Our penultimate week is over and it's been jam packed as usual!
We have finished our folk tales topic in English. The children wrote their own versions of The Tin Forest as their shared write and then as their independent write, wrote a bonus chapter where their creature invited the main character to see their home too. I was blown away by how hard the children worked. With this being the last long writing piece of the year, I felt so proud to reflect on how much progress the children have made with their writing this year.
We also started our very last unit of English which is traditional poetry. The children found lots of vocab words outside and wrote them down then used dictionaries to find the definitions. We discussed traditional poems and researched how old some famous nursery rhymes are. Lots were hundreds of years old!! We read the poem The Spider and the Fly together and highlighted the vocab which had been found beforehand. We thought of some actions together for the first verse and performed them. In pairs, the children created their own actions for a verse they were given and then performed them whilst I read the poem out loud. It looked fantastic!
Wednesday was Sports Day. The children were able to try their hand at four different sports - Boccia, Archery, Golf and Hockey. They had such an amazing time and there were so many smiles! It was great to see every child get involved and be so enthusiastic. The children were busy for the whole time and didn't have to wait ages for their race like in previous years. It was a great success and there was some great feedback from children, staff and families. Thank you to any families who were able to come and support their children.
The children made their own branching databases in computing, based on different animals. In geography, we looked at Brasilia and why it's the fastest growing megacity in Brazil. In PE, the children continued building on their cricket skills. They also carried on with their learning about rules in RE. The children finished their Claes Oldenburg style sculptures of burgers by adding paint to the different parts (ingredients!).
I can't believe that it is our last week together next week. The year has flown by!