A super week of learning in Dolphin Class!

Our learning in English this week has seen us investigate 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 and I was really impressed with the Dolphins’ attitudes. We then continued our learning by discussing the vocabulary and rhyming patterns within the poem. We focused on the repeating vocabulary and how it helped re-enforce the given themes. We used our knowledge to then role play the poem’s key events- the dramatic events were great to see!  We finished the week by pin pointing the specific features included within the poem, which will help us with our writing next week.

Our Maths learning has been slightly different this week, as we’ve completed our end of term assessments to showcase our amazing abilities. The Dolphins were fantastic in these assessments, it was clear that they were trying their best and they showed true inspiration.  We ended the week by completing some misconception work relating to the common errors within the assessments. This gave us chance to work through our errors in a group situation, which worked really well as we realised we all have misconceptions sometimes!

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 or Danes as they were then known. 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, hurracaines  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.

We were lucky enough to be part of an online safety workshop this week. The Dolphins really enjoyed the role play and rapping,  however they were also very mature and honest when it came to their own personal experiences online.

Many of our children within UKS2 have begun their fasting period for Ramadan this week. We welcomed Miss Nisa into our classroom to help understand the process and the reasons behind them on Thursday. It was a pleasure to witness such mature behaviour in relation to this this week.

Have a lovely week, 

Love from Dolphin Class x