Our learning in English this week has seen us looking at narrative poetry. We began the week by sharing and discussing ‘The Highwayman’ by Alfred Noyes. We read and discussed the epic events, discussing the character’s feelings and emotions. There were some mature themes and behaviours discussed within this lesson which grasped the children's attention and kept them engaged. Our learning consisted of discussing the vocabulary and rhyming patterns within the poem. We also used our knowledge to then role play the poem’s key events, the children! We finished the week by identifying the specific features included within the poem, which will help us with our writing next week when we write the poem from the point of view from another character.
Our Maths learning has been slightly different this week, as we’ve completed our end of term assessments to showcase our amazing abilities. Narwhals have worked very hard in their assessments, and it is clear to see how much they have taken on board from the lessons and have used this to improve their knowledge. We ended the week by completing some misconception work relating to the common errors within the assessments.
We also had an e-safety workshop this week, looking at the dangers and risks involved with the online world, the workshop was very targeted to the children's needs with topics such as Whatsapp and Roblox
Our History learning this week saw us continue our work in relation to the Viking invasions of Britain the the first century AD. We discovered that King Arthur organised an alliance between his Wessex region and the Mercian region. We learnt that this took place due to the continuing threat of the Vikings.We learnt that this alliance took place to allow for the strengthening of the two regions. We learnt that Arthur’s daughter, Aethelfled, married the leader of Mercia to fortify this action.
Our Geography learning this week has seen us investigate the relationship between oceans and land masses. We investigated the pattern of tsunamis, hurricanes, rainfall and how it effects the countries nearby. We also looked at how the wind can affect rainfall amounts, in places such as Wales, and how this can increase water amounts in local cycles as a consequence.