We have had a brilliant week in the Owls Class.
In maths, we have been exploring the properties of 2D shapes by counting the number of sides and vertices each shape has. We have been drawing our own 2D shapes and learning the names of some more complex shapes such as pentagons, hexagons, heptagons, octagons.
Can you identify the amount of sides and vertices for each of the following shapes?
Circle, triangle, square, pentagon, hexagon, heptagon, octagon.
This week, it has been 'World Book Week'. To celebrate, we have completed a range of reading and writing activities throughout the week. In English, we focused on the book 'The Night Dragon'. Can you tell someone at home what the story was about? First, we read the book without looking the illustrations and realised that, although it was a brilliant story, it did not include any descriptive language. We decided that we needed to rewrite the opening and include a range of descriptive techniques such as, adjectives, expanded noun phrases, similes and alliteration. So, we reread the book with the illustrations and created a double page spread in our English books to plan for our new descriptive opening and then used these plans to rewrite our own opening to The Night Dragon. Once we rewrote our story openings, we shared these with the rest of the class. We were blown away with the imaginative and descriptive openings that the children produced. We are extremely proud of them all!
All of the children have engaged brilliantly this week and have enjoyed being creative with their writing. Keep up the brilliant work Owls!
Have a wonderful weekend.