To conclude our work on the text ‘Fantastic Mr Fox’ by Roald Dahl, we held a debate arguing for and against Stealing. We looked closely at the character Mr Fox and considered his actions (how he stole to provide for his family); motivations and the consequences of his stealing for both himself and other characters within the story. We had some excellent points to support our views, and were able to provide examples from the text to strengthen our arguments. In the end, our class vote was very decisive! 9 pupils voted that Stealing is Never Justified; whilst 16 voted that it is justified in certain circumstances! A super end to an absolutely ‘fantastic’ book!
Here are our spellings for this week. As usual, we will have time to cover them in school, but it would be helpful if you had a look at the patterns at home so you are confident for Friday.
Words with the long vowel sound /a/ spelt with ai
Adding the prefix im- (before a root word starting with ‘m’ or ‘p’; and words with the short vowel sound /i/ spelt with a y
As we have been very busy over the last few weeks, I will share some of the brilliant work we have been doing in PSHE; Science; Maths and English. Every few weeks I will upload photos to keep you up to date! In PSHE, we have written some fantastic ‘All About Me’ blurbs, with lots of interesting info about ourselves; in Science we have been learning all about Space and have created our own fact files; in Maths we have just started to revise column addition and subtraction and in English, we have written poems on the theme of ‘Here We Are’, as well as completing some super work on our class text Fantastic Mr Fox. Is your work on display?
If you have completed any extra work at home, I would love to see it! You can email me at email@example.com
Have a lovely weekend,
Please find your group spellings for this week.
Group 1: Words with the long vowel sound /a/ spelt ey
Group 2: Adding the prefix in- (meaning ‘not’ or ‘into’); Words with endings that sound like /shush/ spelt -tious or -ious
Well, what a super start to this year! We have hit the ground running and should all be very proud of our efforts so far. As we cannot send homework and spellings home, I will be posting our spellings for the following week on a Friday. Pupils are aware of which spelling group they are in, so they will need to learn the spellings for their particular group. We will also be practising these spellings in class, so if they are not 100% sure of any meanings, these will be covered in school.
Group 1 Spellings (words with the long vowel sound /a/ spelt ei)
Group 2 Spellings (words with /aw/ sound spelt augh and au; words with endings that sound like /shush/ spelt -cious)
If you would like any ideas to help practise spellings at home, there are plenty of useful tips to be found in this document:
Have a lovely weekend,