This week, as you are probably aware, we have been writing speeches. We have just completed our learning journey through the Tudors by analysing Elizabeth I’s famous Tilbury speech with the well-known line ‘ I know I have the body of a weak and feeble woman, but I have the heart and stomach of a king, and a king of England too’. We looked at how Elizabeth and other famous speech writers, such as Martin Luther King, used powerful phrases, repetition and emotive language to engage their listeners. Each member of the class then used these devices to write a powerful persuasive speech to stand for 5S’s Head Boy and Head Girl – we voted using a ballot box exploring the idea of democracy.
Congratulations to Megan and Ethan.
Our art this term has been based around Tudor Portraits and we spent a very interesting morning at the National Portrait Gallery discovering more about the portraits we had studied.
Look at the wonderful portraits we have painted…
We are now creating self-portraits using the techniques that we have learnt from the Tudor portraits. Please ask your child how we are adding details to our self-portraits that show our personalities and passions.
Here is our learning journey for maths. We have learned about square, cubed and prime numbers as well as factors, common factors and multiples. Last week, we studied perimeter and this week we have been learning how to calculate area. Now we can find the perimeter and area of compound shapes which include shapes with missing measurements.
In term 3, we will begin working on multiplication and division so please keep helping your child to learn their tables as this knowledge is invaluable.
We now have a prayer book, full of the prayers the children wrote and decorated for homework. We have been reading out a different prayer every day just before home time and it has been lovely to see the children admiring the prayers of others and eager for theirs to be read. The book is a superb addition to our classroom. Thank you everyone.