Kingifshers week has been amazing, we have learnt a lot of interesting and tricky things. In maths we have been learning how to multiply 2 and 3 digit numbers by 1 digit numbers, at the start it was a bit tricky but the more we practised the better we got, now we are all really good at it and are using to solve problems. We have moved on to division which is a bit trickier but we are taking our time in exploring it, so we will proabaly be just as good at it. I really like maths because we don’t just do sums we get to sovle problems, we even write our own problems which Miss O’Toole will try to solve. In english we are still looking at the rainforest and we have been using drama and debate to explore deforestation from the point of view of the rainforest, it was really very interesting and even shocking to see how bad things have got, I couldn’t believe how many animals are endangered because of it.
We also used this knowledge in topic and we created anti- deforestation posters, we all worked very hard on creating interesting and informative posters to help save our rainforests. I enjoyed it because we got to write, design and draw to make our points, some people even created their own posters at home to stick up outside of school, they wanted to encourage people to stop using palm oil. Palm oil is used in a lot of stuff like shampoo and even cookies but it means too many trees are being cut, if we stop buying things with palm oil hopefully they will stop cutting down trees.
We have been learning all about Reconciliation in Religion, which is focused on confessing our sins and asking forgiveness, I really enjoyed our lesson on Ash Wednesday. We learned that Ash Wednesday is the beginning of Lent, a special time of year preparing for Easter and we think about the sacrifice Jesus made. We had a really fun activity and drew our own art symbolising Ash Wednesday. I drew 3 crosses to represent Jesus’ sacrifice, fish to represent Jesus feeding others which we should also try to do during lent by helping the poor and vulnerable and I also drew a heart for the love Jesus give us.
I am really excited for next week as we have just started our big project in Topic, we are working in our groups to make rainforest diorama’s, it is going to be really fun.