Our work this week
Friday 8th January | 1 comment
Well done for a wonderful first week of term, whether you have been at home or at school. We are really proud of the effort you have put in and with the fantastic work you have produced. Here is what we have been learning…
In maths this week we have been working on coordinates in all four quadrants, translating shapes and reflecting shapes. Why not have a go at answering this question:
In English we used the poem Night Walker by Philip Gross as inspiration for our own Day Walker poems. The children had some wonderful ideas and managed to capture the style of the original poem in their own work. Read some examples below!
In Science we found out about variation and inheritance, considering which characteristics we inherit genetically and which characteristics are shaped by our environments. We created Venn diagrams to show what we thought. It was interesting to compare different ideas and to discuss the traits that might fall in the middle of the Venn diagram:
Some children did some further research into their own family trees and what characteristics they had inherited. Well done for this fantastic work!
Following on from the poem we read in English about lava-boarding (which also inspired some amazing volcano poems that we are still busy reading), in geography we found out more about volcanoes using BrainPop. The children watched a video, completed a quiz and filled in an online worksheet to demonstrate what they had found out.
In our reading sessions, we have been reading Skellig by David Almond. We are really enjoying it so far!
As if that wasn’t already enough excitement for one week, we even had snow today too! At school we enjoyed playing out in it at playtime.
We hope you managed to enjoy the weather as well. I wonder if anyone else built a snowman like this one?
Special mentions (awarded in our online assembly) today went to Tom (6J) and Alice (6S). Well done!
Thank you again, children and parents, for all your hard work and for helping make this a successful week. Hope you all have a restful weekend.
Mrs Sykes and Miss Jones