In English, children participated in a debate. We debated whether or not zoos should exist. After the debate, children were put into groups, then they wrote out persuasive texts. This led them into being able to write their own persuasive text independently. Children chose from a few topics to write about, while some chose their own topic. Overall, these turned out quite well. Children are using persuasive openers and time openers well, along with emotive language and rhetorical questions. They also organised their writing into paragraphs, including an introduction and a conclusion to go around their three main points.
In topic, children drafted a rough copy of their Mediterranean travel brochure before completing their good copy. These are all ready for our travel fair, which we'll host early next week!
Top Spellers this week (common homophones) were: Amilia, Cerys, Layla, Gracie, Maya, Amy, Krissy, Euan, Corey, Harrison, Emmi, Ellie-Mae, Harvey and Owen W. Well done to you all! +2 HPs each!
Spellings for next week:
Showing singular and plural possession using an apostrophe.
The gate's hinge needs oiling. (singular)
Tom's dinner was a feast! (singular)
The girls' football team needs new kit. (plural)
The dogs' collars need to be replaced. (plural)
These will be tested by saying a sentence which the children will have to write out, showing the correct punctuation for possession.
Homework this week is further practise with this tricky concept. Use your reading book to find examples of singular and plural possession being used. Write out the sentences on your homework page. You can also note a few examples of apostrophes being used in contractions.
The Good Work Award this week went to Layla for showing a good effort towards her maths.
The Good Behaviour Award this week went to Olivia for helping others.
The Class DOJO Winner this week was a draw between Ava and Gracie. Well done to you all. +5 HPs each.
Our class won the Best Attendance Award this week too. Woohoo!
Furthermore, congratulations to those pupils who represented the school at the Boccia tournament this week. I've heard you did the school proud!
Our class will have a swimming assessment next week on Friday (9th Feb.). Children need to be able to swim 25m unassisted by the end of Y6, so we need to pinpoint those children who can't at an early enough stage to allow them time to learn how to do so. Letters to do with swimming have gone home on Friday with further details.
Remember to read and record in your reading records. Also be sure to study those times tables (Times Table Rockstars) and spellings.
Have a great weekend everyone!