And so our Frozen Kingdom topic has sadly come to an end! We've learnt so much; the Titanic tragedy, The Northern Lights and the biodiversity of The Arctic and Antarctica. We've created newspaper reports, written poems and produced letters of complaints to the world leaders from the perspective of Polar Bears and Penguins. We've had a great time and have really felt awe and wonder. All of this shows in our fabulous displays.
Silver Class' Victorian Board is really coming along
Biography Writing - Jane Pinny, A Victorian Housemaid
ArtyGrams - Investigating Michael Faraday
Today, the children in Orange and Silver Class have been taking part in the Oakum Picking Championship. They all learnt about the Victorian workhouses by studying a range of primary and secondary sources and then set about picking the rope apart, just like the poor children in the workhouses had to do. It wasn't easy and took a long time - it made us appreciate what the children in workhouses went through - such a hard job and all for just a bowl of gloopy gruel!
Week Beginning 11th November 2019
What a great week the children have had. The writing that the children produced was absolutely incredible. The children wrote diary entries from the point of view of Jane Pinny, a poor, Victorian Housemaid. They really used their knowledge of Victorian Britain to create thoughtful and homorous pieces of writing, including skills such as: non standard English, fronted adverbials and extended noun phrases.
The children have also been passionate this week when learning about bullying and what we can do to help. They created a poem about how bullying can have a lasting impact as we get older and have drawn logos and badges to create a message about anti-bullying.
Take a look at the pictures below to see for yourself...