In English we have started a new unit of work based on the book The True Story of the Three Little Pigs. We have enjoyed thinking about what the true story might be and how it might be different to the traditional tale that we know. We haven’t read the whole of the book yet but are looking forward to finishing it over the next few weeks! Yesterday, the children wrote some brilliant descriptions about the cakes that the wolf was baking for his Grandma – we all ended the lesson wanting to eat some!
This week we have been learning about Remembrance Day; we talked about why we celebrate this day and why it is so important to us. On Monday afternoon, we focused on the symbol of the poppy and we used the oil pastels to create a piece of artwork based on the poppy. On Thursday, we made our Remembrance Day crosses for the Remembrance garden and we also wrote a class poem to commemorate this day. I was really impressed with the children’s artwork and the thoughtful suggestions they gave for our poem!
On Wednesday afternoon we celebrated Engineering Day by carrying out an investigation called ‘Discus Dilemma’. The children worked in small groups to make one discus using paper plates and one using plastic plates. We then threw them and measured how far they travelled. The groups were then challenged to adapt their designs to try and get the distance travelled to increase. All of the groups worked out that the plates needed to be filled with something to make them heavier, and in the second round of throwing, the discuses travelled much further! The class had great fun carrying out this experiment!
This week’s spellings have been set on Spelling Shed; we will have a short test on Tuesday next week.
Spelling Rules: The prefix ’dis-’
Discus Dilemma Investigation
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