This week, the children have been focusing on place value in maths and have been continuing number sequences in jumps of 4, 8, 50 and 100.
In English, our focus has been on reading comprehension skills and how to navigate a text to locate the information that we need to answer questions. In addition, I was so impressed with the level of quality of the homework, that I asked the children to write up their descriptions on a Viking boat template so we can display them in the classroom.
The children had clearly put in a lot of effort in their writing over the weekend and I have told them all how thrilled I am with their work. I can't fit all of the submissions onto the blog, but I have managed to narrow it down to 3, which show the level of writing produced:
We are on a longship. The big waves are crashing over the sides of our gigantic, wooden ship. The water is freezing and I am terrified. My sails are full, the wind is howling like a wolf. It's deafening. Over in the distance it looks serene and peaceful. Hopefully we find new land. I'm looking forward to our magical adventure.
By Olivia Street
There's a terrifying storm and deafening sound of thunder. I can see gigantic waves crashing on the longboat. Listen to the wind howling like wolves. The frosty sails are pulling on the wirey string. I can feel the cold, bitter wind blowing my hair like crazy! The waves are whipping and sloshing around us in the freezing, salty sea. Sea spray splashes on my lips and it feels like fire.
By Alexander Holmes
A howling gust of wind rushed past my face as a gigantic tidal wave lifted the longboat above the waves. Fearsomely, the wave dropped the longboat like a heavy stone. The sea was anything but calm or peaceful. The wooden hull was being battered by the turquoise saltiness. Thirty colourful, metal shields hung on the upper deck. A special dragon's head, formed from metal, heated and beaten with a hammer, proudly stood at the front of the boat, like a dragon king leading its tribe into battle. The massive mainsail hung above my head, billowing in a giant gust of wind. The roaring from the chief was ear-splitting "ROW THE BOAT!"
By Logan Hudson
As you can see, the children are already producing incredible writing and I am looking forward to seeing the diary entries that thy produce in English next week.
Any questions or anything that you need to discuss, please pop in to see me after school.