Last week the special reading boxes were out into circulation. Our first person to take this home was Lily Mason who enjoyed hot chocolate with her family and reading with nana and mum. Lily loves reading – she really enjoys chatting to me and her peers about books which is fantastic to see!
Who will be next to receive the amazing reading box in 4H?
in Year 4 we’ve been learning the poem ‘The Book’ by Michael Rosen. We started learning this in our first week of the half term and this week we revisited it in honour of World Poetry Day. Mrs Burrows and I were so impressed by how well the children remembered it! I’m sure you’ll agree.
As part of our evolution and inheritance work in Science we have spent today celebrating “Moth Day”. The stimulus for this was the text ‘Moth’ by Isabel Thomas and with lovely illustrations by Daniel Egneus.
We used the story to help us track the stages of adaptation of the peppered moth (Biston betularia).
This afternoon we then looked at a research paper from the University of Manchester which measured moth populations in Leeds. We used their academic data to plot the moth populations. We then drew conclusions from this data and compared with the findings from the paper abstract.
Today Year 6 joined the ConnectED – Power of Reading session. We heard from two business employees who both work in Canary Wharf; one as a lawyer and one in property assets.
They discussed the power of reading in their jobs and where they are required to use reading in their professional life. Hopefully this inspired some of our Year 6s to think that they could work in jobs like this!
Here’s the 7th episode in Miss Hall Rates Reading. In this video I’m going to be talking about Artemis Fowl by Eoin Colfer. This is a great crime, thriller, fantasy, adventure book that really transcends genre boundaries. Let me know what you think!
KS2 Have you been needing a new book to read at home?
Your lucky day is here!
Check out this amazing (free) new book curated by Katherine Rundell (author of Rooftoppers and The Journey) and with contributions from Michael Morpurgo, Jacqueline Wilson, Anthony Horowitz and many other fantastic authors.