English & Maths with Northumbria University.

On Friday, we were joined by Mark from Northumbria University. He worked with us on a series of English and Maths activities. The first activity was called English Escape Room where we were given clues to exit a room and save Captain Literacy. After identifying all of the silent letters in a group of words that matched to symbols in a coded message, we had to change all of the homophones in a piece of writing to the correct spelling. Our next challenge was to find all of the missing pieces of punctuation in a text – there were over 40 to find! During the session, we also showed that we know the difference between similes and metaphors as well as common nouns, pronouns, adjectives and verbs.

After lunch, we tackled Maths in Books. For this challenge, we were required to answer a series of word problems based on books which had been lost from the library. The books included Harry Potter, James and the Giant Peach, The Boy in the Dress and The Midnight Gang.

Mark gave us lots of information about University and answered many questions.

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You have the right to a good quality education. You should be encouraged to go to school to the highest level you can.

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Your education should help you use and develop your talents and abilities. It should also help you learn to live peacefully, protect the environment and respect other people.

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