Welcome back to a new term. This term our context is called “Money, help or hindrance?” We will be exploring how we can help others by raising money and giving it to those in need. We will also be looking at the refugee crisis around the world and thinking of ways we can help.
Here is our text map for this week and next week
Major John came to talk to our class about the charity work the Salvation Army does in Ty Goliath and around the world. It was inspiring to hear how much of a difference can be made to people’s lives by helping.
We had a great time learning about how Diwali is celebrated, we made lanterns and rangoli patterns and we made traditional sweets. Yum yum!
Thursday 14th October
We have been learning about where our food comes from. Today we looked at how some farmers around the world are not paid fairly for their produce. We also explored the impact of Fairtrade. We used role play to help understand different points of view. We then shared our opinions with our friends.
Tuesday 12th October
Class 4 have been developing their instructional writing today. We came up with a list of what we need to stay mentally healthy. Then we worked together to write clear instructions. Shared writing is a great way to learn from each other.
We made dream catchers today. Charlie Mackesy reminds us to listen to our dreams more and our fears less. We think this is a great idea and our dream catchers will remind us of this.
Monday October the 11th
We brought a donation today to raise funds to restore the vandalised “My city, my shirt” mural in Butetown. We had extra football practice as a reward. We had great fun building our skills. It felt very good to do something for the community too.
We had a fantastic time on Friday afternoon making fruit pizzas. They were delicious! We have been focusing on writing instructions this week and this was a fun way to reinforce the literary features of instructions. Can you have a go at writing more instructions at home? Perhaps you could write a set telling us how to make your favourite food.
Here is a picture of the text map we are using this week
This week we have been working hard on our place value skill in maths.
We had great fun making our own afternoon tea as part of our context. We also learned where the ingredients came from. We learnt that food travels all over the world to get to us.
Welcome back to a new school year. It has been great to be back this last week.
Our focus this half term is on health and well being. Or context is based around a book called
'The boy, the mole, the fox and the horse'.
The book focuses on themes such as love, friendship and kindness.
We will be basing our work this half term on this book and the messages it gives us.
Below is a copy of the book for you to read through.
Below is a video of the story being read aloud for you to listen to.