Put those pens down!
No Pens Day is a chance for us to learn in different ways. So we got up out of our seats and left our pencil cases behind. First of all, we practiced and performed a Role Play as if we were Dog and Magpie, characters from our text 'Fox'.
In this part of the story, Dog is trying to help Magpie, who has hurt her wing. She is distrustful of Dog(after all, he has very sharp teeth!). We discussed why be choosing to write that Magpie wanted to 'melt into the darkness of the cave', the author is trying to show us, the readers, the extreme pain and fear this character must be feeling.
If you had to be Dog or Magpie, which would you rather be - and why?
In RE we looked at parts of a church - in preparation for our trip to Rochester Cathedral - and discussed which items we have in our hall for Worship, (like a lectern and stained glass) and which ones are unique to a church (such as a pulpit and a steeple). We took this chance to sing our Bob Marley song, and practice greetings in Spanish.
In Maths, we cheated - just a little. We DID use pens, but not for writing. We looked at the ancient Roman Number system, and made a variety of numbers.
We even made some simple calculations.
What was the biggest number you created?
Can you work out what this one is worth?