- Week 1 -
We have had a great week getting to know the children in the Aslan class and are really pleased with the way children have settled into the learning zone. We have had an exciting and busy first week and we hope all the children have a good rest over the weekend ready for us to start our new creative curriculum and science topics next week. Thank you to all the parents for the support they have shown to us in this first week.
- Week 2 -
It's been another busy week in Aslan class! In Literacy, we have been practising our inference skills by getting into character and using drama to help us work out how the characters in the story of Ferdinand are feeling and what they might be thinking. This will be very useful for when we write our diary entries as the outraged matador!
- Week 3 -
The Aslans enjoyed a 'sleepover movie night' watching Ferdinand as their treat for reaching 100 classwide rewards. Well done Aslans!
- Week 4 -
We have looked at what makes an effective diary entry and have put ourselves in the matador’s shoes, using drama to help us infer thoughts and feelings at different points in the story. The children were then tasked with writing their own diary entry from an upsetting day in the matador’s life when, after years of practising, he takes on ‘Ferdinand the Fierce’ in the corrida. It’s safe to say it wasn’t quite the performance he was hoping for!
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- Week 7 -
The Aslans enjoyed a Spanish Fiesta as their second Class-wide Reward Party. They spent the afternoon taking part in Spanish dancing, colouring and games as well as eating sugary churros.
- Week 8 -
With the Silk Road proving a slow and dangerous trade route between Europe and Asia, people began to talk about quicker alternatives. Christopher Columbus, an Italian sailor, believed that the Earth was spherical and so he would be able to sail west across the Atlantic Ocean to India. However, he would need to ask for money to fund this voyage. After the King of Portugal refused to help, he turned to Queen Isabella of and her husband Ferdinand of Spain. Having failed the first time, Columbus would need to be convincing in his attempt to gain funding this time around.