As parents will have seen, tomorrow marks Puffins’ first Treat Afternoon – earned by good use of social distancing and following all of the school rules!
We will be having A Film Afternoon of ‘Spider-man: Into the Spiderverse’ as our main treat – a thrill for me as a huge fan of Marvel Comics and Peter Parker, but not knowing much about the modern era with Miles Morales… I’m honestly quite excited, as I haven’t seen it!!
Unfortunately, due to new events occurring at the school tomorrow morning, ‘Wearing Pyjamas to School’ as a side-treat, has had to be cancelled. It is for the best of reasons, and will simply mean we willpostpone ‘PJ Day’ to the next treat afternoon (likely to be near Xmas).
Please ensure Puffin children come dressed in their regular clothes tomorrow, as they normally would (and have been since the start of this year).
Again, apologies to all for the short notice… but looking forward to our treat!
Today, we are focusing on the TEXT FEATURES of ‘argument’ texts – persuasive writing designed to PERSUADE the reader to follow the writer’s POINT OF VIEW.
You will have experienced this idea before… we need to look at the way persuasive argument texts are written, as by Friday, we will be writing our own. Today, we want to find examples of how the text is LAID OUT (the structure), the STYLE (what elements of writing they use) and the LANGUAGE(the vocabulary used). We learn about these so that we can emulate (‘copy’) the same when we write our own…
Morning! Today in History we are continuing our journey as history detectives. We will be looking at comparing sources about the Ancient Maya to our life today. You will need to draw out a ‘Then’ and ‘Now’ table and fill it in with your thoughts.
Let us look at a source:
From the source I can have a go at filling in a column of our ‘Then’ and ‘Now’ table:
Now, create your own table and fill it in based on the following sources:
When you have finished your table. Comment:
– 1 thing from the time of the Maya that is similar to your life today? – 1 thing from the time of the Maya that is different to your life today?
Today, we are focusing on a different form of text: PERSUASIVE WRITING (specifically Argument forms). This week’s theme involves the very important issue of EQUAL PAY – that in this country (and around world), women are STILL paid LESS than men, simply because of their GENDER (male / female) – for doing exactly the same job. Hopefully, you already have an opinion whether you think this is FAIR or UNFAIR!
For example, last year, a BBC woman presenter was paid £440 per episode, compared to £3000 for the equivalent male presenter and went to court to fight for equal pay!
Today, the main tasks are to look for and record evidence of three things: FACTS / OPINIONS / BIAS.
Here is the text file for the PRACTICE version (where I have highlighted it to make it easier to spot…). Simply practice looking for Facts / Opinions / Bias first, before the WORK TASK of looking at another example, more independently.
This week we have continued looking at the Ancient Maya in a number of subjects including in History, DT, Art and Literacy (where we are getting close to finishing our Ancient Maya stories). In maths we have been getting to grips with fractions and we have our first display of the year. A big thank you to Miss Nichols for helping us get our PSHE posters about road safety up on display in such a creative way!