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.
The children have covered punishment throughout the Roman period and onto the Tudour period before comparing it and contrasting punishments in the past with more recent methods. They thoroughly enjoyed our year group trip to Lancaster Castle where we learnt more about the trial of the Pendle Witches.
Class 8 put a range of skills to good use in order to create the wonderful Christmas chess set that can be seen below. The work involved the initial design of their pieces (the pupils did one design each) based on a Christmas theme and then the careful modelling of the design in a 3D drawing program (we used Tinkercad in this case although we have also used Sketch Up for similar purposes). It was important that the the chess pieces were in proportion and authentic so Class 8 decided to use the dimensions of a 'tournament' chess set. Finally the pupils need to save their design in a file for printing.
The finished chess set can be seen below - well done Class 8!
The children were learning how to play the glockenspiels creating music that we could link to the Romans. The children played a song called 'March of the Golden Guards'.