'The Greatest Showman!
This term, White Tigers are trying to answer the question “Are we all born equal?'"
Our four different outcomes that we will be completing throughout the term are:
To create an autobiography of Emmanuel Osofu Yeboah.
To create a dance in liaison with Arts NK.
To audition, organise and promote our very own 'Brant Broughton's Got Talent' show incorporating our school choir, our musicians and our very own professionally supported dance.
To write an enchanting circus story focusing on setting and character.
We have already flash-mobbed our assembly with our 'This is me' dance done in collaboration with our sports coach and we are enjoying creating our own profiles with artistic snap shots of things that are all about us.
We have started off the topic by focussing on circuses and the setting of a circus. In our creative writing we are developing our descriptive language and our settings are becoming so descriptive the reader will soon feel like they're at the circus! We are reading 'Leon and the Place between' by Graham Baker-Smith and we are going to be reading 'Wonder' by by R.J Palacio as well as 'Emmanuel's Dream' by Laurie Ann Thompson.
We are going to learn how a blind person would learn to dance or how a person in a wheelchair would be taught to dance and we will appreciate that everyone has personal challenges but a positive mindset and innovative minds can create a world of happiness and acceptance. We are going to think about whether disability means inability and how we can each use our talents, skills and determination to achieve our goals. We will use the Disney animation of Dumbo to consider self-belief and friendship.
In Maths, children have been developing their knowledge of multiplication and division. We have already worked on place value and addition and subtraction. White Tigers are fabulous at column addition and subtraction as we look at a variety of strategies to solve tricky problems and find the ways that we find the best for us as individual mathematicians.
Our classroom is already looking fantastic! We have trapeze artists hanging from our ceiling and the Greatest Showman and Ann overlooking our work.