This week Maple class explored different figurative language and how this can make our descriptive writing better. We compared similes and metaphors to find their differences as well as exploring how personification is used. We were then able to think about how the 5 senses are used in descriptive writing to fully immerse the reader into a story! We will be using these techniques in our own descriptive writing in the next few weeks. We have been using dienes in our Maths lessons to support our addition and subtraction skills. This week we also had our first French lesson where we learnt how to say hello and goodbye, it was fun to practise these new words with our classmates - maybe you can ask us at home. In our Rocks topic in Science we were looking at the similarities and differences of sedimentary, igneous and metamorphic rocks. We were able to handle some different rocks and write down our scientific observations of their characteristics. We had a music lesson outside to end the week, during this lesson we sat in a circle and practiced how to maintain a rhythm, change the tempo and use body percussion. We discussed how we would write the notation of our rhythm so that someone else could recreate it.