Literacy - This week investigated how a journalist uses both direct quotes and reported speech and how they conclude a newspaper report. We then made a draft version of our very own newspaper article reporting on the death of the Archduke Franz Ferdinand. We then edited and revised our draft and finally made our "posh" copy which is on display in the classroom.
Maths - We explored how to compare fractions, find equivalent fraction decimal equivalences and end the week adding fractions.
Topic - We investigated in further detail "great explorers" of the Antarctic. We studied evidence from the reports of Ernest Shackleton who with his team attempted to cross the Antarctic via the South Pole. We learnt that despite not achieving this aspiration he still succeeded by surviving over 500 days in the freezing Antarctic conditions!
We learnt about the Inuit artist Kenojuak Ashevak who in 1960 created a piece of artwork called "The Enchanted Owl." This print is known throughout Canada as it featured on a stamp. We love the use of non -naturalistic colours and simplistic use of curved lines.