We have been learning about battles which happened in the Scottish Wars of Independence. We found out that one tactic the Scottish used to defend themselves was to use a ‘hedgehog’. We found this tricky to imagine so we made one ourselves with rulers instead of spears. We also took part in hot seating to imagine what it was like to be a Scottish soldier in one of the wars. Here are some of our tough warriors.
Zayn Sam Learning Log
LI. To reveiw my work this week.
I have learned to speak in spannish.
I have learned how to write an amaganiteve story.
My skills s are to cooperate and improve my teamwork
Our next steps are to listen more
Z I need help with my spelling
S I need help with my 4X tabals
Z I want to lern about where King Alaxander the III deid.
S How to cownt to 100 in french and spannish.
This week we leaned how to make art like Henri Matisse. We could add a bit like abstract in it using line and colour. We learned how to write our new spelling sounds. In ukulele we learned the f cord, c cord, aminor and g7.
Some skills we have been developing are degree angles wit a compass points. We have ben developing are speling sounds. We are working with partners.
Our next steps are to listen a bit more.
We would like more help with openers and cenectives.
I would like to learn more about Willam Wallace in wars.
By Luke and Nicolas
Things that went well: Our Greyfriars Bobby topic
Our learnig log went well ith Mrs Browning.
We got most of our spelling words right!
Things that could go better:
We think PE could be trickier.
Star- Morning challenge – its good to share our answers.
Star- Listing challenge was fun.
Wish- Every one claps when teacher claps.
We want to show everyone is listening.
By Aidan and Abi.
This week in maths my group was working on fractions. We mainly had to find out quarters of a number. We found how to find one, two and three quarters. We played a board game to help us learn these. Now that we know the steps to do it, it is easy and a fun way to do some maths.
A Story Teller Visits
On Wednesday afternoon Fergus the story teller came and he told us a story using picture cards this was a Japanese story telling method. It is called Kamishibai. It was about a boy that was called Peach Boy. He arrives in a village in a massive peach on the river. He is adopted by an old man and woman and has to go on a journey to fight the evil on an island nearby. Some of the skills we watched him use when he told eht story were – he knew the story by heart, he spoke confidently, he did lots of actions and he got us to join in in some of the songs he made up. We think these are all things that will make us good story tellers.
Last week there was an assembly about Fairtrade and our challenge was to bring as many Fairtrade snacks as we can for our playtime and lunchtime. We got a sticker for every snack we brought in. This week we learnt all about how Fairtrade is not just about food but also about sports equipment. We learned that 85 per cent of all footballs sold are all made in one small village in Pakistan. Because they got money from the Fairtrade Foundation they were able to get free education, medical supplies and there was a system called micro credit. This meant they could also borrow money from Fairtrade to start up their own businesses.
This week our investigation was all about sound and how sound is made. We tried to make higher and lower sounds by stretching elastic bands. We worked out that the more area to vibrate made a lower pitch. A smaller area to vibrate make a higher pitch sound. We also investigated what made material made the best sound insulator. We tested a timer in four different materials and timed to see how long it would be until we heard the timer clearly.
We really liked doing freeze frame scenes from our novel Kenuke’s Kingdom. We were trying to show the different feelings Michael had after he was washed up on a desert island. We acted out a lot of different situations that he was in on the island and our class had to guess what the emotion was that he was feeling. We really enjoyed acting these out.
By Caitlin (we hope to have pictures next week – we are having problems with the ipads).
This week we have been busy doing some more about time. We had to look at the written time and then say what time it would be in the time trail after we added more time to the starting point. Our challenge was to make up our own time trail for a partner to solve. Our group also did 3 digit addition to get to an amount already written.
Metaphors and Similes – Literacy
We were using similes and metaphors to make posters. Similes are saying something is like or as something else. ( e.g. Tom is as slow as a turtle.) A metaphor is saying something is something else but not literally. ( e.g. time is money.) We made a blurb using similes and metaphors. The blurb was about a scary incident that happened to us.
Health and Wellbeing
We were being food detectives. We learnt that our daily sugar limit is 24 grams. Too much sugar may cause diabetes or some cancers or heart disease. We looked at the sugar in different food with a sugar smart app.
We are each taking a piece of a Japanese painting and creating a class mural. We are looking at line shape and colour. We are learning to sketch our pictures before painting them with water colours.