Knowledge Harvest, Explaining the Theme, Geography Task 1
We have looked at different characteristics of a good citizen and ordered them into the ones we thought were most important to the least important. In Geography we looked at all of the different products we use everyday: from toothpaste to Toyotas. We researched where they were made and plotted these on our giant class map under the headings: food, technology, household items and clothing. We discovered that there was some correlation as to where certain items came from.
We have spent the week converting metric units of measurement: ml to l, g to kg, as well as mm to cm to m to km. Whilst a lot of this was place value revision, the week culminated in a word problem explosion involving students creating word problems for each other that were not only solved by other learners, but also gave the problem setter an opportunity for feedback on how to make it an even better problem.
Also well worth a look if you have the time.
In Y5 we have been learning poetry. We have focused on haiku and have spent time looking critically and purposefully at images to create sensational descriptive words and phrases.
We have written, edited, and produced haikus about animals in the form of an interactive guessing game display. Well worth the visit if you have time.
Year 6 have also been looking at poetry. First we found and performed our favourite poems from a selection of funny poems. Then we had to organise our selected poems into the correct category: narrative, free verse or rhyming couplet. Using the skills we had practised, we then began to write our own poems around the book we are reading this Learning Block: Floodland.
Here's the opening stanza from one of our Y6 learner's rhyming couplet poem:
Now she was leaving the city
It seemed such a pity
For she had been there so so long
However she knew she had to stay strong.
In maths we have been looking at all things to do with angles. We have used protractors to measure angles in shapes, looking for any links and patterns. Then we used our knowledge of angle facts, from previous learning, to figure out missing angles inside triangles without having to measure.