Today in maths we have been problem solving using capacity. We had to order a set of bottles from the smallest amount of capacity we thought they could hold, to the largest amount. Then we estimated how much we thought each container held, before finally testing our estimates using water.
This afternoon, Mr Firth came in to train us on how to lead games at playtimes and lunchtimes. We learnt about working as a team, how to be honest and how to communicate effectively with others.
Then we learnt how to play some team games. We can't wait to get started at breaktimes.
Reindeer have landed!
Wow, what a day! The children arrived at school to find abandoned presents, notes from Santa, 2 reindeers and their elves. During the morning, we got the chance to meet the reindeer and sprinkle some magic dust to help them take off again. We were also able to use what we had learnt in our non chronological reports that we have been writing about reindeer. We also did some maths based around Santa's journey on Christmas Eve.
Pictures of our debate. Our debate was fantastic and we really got into it. The children came up with some very convincing arguments and reasons for and against saving the earth. At the end there was an overwhelming vote to save the earth rather than inhabit a new planet! Phew! That is a relief!!
This week in literacy, we have been planning a debate. We have taken the quote from George's Secret Key to the Universe
'Should we concentrate on finding ways to improve life on earth and face its problems, or should we try and find another planet for humanity to inhabit?'
So far the children have worked in teams to plan their speeches. They have come up with some cracking ideas for and against and I can't wait to hear them debate it on Friday.
Welcome back to yet another busy half term on the run up to Christmas.
We are continuing our novel George's Secret Key to the Universe. As part of our learning in literacy, we have been looking at active and passive sentences and what they are. We have also practiced writing them and have been making 'human sentences' to help us understand how they work. Here are some pictures of us in the lesson.