In spelling this week we have been looking at 'etymology'. The words we use today have come to us from all sorts of places and languages. 'Etymology' is the study of the origins of words. Do you know where the word 'mobile' comes from? - It comes from the Latin word "mobilis" which means moveable. 'Marathon' comes from the story of Greek hero Pheidippides, who ran the 26 miles to Athens from the Plains of Marathon to tell of the Greek victory over the Persian army.
Can you do some research to find the origins of any of these words...
This week we are looking at five words. All need to be in your writing but they can be in any order. You might find it useful to write out a short plan to make sure you get them all in & that your piece makes sense!
The words are:
Today we worked in pairs on some mathematical reasoning questions. We talked a lot about test technique and properly understanding questions before attempting to answer them.
It is useful to think of a realistic answer before you get going, so you can check your answer is logical when you reach the end of the question.
This week we have studied a couple of versions of William Shakespeare's famous play: The Tempest. We used story maps to visually structure the story and then we tried summarising them in 60 seconds - not an easy task, which the class did brilliantly.
What aspects of the story do you like or dislike?
6 students from our class spoke in front of a panel from Tewkesbury School today, to try and get to the competition final. It was so tough for the panel to choose the entries to go through - there were 3 successful members who qualified and will represent our school in the final on the afternoon of Tuesday 27th March.
Well done to all 6 of you who did wonderful presentations on the colour spectrum, women's rights, not giving up, fox hunting, plastic and technology usage.
We were inspired by an eery tree, misty murky weather and the most impressive of beetles to write our own suspense tale this morning.
After venturing outside we discussed the different nouns, adjectives, verbs, adverbs and prepositions we could include before writing our own stories.
Over the next few weeks we will be participating in tri-golf.
Today we were learning the grip and how to chip the ball...it was a new process for the vast majority of the class; we will get better the more we practise.
For parents and children alike; please check out what was said about the teaching of Mathematics in our country on BBC News on Friday 16th February 2018 by clicking here and scrolling to 08:51. Lots of very important messages shared, that we also share in our classroom.
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