In English this week the children have been planning and writing their version of the final chapter of Street Child. It has been really interesting to see the ideas that the children have for how they think the story will end: some sad, some happy, some that leave it on a cliff-hanger. What has been evident is how much the children have enjoyed the book and how they have really grown to care about Jim Jarvis. We also took advantage of the snow on Monday to do some creative writing based on what we could see on our school field. In shared reading we have been looking at a short story by Pie Corbett. The children have discussed and retold the story, selected some of its key features and finally worked together to answer questions based on the text. Maths this week has seen a continuation of our work on fractions. We have been attempting some trickier parts of the curriculum including multiplying a mixed number by an integer. In ICT we looked at how not being able to hear the tone of someone's voice can make texts and messages difficult to decipher with the children taking it in turns to say a phrase in a different tone of voice. In RSE we looked at marriage and the key factors to a happy one. The children asked some fantastic questions and really impressed me with their maturity and the ideas they have. Science saw the children conduct some experiments looking at how different materials dissolve in water and how temperature can influence the speed in which materials dissolve. In RE and PE the children have continued their respective studies on Buddhism and PE.
We also celebrated St Andrew's day on Tuesday with the children taking part in a mini Highland Games. There was haggis throwing, welly wanging, Highland dancing and broad jump. Great fun was had by all. We were also very proud of Adam, who in his role as Captain for St Andrew's presented the St Andrew's day assembly.