Congratulations to the hockey players from Cougars class who drew 2 and won 2 games in their tournament against other local schools. We are so proud of your success in spite of the challenging weather conditions.
Real progress made today using problem-solving skills and team work to create circle templates, to mark our globes for cutting. Who knew you could measure using only string and no ruler?
We also brought in some Year 6 Maths learning about the properties of a circle and learned how to use a pair of compasses.
This weeks spelling pattern is OUGH for next week’s test on Wednesday:
rough. tough. enough. laugh. draught.
bought. brought. ought.
Congratulations to the children who have shown tenacity by persisting with their paper-mache this week to ensure that their globes are durable enough to withstand cutting out the base so that lights can be inserted. The children have taken stock and typed up their action plans this week to ensure clarity about their next step towards meeting their deadline for the exhibition. Keep up the great sense of commitment. Good luck with the measuring using string to find the bottom centre point of the globe in our next project-based learning session!
What might poet, William Blake, make of us this week as we began learning his poem for a public performance and started work on our class tiger collage? We were really lucky to have the expertise of one of our parents, Mr Fairlie Thompson, to guide our creativity. So far, he has been impressed by our teamwork and talent. The children have had to look really carefully at use of lines, light and colour to do justice to this ambitious endeavour. We have a tight deadline to meet in order to perform infront of our exhibit on 23rd November.
The “clove hitch”, used for mooring a boat, proved to be quite a challenging knot to tie. We also looked at a “Tom Fool”- we are looking forward to building on these 2 knots in order to master a rescue knot used to hoist someone out of the water (without injuring their ribs).
This fun activity taught us that you need to practise a skill repeatedly and apply it in different ways to really be able to recall how to do it: Practise makes permanent!
We finally finished the paper-mache stage of preparing our globes this week. Thank you to Mrs Walkington, our wonderful Teaching Assistant for all her help and patience with this project. We are looking forward to painting the oceans his week- that is if they do not cave- in when we pop the beach balls inside the globes!