We have enjoyed getting to know the story of Excitable Edgar this week as a stimulus for our final Talk4Writing unit of 2019. Based on the fantastic John Lewis/Waitrose Christmas advert, we have a very festive looking classroom, thanks to our local Waitrose store. They donated lots of Edgar materials and bags of popcorn which the class enjoyed this morning, whilst watching previous John Lewis adverts. We discussed the themes of the adverts and how they are likely to influence people.
Last week, Class 5 enjoyed performing their model text (Should Daleks be allowed to live on Earth?) to Class 4! After working on our understanding of how to write a good discussion text, we then finished the unit by producing some fantastic hot tasks, based on the very important question: ‘Should single-use plastics be banned?’
In our spelling workshop this week, we created a word web using the word ‘ telephone’ and generated several new words. These are the words for our next dictation:
There was great drama in Class 5 this morning, as a Dalek burst into the room and exterminated all of the adults! Luckily, Mr Holloway was on hand and able to act in his role of Associate Timelord (to Doctor Who), unleashing the power of the Sonic Screwdriver to vanquish the fiendish Dalek and re-generate the prone adults! Pupils were then introduced to their new Talk4Writing model text – ‘Should the Daleks be allowed to live on Earth?’ (a discussion text). Certainly a memorable Monday morning!
Our Heartsmart focus this half-term is ‘too much selfie isn’t healthy!’, which means we are thinking about not focusing too much on ourselves and thinking of other people. In class this week, we worked in our house teams to adopt a particular point of view about whether we were willing to share a box of cereal. It certainly led to an impassioned debate!
This week, we chose 8 words from the Year 5/6 word list to learn for our next dictation:
accommodate, definite, develop, identity, occupy, recommend, system, vehicle