This Week in Belted Galloway Class
This week, the children will be starting a block of work in English on traditional tales, using the fabulous Philip Pullman book Clockwork as our inspiration. This is a challenging and dark book, and pushes the genres beyond the twee versions of these tales that the children may have studied when they were younger, really focussing on the dark nature and the unique grammatical structure of these pieces. In maths, we will be honing our skills on positive and negative numbers, as well as looking at the effect and the place value of multiplying and dividing by powers of 10. We are currently encouraging children to take photos or complete art work of things that they have noticed that are indicative of Autumn. We are running a competition in conjunction with Nature's Racers and Stroud High School, looking at bringing children (and adults) together to celebrate the changing seasons and the resultant changing faces of nature, with a view that if children notice these things, they will be a step closer to caring and then protecting the natural world. Our immersion curriculum topic this week is World War 1, and we will be culminating the week by observing the silence at the war memorial on Firday.