We linked our dance unit to the Romans and the formations they made when they were in battle. The key to the success of the Roman army was its discipline and organisation. Soldiers were kept extremely fit by rigorous physical exercise, trained to march in step and to move as a single mass, obeying trumpet signals during battles. One famous Roman tactic was the testudo - or ‘tortoise’. A formation of 27 soldiers would hold their shields above their heads and out to the front and sides to protect them - like a tortoise’s shell - as they marched forwards to attack the enemy.
Class 6 has been learning about the Hindu festival of Raksha Bandhan. This annual festival celebrates the love between brothers and sisters. The word ‘Raksha’ means ‘protection’, and ‘Bandan’ means ‘tie’. The children made bracelets for their siblings or for someone special in their family.
As the children were getting better at reading co-ordinates, I challenged some of the them to an NRICH activity to really get their brains working.
The children have completed a number of activities linked to the rainforests. One of the homeworks was to make some food from ingredients from the rainforest. We also compared the Amazon Rainforest in Brazil to Sherwood forest in England.
Videos of initial conversations in French. Greeting, name, age, where live etc…
1. Used 4 and 5 times tables to solve maths problems 2. Measured the perimeter of shapes we made ourselves to find the distance around a shape
The children combined the two skills of counting in french and remembering french colours to colour the picture correctly. The children really enjoyed this activity.
As part of our history topic, Ancient Britain, the children studied Stig of the Dump. The children wrote the final chapter of the story, showing how Stig got home. The children were looking at including fronted adverbials for where and when and using speech marks correctly.
The children learnt about Skara Brea and what it was all about. The children watched videos and read articles about it and how it was discovered. The children then used the facts they found and wrote a newspaper article about it.
The children had been discussing the need for rules. Whether rules that we have to follow in life are important and fair and the consequences people face if they don't follow them.
The children worked independently to learn and play the Three Note Bossa by Ian Grey alongside the piece of music. We then spent time using the same 3 notes to improvise throughout the intrumental part. The children were in groups and could choose between playing the recorder or the Glockenspiel.
The children were given an envelope containing a variety of 2 dimensional and 3 dimensional shape names along with their properties and pictures. The children had to collaboratively create a table which would match each of the pictures to their names and properties. We focussed on language during our discussion in groups and reasons behind the solutions.
Class 3 have been learning about hot and cold places and have been finding out about the Meerkats that live in the Kalahari Desert. We have a class meerkat called Sunny and Mrs Thornley took Sunny for a day out to the park. The class looked at photographs and wrote a postcard to Sunny's family about his visit.
Children enjoyed using hoops to find fractions of an amount.