What a wonderful week it has been in Dahl class!
On Monday, we started the week off by writing a poem. We thought carefully about the different types of things we might find behind a magical door and used this as inspiration for our poem. Using our senses, we were able to think of things that we might be able to see, hear, smell, touch and find behind a magical door. There were lots of wonderful ideas! Later in the week, we visited the Forest School area where we discovered a small, wooden door. We then imagined that, instead of being an ordinary, wooden door, it was actually a portal which transported us somewhere new! Following this, we began to learn our new model text, Elf Road. We have identified that the story is a great example of how to write a brilliant setting description. Next week, we will continue to look at this story more, along with other texts, to help us develop our writing skills and learn about the tools we need to write an effective setting description.
In Maths, we have been making links between doubling, the two times table and the four times table. We have been grouping objects into groups of four, and representing multiplication facts using arrays. Today, we used these arrays to help us solve word problems involving the four times table.
Finally, we ended a busy week with a lovely Art lesson. We continued developing our watercolour skills and were introduced to an artist called David Hockney. After looking at examples of his work, we discussed what we noticed and there were lots of thoughtful contributions to the discussion. We noticed how intricate and unique his art work is and really liked the use of vibrant colours in his landscape paintings.
Well done everyone! Enjoy a restful weekend and we will see you next week!