We had a great time this afternoon trying each others' games out and testing our knowledge of Europe - I have even learnt which football teams are in some European countries! The class were proud of their own electronic games and also very impressed by the games the rest of the class had made.
This week we had even more to fit in than usual! On Wednesday we spent a day working on our DT topic - electronic games. The class started by recording some of the games they knew that used electric circuits and then designed and made their own games. They used the skills they had learnt from their science lessons to make successful circuits and the knowledge from their geography topic to come up with the question and answers. They also learnt how to use wire strippers to strip back their wire and glue guns to keep everything in place on the back of their game boards. They worked so hard that most of the games have been completed, the only thing we haven't got around to yet is actually playing them!
On Thursday we watched the story of Ramayana and then retold it using the main characters. Evie did a fantastic job of retelling the story whilst the rest of her group moved the characters around their set.
Finally, on Friday afternoon, the children completed their topic on Europe and Catalonia by recreating some of the tourist attractions in Barcelona. They did an amazing job and some even used the electrical circuits to add lights to their attractions. Miss Winton, who has recently been to Barcelona, was particularly impressed as she recognised the attractions she had visited whilst there! They also made a leaflet to go along with their attraction and were able to share some fact with their visitors.
Today we moved on to finding equivalent fractions of 1/2, 1/3, 1/4 and 1/5.
We made good use of the cubes that were on our table to help us. First we made the fraction with them, for example for 1/2 we had two groups with 1 cube in each group. Then we added the same number of cubes to each group, i.e we could have added two more to each group, so there would now be 3 cubes in each group and 6 cubes in total. Then we wrote this as a fraction (3/6). We found that we still had 2 groups and 1 set in each group so worked out that this must be equivalent to 1/2.
Mrs Hayter, Mrs Bateman and the hard working children of Simmonds