Leicester's May Blog 2022
May saw Leicester Class continue the 'Maybe It's Because I'm a Londoner' butterfly, with the added bonus of our Jubilee Safari Week where we were able to celebrate the Queen's Platinum Jubilee ending with our jam packed Jubilee Day ending with the family picnic after school.
In English, we were looking at persuasive writing. We discussed using a wide range of techniques including emotive language, the rule of three, rhetorical questions, opinions dressed as facts, flattery and even veiled threats. Mr Roberts was kind enough to try and persuade everyone to double the amount of homework that was being set at Christ Church. This prompted Leicester Class to write persuasive letters to the Principal to ban homework entirely.
We were fortunate enough to present Mrs Ball with our arguments which resulted in a tie, as she agreed with both arguments. As a result, we will continue to have one set of homework each week.
In science, Leicester Class were looking at the three different states of matter. We ran an investigation to determine the state of matter of a cloud. We had previously discussed the water cycle so had looked at how water changes from a liquid to a gas and back again. In order to discuss what state of matter a cloud consists of, we needed to observe a cloud. It turns out is is a lot easier to create a cloud in a jar than climb into the sky to observe the real thing.
In R.E, we have continued learning about world faiths, in particular Hinduism. We continued to learn about the core beliefs of the religion. We had a discussion about 'ATMAN' and the fundamental belief that their is a divine spark of BRAHMAN in all humans (they believe their is a divine spark of BRAHMAN in all things), and how they will live their lives as a result.