To finish off our week of learning on the skeletal system, each group worked together to create a short presentation. They used the child-sized skeleton they made yesterday as a prop, worked in groups to create a script and practised in their groups to make sure everyone could be seen and heard. Then, even though there were some nerves, everyone gave the presentation a go! They presented some facts to the rest of the class and made a recording! 😊
Today P4/5 practised their teamwork skills when making a child-sized model skeleton. They had to think back on all their learning from this week and use reference guides to work together to accurately organise, assemble and then label the skeleton😀
After performing their own research, listening and watching for information from books and film clips and trying out a quiz, P4/5 are hard at work pulling all their information together to create an informative leaflet! Lots of effort and focus in class today 😀
What a great week back! It has been great catching up with everyone and they have worked hard too. Lots of sleepy faces by the end of the week though so we are finishing off with our earned choosing time 😀
Lego Club and Puzzles! Lots of great learning going on: design, problem solving, social skills and teamwork as well as developing fine motor skills in their hands. They also had lots of fun 😄
Today, we have started to learn about Earthquakes. We looked briefly at how they happen and will come back to this later. Today, we wanted to create our own seismographs so we could measure a table quake and talk about the causes. We watched a short film on how to make a seismograph and then used the materials in our group to make our own. It involved lots of Teamwork Tommy skills and problem solving! It was a bit tricky to start with but then they tried a few things and were making great progress! Will be able to finish them next time :)
A little while ago (just over 50 school days ago), P4/5 were discussing how important it was to keep their environment clean and tidy to help with their learning and their health and well-being. We struck a deal with our class cleaner who would leave us a green card if our classroom and cloakroom were tidy at the end of the day. Each green card would then give them five minutes of choosing time they could bank for the end of the week. Quite quickly, the children had pointed out that we had five green cards in a row and we discussed the achievement! They said they should make a target, so:
50 green cards = movie!!!!
If they got a red card, they would have to start again. Thankfully they worked really hard and kept it going and we reached 50 cards at the beginning of this week. We are now celebrating our success and enjoying our reward!
Next time, it will be 75 cards!
We have been learning about Volcanoes this week. We had a great discussion about what happens and facts about volcanoes and then worked with a partner to build our own. There was lots of fun painting it on the Friday and we look forward to erupting them next week!
As part of our Pop Art topic, we looked at who Andy Warhol was and some of his most famous creations. The class really liked Warhol’s two key questions:
What is art?
Who is an artist?
They really liked the idea that art could be anything and anyone could be an artist! We then looked at making a self-portrait, focussing on developing the use of and control of shape and line as well as thinking of placement. Using photos on their IPADS they then finished them off with personal details and used watercolour to colour them in the style of Andy Warhol’s famous Marilyn painting.