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June 19th was World refugee Day so we started the week by following the story of Ali a ten year old boy who fled his home with his grandmother during the war in Afghanistan. He described the pain of separation from his family as well as his experiences adjusting to life in the UK. Despite being given contact with his parents, they are still unable to be together. Ali still has hope of seeing them again one day.
We have also taken part in some Diversity Week activities. We learnt all about Anne Lister, who created her own code so she could write honestly about who she was. We recognised that there are many different types of families and we represented this data in a graph.
Fun Friday was all about the Bruschetta!
Today we participated in a 'Show racism the red card' workshop. We were made aware of the issue of racism in society and how to tackle the issue. We learnt about the causes, consequences, and different forms of racism. We understand the need for developing positive relationships, respect and to celebrate the differences between people regardless of their race, ethnicity, nationality, or religion.
This week in English we learnt how to use punctuation correctly such as commas, full stops, speech marks, explanation marks and question marks using pasta! We also learnt about Rose Blanche and how we can infer what will happen next just from one picture! This week we also consolidated our understanding of angles in maths and played loop games to practise our tables. In Topic we learnt about bias, facts and opinions. For Fun day Friday we are made a portrait of a soldier with a camouflaged background out of used paper!
This week is the start of our last term of Ogmore Vale Primary. It is quite exciting as we have had visitors from the comp come and speak to us. This week, started with a visit from the nurse who explained what happens to our bodies during puberty. We studied fractions in maths and Rose Blanche in English. For our topic work, we have to construct a powerpoint about world war 2 and present it in front of the whole class.
This week we have continued to read 'Friend and Foe'. We studied the Blitz and wrote a senses poem. We focused on the characters in the story and created a fortune line of how David's emotion change as the story evolves. We argued for and against David telling people all about the Germans who survived the plane crash.
We also created some Blitz art for our topic. and we used co-ordinates on a map of Swansea to mark places the Germans dropped bombs on in the 3 day Blitz. In science we used lemons instead of batteries! That's not including all the number work we've completed! Have a lovely weekend!
We started our week off by investigating shadows. We made puppets and measured their shadows and compared them to the distance from a light source. We discovered that the closer to the light source the bigger the shadow. On Wednesday we studied a shadowologist called Vincent Bal who adds doodles to shadows to make shadow art. We copied his methods to create our own art.
For English we have been learning to write a balanced argument about pros and cons of the world war 2 evacuation that we will be writing next week! Because our topic is based off of world war 2 we have studied Bletchley Park and have learnt to crack simple codes.
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