Year 6 have been using acrylic paint to produce their own cityscape. What effective artwork, which they were rightly proud of!
We have been improving our knowledge of measures.First we found all sorts of things to measure in cm and then we tried to convert them into mm and m.
Today we thought about how to measure mass/weight.We have heard of pounds, stones, grams and kilograms. We feel very lucky not to be counting in 14s and 16s.After handling a 200g weight, we decided on objects that might balance it out.If our first ideas weren’t close we looked at ways to get closer.One group ‘The Glues’ achieved a perfect balance.
Tomorrow we test out our estimates for 1000 g or 1kg.
Y3 – Roman Play in a Day
Wr had an amazing day this week when Ben from the Tree House Theatre came to teach the children all about how Romans invaded Britain in the form of a play.
Children were given a part (or two) in the play to act out and say lines. We had elephants, wolves, Emperors, a Roman army, a Scottish Army and slaves to name but a few. Children learnt a plethora of history, which we will explore in more detail.
Never in one performance did we see so many children perform spectacular deaths! The grizzly bear was particularly good!! Children were also amused about what a sponge on a stick was used for!
It was a fantastic hook to our topic this term and no doubt children will go home with even more interesting facts to tell at home!!
We had names to intimidate, ancestors to inspire, a war dance to conjure fear in the fearless and we had an enemy tribe.
Every ingredient for a great inter-tribal contest.
One of the few times in school we were actually encouraged to hurl insults and boast!
Camps were set up and flags were captured.
Oh no – are we going to have to write about all this in our English lessons ?
Thank you to all those who came out in the pouring rain to hear our class raps.
Whenever you have time, please help us make sure all Year 5 children can read a clock to the minute, understand am and pm and the 24 hour clock.
Happy Christmas and see you rested and ready in the New Year.