CURRICULUM CONTENT FOR OCTOBER
Literacy: This month we are continuing our genre focus on Recount writing.
The genre of Recount is a type of text that is used to inform or to tell about the past events or past activities. Recount Text is written in past tense.
We will be looking at the effective use of adjectives to improve our writing and time connectives to help us retell our events in the correct chronological order. There will be a particular focus on scene setting to improve the quality of writing to engage the reader.
We will carry out our first writing assessment on the recount genre before Halloween.
Numeracy: This month we will be revising Addition, Subtraction, applying our times tables knowledge to Multiplication challenges and Time. We will introduce finding the Perimeter and Area of shapes. We will be Data Handling, collecting, representing and interpreting information.
Our first problem solving strategy will be ‘Looking for a Pattern’.
WAU: We will continue our first topic of the year which is 'Rainforest'.
PDMU: Our PDMU word of the month is ‘Kindness’. We will be looking at how we can bring even more acts of kindness into our school and homes. We will also be exploring some techniques for dealing with difficult feelings and situations.
Thinking Skills and Personal Capabilities: Our next TS&PC focus of the year will be ‘Working with Others’.
Today our elections took place in class. Well done to the boys and girls who put themselves forward for the role. They have some fantastic ideas to make our school a more ecofriendly place.
The votes have been counted and the new representatives for our class are very excited! I can’t wait to have our first meeting and make an action plan.
Student Council Elections
Today our elections took place in class. Very well done to the boys and girls who put themselves forward for the role; Caelan, Marianne, Maya, Emily, Aaron, Nathan, Aidan, Riley, Thomas, Sarah-Ann, Ryan and Clodagh. The Children stood up in front of the whole class and gave a speech which explained the qualities they possess which make them great representatives. They have some fantastic ideas which would make our school an even better place to learn.
The votes have been counted and the new representatives for our class are just delighted!
This week as part of our PDMU lessons we have been reflecting on how life has changed for us all since the start of Covid-19. We have paid particular attention to:
P4/5/6 decided that the most important life lessons are: