“Spring…is the sun shining on the rain and the rain falling on the sunshine…”
Frances Hodgson Burnet
Our ‘book as a hook’ text, The Lost Happy Endings by Carol Ann Duffy, has been very successful in inspiring the children’s creative writing this term. We looked at traditional and ‘twisted’ fairy tales and compared them. We then innovated the Lost Happy Endings, telling the story in a way which would prompt the reader to feel sorry for the witch and see her as less of a villain. The children applied what they had learnt about fronted adverbials of time, to show the witch’s ‘back story’ and describe her life before the events in the Lost Happy Endings, and then jump forward in time to her meeting the character of Jub in the woods. The children have been extremely successful and have produced wonderful pieces of writing.
One day the children came into class to find a clue! The followed clues around school until eventually they found a letter from Jub, the main character in the Lost Happy Endings!
In maths, the class have been working hard on their multiplication and division facts: learning and performing a rap, remembering funny rhymes and making up stories to help remember tricky facts. Learn with Emile is great for encouraging the children to practise their tables at home – well done to those who are regularly logging on and stacking up more and more tokens and coins for their Emile.
In PE the class have been working on the gym equipment, developing their skills, core muscles and stamina, as well as working together to plan and perform sequences on the gym equipment.
This term Years 4 and 5 are further developing their understanding of how to read music and are enjoying playing tuned instruments together. They are getting really good!
All the children in Year 4 have now had a full term of violin lessons with Miss Hill, our violin teacher. The children have loved learning a new instrument and applying their knowledge of pitch, tempo and timing. Miss Hill is very pleased with their effort and progress: well done everyone!
To join Group 2 for their performance at the end of this week’s lesson, click on the thumbnail below: