This week we studied Walter Tull’s Scrapbook, by Michaela Morgan. We wrote compound sentences about Walter, who had a fascinating life as a footballer and Officer in World War One. We listened to WW1 music whilst making the pages.
WE ARE STARTING THE BFG BY ROALD DAHL NEXT WEEK SO IF YOU HAVE A COPY AT HOME, BRING IT INTO SCHOOL ON MONDAY TO USE.
Multiplying had been the task this week. Year 3’s revised 2 and 5 times. They also learnt that numbers move one place to the left when we multiply by 10, which is where that zero comes from. Year 4’s have been revising 9x table and 10 x and 100 x.
Light moves in straight lines which creates shadows. Can you guess which profile is which? We tested 8 different materials for visibility in daylight, in the dark and in the dark with a spotlight on it. We then designed a school bag for use in the day and in the dark based on our result. We found out about retroreflective materials and why they look brighter. We also checked our coats and found about one third of the class had no reflective strips on their coats!
We watched volcanoes erupting and drew cross sections of composite volcanoes. We know there are different types of plate boundaries.
We started looking at the tricky concept of Incarnation in Christianity. We understood we can be several things in life (son/ daughter, brother/ sister, grandson/ granddaughter) and that helped us understand God can be Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
Netball skills were really fun to practise and getting used to passing quickly became competitive. Keeping one foot still once we had caught the ball was initially a challenge.
We are learning how to draw faces with the correct spacing. We have practised several times and based our last picture on a front facing photo of ourselves. Can you recognise us?
We have been practising words for pets in French. Our pronunciation is getting better.