Firstly, Miss Howe and I, just want to say a huge thank you for all your lovely cards and gifts at the end of last term, everyone was so kind and generous! I hope you have all had a super Christmas and will have a very happy and healthy New Year.
Last term, after we finished our work on the Tudors, we investigated a book by Shaun Tan and Gary Crew called ‘The Viewer’. ‘The Viewer’ tells the peculiar story of a boy whose obsession with curious artefacts leads him to discover an strange box at a dump site. It proves to be an ancient chest full of optical devices, one of which captures his interest; an intricately mechanical object which carries disks of images; scenes of destruction and the collapse of civilisations throughout time. The boy is afraid, but also cannot help but look. The ending was left open so we wrote the ending as we thought it would happen and on Thursday afternoon we partnered up with 5J to read each other our stories and share our ideas and the many questions that the book left us with.
This term we have began looking at Beowulf which is an Old English poem of over 3,000 lines. We are working with the Michael Morpurgo version.
Beowulf,a hero of the Geats, comes to the aid of Hrothgar, the king of the Danes, whose new mead hall in Heorot has been under attack by a monster known as Grendel. This week, we began by writing invitations to the opening of the mead hall using our knowledge of colons and semi-colons.
In maths, we currently looking at multiplication so please keep learning your tables as these will help greatly with both multiplication and division.
We are on Set 4 for spellings and our spelling test will take place on Thursday. For your information we will have P.E. on Thursdays and Fridays this term.
Lastly, thank you for your continued support with homework, spellings and times tables.