Oct 242013

This week we have been doing some activities related to a baboon that takes a trip. He starts from the moon, and goes on a holiday, to a place we chose. P5 created comic strips, and then today, used clay to make their own baboon models, which are shown above!

John Muir Project

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Oct 232013

Drama session- acting out situations from John Muir’s early life in Dunbar!

Acting out the time when John Muir lived in Dunbar, afraid of his dad!

This is from our dance session- honestly!

We are underway with our John Muir project!
Just before the end of term, we had drama and dance sessions, as well as a visit to the John Muir Birthplace in Dunbar. Through these, we have learned much about John’s early life in Dunbar, and how he then went as a young boy to America with his family. In addition, we have been working in class to find out more by researching John Muir in ICT lessons, making powerpoint presentations, and writing poetry about him too!

We found out lots of information about John Muir at his birthplace.

Accelerated Reader

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Oct 232013

Doing an Accelerated Reader quiz on the class PC.

As you all know, we use a reading program called “Accelerated Reader” in school.
When we read a book, either in class in our reading group, or at home in our own time, we can then take a quiz on the computer to test our understanding.
Almost all the books we read are already on the program’s database, so as we take more quizzes, the program keeps records of all our scores. It also notes the number of words we have read each year- and we get special certificates once we have read more than 1 million words! Accelerated Reading is fun!
In addition, parents can keep track of their own child’s progress via the homelink of Accelerated Reader. It’s even possible to set up an email alert, so that each time your child takes a quiz, you receive an alert at home to let you see the quiz they have done, along with their score.