Maple Class Blog Friday 11th November
We have had a super start to the day today with our Woodland School session. I was amazed at the expertise in Bushcraft that certain members of our class had and we all learnt a lot – I certainly will be going home knowing many more ways to get a fire started. They also had the opportunity to examine a badger skull and pelt and were challenged to make a waterproof gnome shelter. The Chagford gnomes are in good hands and you will be glad to know that they will remain warm and dry throughout the torrential downpours that we keep having!
In English, we have finished writing our persuasive leaflets which will be published on Chromebook over the coming weeks as and when we are able to use the devices.
In the meantime, we are starting a piece of narrative based on The Snow Leopard by Jackie Morris. If you have or are able to borrow from the library any other Jackie Morris stories, they all use similar very poetic language and will delight with their wonderful illustrations. The more that we can read, the more we shall absorb her style.
The aim of the English unit is to write a similar story ( it is in fact a modern creation myth) but with a different central character in a different setting (the rainforest) so please start researching rainforest animals that would make good protectors of a realm and noting their features (how they look, move and sound)
In Maths, we have been learning about factors and are beginning to use them for division but we shall also be grappling with division by a 2-digit number (long division). We have had a couple of visits from other Trust staff observing Maths and I would like to congratulate the children on the confident way in which they were able to talk about their maths learning.
In Geography we are about to start a unit on informal settlements and how they come about.
I hope you all have a lovely weekend. I have included a few pictures of our Woodland School session.