During Science, pupils in 3H made a sedimentary sandwich to model how a sedimentary rock is made. Each layer represented a different part of the process starting with the paper plate as the river bed.
What a great Maths lesson. Today, 3C have been outside measuring. The children first had to draw lines using chalk to estimate the lengths 1m, 1.5m, and 2m. Afterwards, the children used a metre stick to measure accurately.
5H used the internet and an atlas to research rivers of the world. We looked for the source, mouth, the countries they flowed through, the tributaries, length and discharge. Did you know the River Nile is 416km longer than the River Amazon?
4C enjoyed designing and creating torches. The children will be completing this activity next week when they will be creating a circuit to make their torch work. They are looking forward to the outcome.
This week during Maths 5C have been studying angles based upon the semaphore alphabet signalling system. This system is based upon waving a pair of hand-held flags in a particular pattern, creating angles with your arms. The children’s task was to look carefully at the flag code and have a go at signalling their name. Their partner then had to guess the letter being signalled and also the angle made, using the vocabulary acute, obtuse and reflex.
Article 29 Your education should help you use and develop your talents and abilities. This week, 4H started a new music topic working with Miss Hughes. We used percussion instruments to explore different beats and rhythms. We impressed with Miss Hughes with how we could move to the music and started to show some great skills in developing music as a class.
Article 13 You have the right to find out things and share what you think with others, by talking, drawing, writing or in any other way unless it harms or offends other people. In one of our English lessons this week, we worked in small teams to discover riddles. These were displayed around the room and our task was to talk to each other to see if we could solve them. Some of these were really tricky but we showed great resilience and really enjoyed the challenge. Next, we had to choose what we were going to create our own individual riddle about with some excellent results.
Can you solve this riddle that one pupil created? You can drink me, I can become different things, Clear, smooth and healthy, I run but I don’t have legs, What am I?
As part of our topic on area and perimeter, 4C spent a maths lesson outdoors. We took metre sticks and worked in groups to measure then find the perimeter of all sorts of things – drain covers, number squares and panels on the gazebo to name a few. It was great fun and a fantastic, practical way to learn.
Year 3 have started reading their new novel for the summer term. To introduce the novel we used a secret story sack and we took it in turns to choose a clue to our new novel. Inside the sack there was a cabbage, bar of chocolate, packet of bubble gum, a bucket and a number 5. Can you guess what the novel is?