This week the class have worked in groups to design a board game with an Egyptian theme. Each group has completed a plan using written and picture instructions to explain how the game is played.
We have continued working on our animations about the mummification process and each group has now made their plasticine figures and begun creating their animation using the iPads.
Mr Kilby from Spalding Grammar School visited Willow Class this week for our Science lesson. He brought with him a range of scientific equipment including; conical flasks, funnels, filter paper, boiling tubes and a warming plate. With his instruction, the class worked in groups to complete an experiment to make copper sulphate crystals. They did this by combining copper oxide and sulphuric acid and applying heat before leaving the solution to evaporate in petri dishes.
Children in Need
As part of the school's Spotacular to raise money for Children in Need the class have dressed in brilliantly spotty clothing. They have also handmade and decorated Pudsey biscuits, which will be sold and all profits donated to this wonderful charity.
In our literacy lessons this week we have been looking at different types of instructions including: recipes, card game instructions and picture instructions. The class evaluated each set of instructions, deciding whether they were effective and easy to follow or if and how they could be improved.
The class have begun working in groups to plan and create a short animation video about the mummification process. This week each group have completed a storyboard for their animation as well as creating backdrops and writing scripts. In our coming lessons the class will make characters and objects from plasticine which will be used in their animations.
During this week's literacy lessons, the class have been using sentence starters and connectives effectively to ensure their writing is varied and interesting. Some of the class completed a task involving choosing different connectives at random and then writing some fantastic sentences using each connective in a seperate sentence.
We had a wonderful morning at the church this week where the children had a chance to quietly reflect and explore. During RE lessons the class have been looking at different signs and symbols in worship and were asked to find symbols within the church that had special meaning in Christianity. The children created drawings of the items they found in the church and in the next lesson we will be discussing their drawings and what these items symbolise in Christianity.
Our new topic in science this term is sound and hearing. This week the class identified how sounds are made and completed a sound survey around the school. First, through the use of: drums, rice, tuning forks and water, the class were able to see how sound creates vibrations. After choosing locations around the school pupils then worked in groups using a data logger to record the noise levels at each location. Each group recorded their results in decibels and rated each location depending on how noisy it was there.