This week, we've begun exploring Christopher Columbus' voyage to 'India'.
We have imagined that we could overhear the arguments about whether or not it would be possible to get to India by sailing West and then used a conscience alley to make our decisions.
Then we planned and wrote a letter to Queen Isabella of Castille and King Ferdinand II of Aragon asking for their assistance in funding the expedition.
Finally, we used the budget of 400 gold pieces that they had given us to choose what to buy for the voyage and work out what we'd have to leave behind.
Okay, okay, so we lost our first battle against the Aslan class.... I believe that we can come back better and stronger if we can get everyone involved. To warm us up for our rematch, I've set up two practice battles:
- first, it's boys vs girls this weekend (16:15 Friday 27th September - 08:00 Monday 30th September);
- then we get really competitive as we start to play against other classroom tables!
Who's ready to rock their maths skills?
In Literacy, we've been exploring the story of Ferdinand by Munro Leaf. We have done lots of drama work based on the story of the bull who didn't want act like the others and refused to fight. The children really got involved in retelling the tale in the form of a diary entry from the point-of-view of the frustrated matador.
We are challenging children to become Times Table Legends with the games at Times Table Rockstars.
Each week in school, children will complete times table tests to measure their progress. Children are also encouraged to get involved at home by playing the games and taking part in tournaments.