This half term we have been busy working on our topic work, as well as many other different subject areas and projects.
We have had a remarkably busy second half term. The class have really enjoyed learning about the Victorians and really created some wonderful memories on our visit to Quarry Bank Mill. We explored the cotton loom machinery and working conditions for children at the mill, as well as looked a range of artefacts that would have been used in Victorian homes. In the Apprentice House, the children acted out being Victorian school children and also how they would have been treated in the dormitories. The actors who worked there really brought the experience to life for us.
In English, the children have been writing short stories based on parts of 'King Arthur' by Michael Morpurgo. Also, they have written some persuasive letters and adverts.
In Maths we have been working on multiplication, division and word problems. Also, squared and cubed numbers, factors, multiples and prime numbers.
We have finished our Earth & Space topic in Science, ending with a fun experiment designing a 're-entry' capsule for an 'Eggnaut'. It gave the pupils chance to work collaboratively, as well as carry out a fair test and work practically.
Have a lovely Christmas and a good rest!
Our class worship|
On Wednesday 20th November, we presented our class worship to the rest of the school. Our worship was all about the Amazon Rainforest. We shared work from our lessons, taught them about deforestation and sang a lovely song to inspire people to help save the rainforest.
We have had a busy half term in Brazil class, where much of our learning has focused on the Amazon Basin. The children have really enjoyed learning about the rainforest in our Geography lessons, as well as in our Art, ICT and English work. We have researched and debated deforestation, considering how this can have positive and negative impacts on our world. In particular, the class were touched by a news video of a tribal warrior, who was deeply saddened about the forest fires currently raging in the Amazon. Inspired by this, Brazil class wrote some diary entries, imagining they were tribal members. We have been writing non-chronological reports about the Amazon Basin, too - samples of which will be on display this week. In art lessons, the children have been developing their sketching skills, including the cross hatching technique to draw a parrot. Our art work is ongoing after half term, where we will design and create our clay sculptures, inspired by the rainforest animals.
In Maths we have learned about place value, rounding numbers (to the nearest 10, 100, 1000, 10 000 and 100 000), addition and subtraction (including problem solving) and about multiples, factors and prime numbers. Our intriguing Earth & Space topic for Science will continue after half term, up until Christmas.
Well done, Brazil Class!