Did you know that the Anglo Saxons created riddles as a form of entertainment? Over in Team CB we have been busy creating our own riddles this week. We began the week by exploring what a riddle was, looking for key features and forming our own Success Criteria for writing from this. We then looked closely at how we could plan our own riddle and chose the theme of animals. We had to think carefully about we could describe the animal without naming it, as well as using similes and metaphors as a means of comparison. From this, we drafted our riddles and refined through peer support. We then spent today publishing these and presenting them, to Team LG as a way to celebrate our learning. We had such a wonderful time creating them but I am certain they may leave you scratching your head as the class were really clever at structuring them to ensure the broadest clue was given first!
Meanwhile, in Maths we have concluded our learning around time and I must say I was left beaming from ear to ear with how well the children managed with telling the time. By the end of this week we have mastered reading the time in analogue form, digital form and now know how to convert between the two! What superstars you are Persevering Pioneers!
In our topic this week we went on an archeological dig to look for artefacts linked to the Sutton Hoo burial site. The class were quick to find the evidence and then use this to retrieve key information as well as make inferences about what this suggests about the person who may have been buried there!
We also conducted a local habitat survey in our Science this week and considered how changes to the environment can sometimes pose risks and cause harm to living things. We reflected on this and established several suggestions of things we could do to ensure we were making positive changes to the environment to ensure the sustainability of different habitats.
As this half term draws to a close, I wish you all a lovely rest and look forward to seeing you in a weeks time where we will have a week JAM PACKED with lots of new learning!
In another busy week, Team CB have left me feeling incredibly proud as they have tackled time with fantastic determination, perseverance and commitment to succeed. Telling the time can often be something we do without realising, but it is such an incredibly important skill for our children to learn and I couldn't be more thrilled with how well the class have achieved this week.
We have spent time exploring converting units of time, as well as telling the time on the analogue clock. As we are now confident at telling the time to the nearest minute in analogue form, we will move to telling the time on a digital clock next week. I can;t wait for the classroom to be buzzing with our eager to learn ethos once more!
Meanwhile, in Literacy the class have been working exceptionally hard in their reading. This week we have been reflecting on our progress so far and the Persevering Pioneers are demonstrating such clear knowledge of the different questions they can be asked, as well as how to form a suitable response, Well done Team CB!
In our Science, we visited the Nature Reserve to conduct an invertebrate hunt, where we used classification keys to search for and categorize different animals. Check back to see what we get up to next week!
Roll up, roll up, Read all about it!
Here in Team CB, we have certainly been working hard to capture the shocking breaking news that King Vortigern and the British citizens were about to be invaded by the Anglo Saxons! As part of our Literacy this week, we have been working hard transferring our plan into a well-written newspaper article. The class have worked tirelessly to think carefully about the language they have used, the way they can make their writing more engaging to the reader and how they can show different perspectives through dialogue. What an effort! We are in the latter stages of completing our writing and hope to send this out to pupils in school next week for the rest of school to read all about it!
In Maths we have been exploring area this week. As a group we explored the relationship between area and perimeter before using manipulatives to help us understand and calculate the area. The class have really shown a great enthusiasm for learning this week and that has been reflected in how well they have achieved in their learning. Next week we will be moving on to another element of measurement, as we begin to tackle time. Today also marked NSPCC number day and in Team CB we have been busy celebrating our love of numbers in lots of interesting ways. Be sure to read all about what the rest of school have been up to on the website too!
In topic, we have now got well under way with researching what Anglo Saxon culture was like. Each group undertook some collaborative learning to deduce how life was different back in 610AD. They have produced some fabulous artwork to illustrate this.
SPECIAL MENTION ALERT!
As a class teacher it is always wonderful to see the work my class produce but I could not sign off this post without commenting on how truly incredible each child's Anglo Saxon Village homework project was. The time, dedication and skill that went into these DT projects was simply outstanding! Thank you for always giving your very best Team CB!