Today, in English, we have evaluated how effective different instructions are. To do this, the children used the instructions below to try and learn different card games.
As they loved playing cards so much, I thought they might want to continue them at home. Also, from trying to follow these instructions (some of which are clear and some of which are more confusing), we learnt very quickly which features of instructive writing are important.
Card game instructions
Yesterday, the children experienced lots of Greek food to enhance their understanding of Greek culture both today and during Ancient Greek times.
To start, to inspire our writing this week, the children made Melomakarona (a traditional Greek cookie). They made the syrup and baked the cookies before tasting them today. They were able to apply their measuring skills and collaborated well together. Unsurprisingly, they loved the cookies, which they dipped in the syrup, and you can find the recipe here. For the rest of the week, we are learning about what makes good instructions and we’re going to rewrite and improve the recipe we followed yesterday.
I have also been really impressed with how well the children tasted new foods and I think they all discovered something new that they enjoyed! We discussed the source of our food and why, in Ancient Greek times, they had a very restricted diet of the foods that could grow in the hot, dry climate. Some of the food they tried included: olives, pitta bread, feta cheese, figs and dates.
After focusing on Modern Greece last week, this week we’re going to start learning about the Ancient Greek Empire and lifestyle.
Please find our curriculum map here.
Also, here are our spellings for the term – the children have been given a paper copy today.
Next week, we are holding our Invention Convention and the children are requested to bring in their inventions on Thursday 22nd March. As a result, I am not setting any homework other than spellings for next week, to give the children some extra time to finish their models/explanations of their inventions.
Spellings: distant, distance, assistant, assistance, tolerant, tolerance, accommodate, accompany, according, achieve (spelling test Friday 23rd March).