In science Meerkats, have begun a new topic all about sound. We began by listening to different sounds being played and had to guess what they were. We found this difficult as we couldn't see anything. We then did a sound survey and wrote down what we could hear in the classroom and in the playground. We discussed what the sources of the sounds were and then how vibrations created sounds that travelled through the air to our ears.
We used a tuning fork to show how vibrations are made. We hit the tuning fork on the table and put it on the surface of the water which created ripples.
Zebras have been busy finding out about different types of castles this week. We have found out which materials castles were built from and why the different materials were used. We found out that wooden castles were quick to build but stone castles were stronger and lasted longer. We designed our own dragons to fly around the castles (we think they are looking for princesses!)
Koalas enjoyed playing rounders in the sunshine this week. We practised our bowling technique (as well as our catching skills) and then put these skills into practise in a game situation. We also started our new science topic this week all about sound. We conducted a sound survey to find out the quietest and the noisiest areas of the school. We then considered how sounds are made.
In Mandarin this week, Giraffe Class learnt all about the Dragon Boat Festival. We learnt about it’s origins and traditions. Then Mr Chen taught us how to make an origami dragon boat.
This week, Leopard Class have been practising our sewing skills. We have learnt to successfully thread our own needles, complete running stitch and have a go at a hemming stitch. We can’t wait to put our new skills into action making our sunglasses cases as part of our design and technology project this half term.
Year 6 have been working extremely hard this week revising for their SATS. They have put in a tremendous effort and their work ethic has been impeccable! We are extremely proud of each and every one of them! Here they are writing biographies about famous people that interest them!
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