This week we started our new Science topic, Out of This World. For Home Learning we made our own 2D or 3D Solar Systems, which look amazing, and we are going to display them along the long corridor to the Hall. On Friday we worked together to make models to show the relational distances of the planets from the Sun, our star.
In English we have been innovating our warning text by creating and describing different settings. We have also been learning to write sentences which include relative clauses. Here are some of golden ones which are now on our word tree:
The broken mirror, which had a ghostly reflection, smashed to the ground, in pieces.
After we had escaped from the goblins, which were very small, we ran away as fast as we could, along the path of the sewers.
The railway tracks, that were broken, lay on the ground in the mineshaft.
The stone wall, which was smothered in barnacles, stood along the edge of the cliff.
The limestone wall, which had crevices in, was starting to fall down.
The old lake-side shack had rusty wooden planks, that almost looked like they had two devilish eyes, red with anger, waiting impatiently to catch its prey.
The beautiful Sun, which was vibrant and bright, set behind the amazing, vast horizon.
The machinery, that towered over the mischievous boy, toppled over in slow motion.
In Maths this week we have been applying our calculation skills to solving word problems. We have been identifying the important information in the questions and deciding how many steps we need to get to the answer. We have found it quite challenging, especially the last part – getting to the answer – but we will keep trying!
We have continued to learn about Bhangra music this week and are enjoying getting into the rhythm.
Our Bridget Riley work is progressing, we are really taking a pride in it and taking our time.
In Games, some of us went to Bloxham School this week, to have some tennis coaching on their courts and a few of us had a tennis day at Tudor Hall. The rest of us started practising athletics for Sports Day: standing long jump, throwing and sprinting. It was all fun and challenging.
En français we have started learning new vocabulary about le petit déjeuner(breakfast) and in computing we have been completing an anti-bullying survey.
Word of the Week: instinctively
Thought of the Week: It is our choices, Harry, that show us who we truly are, far more than our abilities. (Albus Dumbledore)