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Should Auld Acquaintance Be Forgot…

This has been an important week for the people of Scotland. We have been learning about Robert Burns, a poet from Alloway in Ayrshire. We have been learning about his history because on the 25th January it was his birthday and we were celebrating him and his work. Some examples of the poems and songs he wrote are My Heart is in the Highlands (which we studied in music this week), A Red Red Rose and his most famous, Auld Lang Syne!

We have been learning about Victorian Timelines. We have been listing some of the most important events during the era and we went to the research room to look up information on the computers about Victorians. For example, the Irish potato famine, the publication of Oliver Twist and the invention of ice cream all happened in the Victorian era.

This week we have dived even deeper into the world of chess by learning two new moves. We practiced our Rook Roller strategy and learning to “count” the value of each piece. The pawns are worth 1 point each, the bishops and knights are both worth 3 points each, the rooks are worth 5 points each and the queen is worth 9. The king is worth 0 points. This is because if the king is captured, the game’s over.

Thank you for reading our weekly update and have a nice weekend. From P5b.

 

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