On Monday, we had a really fun assembly with Becca, she brought a bird with her, but not a real one! We have been learning about colons and semi-colons in English and how to use them in lists, and in Maths, we have been learning all about time and working out word problems. We have carried on our topic work about Brazil. In Science this week we did an experiment, dropping coins into different things, like water and treacle, we looked at the different times this took and why. We also looked at gears, levers and pulleys understanding how they work. This week we all finished our Brazilian carnival masks which we have been making in D&T. We have done lots of our reading comprehension this week and writing in our reading journals. We have done some RE work where we thought about what it would feel like to be rich with lots of money. On Friday afternoon, we had some free time, as we got all out balls in our class jar, we also have our achievement assembly, the last one of the term! We got 100% Fab 5 this week, so Miss Beeden has promised us biscuits!
Written by Maddison and William
This week we have been designing and making our Brazilian masks and we have been adding lots of decorations to them. We are hoping they will be finished by next week! We have also been looking at time this week in maths. We have been doing lots of Science this week and we have been learning about gravity. Miss Beeden held two balls up, one was heavy and one was light, and everyone thought that the heavy one would hit the floor first but they both hit the floor at the same time because the same force was acting on the balls. We also conducted our own experiment using spinners.
We got to do lots of dancing with Ellie Cobb and we performed our Samba dance to all of the teachers and with all of Year 5 and 6. It was very Brazilian and it was brilliant.
Our Independent Writes we describing the Amazon Rainforest, we know lots about it now and used lots of expanded noun phrases. We also created travel brochures about Rio de Janeiro.
See below for photos for photos of our week.
Written by Emily and Phoenix-Skye.
On Monday, we did maths, in maths this week we have been adding, subtracting, multiplying and dividing decimals – we even used some word problems! On Tuesday, we had our Buddy’s big work out session for the NSPCC, it was hard work but it was worth it to bring in all of our sponsorship money. In the afternoon, we carried on with our D&T, we began to practice our sewing skills, it was tricky to keep threading our needles but Mrs Forman helped us a lot. On Wednesday, we had our second lesson of Samba dancing, after last week we were very excited, the lesson was just as fun and we learnt a few more moves. On Thursday, we started to cut out and make our masks, we made templates from paper, we then cut it out of card and then cut out the felt and began to sew it all together. In English, we have been doing persuasive writing. We got to choose our own topic and have a debate with our partner, some of the ideas we had were Cats are better than dogs; Audis vs Lamborghinis, chocolate is better than sweets, running is better than swimming and basketball is better than cricket. On Friday, we wrote up our arguments to try to persuade Miss Beeden. We also did some Geography and had our achievement assembly at the end of the day.
Written by Freya and Riley
On Monday, we started with Maths, we have been subtracting and adding decimals. In the afternoon some of us went swimming, we got to go into the deep end! On Tuesday, we carried on with our DT, we designed our own ideas for our Brazilian masks, we designed three different masks and then had to choose our favourite for our final design, which we are going to make. On Wednesday, Mrs Cobb’s daughter came in and taught us how to dance the Samba, one of the dances they do in Brazilian festivals. It was amazing and we all had so much fun, we can’t wait to learn more next week! We finished typing up our 500 word stories on the computers on Thursday, we read through and edited our work ready for them to be printed and sent into the competition. On Friday, we did English, we worked on relative pronouns. We did our CLIC tests in Maths and had some extra time to finish out DT designs in the afternoon before our achievement assembly.
Written by Charlie and Luke.
On Monday, we had a special assembly with Becca. After that, we had an English lesson researching facts about Brazil, after lunch, some of us went swimming and the rest of us did PE. The next day we did our independent writing using the information we had found in our English lesson. In the afternoon, we did artwork like the artist Britto, a lot of us from KS2 went to sing with Young Voices. We got there and went to our seats, we practised all of the songs together and saw rappers and the Urban Strides, who are freestyle dancers. The performance was very fun and a lot of people came to watch us! This week in Maths we have been looking at converting fractions to decimals and decimals to fractions. On Thursday, we had an assembly with the NSPCC, they told us about children in harm and their slogan ‘speak out, stay safe’. In the afternoon, we did some meditation with Mrs Clarke. Today we watched the BBC Radio Two’s live lesson, 500 words. We have all started to plan and write our short stories to be sent into a competition.
Written by Lily and Oliver. `
On Monday we started out new topics, in English this week we have been working on parenthesis, in maths we have been converting fractions into decimals and decimals into fractions with hundredths and thousandths. In the afternoon we designed out own front covers for our new topic about Brazil, we did some geography looking at England and Brazil. We researched Brazilian carnivals and made a collage of carnival masks. On Wednesday, we did some meditation. On Thursday, we had an afternoon of PE, learning how to use our forehand shot correctly. Friday afternoon we did some science, we investigated mass and weight. It was really interesting learning that mass never changes but weight does depending on gravity!
By Jack and Ashton