Team LL Class Blog
THE LEGENDARY LEARNERS
Eventhough we have been back to learning Team LL have been amazing. They have engaged brilliantly during daily Zoom lessons and produced outstanding, division and ratio work on Seesaw. You have mored really hard on your reading comprehension work too. Well done and have an amazing Easter holiday.
It has been absolutely amazing to have all of Team LL back together again in school following partial school closures. We have had a busy week. In maths we have been working on algebra: exploring one step and two step function machines. We used Cuisenaire rods to develop some algebraic expressions. We have also been getting our times tables back up to super fast speed with a rerun of the Times Tables Race challenge. In literacy we have been building up our stamina for writing by completing some short write challenges. See below for some of the exciting activities we completed as part of Science week.
Team LL have been lucky enough to be engaging in workshops organised by Barnsley Youth Choir. Luke Mather's has led the workshps for Team LL. During the workshops we have explored different genres of music and explored dynamics, control, rhythm and pitch. Children have had the opportunity to learn and perform a range of songs. Most importantly it has been lots of fun.
Although most of Team LL were working at home it was great to see everyone on Class Zoom in their World Book Day dress up. We all enjoyed joining in the live lesson and enjoyed an additional literacy lesson from the amazing author Derek Landy. A fun day enjoyed by all.
Team LL have had an amazing Science Week. We were lucky enough to be involved with a virtual chemistry workshop ran by lecturers from Sheffield University. We attended online lectures and learnt about Sir Harry Kroto and his discovery of a third kind of carbon called the Buckminsterfullerene - or Buckyball for short. He was awarded the Nobel Prize for Chemistry. The class had the challenge of creating their own models of the mollecule.
Team LL were set a challenge as part of British Science Week. They were asked to think about what a classroom of the future might look like. After research and discussion the children set about creating their future classroom plans.
After all the had work of researching, planning, designing, prototype building, testing, making and evaluating our amazing natural disaster sculptures are finally complete. We had lots of fun designing and making them.
Team LL have thoroughly enjoyed this week's mini topic on Christmas around the world. We have combined our ICT, RE, Literacy, Art and geography skills to explore how different cultures and countries celebrate Christmas. We have located countries and cities on maps and using an atlas. We have researched online and in library books to find out about traditions, celebrations, food, singing and festivities from many different countries around the world. In maths we have been applying our knowledge of plotting points in all four quadrants to create festive pictures.
This week we have been reading a wide range of fiction and non-fiction texts. We have been developing our VIPERS reading skills. In particular we have been learning how to make accurate and realistic predictions supported with evidence from the text and we have also been developing our summarising skills. We have been further developing written reasoning skills in maths and learning about percentages. We have been finding percentages of amounts by applying our mental arithmetic skills.
After working hard on our biography writing unit Team LL are now focusing on developing their reading comprehension skills this week. We are working specifically on developing our inference and comparison skills. We have been applying these skills whilst exploring a range of texts linking to science, geography and stories with flash backs. We are enjoying our second class novel - Point Blank. Team LL have really caught the reading bug.
In maths we have been finding fractions of amounts and will be spending the next couple of weeks deveoping our knowedge and understanding of percentages. We are also learning about fraction, decimal and percentage equivalence. Its official - WE LOVE MATHS!!!
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