Welcome to Athens Class
Welcome back to what promises to be an exciting and fun-filled new term! I am really looking forward to engaging in some brilliant story telling, fact finding and educational exploration across the whole curriculum. I just know it's going to be great. Let's be the very best that we can be!
As part of our topic we wrote newspaper reports and, as part of that, we pretended to be competitors in the Ancient Olympics. We then interviewed each other about how we felt taking part in the competition. (I don't know why we used glue sticks for microphones - they didn't work!)
We were investigating forces in our Science work. We tried to become independent investigators - and were getting quite good at it by half term. These photos show us investigating the relationship between air resistance and surface area when using paper spinners.
And these ones show us investigating the correspondence between shape and water resistance. We were trying to see which plasticine shape descended to the bottom of the measuring cylinder quickest. It involved a good deal of planning and preparation, co-operative team work and careful observation and timing. Real engineers and scientists have to use exactly the same skills as us when they are designing vehicles, so this is good practice for the future!
Spring topic 'Circle of Life'.
In maths, we were learning different strategies to help with our multiplication. Here are examples of how we used Base 10 and place value counters to help develop our understanding and method.
During this topic, we have been learning about South Africa. We were fortunate enough to have an African dance workshop in school. Take a look at some of our moves....