Wednesday, June 17, 2020
Monday, June 8, 2020
Lately we have been learning about the famous Japanese animator Hayao Miyazaki. In art class we did a timeline of his life in art. We also have learnt about the word Manga and have been drawing pics of Manga drawings. Kids love to draw images from his movies. Some of the movies he made are Ponyo, Princess Mononoke, My Neighbour Totoro and Spirited Away.
Tuesday, June 2, 2020
Since the start of the term at school, we have started a new branch of mathematics: Statistics. Statistics is the study of graphs and we have been learning how to use them. Our goal is to find out what stories graphs tell. The children of Room 9 have been revising stem and leaf charts, bar graphs and pie charts. 100% of the children in Room 9 we interviewed have really enjoyed Statistics and are keen to find out more.
Due to the fact that a new term has begun, we have started new subjects such as Novel Studies. The books being read in Room 9 are A Monster Calls, Boom, The Recruit and Miss Peregrine's Home For Peculiar Children, there were multiple other books that children read but the four books that we mentioned were the ones read in Room 9. Most children say that they have enjoyed novel studies so far.
By Lincoln and Felix
Thursday, May 28, 2020
Writing; a story, but also an adventure. An adventure with words, yes, but an adventure nonetheless. This week in Room 9, we have been writing narratives. We began with using a story arc plan. In this plan there is a conflict, three rising actions, a falling action, and finally the resolution, which ties everything together.
After we had planned out how our narrative would go, we wrote our draft in our Literacy book. This was probably the longest stage of narrative writing, and many are still working on finishing their draft.
Then, we went through the editing stage, where we had to read through our story, sentence by sentence, correcting any mistakes and making improvements to our writing. It was a long stage, but well worth it.