English- we have enjoyed reading books written and illustrated by the celebrated author Michael Foreman.
The children looked in detail at the language Foreman used in “I’ll take you to Mrs Cole” to build tension and evoke a response from his audience.
Later on in the week, they read different Foreman books and looked for similarities between them to establish Foreman’s illustration and writing style. They presented their findings to the whole class and concluded that Forman has a distinctive style when illustrating his stories. The children noticed that the stories’ characters were drawn in the same way. Arthur made the perceptive observation that a character from “Wonder Goal” was an older version of the central character in “Ill take you to Mrs Cole”.
Kit, Rafi, Murphy and Jake noticed that Foreman likes to write from the perspective of one character making the comment “each story sounds like a diary”
All of the children really impressed with their analytical skills and the confidence they each showed sharing their opinions in front of the whole class.
Oak class continued to hone their observation and analytical skills in our science lesson. They were given the task to develop a fair test in order to classify a set of rocks into the three different rock types- can you remember what they are? Ask your little scientist for clarification.
The children tested the hardness and permeability of each rock spotting similarities and differences and grouping them accordingly.
The children created some M.C. Escher master pieces! They were really inspire to create their own so- called impossible drawings.
Mr Frewin and Miss Barton