We have been working hard to independently write lighthouse stories based on a short film. We were able to choose to either hand write our stories or type them up on the computer. We are really pleased with the results.
We had a great time at the Easter Fete and it was brilliant to see everyone being such keen fundraisers and coming up with great ideas. tank you to all the parents who supported the event and helped prepare games and cakes. we raised lots of money and are excited to see what we can purchase for Mandela class.
GOOD USE OF THESE LEARNING GEMS:
Today saw the fourth group of six children perform their poems to the rest of the class. In Mandela Class we are lucky enough to have Mr Harvey work with us to help a different group (each half term) to learn a poem off by heart and recite it to the rest of the class. This is a skill, which is not only part of the Year 6 expectations for reading, but is also a life skill which prepares the children for High School and beyond. It always amazes me how all different types of children respond to the task and the change which occurs in their confidence and ability in just 6 weeks. They all performed really well. Well done everyone!
Today we looked at contractions. We scrubbed up, put on masks and did some surgery on words, changing them to contractions. We applied a plaster apostrophe where we removed letters.
A contraction is a shortened word, where one or more letters have been removed (omitted) and replaced by an apostrophe. This technique is called 'omission' - one of the powers that an apostrophe possesses. It is very a handy thing to know and do, as it makes writing less repetitive, shortens text and also helps your writing to flow.
do not = don't
Written by Mrs Matthews & Mrs Hayter (proud class teachers) and their brilliant pupils (Mandela class).