Peace Day 30th June 2017

The whole school was involved in a variety of activities for our Peace Day. We were thinking about ways that we can live more peacefully in our own lives, in our communities and in the world.

In year 4, we tried to make origami peace cranes. It was a little difficult, but with some help from year 6, we just about got there!

Rev Nick McKee visited us from St Paul’s Church, to tell us about his time as a child growing up during The Troubles in Northern Ireland. We were all very interested to hear about his experiences.

We all wore white clothing on the day to symbolise peace.

Finally we had a celebration assembly where some of the children had an opportunity to read out some of their ‘If for one day…’ peace poems.

Photos of the day to follow soon…

 

Homework 12/05/17 – character description

This week, in class we have been describing the appearance of characters from stories, using adjectives to describe, prepositions to say where something is and similes to compare.

We would like you to try to describe a character to help you with your work in school next week. I have given you pictures of tribespeople who live in the Amazon Rainforest of South America, for if you decide to link your topic knowledge of rainforests with a rainforest story setting.

You may choose to use Ancient Egypt as a story setting, so I have shown Cleopatra, Anubis and others.

Another character you may like to try to describe is a grandfather. You may use someone you know to give you ideas for your description.

*If you have any problems with the blog, you may write your character description on paper for us to read on Monday.

Mr Orchard & Mrs Keating

Homework 05/05/17

This week in literacy we have been describing a setting for a legend using our senses and prepositions.

Choose one of the pictures to describe.

Write in the past tense.  ( I could see / there was )

Use prepositions to say where things are. Which ones can you remember that we’ve used?

Think about things you could see, feel, hear, taste or smell.

Think about the weather  heat/wind/sun  etc and how it would feel to be there and walk around in bare feet.

Can you think of any similes to describe features of these settings?

Make sure each of your sentences start with a different opener.

If you can think of good ideas for more than one picture, please separate them into separate paragraphs.

We will look forward to reading the descriptions of your settings.