This week, we have been extremely busy! On Monday, we spent the morning writing a diary entry. We were in role as Rose (from the story Rose Blanche) where we were focussing on using thoughts and rhetorical questions to show the character’s emotions. Mr Gough said he was extremely pleased with our writing because they were emotive and we used a chatty style.
In Maths this week, we have been learning to round to help us estimate so that we have an idea of what answer range we will be expecting. Additionally, we have been demonstrating additive relationships using bar modelling and creating models based on contextual problems. Now I know this sounds extremely complicated, but actually it is a visual representation to help us have a better understanding of a problem and how different parts of a calculation are linked to one another.
In History, we have been learning about Primary and Secondary sources. We then had to look at four different photographs that were taken during WW2 and record what we could see in the photos and also, any questions that we might have. Seeing the photos was upsetting but we enjoyed looking at them too because it was great to see how the people were so positive and hopeful during a difficult time.
In Science, we have continued with learning about materials and their properties. We planned and carried out a fair test where we investigated which liquid is the most acidic. We used Epsom salts and times how long it took for the salts to dissolve. It dissolved the quickest in coke which means that coke was the most acidic liquid that we tested.
And in Art we have just begun our whole school ‘Take One Artist’ project on artist Helen Frankenthaler. We loved the abstract painting we did last year and we are very excited to learn about another abstract artist and new painting techniques! On Thursday we looked at her style of art and started our artist research pages exploring her methods of making. Splattering is our favourite. We can’t wait to test out different painting tools next week!