In English, we have been looking at persuasive writing. Children wrote a persuasive text about zoos with their table partner after having a class debate. Children know how a debate is carried out and know the terms argument and rebuttal. Later in the week, children wrote their own persuasive text. They chose one of three topics: why energy drinks should be banned, why speed limits on our roads are needed or why children need to brush their teeth. Children had all sorts of feelings on these topics and were eager to write them down!
In topic, children added pictures to their branching tree diagram they created last week. They look quite good now! You can check these out at home on Purple Mash.
In PE, we have been taking passing and dribbling skills in basketball. This week we moved on to bumping and volleying skills for volleyball! We'll continue with this next week.
Top Spellers this week were: Sophie S, Jasmine, Daniel, Ellie, Eve H, Rhys, Ajay, Logan, James and Eve A. Well done! +2 HPs each!
Spellings for this week (word from statutory word list):
describe - Make sure you describe your setting fully.
exercise - Get plenty of exercise to help stay healthy.
forwards - Run forwards then backwards to warm up.
island - We live on a magnificent island.
special - We're all special in our own unique way.
medicine - Be carefully when taking your medicine.
history - We studied the history of the Ancient Greeks.
busy - February looks to be like a busy month coming up.
answer - Raise your hand to provide an answer.
century - A century is a group of one hundred.
These spellings will be tested on Monday as usual, so study them well!
The Good Work Award this week went to Rhys for his excellent mental division.
The Good Behaviour Award this week went to Harry for showing good persistence with his maths and English.
The Class DOJO Winner this week was Eve A.
Well done to you all. +5 HPs each!
Make sure to read and record in your yellow log book. Study those times tables and spellings also!
Have a great weekend everyone!