Three coaches came to give us a taster session of Archery and Fencing. It was amazing and we loved it!
As part of our work on measurement, we pretended we were the bar staff at the Blue Haven Resort Hotel on Antigua (that's where Laura and Tariq stay in our exciting class reader "Kidnap in the Caribbean" by Lauren St John). We had to measure out the different ingredients to match the recipes for delicious fruit cocktails.
In P.E we have been learning the skills necessary for basketball. We can pass, bounce, dribble and shoot.
We work with a partner and with a team.
Team work and co-operation is essential if you want to win a basketball match!
Spring Term 2
We had a great time on NSPCC Number Day!
Have you noticed how many games are based around numbers or maths skills?
Every time you roll a dice you have to quickly count the spots or recognise the pattern.
Then you have to transfer that skill to counting snakes on a snakes and ladders board.
We designed our own games and then had great fun playing them.
Some girls invented their own version of snakes and ladders with personalised snakes.
Another group created a version of Monopoly – they even made their own money!
In our topic Town and Country, we thought about the amenities a town like Thamesmead should have and, as Town Planners, we designed the town in the way we thought it should be. We used as much Geographical vocabulary as possible to make our work authentic.
In the Geometry driver of our maths we have made 3-D shapes using modelling materiels. Can you name the shapes we have made? What properties does each shape have?
In our PE lessons we have been making symmetrical and asymmetrical balances by ourselves and with partners and groups. We made them on the floor and also on low-level apparatus.
English with Transferrable Skills
Beijing Class have been reading The Firework Maker’s Daughter by Philip Pullman.
We retold the story using shadow puppets that we made in our Science and DT sessions.
Here we are writing the scripts in collaboration with our peers. Scripts have to be written differently from stories as they are for the actors to read so we had to think carefully about how we presented our work.
Each group took a separate scene from the story to retell with their shadow puppets.
What a busy term we have had! We have learnt so much about multiplying and dividing and now we’re measuring and finding angles.
We have been reading and watching loads of different ways of telling the story of A Midsummer Night’s Dream and we’ve been doing some research about William Shakespeare and some other famous Elizabethans. It has helped to create our own autobiographies.
As scientists we have followed the ideas of Ibn Al Haytham and investigated some theories of light. We drew around the shadow of Olivia to explore the moving position of the sun in the sky and how it affects shows. We made spectrum spinners to prove that white light is made up of the seven colours of the spectrum.
We are hoping to post a video of our Super Hero Dance in the New Year.