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Week of amazing discoveries – Swan Class

Another week of amazing work by Swan Class. We have developed our descriptive writing, in preparation for a big write next week. The children are eager to use all the information they have learnt about Darwin’s trip on the HMS Beagle and about many of the wonderful islands he visited. We have researched an animal that they might find in a tropical jungle and noted its eating habits and unusual features – we came across some remarkably interesting species. For our topic work, we have learnt about the distinct roles in Mayan society and discovered if you were a higher-class slave, then you could be lucky enough to be chosen to be sacrificed to a god. We had a flash back to the 80’s today, looking at safety videos, which were presented on the TV – wonder if any of you remember Charlie’s Cat. After watching the adverts, the children began planning their own safety presentation which they will be delivering using Scratch. There will be multiple lines of programming involved and I am anticipating lots of de-bugging. Have a great weekend – Mr Ellis

Wow! What a first full week. The class have worked really hard at mastering fractions and decimals, but with their improving time tables knowledge, they have found it easier to convert from one to another.

Every child in the class can now tell us all something about Charles Darwin. When he was born, where he voyaged and of course what he discovered. We are getting pretty good at summarising lengthy pieces of text in to our own words.

In our computing lesson, a challenge has been set. By the end of the half term the children are going to produce a health and safety (theme of their choice) animated programme, using the coding they have learnt in Scratch. We have already could across problems in the coding but using the de-bugging skills, they are getting there.

Thank you to all the children who have completed extra work about our topics – it has been a pleasure to learn the extra facts you have brought in.