Our Science topic this half term 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 Becky had the largest lung capacity - 19cm3 and Frankie had the smallest - 7cm3. The average lung capacity was 11cm3.
In our Computing lessons we are using Scratch to write algorithms and create our own games. We have been working hard in teams of 2 or 3. Hopefully by the end of this term our games will 'go live' and you will be able to play them online!
In Design Technology we have been working in groups to design and make our own viking longships.
Mrs Matthews gave us the brief - To make a viking longship which is historically accurate.
It needed to be: watertight
able to float
hold 10 playmobil men
attractive to look at with a sail, oars and shields.
We researched real and model longships and came up with our own designs, considering the tools and materials we had available then as a group we decided on our final design.
Then we worked as a group to follow our designs and instructions to make our longships.
We are all very pleased with our finished longships. After testing and evaluating our own and each other's work we found that all of them were able to float, balance, hold 10 playmbil men and looked great. We voted for our favourites!
Which longship is your favourite?
Written by Mrs Matthews & Mrs Hayter (proud class teachers) and their brilliant pupils (Mandela class).