We have been working really hard this week in Willow. Here is a little summary of what we have been up to:
We started our new topic this week – ‘Were the Mayans civilised?’. We started by reading Hero Twins, a graphic novel based on an ancient Mayan myth. We have been working on this book this week and are going to use it as inspiration to write our own myths over the next couple of weeks. We also looked at the ancient Mayan ritual of sacrifice. We recreated these sacrifices using some of our old teddies . This was heartbreaking and also very fun, but extremely messy!
We also have been working hard in maths this week. We finished off our multiplication and division unit by looking at prime numbers. We had fun creating our own prime number songs. We also started to look at equivalent fractions.
We also begun our Light topic in science. We looked at where light comes from and identified different light sources. We then used Crumble Kits and programmed our own night lights. This was challenging however everyone worked really hard to achieve a working night light. Some even faded, dimmed and changed colour!
We are looking forward to our trip to The British Museum on Monday, as well as our film making competition on Friday.
This week has been a busy week in Willow. Some of the children have been taking part in BikeAbility. They have really enjoyed this – they went both on the playground and out onto the roads to practice safe signals and manoeuvres.
Whilst BikeAbility has been happening, the children in the classroom have been incredibly busy! They have been working on an independent project to showcase their knowledge and skills. Each child chose a topic they felt passionate about and created a project about it. The children had to include the following:
Geography – a map showing where it is/happened and labelled.
History – a summary of main events / the lead up to the event / significant history.
Art/DT – a model or piece of artwork inspired by the place / event.
Science – something scientific to go with your project – this could be an experiment/information about something related.
English – a piece of writing (edited and published) to go with your project – this could be a double page information sheet, a diary entry as though you were there, a letter/postcards from someone travelling to the place.
Computing – something for your project must be made using the computer.
The children have worked so hard on these projects and we are all beyond impressed with how they have turned out! The children are looking forward to being able to share their projects with you at parents evening.
Here are a few pictures of them at work: