This week we have learnt all about rocks. We used three types of chocolate to demonstrate how the different rock types are created. We also went on a rock hunt in the forest to see what we could find. We have been focusing on square, cube and prime numbers as well as algebra in maths. We have reached the half way point in our class book - I was a rat - which is stimulating some very interesting conversations. Finally, we finished our earthquake news reports!
This week we learn about caves and how stalactities and stalagmites are formed. We used water and bicarbonate of soda to try and recreate it in the classroom. We have also bee learning about algebra and different multiplication methods. After creating video news reports, we have moved on to make written reports about earthquakes. Some fantastic homework has started to arrive! We are excited about the eruption in a couple of weeks time.
This week we have started to look at earthquakes in more detail. We make our own seismometers to try and measure the size of an earthquake and investigated which countries are most prone to them. We also started to plan news broadcasts to report on an earth earthquake that has happened which we are going to record. In maths some of us have learnt about multiplying and dividing by 10, 100 and 1000; others have focused on primes, squares, cubes and BODMAS. Our times tables are really improving and 6 pupils moved up in 99 club last week! Well done. We are continuing to read I was a Rat and have learnt about how the cane was used in schools.
This week we started our new question to focus our learning. We will be investigating what is happening beneath our feet. To get us started we played a game to guess what we were putting our feet in! In geography we learnt about the different layers of the earth. In literacy we are beginning to look at news paper writing and in maths we are learning about factors and multiples. We have also started our new class book - I was a Rat.
As part of our enquiry to find out what the winning formula is, we wanted to find out if regular exercise improves our brain's ability to store information. Over three days, we tried different levels of exercise before memory tests to see if there was an effect. We then made graphs to explore our findings. Also this week, we wrote the next chapter for the book we are reading - Land of Roar. Year 4 and 5 have explored subtraction methods and Year 5 and 6 have been working on short division. We also discussed what our responsibilities are, answers included: the environment, our actions, our behaviour, our future, the planet, our learning and our belongings!
This week started with a huge cooking afternoon. All pupils had designed a meal that would provide athletes with the energy they needed. All pupils came prepared with their ingredients (thank you!) and were ready to create. They made: chilli, burritos, soups, sandwiches, pasta, porridge and much more. Later in the week they reflected on the design brief and evaluated whether their meal met the brief. We also looked at bones and muscles and learnt about different body types before trying to create a model of a joint. In literacy we learnt about combining dialogue with the text and in maths we have been looking at addition and subtraction (some children even reached long multiplication)
Having learnt about the digestive system and nutrition, this week, children have designed a meal which will provide an athlete with all the energy they need. They created three ideas and then gathered the opinions from the class before picking their final design. Also this week we have been learning about negative numbers and have stared writing based on Land of Roar.
We have had a busy couple of weeks. We have become experts on the digestive system and have written some fabulous explanations. We have also learnt about nutrition and we are now creating pop art to give examples of different food types. For our pop art, we learnt about colours including the difference between tints and shades. We have nearly finished our learning about place value, just negative numbers to go, next week!
Welcome to a new term. The focus of our learning this term is “What is the winning formula?” Where we will be focusing on what makes some people so successful. We will be learning about nutrition, fitness, mindset and where people come from to see what impact this has. In maths we are learning about place value and in literacy we are doing explanations. Homework has been sent out and spelling lists.
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We are the best we can be.
We take responsibility for our actions in an environment of mutual respect.
We overcome all barriers to reach our potential, developing a capacity to improve further.
We are passionate about learning.
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