Team CB Blog
The beautiful thing about learning is that it has no parameters. Everyone can teach someone something they did not know.
What a week it has been for the Evolutionary Astronauts! As we bounced back into the classroom fully rested after a long Christmas break, we were soon busy and buzzing with a fantastic attitude towards learning.
This week we renamed ourselves the Evolutionary Explorers in honour of the way we have tackled and solved various challenges.
Our Maths learning this week has all been centered around division. We explored what division actually means and how we can show this practically. We used place value counters to illustrate the way larger numbers can be divided. This enabled us to clearly see how the process of carrying works in division as we often found ourselves exchanging remaining tens for ones.
Meanwhile, in Literacy we have taken on the role of news broadcasters this week. Our aim is to report on a story about an Anglo Saxon Coin discovery and how this has re-written history as we know it. The class have been very busy recording key information to help them write their bulletin next week. We have also been exploring the structure of a news broadcast in the hope of emulating this and recording our own news segments at the end of the week, Make sure you check back to see how we got on!
As you may have realised, a new term marks the start of a new topic, and this term is all about Anglo Saxon and Viking Britain. On Thursday, the class were visited by Dusty McBones, who claims to be an award-winning archaeologist, as she has been asked to create a programme all about the history of Britain but unfortunately is too busy researching the Romans to find time to learn about the Anglo Saxons and Vikings. With this in mind, she popped in to see if Team CB would be able to help!
The class were eager to get underway with their learning and we have already explored how the Anglo Saxons created many of the place names we have in Britain. We looked at the word meanings and then used an interactive map to find evidence of Anglo Saxon place names. Once we had collected enough evidence, we then created some sign posts. These sign posts however needed to look authentic, so we wrote them in Anglo Saxon runes, as they did not use the same alphabet as us!
Elsewhere, we have also begun our new Science topic all about variation and classification. This week we explored what it means to be a 'living thing'. We thought hard about what we needed to survive and then learned the mnemonic MRS GREN to help us remember the seven life processes.
As you can see, we have clearly earnt the name Evolutionary Explorers this week as we have been non-stop involved, engaged and enthralled in our learning.
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