Science involved thinking about the different surfaces in school and which one is the hardest. Then the children had to think of a way to prove which surface was actually the hardest. Throwing things at a window was dismissed as dangerous but force and height of drop was recognised quickly as important to keep the test fair. The children enjoyed carrying out the test (with a ball of plasticine or blu-tack) and, concrete, although predicted to be, didn’t prove to be the hardest in all groups!
In Maths the children have been focussing on shapes and some of their properties. Desks, tables and floor were covered with shapes and many impressive repeating patterns were found. Perhaps you could look around you with your child, inside and outside, and spot some more tessellating patterns. Any photos would be an added bonus!
As the children are studying the life and books of Roald Dahl, we are enjoying looking at some of the ways Roald Dahl makes his books so attractive to children. We are learning a poem from ‘George’s Marvellous Medicine’ and loved the way he used rhyme and rhythm to make us laugh. We acted out parts of the poem to perform in Drama and, having found sets of rhyming words to use, we are now creating our own poems, thinking about alliteration and onomatopoeia as well.