The start of this week focused on Remembrance. We researched about the fallen from the local area and created silhouette soldiers which are proudly displayed in the hall windows. Everyone in Willow Class also had a role in the Remembrance Service on Wednesday – either speaking, taking charge of IT or laying poppies. Thank you to those parents who joined us via Teams – we know there were a few technical difficulties but we were so proud of the children who spoke so sincerely during the service.
In maths, this week, we have been really getting to grips with using bar models to solve the White Rose Barvember questions. Most of us are now confident to attempt these independently and some of us can answer both questions without any need for an example too! Do follow Mrs Wren’s twitter feed for daily updates.
In English, we have started a new writing unit about refugees. This links to our class novel The Unforgotten Coat by Frank Cottrell-Boyce. We have explored a model text and pieced it together, displaying brilliant partner work. After this, we have heard different stories about refugees: Azzi In Between – a comic book, The day war came – a picture book and also Hamam’s story – a real life recount. We have had some really mature discussions around this topic and researched lots of statistics from various charity websites to help us with our writing in the weeks to come.
In RE, on Friday, we looked at the Bible and how it is made up of many stories. We explored the different concepts covered in the Bible and matched symbols to concept names, before ordering them. This has helped us understand where our new unit Incarnation will come in the Bible.
Finally, a huge congratulations to the first two children selected for Mrs Brewis’ Always Club – Molly and Luca. They enjoyed hot chocolate and cake on Friday afternoon for ALWAYS doing the right thing this week!