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Spring 2020 - Anglo-Saxons

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Week 3 - Science 

 

As it is British Science Week, we decided to hold a Science event. 

 

Who could keep their marble running for the longest time?

 

We had cardboard, scissors, tape and a table. The results were fantastic and we all had such a good time! 

 

A huge thank you to everyone who came to help, you were all brilliant!

Week 2

 

Fun on World Book Day!

Term 2 

 

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In Religious Education this week, we explored how Christians show they belong to the Christian faith. We learned that many years ago, the Romans persecuted people who believed in Christianity so they were force to create a secret sign, Ichthus.  This meant that Christians could meet and converse without the Romans knowing. 

 

We learned about how the symbol of Ichthus was created and then we each created a secret symbol that could show that we belong to Class 2. We carried out a secret vote to choose our favourite. Below are a few examples but which one got the most votes? Only members of Class 2 have access to this information!

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Science

 

Our new topic has begun. We had a great afternoon exploring forces and what effect they can have on a piece of plasticine. As a class, we found out that pushes and pulls can change the shape, change the position and change the direction of objects. We used this information to think about the forces that are used within everyday activities. 

 

We then started to prepare and plan for our investigation Slippy Shoes. 

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We are all looking forward to investigating how slippy different surfaces are next week and using the newton meter to record the force required to make the shoes move.

Week 5 - History

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We were exploring how the Anglo-Saxons travelled and learning about Basil Brown's discoveries at Sutton Hoo. The children were interested in the long boats but found it difficult to picture 27 metres. So we went outside and measured it! The boats would have been 27 metres long and 4.25 metres wide, which was huge. We talked about the characteristics of the 40 men rowing these boats and decided that they would have had to be fit, strong and have lots of stamina and resilience, which is one of our focus words this term.

Art

This week in art, we have started making our Anglo-Saxon villages out of clay. Having spent some time extensively researching what was in them and then practising our skills with play-dough, we were well-equipped for the job! The children used the clay tools to mould, shape and mark the clay, adding texture and details. 

Week 4 - Science

 

This week we explored circuits. Who could be the first to make their bulb light up and produce a buzzer controlled by a switch? 

 

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We used the symbols from our Knowledge Organisers to draw diagrams of the circuits we made.
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We also thought of appliances that used mains electricity, battery electricity or both.
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Week 3 - Computing

 

As part of learning about eSafety, this week we have been learning about privacy settings and the need for secure passwords. We created posters to inform others about the importance of them.

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Week 3 - What did the Anglo-Saxons do for fun?

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We have been busy learning about the Anglo-Saxon board game, Taefl. We played it together and then used the main ideas and rules to create our own board games. We will be playing our completed games during our WOW event!

Week 2

 

What a great afternoon we had on Friday! Thank you so much to our special visitor. We had so much fun and we are all so much more knowledgeable about Electricity.

Week 1

 

What a very busy start to the new year!

 

We started our new topic in Science. This term we are going to be learning all about electricity. Our first job has been to find out how electricity is generated. We looked at the primary energy sources that are needed to make electricity and the fact it can be generated from both Renewable and Non-renewable sources. We explored the differences and stated the advantages and disadvantages of both. As an extension, some of us drafted a letter that could be sent to the Prime Minister to persuade him to put more funding into Renewable Energy.

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Whilst learning about Renewable and Non-renewable Energy, it has made us think more closely about one of the Sustainable Development Goals, number 7.
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To further our learning on this Sustainable Development Goal, we are going to be using the following book within our Reading Comprehension lessons this term.
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Throughout the term, we will be looking more closely at climate change and the effect it is having on our environment. We will also be using the different comprehension strands to analyse Greta's actions.

 

This week we concentrated on the Prediction comprehension strand. We used the front cover to predict what we thought the book was about then as our green activity, we read the blurb. This gave us a summary of the book and therefore a little more information about it. We then revisited the questions we had already answered using just the front cover to see if any needed to alter anything now they had the new information from the blurb. Some of us thought the book was going to be about villains and superheroes and that Greta was a Superhero who was going to save the planet!

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Another part of our busy week was beginning our Religious Education - How do Christians show they belong?

 

We looked at how Christians Baptise their children to welcome them into the Christian church. We watched a clip which showed parents and godparent's making the decision for the child to belong within God's church. We then used our learning from our SPaG lesson and tried to incorporate adverbs, adverbial phrases and fronted adverbials in our writing about Christian Baptism.

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