We have moved onto reading Traditional Tales in literacy now. It was lovely to see so many parents at our Stay and Read session this week.
The children will be focusing on the story of Jack and the Beanstalk.
What is your opinion of the character Jack? Have a discussion about whether he is good or bad.
The children have come up with lots of interesting vocabulary to describe Jack. Here are just some of the adjectives the children used...
obnoxious rude brave caring disobedient adventurous greedy.
Encourage your child to talk about Jack in a variety of different ways eg:
I think Jack is ....
My opinion of Jack is .....
The character Jack often behaves ...
I would argue that Jack is .....
In the story he .....
I believe Jack to be ....
The children have worked incredibly hard over the past few weeks learning all about fractions. Here are some challenges to have a go at ...
Half of this shape has been coloured in.
True or false.
Explain your reason to a grown up.
How many square would need to be coloured in if I wanted to colour in 1 quarter?
True or false:
1 quarter of 20 = 6 1 half of 14 = 7
1 quarter of 24 = 1 half of 12
2S have finished their literacy work on Fables but received a surprise visit from the Hare!
The children interviewed the Hare and asked lots of interesting questions. Then they wrote their own report. The writing the children was outstanding with lots of wonderful vocabulary.
In literacy we have been reading the story of the Hare and the Tortoise. 2S have enjoyed discussing the moral of the story and what we can learn from the characters.
Here are some more fables to watch. See if you can work out the morals from the stories.
2S kept a close eye on their plant investigation. We noticed that the petals from the rose in the pink water began to change colour. We also noticed that the cabbage leaf in the orange water began to change too. Ms Stapleton told us that the water level had dropped in the cups. This was proof that the water had been drawn up through the stem to the leaves and petals.
As a class we know that plants need water to survive but how do they 'drink' they water?
What happens when you put food coloring into the water? We put some white roses, cabbage and celery into water and then added some blue, pink and orange food coloring. We made a prediction about what would happen to the plants. We'll take some more photographs in a few days.
Wilbraham Primary was in shock at the discovery of a horrific crime. The Chance Card Prize box had been stolen!!!!!
Science leaders from year 6 came to deliver the news and also ask for our help. We had to use our science skills to examine the clues and eliminate the suspects. We learnt how to uncover invisible ink, how to measure some footprints, how chromatography can identify ink from a pen and how to examine some fingerprints. Look at how busy we were...