This week the children in 6B have been reading the story Pattan’s Pumpkin. They have learned a little bit about some of the areas in the book, which is set in India, and have compared pictures of the landscape there with the landscape of Northumberland. The children have written postcards to Pattan, telling him why they think he should visit Northumberland. In maths the children have been talking about times: o’clock and half past, and thinking about when they do things during the day like have breakfast, brush their teeth and go to bed, as well as some more practice recording times, using the stopwatches to record how long it takes for their friend to build a small Lego model.
The children have sculpted and painted their own version of the setting for Pattan’s Pumpkin in art and have used this to retell a scene from the story. They used the ipads with their setting to make a stop-motion video of the scene when Pattan brings the pumpkin home and it grows enormous! In science they have planted their own seeds in readiness for planting out their own vegetable garden in spring time. We have talked about individual responsibility and the children have been given their own jobs to be responsible for around the classroom.