7th of November 2021
One week of this half term down!
In English, Birch class have been learning how to write descriptive settings that make the readers feel like they're actually there by using our senses. Our writing project this half term will be writing their own myth, linked to our new novel Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief. This week we have also looked at the Story of Arachne in guided reading to start to get an idea of the characteristics of myths.
We have just finished our first week of statistics in maths which included creating our own bar chart about the hair colours in Birch Class. We discussed the different parts of bar charts and line graphs and why they're important. All of Birch Class have also done a fantastic job at reading and interpreting both types of charts.
We have nearly wrapped up our history topic. Next week we will be writing our essay on who the greatest monarch is and I can't wait to read them. Ask your children who they think the greatest monarch they have learned about is!
Let's not forget about our personal correspondent in Glasgow! The children in Year 3, 4, 5 and 6 have been hearing about what's been going on at COP26. This week they've seen which leaders have been taking part (including Nicola Sturgeon and the Archbishop of Canterbury!). She has explained what goes on inside the blue zone at the conference and told us about the talks she went to. Our students were particularly interested in the talk she went to about climate change and TV. Make sure to ask your children about that!
Autumn Term Part 2!!
Welcome back to school everyone! I hope you're all excited for the second half of the Autumn term, I know I am!
It's a very exciting week in the UK this week with the COP26 climate change conference happening in Glasgow. World leaders will be deciding how to put stop climate change and Chagford Primary will have its very own correspondent in attendance. Beth (Miss Simpson's sister!) will be watching the negotiations and providing a comprehensive summary of the events. She will also answer any questions that the students have in additional videos.
In our English lessons, we will be starting to learn about story writing. This week will focus on effective settings and characterisation to get the reader engaged! We will also be starting our statistics unit in maths by making, reading and interpreting different kinds of charts.
We will be wrapping up our history topic on medieval monarchs in the next two weeks. Our last monarch will be Elizabeth I and then the students will be writing their essays to decide who the greatest monarch of the medieval era was! After that, we will move onto
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