It would be great if the children could also log onto Spelling Shed, TT rocks and Mathletics over the half term to earn some online points. I will be keeping an eye on the scores!
I hope you all have a wonderful half term break and enjoy the sunshine which has appeared!