Tresillian – Spring Term, Week 1 13 Jan 2019

Spring Term, week 1

Wow, what a busy first week of the new term! The children in Tresillian Class have achieved so much this week, we have started new exciting learning about our new topic and finished off some fantastic writing from last term!

 

Literacy

In literacy the children finished their Egyptian myths. On Monday, the class wrote their final ‘ending’ paragraph of their myth and then we started the brilliant task of making our stories into books! The children decided whether to type up their stories or handwrite them. Once written up, we mounted the pages on card and attached them together with string. The children had already designed fantastic front covers, so we stuck these onto the front and wow – the finished books look amazing. We are looking forward to pairing up with Lerryn Class next week and sharing our stories with them. On Thursday, we started our new text type in literacy: non-chronological reports. We had a session looking at the different features of non-chronological reports and thought about how they differed to the features of myths. Next week we will be writing non-chronological reports about evacuation in WW11 so on Friday we researched some key questions to help us find information. The children had a range of different sources to find information from and they had to reference the website/text. We had brilliant class discussions on what being an evacuee would be like and the children were full of great questions and thoughts. We are looking forward to planning and writing our reports next week!

 

Maths

In maths we have been looking at place value (in numbers up to 10 million), rounding large numbers and negative numbers. There has been a heavy focus on reasoning and problem solving this week and the children have had to persevere to solve tricky questions! Helen, Mirryn and Isaac were the first to solve the reasoning problem below. Next week we are moving onto mental addition and subtraction and order of operations.

 

PE

The children finished their Play Leader training this week. To finish their sessions, they had to design and plan a game for the younger children. They had to make sure that they were able to adapt the game to make it easier and harder and think about how to make it simple to understand. We paired up with Lerryn Class and all the Year 2s loved the different games that Tresillian Class were leading. I am delighted that 17 children have now chosen to be Play Leaders and will start their new duties on Monday.

 

Art

In this term’s topic we are looking at famous European artists and art movements. We have started with looking at the Art Deco art movement and have looked at different patterns, fashion, architecture and graphic design which was influenced by Art Deco. The children are creating their own art deco style designs and have started with some superb lettering. I can’t wait to have these finished and on display!

 

Homework

Well done to Mirryn for creating this brilliant air raid shelter model – a superb piece of topic homework! This will be on display in our classroom.

 

Youth Speaks

A huge well done to all the children that took part in our school round of Youth Speaks this week. The following children gave up their playtimes and lunchtimes to write and prepare their speeches and they all did a superb job of delivering their speeches to Year 5 and 6 on Friday afternoon. Well done to Evie, Grace, Freya, Lewis, Sam, Beau, Mirryn and Helen. A big congratulations to Beau, Lewis and Sam for being successful and making it through to the next round which will be held at Falmouth University on the 22nd January.