We have been inspired by our novel to look more closely at insects. This is an example of honey bees we drew. We had to add shade and highlight to make the bee look 3D. We are looking forward to doing more next week and using the natural environment to inspire us. We also learned about the anatomy of insects.
We have also enjoyed:
-P.E. We were working on our jumping and took part in the long jump.
-Writing descriptions of an imaginary character. We had to use lots of adjectives this week.
-Designing alternative front covers for our class novel.
-Learning to subtract in maths. We played dice games and took part in a maths relay.
-Handwriting. We are all working hard to improve our joins.
-Music. We are continuing to explore garage band.
-Beginning our new class novel. “The midnight gang” by David Walliams.
We have looked at the sense – sight – and created these eye models. We made our name in Braille.
For our descriptive writing we wrote about the setting of the novel ‘Holes’ – Camp Green Lake. We then watched a small section of the movie Holes.
We have been thinking about ‘having positive thoughts and we used the App Post It to record our happy feelings.
In numeracy we have been working on addition strategies; using doubles, rounding to nearest 10 or 100 and splitting numbers into units/tens/hundreds/thousands to help us. Our problem solving group activity was linked to sequences and this was pretty tricky.
Anna really enjoyed making the eye models. Adam liked using Braille.
We used the Descriptive Writing Structure and worked together to create a text about Hay Lodge Park. We made an Imovie using our photographs from our walk and then added our Descriptive Writing. Here is an example made by Annabelle.
Whilst creating the Imovie, Adam enjoyed listening to the different Soundtracks and choosing an appropriate one. Isla liked using the Voice Over feature while creating the movie.
We are learning about The Senses and this week we studied the structure of and how the ear works. We recorded sounds at home and the class had to guess what the sounds were.
It was Week 3 (and our final week) of our mouldy food experiment – the look of the cheese and the strawberry made Jamie feel sick – and others in the class. The cheese was blue and the strawberry had fermented and was all mushy. Niamh felt that all of the foods were disgusting.
In literacy, last week we looked at similes and this week we look at changing similes into metaphors.
The fire was as bright as the sun.
The fire was a bright sun.
In numeracy we have worked on the vertical written standard method of addition and also mentally adding several numbers together looking at what numbers went well together to make ‘tens’.
In the comments add a simile and change it to a metaphor.
This week we learned about the eye. We labelled a diagram then took part in some fun experiments to test our eyes.
We have also been busy designing our Christmas cards. We had to think creatively and be very careful when colouring.
We have also enjoyed:
-working collaboratively to create one large piece of art. (Look out for the finished piece next week.)
-learning about addition in maths. We have been challenged to add several large numbers together at once. We have focused this week on explaining the strategies we use to solve questions.
-P.E. We were working on our athletics skills again.
-learning about literal questions. We had to answer in sentences and we were challenged to create our own literal questions.
-Music. P6 have been using Garage band to create their own music. P5 are making their own pattern sequences in groups.
-Handwriting. We are working hard to practice our joins and earn pen licences.
-Writing our description text about Fleas. Some thought they were fascinating; some thought they were disgusting.
-learning about proper nouns and common nouns.
We walked around Hay Lodge Park gathering ideas for our Descriptive Writing. We will use our photos for our writing and our IMovie next week.
We were also very excited to find out what our Mouldy Food and Germs experiments would show. The strawberries were very mouldy and mushy. The cheese was also mouldy. Some of the bread had started to mould slightly. We were looking at the colour and texture of the mould. We decided to keep the food for another week and see what would be next to go mouldy.
We know that germs are everywhere but some places have more germs than others. We grew germs on different surfaces; table, floor, our hands, outside in soil and puddles. The number of germs had grown so we did not need a microscope to see them. Our growing germs on different surfaces showed us that the floor and our hands (even though we are washing our hands lots of times) had so many germs that the potato had turned all mushy.
We have been finding out about Germs. We have learned that there are four types; Bacteria, Viruses, Fungi and Protozoa. We set up two experiments. One to see what surfaces germs grow and the other to see what food will go mouldy first.
We have been learning about place value; adding and subtracting multiples of 10, 100, 1000, 10,000, 100,000 and multiplying and dividing by 10, 100 and 1000.
We have been looking at the types of words and phrases used in descriptive writing. We made up some similes to help create visual images.