We have had another fantastic week in Class 5. Pupils have really been getting to grips with multiplication in their maths, as we have looked at various methods for multiplying numbers. We are learning how to ‘journal’ each Tuesday and this week we carried out some evaluative journalling, comparing the different methods we have been working with. The pictures below are from our ‘in focus’ session at the beginning of a lesson this week:
In our English it has been ‘innovation’ week – we are writing a police report about an alleged UFO sighting on St. Ives beach in Cornwall. The progress in the pupils’ writing this week has been amazing – pupils are using the toolkits in their books and borrowing ideas from the model text. Next week they get to ‘invent’ their own UFO sighting police report and I cannot wait to read them!
It has of course been a special week as we have been thinking about Remembrance Day on this 100th anniversary of the Armistice. Yesterday the pupils in Class 5 all wrote a prayer of remembrance and hope for the future on poppies, which they today planted in ‘Flanders Field’ as part of the school prayer stations activities. We wrote the prayers having heard the inspiring story ‘The Midnight Clear’, which told of the British and German soldiers who came together and laid down their arms at Christmas 1914.