Welcome back, after the Christmas break, to term 3.
Power of Reading
The book we are looking at this term is Goodnight, Mister Tom by Michelle Magorian. It is the story of William Beech. William is evacuated during World War 2 and goes to live with Tom Oakley. Our topic this term is World War 2, also linked to the book.
As well as all of this we had Christmas dinner and the pantomime, Peter Pan. (Oh no we didn't!)
We definitely need our Christmas holiday!
Merry Christmas from Red Kites.
About half the children in Year 6 were lucky enough to go on the P.G.L. trip organized by the school. They had an amazing time and learnt many new skills. While they were away, those of us left looked at the book, Fungus the Bogeyman.
Fungus the Bogeyman
Fungus the Bogeyman was written by Raymond Briggs, probably best known for The Snowman. Red Hawks spent all week reading the book and doing activities such as: making slime, drawing and animating a comic strip, 'fly' biscuits and balloon stress balls.
At the end of the week we watched the D.V.D. starring Timothy Spall and Victoria Wood.
Here are some photos:
Once the children returned from P.G.L. we carried on with our Power of Reading book The Princess Blankets. The story is about a Princess who suffered dreadfully from the cold. Her father offers a reward to the person who could cure her. A stranger appears and claims he has the remedy. The stranger covers the Princess with four blankets: earth, ocean, mountain and forest. Using the description from the book the children created blocks to represent each blanket. These blocks will eventually become a patchwork quilt (thanks to Mrs Barnes and her mum). We will put up photos as soon as it's ready. The children really loved sewing -well most of them did- and were really proud of their final result.
Here are the photos:
We've been back just over a week and already the timetable has been packed. We presented our class assembly and half of the class have gone to PGL.
In science we were looking at light. We did an experiment to see if light travelled in a straight line. Here are the results:
The Ancient Greeks
Our topic has been the Ancient Greeks. We found out about Greek Gods and Goddesses and the ancient and modern Olympics. We created posters about our favourite God. Here are a few examples:
As you can see, we've had a very busy term. We are looking forward to term 2 and the future challenges. Oh and Christmas|
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This first term has flown by so quickly. From the Power of Reading, to learning about Greeks, to trying to conquer fractions, there hasn't been a dull moment.
The Power of Reading
The book we looked at was the Adventures of Odysseus by Hugh Lipton. It is a story of trial and torment, of love and loss, of danger and disaster: it was great!
We drew pastel pictures of Scylla (the 6-headed dragon) and Charybdis (the mighty whirlpool). Here are some of them: