This week we finished our class novel ‘The Spiderwick Chronicles’. We looked at which aspects of the novel were realistic and which were fantasy. In writing, we looked at ways to edit and uplevel our writing, like checking for correct spelling in the dictionary and not using the same word too many times. In spelling, we learned to drop the ‘y’ and add ‘i’ when adding ‘er’ and ‘est’ to words.
Home learning activity: Try making your own prompt cards for creative story writing. You could make up cards for characters, settings, objects and plots.
Maths and numeracy:
In shape, we learned about how to identify parallel and perpendicular faces. We looked at number patterns to discover the rule for continuing the pattern, including some tricky patterns like the Fibonacci sequence.
Home learning activity: Try making up your own number pattern. Can you challenge someone to complete it?
Other areas of the curriculum:
We presented our posters with information about the Edinburgh Dog and Cat Home, our chosen P5 charity this year. We also had an exciting visit from Zoolab, where we talked about our topic focus of the environment and got to look at – and even touch – some animals like a corn snake, a gecko, a rat, a cockroach, and a tarantula (we didn’t touch that one)!