This week, children analysed and discussed a poem called ‘Grandma’, by Roger Stevens. They then watched the amazing short animation ‘The Piano’ by Aidan Gibbons and discussed its story and how the film made them feel: the animation told them about the pianist’s life by the aspects that he recalled. The children were definitely inspired and wrote beautiful poems, full of similes and descriptive vocabulary, about their loved ones. We enjoyed the beautiful weather (finally!) and spent some mindful moments writing our poems outside.
Maple class children have been enjoying reading ‘The Secret Lake’ by Karen Inglis. On Wednesday, they drew a cover of the book. In Maths, children solved problems involving percentages and decimals. In Computing, they created a poster with facts and pictures that reflected the present day: a poster that they would put in a time capsule. And as always, they were kept active with their Forest session on Monday and the PE sessions on Tuesday and Thursday.
In our Science lesson, children and staff helped carry out an investigation to see if reaction times were slower as we got older.