This week we have been using imperative verbs, adverbs and adjectives in our own instructions (and some parenthesis).
We began last week by following visual instructions; a video (no audio) which demonstrated how to make a paper pirate hat. We then had a go –
In small groups we then made our own videos, using the iPads, with verbal instructions too.
This was great fun and made us realise that we need to be very specific (well done Daniel) and precise with our instructions.
This week we wrote instructions while making our own pirate hats and completed them with the decoration.
We have been investigating Air Resistance and completed the Perfect Parachute Challenge. We will report our findings next week.
Sport Relief – Wheel Challenge Mile
We all joined in with the Sport Relief bike, scooter, run or walk mile that Jo from Bike It organised for us; including ‘rescue the duck’, limbo, beanbag throw and a ramp. Everyone had great fun and looked really healthy after our session. Thank you Jo!
A big thank you to the PTA for another fantastic Easter Bingo night. It was very busy and I think lots of Lime C were lucky in the Bingo or Raffle.
Next week is the last week of this term and our Easter Service is on Wednesday morning, there is no swimming this Wednesday afternoon. Judo is on Thursday afternoon and then there is a final School Meeting after this on Thursday.
Finally just a reminder that all year 4 and 5’s are invited to take part in the Superstrings Folk Music Concert on Wednesday evening, 24th March, at Pewsey Secondary School. We have had our first rehearsal Wednesday and have another on Monday afternoon (instrumentalists – please remember your music and instrument!) Please see email for full details or ask at school.
Our assembly this morning was a Bike It assembly and Matti Hemmings demonstrated his BMX skills to inspire us to ride our bikes but also to try to be the best we can be at anything we want to do.
We then went back to class to do some maths! We have been looking at formal written methods for division (or the bus stop method). We began by thinking about the order we need to divide and the value of each digit we were looking at. Some of us found using place value counters and frames helpful to see which ‘left over’ numbers needed to be exchanged – the hundreds to tens and tens to ones – and which ones are remainders – the ‘left over’ ones have to be remainders.
In the afternoon it was our turn to have a workshop with Matti Hemmings – a professional BMX rider and world record holder! He taught us some stunts
and explained some of the forces acting on his bike; especially the effects of friction.
Science It just so happens that in science today we were investigating friction and had to find out which materials would be best for a brake pad on one of Oak’s tricycles.
We will share our findings later in the week.
The rubber block was the best material to use because it created the most friction. We were surprised by the silk result as we thought it would take a while to stop the wheel as it was smooth but it didn’t. We watched a video clip that magnified materials and then we thought that silk would have lots of tiny bits that would cause friction. We also noticed that all of the materials were hot after our experiment and the rubber was the hottest.
We have had a wonderful day full of poetry, stories and performance.
Here are more of our ‘shelfies’, this time in costume…
Here are just a few of our completed poems…
and from the year 4’s yesterday
We watched Michael Rosen perform ‘Chocolate Cake’ and we were all enthralled.
Our performance poetry was judged after lunch. Congratulations to Josephine who was our class winner and Jake, Daniel and Georgina were commended. Mrs Chapman and Mrs Lowe were pleased they did not have to decide because we thought everyone was excellent.
Today we have been very busy presenting our woodland walk poems, completing our book reviews and then having our ‘shelfies’ taken. We then used the green screen to video our reviews.
The year 5’s spent an hour this afternoon learning more about debating; we found out about the House of Commons and how debates are used to decide on our laws. We looked at the rules of debating – you need a chairperson or speaker and then a group to propose (support) the motion and a group to oppose (speak against) the motion, after the debate they vote and a democratic decision is made. We then held our own mini debates… we have some budding politicians.