After writing, editing and rehearsing our persuasive advert scripts, today we filed them using the green screen and all we need to do now is add the background. Watch this space for the finished adverts!
We had a great team for the swimming gala and all the adults agreed that we were great sports and were a credit to TSM!
Using our perspective design skills we designed and made our own press prints and created some lovely press print pictures!
Each day Mrs Matthews chooses some artists of the day. We are very proud of our finished work!
Our current Science topic is 'Staying Alive'. Today we measured our lung capacity: using a 5 litre water bottle and pipe, we filled our lungs full of air and blew out, using water displacement to work out in cm3 how much air we could hold in our lungs.
It was fun, but very wet!! We discovered that Cabhan had the largest lung capacity - 18cm3 and Jacob and Ashton had the smallest - 1cm3. The average lung capacity was 8cm3
Over the last few days we have been putting ourselves in the shoes of the South African ANC members during the time of apartheid and writing protest speeches. Our mission was to persuade ordinary South Africans to support the anti-apartheid movement and help abolish segregation. We have worked hard to include a range of Literary devices to persuade the listener including: emotive language; weasel words; dare to disagree expressions; rhetorical questions; short and snappy phrases as well as longer complex sentences and Ninja words. It was great fun to stand up on our chairs and read our speeches to each other. Everyone really got involved, giving an emotive speeches. Well done!
We have been working really hard in Maths to explain our thinking and demonstrating our methods to each other. We have been using 'Maths Talk' to encourage us to use the correct mathematical vocabulary.
The PTA kindly gave each class some money as a Christmas Present and Y5 and Y6 put theirs together to buy some fantastic new maths games. We enjoyed playing some of them today!
Thank You so Much
Our new Guided Reading book is.... The Boy in the Tower by Polly Ho-Yen.
We are really looking forward to finding out what it's all about!
Written by Mrs Matthews (proud class teacher) and her brilliant pupils (Mandela class).