In maths this week we are learning to round numbers to a given degree of accuracy; understand negative numbers in context; assess what we know about place value.
In English this week we are learning to write a dialogue; understand characterisation in Romeo and Juliet; use varied sentence structures in our writing.
In science this week we are learning about the reflection of light.
Our Big Question for the week is ‘why are memories so important?’
Elder class had a great first session with Annie from the Theatre Royal. They showed motivation, cooperation and creativity. They acted out lines from Romeo and Juliet in small groups to make a short version of the play. I was so proud of them all for showing such enthusiasm and embracing the opportunity they have been given.
In English, Elders received (in role as William Shakespeare) a letter from Mercutio complaining about Romeo falling in love with every girl he met and seeking advice on what he could do to stop this ridiculous behaviour. The children worked in pairs in their general workbooks to draft a response to Mercutio, using modal verbs to indicate possibility, and then we shared these as a class thinking about what was good about the reply and how they could be improved.
Shakespeare used iambic pentameter in his writing. Elder class read the prologue to Romeo and Juliet and had a line each to read, decide if it used iambic pentameter and then recite it to the class. They then used a cartoon picture of Verona to work in pairs and then groups to write iambic pentameter poems about the image.