I hope everyone managed to have a productive day despite the power being down!
I just wanted to start off by saying how proud I am of everyone in Birch and Maple Class for this half term. It has been a long and challenging half term for some with several students being off with COVID and having to work from home but we got through it and I couldn't be more impressed!
In English, we have just finished our 'I Am...' Poems and I must say that the results are incredible. So much thought has gone into the descriptions and the impact on the reader. After the break, we will be looking at creating a Birch Class Book of Biographies. Using 'Women in Science' by Rachel Ignotofsky, we will be exploring the different aspects of biographical writing and then creating our own piece about a inspirational people to create a book by the class. Each student will need to pick their person quite early on in the sequence so if they could have a think of someone who inspires them or someone who has overcome adversity or challenges and have a few ideas ready for after the break that would be awesome!
We have just started fractions in maths and will continue after the break. It is a very long unit so it would be great to keep our minds on fractions. If they could find any real life examples over the break to share with the class when they return, that would be awesome!
Our Benin Kingdom topic has officially come to an end with some great news articles about its downfall produced in the last few days. After the break, we will be starting our second geography topic on population where we will be looking at where people live around the world and why there are differences. It will be a very interesting topic!
We will be moving onto sustainability in science after the break. I won't give too much away but we will be exploring global warming and climate change in more detail and there is an exciting debate coming up in the future!
Finally, yesterday we learned a new wake up-shake up dance taught by yours truly to the tune of "I'm Gonna Be (500 Miles)" by the Proclaimers. We didn't get a chance to perform it this week but we will after the break so have your child perform it to you if they can. I'm very much looking forward to seeing them perform it!
Happy half term!
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