This week we have been learning about figurative language which we are going to include in our descriptive writing. We learnt about similes, metaphors and personification as well as onomatopoeia and worked in groups to practise using these techniques. We also used our novel study book ‘Kensuke’s Kingdom’ to find examples of descriptive language.
Mrs Magirr set us a challenge to find the cubed numbers for 1 to 6 cubed. We worked in groups to make cubes and find the answers!
Our first afternoon topic has been The Anglo Saxons. We have learned about why the Romans left Britain and how this lead to invasions. We found out about Anglo-Saxon kings and the gods they worshipped. We also discovered how the Anglo Saxons used to write. Here are our names in runes.
Children in Years 5 and 6 had a brilliant week at Hagg farm! We went abseiling, canoeing, rock scrambling and climbing, as well as eating marshmallows by the fire pit and watching films in the evening. All the staff and children had an amazing (yet tiring!) week and we have memories that will last a lifetime. Thank you to all the staff at Hagg Farm and thank you to the children, who were so incredibly well-behaved, polite and smiley throughout.
In Maple and Cedar classes, we were given the task of creating aboriginal art work with the theme of the ocean and Australia. Part way through the lesson, some children were suddenly taken away and we were all very confused as to why they had to go and where they were going! It all became clear when we found out about our new Novel Study ‘Alone on a wide, wide sea’ where children were taken away from England to Australia!