This week we have begun our class debate about graffiti - Is it Art? Some people feel quite strongly about this and there are a number of the class who think it is not! During topic we have also learnt a little about the Berlin wall which linked very nicely to Friday and 'Holocaust Remembrance Day' For which we wrote some beautiful poems based on the poem 'Auschwitz by Charles N. Whittaker
The semiquaver chugging of the train on the track
And the people on board who will never go back
And the terror in the eyes of the young ones going
As the train comes to slow with no one knowing
Those men at the station as the ramps drop down
Where humanity lost is the only crippled sound
Hope gone for those who stand behind the hard sharp wire
And the smoke in the towers rises just a little higher
And the blue ink stabs a little harder in the skin
Above the veins of despair where murder let it in
And the terror in the eyes of all those about to leave
Another train on the track no last minute reprieve
And the slow, cro..chet chugging of the train on the track;
And the people on board:who will ne..ver go.
This created some beautiful and moving poetry.
In English we have carried on with our discussion text and maths has been percentages.