It was also our fantastic Victorian theme day on Tuesday which was an absolute treat! It was so good to see so many of the children (and staff) dressed up in costume and really embracing the day. The children loved strict Victorian Miss Williams and everybody wanted a turn at being sent to sit in the ‘Dunce’s Corner’!
The children got to practice their Victorian handwriting skills with chalk, learnt all about life in a Victorian school and thoroughly enjoyed learning about Victorian toys and games in the afternoon. A highlight for me was seeing the joy on the children’s faces when they spun their homemade thaumatrope toys.
Away from our theme day it has been another busy week in 5/6. In English the children began the week doing an independent writing task where they had to write a film or book review. For the rest of the week we have been focussing on diary entries, looking again at the features of a diary before then doing a piece of shared writing using information from Street Child to write a diary from the perspective of Jim Jarvis. To further support our understanding of diaries in shared reading we spent time reading and understanding some of Queen Victoria's diary entries looking at her coronation. The children practiced their scanning skills and then answered a range of questions about what they had learnt. In history we compared and contrasted modern and Victorian schools. We gave the children some different primary sources for them to analyse and consider what we could learn from them, We started our RSE curriculum this week and the children discussed friendships and what we look for in a friend. We also spent time reflecting on ourselves as friends and considered what we do well and what we could work on. In ICT the children began their work on e-safety by first understanding the idea of empathy and how being empathetic can help us online. In PE the children spent some more time orienteering and developing their skills that they learnt last week. Finally in RE we continued our study of Buddhism.
Enjoy your weekend,
Mrs Williams and Mrs Young