The fourth planet from the Sun is Mars- our nearest neighbour. We were deciding whether it would be a good idea to visit !!!!
The children had to decide whether they are for or against a trip to Mars and then give reasons for their decision! They wrote to me to persuade me, one way or the other... The consensus was..... NO!
Each day this week we‘ve been practicing our handwriting by writing the alphabet in our very neatest handwriting, using cursive script. The children use a whiteboard pen and a wipe-clean laminated sheet. We find the shiny surface aids “flow” These sheets are differentiated by the size of handwriting the child can manage. The children with larger writing are taking part in daily sessions where they use beads, pegs, threading activities and writing patterns to develop their fine motor skills and strengthen their hands.
We carried on with our subtraction work in the ICT suite playing a game of Minus Mission http://www.arcademics.com/games/mission/mission.html
The children were trying to solve subtraction problems as fast as possible to avoid being “slimed”