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Social Justice

Our Global Theme this half term has been Social Justice. Through our English, Mathematics, Science and the wider curriculum we have:

  • gained knowledge
  • learned vocabulary
  • developed skills

 

English

A character description

 

Class 3 have been working towards writing a character description of the main character from this term's core text 'Journey to Jo'Burg'. The presentation of Class 3's work has improved so much and they are doing a fantastic job of applying all their new knowledge to their independent writing.

Pasta punctuation

 

Today, we have been recapping our use of inverted commas to mark speech.

The children used 'punctuation pasta' to mark the speech from our story.

We were then able to write the speech correctly using the correct punctuation, including exclamation marks, question marks and commas.

 

This will help us when completing our writing this week, great work Class 3!

 

Music

 
As part of our global theme, 'social justice' we have been learning about the history of protest music.
 
Taking inspiration from the South African gumboot dance, the children worked in groups to construct their own song using body percussion. They then performed this to the rest of the class.
 
The children loved watching each other perform and reflecting upon their own performances. 

 

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Computing

Algorithms and coding

 

As part of our computing lessons, we have been learning how to write code to create an algorithm (a set of instructions).

 

This week, the children were challenged to write an algorithm for a dance. They were very inventive with their ways to do this. In groups, they worked together to write a code that would allow them to complete the dance. They overcame problems by 'debugging' their code to make it accurate.

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Children's mental health week

 

As part of Children's mental health week we have spent time discussing ways in which we can care for our own mental health. 

 

We have taken part in mindful activities and thought of ways we can practice mindfulness to support our wellbeing. 

 

We also spent time producing some wonderful spring art to be displayed. The children commented that they found doing this made them feel happy and calm.

 

We can't wait to share our finished pieces once they are dry!

 

 

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