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
This special group are here to help educate the children, parents and staff of TSM to help the roads and paths around our school to become safer places for us all. Look out for their assembly coming soon and parents need to be aware that they will soon be issuing tickets for inconsiderate parking!!
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
Today was Mrs Matthews' Reading Raffle assembly, there are many books to win, if you read 5 times a week! Our Y6 winner was very pleased with his choice.
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 & Mrs Hayter (proud class teachers) and their brilliant pupils (Mandela class).