Good Morning Beech Class
I hope you all had as lovely a weekend as I did. Ben is now home from University and he convinced me to upgrade our 'eating in the garden' habit by buying a barbecue! So we had a thoroughly lovely, celebratory barbecue to mark him finishing his studies and Maddie finding herself a summer job in a local restaurant. It turns out that both of my children can actually cook (although Ben did burn the onions to a crisp!) and I was thoroughly spoiled! We held a quiz (boys versus girls) and I am delighted to tell you that the girls won . It was very lucky that one of our rounds was all about Harry Potter and Maddie's obsession with it, over the years, was definitely a big help to us! The boys questions didn't fall as kindly but don't tell them I said so!
We are rounding off our fractions revision, today, with a look at ordering and comparing fractions. I will post some extra practice in fractions, decimals and percentages on the class page, over the summer for anybody who wants to keep it in mind.
Carrying on with our poetry unit, we are going to look at the works of two different poets this week. Pie Corbett is an English poet who has been a teacher and works often with children and teachers, helping to develop writing skills. Valerie Bloom was born in Jamaica and moved to England as a young adult, to study. She writes poetry in both English and Jamaican patois . I am sorry about the amount of documents that I have posted today. You can be selective about what you print out. You don't really need to print every poem although it would be useful to print at least one of them so that you can practice annotating or making notes which will help you to understand the poems.
Tomorrow is Bastille Day, in France, where there will be lots of celebrations and fireworks. If you look on Classroom Secrets- Kids, they have added quite a lot of French resources and activities which you might like to have a look at. We will carry on with our French once we are back in school, so any brushing up will be helpful.
Have a lovely day,