This week in science, we have been investigating how sounds travel over a distance. We have had lots of fun making our own 'string telephones' using plastic cups and string - although it was quite a tricky task - we got there in the end.
This week we have been learning how to say different 'christmas phrases' in French. A few of us stood up in front of the class and said what our favourite things were about christmas, the rest of the class had to translate what we had said in English.
This week in numeracy, we have been adding and subtracting decimal numbers. Using our decimal knowledge, we were able to complete a 0.01 to 1 grid, then use it to work out some more complex calculations.
We then used the laptops to play a 'decimal addition' game in order to consolodate our knowledge.
In numeracy this week, we have been using various multiplication methods to calculate the answers to our number problems. At the beginning of the week, we used the grid method which we were all familiar with, once we had mastered this, we moved on by learning the long multiplication method.
This week in science, we have been learning all about how pan pipes work. Here are some pictures of us having a go at making them ourselves using straws and sellotape.
This week we have been continuing to look at the story of 'Beowulf'. Here, we are writing a letter from Beowulf to his Father explaining all about his journey so far. We enjoyed this activity and were all able to empathise with how Beowulf must have been feeling.
Viking food tasting 14.11.16
This week we have been learning all about the diet of a viking and how they ate, to support our learning, Mrs Earth organised a 'food tasting' session to enable us to try food the viking would of eaten which consisted of; brown bread, oat crackers, strawberries, blueberries, cumin, goats cheese, black beans and both yellow and green split peas. Suprisingly most of us liked the food, the goats cheese and cumin were the least liked of all.
This week, we made 'Viking Oatcakes' with Miss Newton and then wrote a set of instructions to tell others how to make them. The ingredients we used were; porridge oats, butter, apricots, cinnamon and honey. We decided that it would be hard to be a viking baker as although the recipie was simple, the few indredients we had used would've been hard to source without supermarkets.
Our finished Product
After a busy morning of baking...
In our literacy lessons this week, we have continued to look at the story of 'Beowulf'. Our task was to stage a job interview for the position of 'Grendal Slayer', in our groups of 3 we had two interviewers who thought of suitable open questions and one interviewee who answered the questions as Beowulf.
In numeracy this week, we have been learning how to use fractions. Here we were using multiplication and division to find out which fractions were 'equivalent' (worth the same) as others and how we can simplify them where necessary.
Christmas card designing 2016
In our science lessons this week, we have been studying a new topic 'Sound and Hearing'. Here we are investigating how sound travels through a drum - to do this we placed rice on top of the drum to enable us to see the vibrations that the sound uses to travel. We then worked in groups to create a documentry on 'how sound travels' using the Ipads to record ourselves.
In science this week we have been continuing our learning about space, here we are weighing ourselves to find out how much we would weigh if we were on different planets.
This week we have been looking at the story of 'Beowulf' written by Michael Morpergo. Here, we are filming a news report from the murder scene that 'Grendal' had left behind.
This week in numeracy we have been looking at multiples and learning how to apply them when solving problems. Our task was to work out how many 'zids' and 'zods' there were if they had 52 legs between them, we were told that Zids had 3 legs and Zods had 7 then we had to come up with a systematic way to find out the answer. We found the best way to find out the answer was to use a table.