This week in English we have continued our topic about Greek Myths. Earlier in the week we planned a diary entry from the perspective of Daedalus (from the myth of Daedalus and Icarus) and we wrote this up for our Big Write. We also read the myth of Arachne the Spinner and compared and contrasted it to Daedalus and Icarus. In this myth Arachne challenged the Goddess Athene to a tapestry sewing competition She won the competition but because she was so proud (the Gods dont like excessive pride) and she mocked the Gods (they definitely dont like this either!) on her tapestry, Athene turned her into a spider! In Mathematics we have been focusing on skills that will help us with our arithmetic in year 6 – such as halving decimal numbers and multiplying and dividing by 10, 100, 1000. After a bumpy start Mr Blackburn was pleased with how we did with this!
“I really enjoyed multiplying and dividing by 10, 100 and 1000. I found it easy to had a go at the challenging questions” - Rose Greenwood
“I halved the numbers I was given then challenged myself and halved them again” – Niall Duncan
“Athene turned Arachne into the world’s first spider!” - Oliwier Sury
“Don’t have too much pride and don’t mock the Gods!” – Giorgia Young