Here’s Juliette writing about David Walliams’ Grandpa’s Great Escape and a picture of the old folk’s home where he’s been “put”:
So far in the story, Jack has a grandfather who was a pilot in the air force in World War II but when he is put into an old folk’s home it is up to him and Jack to escape from the evil matron.
Chyanne’s reading Nancy Drew by Carolyn Keene:
Nancy Drew is a detective. She solves tons of mysteries but the only mystery she’s trying to crack at the moment is what to get for her dad’s birthday without making a mess! Nancy lives in River Heights and is well known for her skills. I am enjoying this book because I would love to solve some mysteries too.
Kia’s reading Roald Dahl’s George’s Marvelous Medicine:
George has made his marvelous medicine and is now cooking it on the stove. He’s added a lot of animal pills.
Adverbs that might be useful in next week’s writing:
The class is working really well together – here are some pictures from this morning. In maths, the children coached one another on placing numbers accurately on number lines between 1 and 1000 and 1 and 10,000. In English, we learned about adverbial phrases (“fronted adverbials,” we call them, when they are positioned at the start of sentences) and a challenge to the children, working with their partner, was to classify a range of phrases as adverbials of time, place or manner (i.e. adding information about when, where or how an action takes place). They could give you examples, I hope, if you ask them! We’ll be trying to use fronted adverbials effectively in the stories we are about to start writing.
In tomorrow’s lesson on Brazil, we’re going to be finding out about the climate in different regions of Brazil, including in the city of Manaus.
Here’s a challenge you could try before the lesson: find Manaus on the map and try to find out what the pictures below are showing.
These are the sorts of problems we were looking at in today’s maths lesson.
We played our first song on the recorder today: Biker Ben – in the note of B! [Recording to follow]
We’re keeping the recorders at school but it would be great if any of the children were able to get hold of a recorder to practise with at home (and use in lessons too if they want to)