Summer 1 - Inspired to write
This half term we are learning about playscripts. To begin the unit we had to choose from a range of playscripts and act one out with our partners or small groups. After we had done this, some of us were so inspired by what we had read, that we went straight home that evening and wrote our own. We read this the next day to the whole class round the camp fire. We love writing!
We knew we needed to include a lever and linkage but we had the choice about which design we could on the front of our Easter cards.
In our matches we had the choice to choose how we pass the ball with either a push-pass or a dribble and how to defend with a jab or a block tackle.
Today we chose some chimes. We created a melody using those chimes to accompany our market sales calls. We played them all together and it created a busy Victorian market experience.
This week we put in to practice all we had learned about Lowry's style. We drew our own Lowry inspired landscape using scale, perspective and proportion.
This week we found Fulwood on a map and identified our school and our own house. We annotated our map with a plan of the school and sketches of places we could recognise from the map.
In our art this week we had lots of choice. We went in search of patterns and textures. We ran round the grounds to find leaves, twigs, animals and trees. We then chose from the resources of crayons, paint, sketching pencils and colouring pencils. We could either sketch, do rubbings, print or photograph the patterns and textures we found and recorded these in our sketchbooks.
This week we explored synonyms in our writing sessions. We chose a word which we thought we could improve and then learnt how to use a thesaurus to choose an alternative word that would add better effect for the reader.
We also reviewed our understanding of apostrophes for contraction by playing a loop card game. We had to help each other too.