Spring Term 1 2020

Roald Dahl Day
 
To kick off our new story we held a Roald Dahl dress up day. We dressed up as our favourite characters and immersed ourselves in lots of super fun activities.
We created a dictionary of Roald Dahl dictionary, made some fizz popping jelly and created our very own Enormous Crocodile.
 
Take a look at the photo's to see the fun we had...
In Literacy, we have written character descriptions based on The Twits by Roald Dahl. We have learnt how to use commas in list, adverbs and worked hard to improve our spelling. In the final two weeks of term we have been writing instructions to create a revolting recipe. 
We have been using the app Spelling Shed to improve our spelling and it has been great fun playing the different games. For our class text we have been reading a variety of Roald Dahl stories and loved hearing the huge variety of new words he created. Did you know he created over 250 new words in total!
In Art, we have been learning about Quentin Blake and how he illustrated many of Roald Dahl's stories using a very unique style of line drawing. We've practiced drawing facial expressions as Quentin Blake said they were the most difficult things to get right! In our final session we looked at extracts from Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and Matilda and illustrated them. We dipped out felt tip pens in water to give a similar effect to the ink Quentin Blake used in his art work.   
Our History has revolved around St Columb Major's tradition of Hurling. We have learnt about when it started, who it involved and how it has changed over the years. It has been great learning about one of St Columb's  most loved traditions and we are all looking forward to watching it on Shrove Tuesday at 4.30pm. 
Take a look at the video clip which shows what the Hurling was like in the 1930's!
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