A big welcome back to everyone. We have been busy this week in Class 6. We have been learning all about area, perimeter and volume in maths and doing some complicated calculations. We have also been working hard to make our ancient Egyptian canopic jars out of paper mache and Art Roc. Watch this space for some pictures of our finished jars!
This week, we have been finishing our Christmas display of We Three Kings. We have been hard at work in maths – completing division and expressing remainders as a decimals; multiplying and dividing decimals; and calculating the mean average.
In English, we are finishing off Northern Lights and several children are already reading the next book in the series, The Subtle Knife.
This week, we have been creating decorations for the class. Our theme is We Three Kings so we set about creating three kings (special thanks to Bethany & Bea!) and decorating them. We then created some stained glass windows and have hung these in class too.
This week, we have been been delving deeper into the Northern Lights and discussing the characters in depth. We have been working on describing through action and talking about how Philip Pullman has provided information on the characters over a period of time, rather than all at once.
We then had a go at writing our own examples. Read some below in the comments.
This week, we have been looking at adaptations of animals and how these allow them to survive in their habitats. We also worked on our map skills in geography, using atlases to locate different geographical features and places of interest. Also, a big well done to everyone for their excellent assembly this week.
This week, we conducted an investigation into the effectiveness of camouflage. Brenda hid pieces of coloured wool outside in the Peace Garden and we split into teams to try and find them. Each team had one minute to find as many as they could.
We predicted that we would be able to find the brighter colours easier as these would stand out from the natural colours present in the garden. We were right! We found 23 red compared to 2 brown!
This week, we have started learning all about the meaning of Christmas and what traditions we maintain each year. We have also started our new science topic, evolution and inheritance. We started by looking at different fossils and identifying similarities in today’s creatures. Over the next few weeks, we will be exploring adaptations and habitats.