Over the half term holiday, George kept himself busy by writing a fantastic short story which he entered into the BBC's '500 Words' competition. He spent a long time making sure his story was amazing, and we at High View certainly think it does! The competition winners are announced in July so we all have our fingers crossed for George! Well done for your fantastic writing George, we hope others enjoy reading it as much as we have!
In foundation stage we completed the pattern challenge along with the rest of school. Our children described a pattern to their friends who then had to make it and check that it was correct. The children liked the role of being in charge!
This week in Year 5, we have been analysing an information text about the PETA - People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals. It encouraged an incredible amount discussion and debate amongst the class and it was lovely to listen to the conversations they were having, filled with such enthusiasm, energy and an itch to investigate this controversial topic in more detail.
The first challenge for the children was to construct an answer to the following question...
The children were asked to use their inference skills to gather four examples of opportunities, stated in the text, that described opportunities for 'a 30 year old mother,' to act and help reduce animal cruelty. The key was to ensure that the evidence they selected was specifically relevant to this audience, a mother.
Once we had mastered 'picking out' quotes for a 30 year old mother, I gave each of the children a teacher within school.
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