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Our Amazing Poetry
'The Explorer' Experience Day- Raft Building
We are still enjoying 'Goodnight Mister Tom' by Michelle Magorian as our class reader and are analysing chapters in more depth as part of our whole class reading sessions.
For our writing unit this term, we are reading parts of 'The Explorer' by Katherine Rundell and stacking our own sentences. Miss Pritchard is really impressed by our use of vocabulary and how hard we are working to develop our 'writers' brains'. This week, we did some role play about Fred explaining his plan of how to use the Amazon river to get out of the rainforest and to find their own way to Manaus; we also thought about how the other children would react to this. We then worked in teams to build our own rafts and tested them to see if they'd float.
Multiplication and Division
Online Safety Cartoons
In computing, we thought of everything we’ve learnt this term about how to stay safe online. We then used this to create our own online safety cartoons.
Shape Investigation: Other Shapes
We were so fired up by last week's investigation, we couldn't wait to test out whether our predictions were true. We worked in groups to make patterns with different shapes and looked at the patterns between the amounts of sticks used. We found out that our predictions were right and what the formula for the nth term would be.
Shape Investigation: Hexagons
Thursdays are all about investigations- learning to be more curious and to see that maths is fun and mathemagical!
This week, we made a pattern of hexagons stacked in a line using sticks. Our aim was to see how many sticks would be needed for different numbers of hexagons.
This activity led to some great discussions and also raised further questions. Our curiosity was definitely ignited!
We discovered that each new hexagon added 5 more sticks and that there was a pattern to the amount of sticks (they ended in a 6, ended in a 1, ended in a 6, ended in a 1.....). Some of us worked out that it was related to the 5 times table and then you added an extra stick. We talked about algebra and finding the nth term and deduced that we could find out how many sticks would be needed for any amount of hexagons by using 5n+1.
From this, we began to question what the pattern would be for other shapes. We thought that perhaps as a hexagon is a 6-sided shape and its formula was related to the 5 times table, maybe this would happen with the other shapes: Would a pattern of squares be related to the 3 times table? Would a pattern of pentagons be related to the 4 times table? Would a pattern of octagons be related to the 7 times table?
We are going to test this out next week!
'A Successful School' Poetry
During lockdown, we followed the Oak Academy's reading unit on the poem 'The British' by Benjamin Zephaniah. We loved how the poem was written in the style of a recipe and some very poignant chats about the history and diverse make up of Britain and how it contributes to making us special. The poem talks about the importance of equality and diversity and we agreed that this sends out a very important message which is much needed in the world at the moment. We finished the unit by writing our own poems about what makes a successful school. Here's some of our poems...
Saint George's Day
We celebrated St George's Day by designing our own shields and creating these amazing dragon sketches from a step-by-step tutorial.