This week saw us really start progressing our writing. We were armed with a variety of ways to write interesting sentences, such as the good ol' "As_Ly", which we used to great effect, producing some fantastic writing along the way!
In Maths we have been learning a variety of mental methods for addition, and had to put it all into practice when we went number hunting around the school. It turned out harder than expected when we started discovering the phone numbers though...
This week saw us begin all our new topics. English certainly brought a great deal of mystery, as the children were tasked with making predictions on our new story, based off of the front cover and other images. Eventually they were read the emotional story of 'Rose Blanche' and had the opportunity to freeze frame the key scenes from the book. It was really interesting to see independent groups arrive at similar imagery, and we certainly have a class of very able actors!
The story is told from the perspective of a young girl whose German town sends its men off to war. Meanwhile, she discovers a concentration camp on the edge of the town (not that she knows what it is), and does her best to help the children there. Eventually both the town and camp are taken by the Allies, but unfortunately for Rose... well, I'll let the children tell you!
Welcome to the start of a new year in Fir class!
This week we have done a whole host of activities, mainly based around being creative, to ease everyone on. Some cracking artwork has been produced, and will definitely add extra sparkle to our classroom. Lots of group activities have allowed us to build on our team work skills, and an improvement can already be seen!
Here are some pictures of us discovering all the different maths games we have access to in the classroom!