We have had the privilege of speaking directly to the author of our class book 'The Legend of Jack Riddle'. We have written to Helen Easson asking questions about different characters, author intent and why the main character acts the way that he does. We have loved hearing from Helen and have found her insight extremely helpful when thinking about our ERIC questions.
The children are LOVING the story so far, as Helen has twisted fairy tales into a darker, more interesting story. We are finding out new pieces of information about Aunt Gee Gee, Jack's great-great-great-great Aunt who looks surprisingly young for her age, and can not wait to read the next chapter to find out what is so special about a stolen cookie jar.
For Science week, we are looking at 'smashing stereotypes' in STEM. We all probably have an idea in our head of what a scientist should look like (Albert Einstein) but we hope to break this idea down, to show the children that anyone, any race, gender, religion or sex can follow their dreams. We will be exploring the different scientists, including, Janipal Sachdev and Hanna Ayoob, who smash the stereotype of a 'typical' scientist. We hope this will inspire some of our children to see themselves in these roles in the future.
5B will also be taking place in the Wilbraham 'biscuit dunking investigation', where we plan to answer the age old question: Which is the best biscuit to dunk in a brew? The children will choose their own variables and plan the investigation themselves, deciding which variables to control. My favourite biscuit is a bourbon, but I wonder whether it is too sugary to be a good dunker?