Woah! What an exciting and busy week we have just had! It has been a week full of visitors and exciting projects.
Saying that, Monday started off in a familiar fashion, with stale old Mr Frewin welcoming us back for the new term.
The first surprise of the week was that no one knew what a mini milk was!! Mr frewin is flabbergasted and has vowed to make sure everyone tries one before the end of term!
Our first visitor Carole, helped us all sing an African song: che che kule. The call and response dynamic made for a fun half hour where we changed tempo, pitch and even added in some actions! Mr Frewin will continue to play around with this one over the next few weeks.
In honour of our midweek visitors: Sarah McIntyre and Phillip Reeve, Mr Frewin chose their first book in the legend of Kevin series to study and emulate this week.
After reading the first chapter, we created own own quirky characters and described them in a similar fashion to out new favourite authors. After reading chapter 2, we drew inspiration from the characterisation Sarah and Philip use to introduce new characters within a narrative.
To help with the planning of our story we took great inspiration from Sarah and Philip’s assembly. In the assembly our patrons of reading showed us how creating a track board game full of perils and pitfalls can be a useful and fun way to plan a story.
Once planned we wrote our own versions and took inspiration from Sarah’s illustrations to bring our own creations to life.
Our 4th special guest of the week was Lydia, the director extraordinaire of our schools upcoming production of midsummer nights dream. She started working with us on Thursday where we workshopped some ideas for the production. We are all really looking forward to working with her over the next few weeks.
In maths we eased back into the week with a garlic planting investigation (checkout Google classroom for more information) before picking up where we left off with our work on decimals. This topic will continue for the next few weeks.
Our new science topic: adaption is a right doozy. We had lots fun creating animals to suit habitats which linked quite nicely to our English theme this week.
And our final visitor was the lovely Sally (sorry not sure of her teacher name!!?) for Thursday and Friday where she continued the good work we started during the first half of the week.
Moving forward we hope to have a little bit more continuity. Mr Frewin is planning to teach Thursday and Friday mornings and we’ll have guest teachers for the afternoons. We are aiming for these guests to be old favourites so we don’t cause too much disruption and anxiety.
Well, the sun is back and we have a long weekend ahead of us. Please don your shorts, slap on the sun tan and treat yourselves to a mini milk!