In literacy we have been exploring the character 'Jack' from the Traditional Tale Jack and the beanstalk.
We used evidence from the story to look at his good and bad personality traits. We wrote some brief sentences in preparation for writing a balanced argument.
It all got very technical this week in our ICT lesson! The children have started learning all about algorithms. In our coding unit we have been learning how to use Scratch. In Scratch we can program a series of instructions.
We had to pick two characters, or 'sprites' as they are called in coding, and try and program them so they could talk to each other. If we encountered any problems with our sprites we had to go back to our algorithm and 'debug' it.
The children are carrying on with some of our Traditional Tales activities from before the holidays. In Design and Technology we looked at the different types of puppets and how they are made. The children designed their own hand puppet and this week they have started sewing it together.
It was a little tricky and took us a while to get to grips with the technique of sewing. Big thumbs up to Ima and Aleena who were brilliant at sewing.
We hope you all had a restful Easter Break. The children have been incredibly busy this week with lots of exciting things going on in literacy, ICT and Design and Technology.
Ms Stapleton has added some extra homework on the MyMaths website for anyone that wants to complete a little extra during the holidays.
When thinking about our story of Jack and the Beanstalk, we were analysing Jack's character to work out what we thought of him. So we used a Conscience Alley to help us decide.
As you walk through the alley, people tell you what they think.
Then you decide what you think about Jack.
These people think he was predominantly bad.
These people think he makes up for his bad behaviour later in the story and can be described as a good character.
Then we drew him, collected words about him and wrote some sentences about what we thought.