In English this week, we have continued our poetry unit linked to the Magic Box poem by KIt Wright. We thought of a special memory or object and used that to inspire us to write about what we would put in our own magic box. Later in the week, we edited our work to improve the vocabulary and make our writing more poetic. Next week we will be carrying out final editing checks and then copying our poem out, really focusing on high quality presentation.
At the beginning of the week, in Maths, we continued with our work on angles. We had to identify right angles inside 2-d shapes and then find others that were smaller or larger than a right angle. After that, we completed work identifying perpendicular lines (lines that meet at a right angle) and will also be learning how to identify parallel lines.
In Science, we continued our work on Friction. We carried out an investigation where we were testing a variety of surface materials to see which had the most friction. We set up a ramp with different surfaces at the bottom. We then rolled a toy car down it and measured how far it traveled. The further it traveled, the less friction that material had. We discovered that bubble wrap had the most friction and cardboard had the least.
The last two days of the week were our Arts Days. We were sorted into our house groups; each with a mixture of every year group, Then, we took part in four sessions: art, dance, drama and music. We used 'Winter Landscape with Skaters' by Hendrick Averkamp as a stimulus for all our activities. At the end of the day on Friday, we had an assembly where we shared what we had been doing. It was great fun and nice to spend two days being so creative.
Next week is the last week of term (that seemed to fly by!!) and, as you can see, it's going to be a very busy one!!
Tuesday: Carol Service rehearsals
Wednesday: Christmas Lunch and DVD
Thursday: Carol Service x 2
Friday: Break up at 2.00 p.m.
We shall certainly need the Christmas holiday after this!