Today we worked in groups to create a poster which described the way in which nutrients and water are transported in the body. We had to work together and ensure that we were clear in our explanations, using diagrams to support our explanations. Our posters are now on display in the classroom.
Today in English, Mrs Williams’ group worked together to peer edit our setting descriptions. We read one person’s work at a time, supporting each other with spelling and grammar errors, as well as suggesting ways in which we could improve our work, either through prepositions, personification or expanded noun phrases. We really enjoyed working together and improving our work together. We were extremely academically fit for life.
We spent a wonderful afternoon in the garden on Friday drawing natural objects inspired by the work of William Morris. The children were fantastic at using their observational skills to draw a range of plants and flowers, thinking carefully about proportion, shape and detail. The garden was a beautiful setting to show that we are creatively fit for life.
In netball this week we have been working on finding and using the space provided to help us with our skill of attacking. We scored points for every ball we caught in a set box and this ensured that we used the entire space of the court well. We also worked on our skill of shooting – ensuring that we did not use the backboard when shooting.
This week we have begun our sequence of learning on negative numbers. On Monday, we calculated the difference between a positive and negative integer and then went on a scavenger hunt around the classroom to find our answers which were linked to a letter. Once we had collected all our letters, we created a word!
We then went on to use double sided counters to support us with adding and subtracting negative numbers. We found the concept of creating zero pairs challenging but the double sided counters supported us!