Weekly Update 27th September 2018

Mrs Wolfe - 27 Sep 2018

We’ve had yet another great week.  In maths we have been problem solving with negative numbers and re-capping our RUCSAC (Read, Understand, Calculate, Solve, Answer, Check) skills. I’ve noticed a great improvement in SMIRF work this week – well done to everyone who is putting in the time and effort to practise every day – it really does make a huge difference.

To improve our writing we have been using inference skills to analyse a ‘good opening’.  Pupils have written an opening of their choice and we are now looking at how we can improve our writing using high quality examples.  The text we have been using this week is ‘Earthsea’ by Ursula L. Guin – pupils used their drama skills to freeze frame paragraphs, which really got us thinking about the meaning in the text.

Earlier in the week we learnt about the story of the founding of Rome – legend and fact.  Pupils heard the story of Romulus and Remus and then compared it to fact, using art skills to show their understanding.

This morning we had a fantastic time at the Tennants Garden Rooms in Leyburn with our friends from St Nicholas.  Pupils had the opportunity to meet the author, Tom Palmer who shared lots of interesting information about how he became a writer and the books he writes.  We enjoyed a really fun quiz about books - Erin answered a question which earned her a place into a penalty shoot-out!  Well done Erin!  It was a very inspiring morning and it was brilliant to see Cedar class pupils so engaged with reading.  On our return to school we began writing biographies about Tom Palmer and his interesting life.

Today we announced the golden ticket winners of our Broughton Hall Children’s Literature Festival competition – well done to Isabella, Will R, Lily and Connie – have a fantastic time at the festival!
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