Half term is here! To conclude our Stargazers topic, we created water rockets from plastic bottles.Using a cork and ball pump, we increased the air pressure within the bottle until the force expelled the water. We discussed opposite forces using Issac Newton's Laws of Physics, along with having a lot of fun!
Week 4: We have completed our story of Princess Ramona and the Man-eating Unicorn. Everyone has worked extremely hard on these stories, making sure we adopted Jeremy Strong's writing style and themes. Some have written 6 pages! Here is a short selection for you to read and enjoy!
This week we have taken music to the next level! Within P.E, Class 4 have choreographed a expressive narrative dance to the theme of James Bond. For them to do this, they had to understand what rhythm was and time their actions to the beat. We brought in some of out movement and travelling knowledge from gymnastics to help.
We have also looked a classic song: Elton John's Rocket Man. We have linked this to both Literacy and Topic. First, we analysed the lyrics to uncover the story of the song and how this suggests what it is like for an astronaut in space. We then worked on our breathing when performing songs and attempted to sing it as a class. It had some very difficult note changes!
Week 2: This half term is all about fractions! We took our work all the way back to basics, in order to address any misconceptions the children may have had. We have since built up their basic knowledge and now we are flying! Have a look at some examples of the work we have done so far on: Finding and recognizing fractions of shapes and amounts and, counting in fractional steps;
Week 1: Welcome back everyone! This week we have continued with our narratives, moving on from character descriptions to settings. Children were given setting descriptions of various places, from a range of books, such as The Lord of the Rings, to The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe. They magpied ideas from each setting, writing words and phrases in different colours, ready to be used later next week to create their own setting for their story.
In topic this week, we researched the planets of our Solar System (for the purpose of argument, we classed Pluto as a Dwarf Planet, though this is widely argued). From this, we were able to work out the order of the planets relative to the sun and their distances. We used this to map out our Solar System, using our inflatable planets, at a scale distance of 1 footstep: 100 Million KM.