Rivendell got thoroughly stuck in to the latest Big Maths challenge, cracking codes to determine the value of each festive symbol. The children then designed their own codes for others to crack. These can be seen on the Big Maths noticeboard in the entrance hall.
For the past two weeks, Rivendell have been studying a piece of Slam poetry by Wilf Merttens called, ‘What Do You Want To Be?’ and several more traditional poems by Langston Hughes. We have discussed dreams and how it feels to have them taken away, but most importantly we have discussed how you achieve them.
Here are the children’s own poems, totally written by them, although based around the structure of Wilf Merton’s poem. They have all been entered in the Premier League Stars Writing Competition and will be judged over the coming term.
Whether or not they are successful in the competition, we hope you enjoy listening to them as much as we have enjoyed writing them. You never know, you might find yourself inspired!
This week we have been looking at noun phrases. Yesterday, we were given word and punctuation cards and asked to make as many sentences as we could. It was great fun but we had several complaints about the tense of the words and some that we wanted to use but couldn’t! Mrs Dugdale challenged us to use relative embedded clauses- ask us about these at home and we’ll show you an example.