Today we imagined we were interviewing the manager of a football team. We wrote our own questions for what we would ask the manager about his half time speech to the team and then answered them.
We started our new topic on light today in science. The children had 3 activities to do: going into the darkened cupboard in the classroom to see what they could see in the dark; trying to work out what was in some boxes that had very little light going into them and sorting light sources from reflectors.
Today we have been learning to divide a 2 digit number by a 1 digit number. We started by using the place value counters to share our larger numbers into equal groups. We have divided 84 by 4 = 21.
We then moved on to using a part whole model to work with dividing larger numbers and showing how we reached our answers.
Today, the children looked at what they liked and wanted to improve on their Hippocrump art work. They then overworked the original piece using pastels or paint (mixing their own colours, to make the precise colours they needed).
Today, the children listened to part of the Hippocrump poem and then created a picture of what they thought the Hippocrump looks like using pastels. There were some rather scary looking Hippocrumps!
After leaving the soil and water mix for a few days, the children looked at what had happened in the jars. They counted the number of layers they could see and we identified what each layer was. They then had to write a set of instructions for how to make soil - they discovered that a lot of ingredients were needed!
We investigated what soil was made of today. So far the children have found small rocks and bits of plants. We have set up an experiment to see what else we can find out - results to follow!
Today, the children learnt about fossils with a range of different activities.
The photos below show some of the independent work created about Mary Anning - a famous fossil hunter.
These photos are of cast and mould fossil that the children created by pushing a dinosaur into some clay and then filling the gap that was left, when the dinosaur was removed, with glue. The children also made trace fossils and animals trapped in amber.
Last week, the children explored mark making; creating their own marks and also taking inspiration from drawings by van Gogh.
This week, they used these marks to create a picture.