We have covered lots of areas in maths over this half term. We have had many opportunities to use the computers to aid our learning in maths as well as having lots of hand on activities too. Here are some pictures of us learning below.
This week in our English lessons, we are being budding journalists and are writing reports about the devastating effects of Storm Arwen. Last week we looked at how newspaper articles are structured and yesterday we wrote our headlines and an orientation sentence to sum up the story. Today we took turns to interview each other, pretending to either be a newspaper journalist or a child affected by the storm. We really had to use our empathy skills to think about what it might be like to have no power at home or at school for a week.
This week in English we have had a stand alone topic day. This day gives us the opportunity to showcase everything that we have learnt so far this year. We began by looking at the features of a mystery story such as the setting, suspects and victim then we were given a brown envelope with pieces of evidence found at the crime scene. We had to use the evidence to plan and write about a mystery that had taken place. This was a really fun lesson and we came up with some wild mysteries!
Today we went on a visit to Blackpool Zoo. As part of our Science topic, we have been learning about adaptation. It was great to see some of the animals and how they have adapted over time.
Today we finished our Design Technology work on our Anglo Saxon helmets. We have listened carefully and followed detailed instructions. We have measured, cut and constructed our helmets out of cardboard and decorated them. Don't they look great?
Some very kind volunteers from the RNLI came to speak to us today about water safety and the work that they do. We were all given a booklet that we were able to take home to share with our families to ensure we all keep safe in and around water.
We have really enjoyed our art lessons this year and developing skills previously learnt. We have had the opportunity to sketch, collage, paint and use oil pastels too. Below are some pictures of the amazing artwork that we have created.
“We have far more in common with each other than that which divides us”. This week every child in school has been thinking about this quote and what it means to them. Thinking specifically about equality and diversity. The children have created some fantastic pieces of artwork independently to show what the quote means to them. The teachers of Frenchwood are so proud of some of the conversations that have been had in school as well as the amazing artwork produced.