Author Archives: Hawk Class

Card Games

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

Greek food and cooking

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.

Homework 20.04.18

CGP books:  SPaG pages 48 and 49 (commas for extra information).

Above homework due on Thursday 19th April.

Spellings: convenience, muscle, disastrous, neighbour, interfere, criticise, curiosity, definite, desperate, determined (spelling test Friday 27th April).

Reading at home: please listen and sign reading records 3 times a week (checked on Friday).

Times-tables: Times Tables Rock Stars!

Optional school homework club in school: Wednesday 12pm

Soap sculptures

This afternoon, Hawk class have been using soap to create their own statues in an Ancient Greek style – their patience and commitment was impressive!

Although we still have the finer detail to add, they’re going to look fab!

 

Homework 13.04.18

CGP books:  SPaG pages 65 and 66 (paragraphs).

Above homework due on Thursday 19th April.

Spellings: immediately, suggest, marvellous, necessary, programme, recommend, appreciate, attached, available, average (spelling test Friday 20th April).

Reading at home: please listen and sign reading records 3 times a week (checked on Friday).

Times-tables: Times Tables Rock Stars!

Optional school homework club in school: Wednesday 12pm

Invention Convention

Yesterday and today, Welton has held its very own Invention Convention and the range of inventions across the school was AMAZING.

After school yesterday, Alun Williams (CEO of the Midsomer Norton Schools Partnership) came and judged, choosing a 1st, 2nd and 3rd from each class. He was looking for original, creative ideas which had been well explained; he had a lot to choose from!

I am incredibly proud of all the children and their efforts and it’s just amazing to see them inventing!

Homework 23.03.18

CGP books:  SPaG pages 80 and 81 (word endings – ‘ance’, ‘ancy’ and ‘ence’, ‘ency’).

Above homework due on Thursday 12th April.

Spellings: defiant, defiance, elegant, elegance, relevant, relevance, aggressive,
amateur, ancient, apparent (spelling test Friday 13th April).

Reading at home: please listen and sign reading records 3 times a week (checked on Friday).

Times-tables: Times Tables Rock Stars!

Optional school homework club in school: Wednesday 12pm

The Big Climb

What an amazing afternoon we’ve had!

I was really impressed with the children’s bravery and their respectful and responsible attitude this afternoon. Every single one of them, pushed themselves and tried their very best whilst going to a height they felt comfortable with.

As the last class of the day, it was our responsibility to make sure we hit the target and, from my observations, we did not let the school down!

Homework 16.03.18

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).

Please also encourage your children to ‘Wonder’ and send in any of their questions!

Optional school homework club in school: Wednesday 12pm