Over the past couple of weeks we have worked on addition skills, first beginning with fact families and then building up to the column method and the application of reasoning.
We have focussed on writing a piece of atmospheric writing, including taught SPaG elements such as expanded noun phrases, imagery and tension. We have been absolutely blown away by the imagination that has gone into the children's writing and cannot wait to show Miss Baxter (Literacy Lead) the final pieces.
Pattern seeking in science involves children making observations or taking measurements to explore situations where a variable cannot be easily controlled. It often includes and is centred on a ‘big question’ for children to investigate. Our big question in Team LF was, ‘How does the planets distance from the sun affect its temperature?’
To conduct our research, we used the internet to find out the distance of each planet from the sun and each planet's temperature. We used our findings to draw the conclusion that as the distance from the sun increases, the temperature of the planets decreases. We also spotted an anomaly because we noticed that Venus did not fit the pattern. Venus has the highest temperature even though it is the second planet from the sun. Some of the children even explained why this was in their explanations below.
This week we have understanding and using negative numbers in context, as well as Roman numerals to 1,000. It's taken a little while to get our heads around understanding the Roman numeral system, however after a bit of time I think we'd be able to survive in the Roman era.
During our lessons this week, we watched a video hook based on 'Dracula's Whitby'. We have started to analyse the features of atmospheric writing in preparation for when we create out own piece of work. Today (7th October) we have participated in National Poetry Day and have created acrostic poems based on Convict's Tunnel. We have been blown away by the language and ideas and will definitely find it difficult to choose which to display. Great effort Team LF!
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