It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas! The classroom is twinkling with festive lights and has its very own Christmas tree - in fact we have two! This is al very apt, as we have been learning more about The Christmas Truce and using it to inspire our writing. We used freeze frames to help us capture the emotions and feelings at that moment, and have learnt to 'show not tell' an emotion, a powerful tool in helping our children to write like authors. I have been impressed with some of the writing that has literally come from the children's hearts - I am very excited about reading their final letters.
In maths we have been using our times tables knowledge, to help us all master the skill of long multiplication; watching the children's confidence increase has been wonderful, as they progress from uncertainty to mastery. It has also been a pleasure to watch them investigate and test their knowledge through completing calculations with missing digits, as it takes sheer determination and resilience to keep going when you don't succeed first time. You can do it B5.
In art we have started using water colour, and the children were in awe of what the paint would allow them to do and this was simply from using a 'wash' technique. I am very much looking forward to building on this success, to produce a final piece based on the Christmas Truce.
Please ask your children about balloons, buckets and water - science involved all three this week!
Brilliant learning B5!!