Weekly News w/b 30.10.23
Dates to remember
- Poppies will be sent around the school by House Captains next week to commemorate Remembrance Day for whoever who like to donate.
- For those who wish to be a peer mediator: Write a letter to Mrs Winchcombe by next Friday (10th) telling her why you feel you would be a good peer mediator. Please can these be passed on to me.
What is a peer mediator:
Peer mediators are clearly identified by their hoodies and work in pairs in their school playground to help children who are involved in a squabble but don’t know how to sort it out.
The mediators encourage the children to talk about the problem openly and calmly and then come to a solution which is fair for all concerned.
What qualities will a peer mediator need:
A good listener
Helpful in getting young people to find their own solutions to the disputes.
The children have loved their new text, Skellig. They began by making predictions using the front cover to search for clues. The main character, Michael, finds a creature in the garage; we wrote setting descriptions focusing on how to build atmosphere. Next week, the children will continue with the text, writing a character description of the creature.
The children have learned skills to divide using a formal method (bus stop). They have practised this skill before understanding whole number and decimal remainders. Next week, they will continue to rehearse division skills and will start to solve problems involving time.
This week, the children were introduced to our new thematic learning, 'Our Home, Our Country'. The Big Question was 'Is it ever OK to invade another country?' The children worked in teams to prepare and present a speech outlining their opinion.
We then looked at a timeline of (British) history and began to discuss the Viking Invasion in 793. From this, the children created Viking longships.
Next week, the children will find out more about the Anglo-Saxon King Alfred the Great, Danelaw (the land that belonged to the Vikings) and who Kings Cnut and Edward the Confessor were.
Love to Learn
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