WOW!! What a busy week!!
We started with a bang with Cosmic Chris from Atomic Science on Tuesday - we tried out lots of different science experiments to do with our Science topic, Sound.
Our class topic this half is all about the Romans and so we started finding out about what gladiator life was like and learnt the story of Rome's founders, Romulus and Remus.
We also finished painting our mountains which look fantastic! Have a look in our class photos section!
The children have really enjoyed learning more about our Roman topic. In English, we have been immersing ourselves into the world of Gladiators; writing in the 1st person as if we were one of them and, later in the week, writing a football-style commentary of a gladiator fight. The children have used their research skills well to find the information that we needed from the internet and non-fiction books.
In Maths this week, we have been learning how to multiply using the short multiplication method. This has been a new technique to almost all of the children and they have worked hard to understand it - well done! If you are not sure what short multiplication is, check out the homework this week!
This week we have been using the story of Romulus and Remus to practice writing speech. We have tried really hard to use all of the correct punctuation.
Following on from our short multiplication last week, we have been working on the inverse this week - short division. Check out the homework to see how it's done!
This week, the children have been using lots of descriptive language when writing about the gladiator, Maximus.
They have been looking at symmetry of shapes in Maths - check out the homework!!
In our Roman topic, we have been looking at the different types of Roman coins. We found out why they were used and designed our own coin.
It was our last ukulele lesson before our performance on Wednesday 29th November. The children have all really enjoyed having the opportunity to learn this instrument. We hope to see lots of you on Wednesday afternoon so that we can show you what we have learnt.
We had a messy beginning to this week as the children tried to discover if the Romans used toilet paper! They used their scientific skills to perform a fair test to discover what was the most absorbent, soft and wipeable! They tested a sponge on a stick, leaves, moss, pebbles and their hand! Luckily, we were using chocolate spread to test the materials. Phew!!
We have been finding out lots of information about the warrior queen, Boudicca, and her relationship with the Romans. This will help with our writing in English next week.
In maths, we have been practising writing and reading Roman numerals. Check out the homework - one side of the sheet has a helpful guide.
The festivities are well under way in Willow class this week, as we practise for our Christmas performance. The children are singing beautifully and have learnt the songs really well. We are looking forward to performing for you all next week.
In Maths, we have been looking at lots of different things, from reading bar charts and line graphs to drawing symmetrical shapes and naming quadrilaterals. There are lots of Shape games on the lesson links part of our Willow webpage.
In English, we have been finding out about the Roman mythical hero, Hercules and inventing and writing about a new beast for him to fight.
Stay wrapped up warm this weekend as snow is forecast. Keep an eye on the school's website for news of any closures in case the snow is really bad.