In P6C, it has been a busy week because it is a shorter week. We have been learning about how Victorian children had to work if their families were poor. Some only got paid 8p per year!! We were kind of shocked that children had to go out to work at the age of 4. Some of us were shocked as we have younger brothers and sisters.
In Reading, we were focusing on non-fiction and how to transfer our skills in Main and Supporting Ideas. We read about and answered questions on Roald Dahl because it would have been his 100th birthday. We created questions of our own using our Victorian non-fiction books. In Writing, we learned about a new genre of Writing called Imagined Personal Response or IPR for short. It is when you write in the first person and you have to write as if you are someone else…like stepping into someone else’s shoes. We had to pretend we were a Victorian school child. It was fun because we wrote with a partner but some of us preferred to write alone.
In Numeracy this week, we were learning about decimals. Decimals are made up of tenths and are linked to fractions. We had to order decimals and played a great game on the whiteboard called Balloon Pop Maths with decimals.
In Music we learned about Popular (Pop) music. It started in the 1960’s. We learned about the Beatles and about Beatle mania and boy bands became more popular. We found out that the Spice Girls changed things and taught us more about girl power. We learned that sometimes music can have a huge impact on our society. We designed our Christmas cards for the Parent Council for our Art this week.
We have hockey this afternoon and we are looking forward to it and we will make sure we tell you about it in next week’s blog.
Happy long weekend everyone!
By Logan, Keren, Angus and Robbie