We had a fantastic turn out to our Reading Workshop yesterday for KS2. I would like to thank everyone who managed to make it because it really was a lovely way to share the children's learning. We explored the benefits of 'Positive Screen Time', how reading a range of texts improves vocabulary, and how technology can be utilised to be a great learning tool (especially for boys). We then had the chance to explore our new e-book reading scheme (E-Platform) together. The children were very tech savvy at this point and were eager to share what they already knew.
Class 3's blog
A letter has gone home today with details of our World Book Day competition. You can find the information below:
As you may be aware, World Book Day will be taking place on Thursday March 7th this year. To celebrate sharing stories, we are launching a competition to design a Story Jar. These are small jars with parts of a story inside. It can be a story from a well-loved book or even a tv-show.
In after school club today, one child (pictured below) chose to read but said that it wasn't always his favourite thing to do. However, Lucas decided to impart some lovely words of wisdom:
"When I'm reading books and there's something really interesting in them, I feel like I'm in the books. It takes me to different places... You could be anyone in the world, Adam. A footballer! Anyone!"
Today in Class 3 we were lucky enough to have a visit from Scott Walker, the Science Outreach Officer from Keele University. The children had the chance to create their own solar powered cars! This linked nicely to the work we had already done on circuits as the children had to create one to charge their panels. The task also involved lots of problem solving, team-work and reasoning. The children did a fantastic job of building their cars and all of them managed to get them moving. We even experimented by adding more batteries to see what would happen.
As you may be aware, World Book Day will be taking place on Thursday March 7th this year. World Book Day is a global event that celebrates the love of reading. World Book Day is also a registered charity and their aim is to give every child a book of their own. Due to this, each child will receive a token to use on a book. Some of the titles included in the £1 book offer are:
As a way to consolidate our learning, we completed a quiz within KS2 centering around consent. The children did a great job reasoning and problem solving with the scenarios. You can see our score below:
"If a website asks you for personal information, you should ask an adult if it can be trusted," - Annabelle
For Safer Internet Day, the children have been discussing the idea of consent. We discussed that consent is the idea of saying yes or no--giving your permission. There were certain things the children knew they had to give consent for and other things they did not (e.g. what time they went to bed). However, there were trickier areas that not all of the children could agree on.
We have introduced a new e-book portal for the children in KS2. So far it has been a great success and many of the children have already used this at home! Below you can see some of the feedback:
"I love that you can search for different categories of books. It helps when you don't know what you want to read," - Jess
"I like that there are so many of my favourite authors on it!" - Lucas
Below you will find a copy of our Activity Passport that we will be working on from now until July. There are a range of activities to complete. I feel this would be a great opportunity for the children to expand their horizons and understanding of the wider world in fun and creative ways.