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Pulleys, Levers and Gears 

 

We continued our work on forces, exploring what pulleys, levers and gears are and how they can be used.

 

 

Swim Safety 

 

We worked with Jan from Sharky's to learn about swim safety. We learned about staying safe near water and how to help others that were in danger.

1. Spot the danger 

2. Take advice 

3. Take a friend

4. Learn to help

 

We practised techniques to help people in danger.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Water Resistance 

 

We explored water resistance by making boats of different shapes to see which was the most streamlined. 

 

We then tested different sized boats to see which could hold the most before sinking.

 

 

 

 

 

The Red Umbrella

Parachutes 

We found out about forces including gravity and air resistance. We carried out experiments to find out what made the best parachute.

 

 

 

 

 

Orphans of the Tide

We are reading Orphans of the Tide by Struan Murray. We are concentrating on the first chapter to explore setting and character. 

 

We painted our image of The City, identified descriptive phrases and wrote a setting description.

Our finished work! We wrote a diary from Ellie's point of view.

Setting Description

Struan Murray has even seen our work!

Wolf Wilder

We have been reading Wolf Wilder by Katherine Rundell. We have written non chronological reports about wolves, recounts from Tenderfoot's point of view and the speech Alexei may have given to the villagers. We have created blackout poems to describe Ilya's dancing.

Recounts

Alexei's Speech

Blackout Poems

Irreversible Changes

 

We have explored irreversible changes in Science. This is when a chemical reaction takes place and changes can not be undone.

 

Welcome Back!

 

It has been lovely to welcome everyone back after our Christmas break, which seems like so long ago now!

 

Thank you to everyone for their hard work and determination with online learning. It was a very steep learning curve for all of us and I hope we can stay in the classroom for the rest of the year ☺️

DT Week

 

We have made Christmas stockings in DT week. We researched the history behind them before designing and testing our methods.

The Circulatory System

 

We finished our work on the circulatory system by collaborating to create posters to share our knowledge.

Anti Bullying Week

 

We have linked our English work on The Greatest Showman to Anti Bullying Week. We have explored the themes in the song 'This is Me', discussing how it shows bullying from the perspective from someone who has been bullied but has built up resilience to be proud of who they are.

Then we wrote poems to show that we are proud of who we are but we also know how to be a good friend.

As part of our work on Victorians and sideshows, we had a workshop with Lucas Jet, learning circus skills.

The Peculiars

We have been reading The Peculiars and Wild Boy. We have made links between the texts and The Greatest Showman, they were all set in Victorian times and are about people with 'peculiarities'.

We made posters advertising for people with peculiarities to join a sideshow.

We have found out about the parts and functions of the heart. We then made models and labelled them with key vocabulary.
In Science we started to explore the circulatory system and how blood is made up. We even made our own blood!
We used the book Lifesize to investigate the size of different animal body parts, we made predictions and then checked them - there were some big (and small!) surprises!
In Science we have been exploring adaptations and evolution - finding out how plants and animals change over time to survive in different areas.

Rooftoppers

 

We have been reading Rooftoppers by Katherine Rundell. We wrote newspaper articles about the events of chapter one and painted water colour pictures of the scene.

The Giant's Necklace

 

We read the Giant's Necklace by Michael Morpurgo. We wrote postcards from Cherry and then painted seascapes of the Zennor coastline.

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